Workshops are hands-on sessions which focus on current and future trends in medicine, biomedical engineering, and technology development in health care. A workshop may be delivered by a group of leading researchers and pioneers in their respective areas in a half day format with a nominal fee charged to each registrant. Workshop Organizers and Speakers are expected to be present at and facilitate the workshop by his or her own means and provide any materials required for the workshop. A recommendation of 6 speakers should be included to facilitate the workshop.
Whereas each workshop attendee registers and pays to attend a workshop for a fee; a fee which is charged in addition to his or her conference admission item, workshops carry more of a requirement to be of broad interest, attractive, and to meet a full workshop experience for the attendees who registers and pays. Therefore, workshops are expected to be a classroom experience with hands-on learning and networking with a minimum of approximately 10 workshop attendees, who share an interest in the subject matter.
In the unfortunate event that a workshop is accepted and scheduled, but does not meet the required workshop attendee registration, the organizing committee reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to lack of interest. In such a case, the workshop organizer would be advised of the decision to cancel up to 30 days before the event, and all workshop attendees who registered in advance for the canceled workshop would be given the option to receive a refund for the workshop fee or to select another workshop or their personal interest.
Workshop organizers are encouraged to promote their scheduled workshop and to actively engage with the society in promotional efforts for the workshop.