Frequently Asked Questions

General information

  • Where is the conference? The central location for the conference is Alumni Hall located at 4227 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. On this map, you can see the main conference venues and the conference hotels.
  • What time is the conference? Please check out of conference schedule page for a detailed schedule of the conference times.
  • What is the dress code for the conference? There is no required dress code, but we recommend business casual.
  • What is the weather like in Pittsburgh? June in Pittsburgh is usually in the mid-70s (Fahrenheit) and in the mid-50s at night – forecast here. There is always a chance of rain, but we’ve asked the mayor for dry weather during the conference.
  • I’m a student and conferences are very expensive, do you offer grants and how can I save money? All students presenting posters are eligible for a $150 Best Student Poster Award based on judging during the student poster session. Otherwise, ATBH VII will not be directly offering any other grants. Please check with local associations and institutions for other grant opportunities. The student conference rate is only $150 until April 25th, which is a great deal. You can also take part in student housing on campus for $30 per night. Check out the student page for more details.
  • Is ATBH held every year? All Together Better Health is a biennial conference, ATBH VIII in 2016 will be held in Oxford, England and ATBH IX in 2018 will be held in Auckland, New Zealand.

Conference events

  • I heard that Friday night is a big social event at the Carnegie Museum, do I need to bring my tuxedo or gown? If you would like to wear a tuxedo or gown, you are more than welcome to spruce up for this big event. If you want to wear your conference attire, that’s okay too. Be sure to bring your appetite and some business cards for networking!
  • I heard that there are pre-conference and post-conference sessions, where can I find more information? A pre-conference session will be offered by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education on Thursday from 1-5pm and the University of Toronto will offer a full day pre-conference session on Thursday from 9am-5pm ; information is here. Post-conference sessions are available on Sunday from 1-5pm by each of the regional networks; information is here.


  • Do presenters receive a discounted conference registration rate? The registration fees are the same for everyone (regular, developing country, students and one day rate). We have accepted many presenters for ATBH VII to ensure a rich program, representing 27 countries and a variety of institutions and organizations; as such, it would not be financially viable for us to subsidize the presenters.
  • Can I get a more formal invoice than the electronic order confirmation that I received? Yes, e-mail us at and we will be happy to send you an invoice indicating that you have paid.
  • Does the registration fee include housing? No, you will need to book a hotel separately. We have negotiated great rates at nearby hotels.
  • I filled out the registration form more than once and now the total is $3,000! How do I pay the normal rate? What you are experiencing is the shopping cart attempting to be helpful by remembering your last registration and adding a new registration when you fill out the form again. To get back to just one registration, you will need to fill out the registration form (yet again), click submit, and when you reach the Checkout page, click on “your shopping cart” in the yellow box. This will bring you to a page where it has stored each registration, and you can simply remove all of them but one. Then you can check out with the correct price.
  • Can I pay by check instead of credit card? Yes, please e-mail us at and we will send you an offline registration form and instructions for mailing the check.
  • Can I wire the conference registration fee? Unfortunately, we are only able to accept credit card payment and checks.


  • How do I get from the airport to the conference? Transportation will not be provided from the airport to the conference. The Pittsburgh airport has plenty of taxis and other options for a ride to the conference. You can also use public transportation for only $3.75; please allow plenty of time for returning to the airport with this option. Once you reach the conference, transportation will be provided around the conference venues so you will not need a rental car.”
  • I’m staying in a conference hotel on the South Side, how do I get to the conference? There will be ATBH VII shuttle buses running throughout the conference that can bring you from your hotel to the main conference facilities.
  • I’m staying in a non-conference hotel downtown, how do I get to the conference? You will need to arrange your own transportation from your hotel to the conference facilities, ask your hotel’s concierge for options.

Poster presentations

  • What size is the poster board?  Poster boards are 4 feet by 6 feet wide, thumbtacks or push pins will be provided to mount your poster.
  • How long is my poster presentation? The poster sessions will be an hour long each. We recommend that you prepare a short (5 minute) “poster talk” to present your poster to other conference attendees interested in your poster during the poster session.
  • Is there required formatting for my poster? No, you may format your poster as you wish given the size limitations. We suggest that you include at a minimum the title, authors and institution associated with the presentation.
  • Can I use an electronic audiovisual presentation for my poster presentation? The poster mounting boards are vertical displays only and will not have access to electrical outlets or mounting capability for electronic presentations. If you would like to supplement your poster by holding your own tablet device with a/v material, you are welcome to do so.
  • Can I give people handouts who are interested in my poster? Yes!
  • What time is my poster presentation? You will receive an e-mail with your poster presentation time in March as well as set-up and take-down time. Your time slot will also be reflected in the online conference program prior to the conference.
  • Where will my poster board be? All poster presentations will be in the Connolly Ballroom on the first floor of the main conference venue, Alumni Hall. You will receive a poster board number with your time slot, and you can hang your poster on the board with that number.
  • Do all authors need to be present for my poster presentation? At least one of the authors must be at the assigned space during your designated time slot to discuss the work presented.
  • Can I mail my poster to you ahead of time? You may make arrangements with your hotel for mailing, but ATBH VII organizers cannot accept mailed posters.
  • What do I do with my poster container during the conference day? Poster/poster container “valet” will be available near the poster area to store your poster/poster container during the day of your presentation.

Oral and full session presentations

  • What time is my presentation? You will receive an e-mail with your presentation time in March. Your time slot will also be reflected in the online conference program prior to the conference.
  • How long is my oral presentation? You will be allotted 20 minutes for your presentations within your session. We ask that you plan for a 15 minute presentation and 5 minutes of question and answer. Conference moderators will be present to make sure that the session stays on time.
  • How long is my full session presentation? All full session presentations are allotted the full 90 minutes. We have asked for interactive presentations, so please allow plenty of time for attendee participation.
  • Do I need to send my presentation ahead of time? Yes, we have asked that all oral and full session presentations send their PowerPoint by May 19, 2014 to so that we can load it onto conference computers ahead of time.
  • What if I need to change my presentation at the last minute? You can bring a USB drive with an updated version to load prior to your presentation, but we cannot guarantee that the presentation will load properly.
  • Will there be a computer and projector in the presentation room? Yes, all presentation rooms will have a Windows computer loaded with your presentation that will project onto a large screen.
  • What is the projector formatted to project on the screen? Please size your slides for a 4:3 ratio.
  • Can I use a presentation format besides PowerPoint like Prezi? If you would like to use a different format, please send it to us by May 19th, and we will check if it works on our projectors. We will not be able to accommodate Apple software though.


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