Call for Workshops Closed.

Thank you for your interest in speaking at the LTEN Annual Conference. Call for Workshops is now closed but please join our mailing list and be sure to indicate interest in speaking at next year’s conference.

Are you a subject matter expert who has insights and strategies to share with training professionals in the medical device and diagnostics industry specifically? Consider speaking at the 2017 Medical Device & Diagnostics Trainers Summit, Oct. 3-4, 2017. Click here

2017 Conference Dates to Remember

  • October 28, 2016: Call for Workshops Open
  • December 9, 2016: Call for Workshops Closes
  • December 12, 2016: Review for Workshops Opens
  • January 25, 2017:  Review for Workshops Closes
  • February 24, 2017: Workshop Acceptance Notifications
  • March 10, 2017: Workshop Decline Notifications Sent
  • March 21, 2017: Date, Time Location Assignment
  • May 6, 2017: Instructions on how to upload handouts and presentations emailed to workshop owner.
  • May 27, 2017: Electronic Handouts and Presentations Due
  • June 6-7, 2017: Conference Workshop Dates

Workshop Submission Guidelines

When suggesting a workshop, please note:

  • You may submit up to two workshops for consideration.
  • You must indicate whether you are submitting for a 90 minute, 60 minute workshop or whether your submission may work in either 90 minutes or 60 minutes in length.
  • The call for workshops will close on December 9, 2016 at midnight ET.
  • LTEN coordinates a review committee to evaluate submissions and make final selections.  The review period will begin December 10, 2016 through January 17, 2017 at which time you may be asked for additional information.
  • Acceptance notifications will be sent on February 24, 2017.
  • The workshops that are declined will be notified on March 10, 2017.
  • If selected, LTEN will schedule the date and time of your presentation. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate date and time preferences. Workshops will take place on June 6-7, 2017 at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, TN.

Workshop Description and Learning Objectives

The workshop description and learning objectives are critical parts of your proposal since they are the basis for how conference attendees will choose which sessions to attend.

  • The description should be specific and succinct so that readers can quickly grasp what the session is about and how it will help them.
  • The learning objectives should be concise and clear and offer achievable goals that will give participants new information or ideas.

Workshop Formats

You will need to select one of the following formats upon submission:

Interactive Discussion: Sessions should be interactive, providing innovative content without excessive use of PowerPoint or lecture style format. Sessions should provide in depth coverage on a particular topic rather than trying to cover too much general material.

Skills Development: Sessions provide the “nuts and bolts” on a variety of issues in learning. Format may incorporate hands-on learning or be discussion focused.

Case Study: Pharma, bio, device, and diagnostic companies share their first-person accounts of strategies and programs that work.

Thought Leader Panel: Experts and practitioners offer similar and opposing views on relevant topics in training. Includes meaningful Q&A time.

Best Practice Roundtable: Informal format provides the opportunity to network and share challenges, resources, and approaches to tackling a hot topic or specific area of interest.

 Workshop Content Tracks

  • Career Success
  • Customer Engagement & Selling Skills
  • GxP, Quality, R&D, Regulatory and Manufacturing Trainers
  • Field Sales Trainers
  • Global Learning
  • Healthcare Reform and Managed Care
  • Impact & Measurement
  • Instructional Design & Delivery
  • Management & Leadership Development
  • Mobile & Digital Learning
  • View From Above: Strategy (Heads of Learning)

Important Reminders and Guidelines

  • All presenters need to register and pay a registration fee for the conference.
  • If you are a learning supplier we highly recommend that you present with a colleague from a pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device or diagnostic company.  This co-facilitator should play an active role in presenting the material.
  • LTEN strictly prohibits self-promotion during workshop sessions.
  • Electronic workshop handouts and presentations are absolutely mandatory and will be posted on the LTEN Web site in the “members only” section after the conference.

Contact Us

Content Contact Information

If you have questions, please contact Christine Gaudet at (215) 357-1077 or

Technical Submission Contact Information

If you have any technical questions about how to use the site, please contact ­­­­­­­­Christine Gaudet at and the software application providers can help address your question.