Faculty How-to Guides and Instructions

Welcome to Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2022 The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Plastic Surgery Foundation, The American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, The Rhinoplasty Society and The World Society for Simulation Surgery would like to thank all of our faculty, both in-person and on-demand faculty members for their time, energy and commitment to the specialty.

Speaker and Abstract Management System

All PSTM22 faculty need to complete speaker engagement forms. Please click the link above or copy/paste the link ( into your web browser.

Select Plastic Surgery 2022 Speakers Corner to fill out forms for the meeting.

While in Speaker's Corner, select "Click here to upload and view your presentation" to upload files for the meeting.

Speaker Concierge

For those speakers attending in person, we invite you to stop by the Speaker Concierge room to see how the stage, podium, projectors, and Audio/Video equipment work.

Location: BCEC Room 151AB

  • Thursday, Oct. 27, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 28, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 29, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 30, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

COI Training Module

The ASPS Continuing Education (CE) Committee has created a training module titled How to Avoid a Conflict of Interest; this short learning program will provide essential information that all presenters should use to ensure that their presentation is compliant with ACCME rules.

ASPS is asking all presenters and moderators to complete this very important program prior to PSTM22.

To access the module, please click here, and use your ASPS credentials to login into the EdNet platform. Click Launch when you are ready to begin. If you do not recall your credentials, click on Forgot Password and enter in your email address; please do not create a new account unless an ASPS team member instructs you to do so.

Please contact Chandra Dunbar if you have any questions.

PSTM22 Moderator Information Webinar

On-Demand Recording Resources

Please find below, links to faculty training sessions and instructions on how to create videos of your presentations.

Recording Your PowerPoint Presentation on a personal computer

Recording Your Presentation on a MAC

Recording Your PSTM Presentation on Zoom

Recording Your PSTM Q&A Panel Presentation on Zoom

PS Presenter Series on the ASPS Education Network

Note: Some faculty have asked about how CME is calculated for PSTM. CME relates directly to how long a presentation runs. For example, a one-hour panel would be approved for 1 CME credit while a half-hour panel would be approved for .5 CME.

Please contact ASPS Staff at if you have questions. Thank you again for your participation in Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2022.

Helpful Tips for Virtual Presenters


Set yourself up for success with the right equipment! Here’s the minimum requirements we recommend for a successful virtual presentation experience.

  • Modern laptop, desktop, or mobile/tablet device with Windows 7/8/10, MacOS Sierra/High Sierra/Mojave, Android or iOS
  • Built in or External Webcam
  • Built in or External Microphone (with headphones)
  • Browser Requirements
    • Windows: Chrome or Firefox
    • Mac: Chrome or Firefox
  • Disable VPNs or Company Firewalls if possible
  • Firewall Requirements
    • Default users should not encounter problems. Those on company-managed devices with advanced security settings that block WebRTC communications may need to consult with IT
    • You may test your connection at
    • TURN/STUN: Port 10349 UDP/TCP (outbound)
    • Video/Audio Streams: Dynamic Port Allocation UDP - 49152-65535 (inbound)
  • Make sure you are on a hardwired internet connection or at minimum be in a place with really strong wifi connection.


Your surroundings are important while on camera. Whether you’re at home or in a formal office, make sure your background is uncluttered and professional. Less is more. In other words, family pictures, clutter, clothes, etc can be distracting. Also, maintaining some distance between you and the background will optimize the viewing experience. When it comes to clothing, avoid patterns and stripes. Simple jewelry is best. Also, avoid earrings that dangle or any accessory that makes noise when you move.


The number one thing to keep in mind when recording: Webcams and phone cameras automatically record and adjust to the brightest source of light. If that light is behind you, you are likely to go out of focus and dark. Make sure you are facing toward a window or another light source. Using a ring light or lamp will enhance your lighting.

  • Sit where there is plenty of natural light (for instance, facing a window, or in a brightly lit room).
  • Do not sit directly under or forward of an illuminated overhead light. Backlighting is not ideal and can be unflattering or create a ‘halo’ effect.
  • Makeup lights can be a great substitute for a professional studio light kit.
  • Dimmable desk lamps are also effective for adding face-lighting if no other options are available.


High-quality audio is important while recording or live streaming. Using headphones will isolate the audio and limit background noise. Using a USB microphone, wireless microphone, or wired headphones with a built-in microphone will always produce a higher quality recording. The microphone on your computer or phone is not recommended.

  • Avoid typing or shuffling papers when possible as most microphones will pick up that noise.
  • Use earbud-style headphones if you have them to ensure audio from the session does not bleed back into the microphone.
  • A podcast style microphone is recommended – Blue Yeti, Audio Technica ATR2005 and 2100X are popular options.
  • Always test your audio in advance and make sure you are happy with the quality of it.
  • Built in microphones are not ideal, but provided there is no background noise or typing, they can be made usable.


  • Wear neutral, solid colors – avoid plaid, pinstripe, heavy patterns or bright neon colors.
  • A solid backdrop is generally most recommended – be aware of any doors, walkways, or other areas that other members of your home may interfere with your background.
  • Do not sit with your back to a window, or where a window can be seen in the background of your camera shot – it will wash out the image.
  • Look directly into the camera lens when speaking, not at the screen.
  • Elevate the camera so the lens is at or slightly above eye level.
  • Use a professional-grade webcam if possible