SPACIES Lecture Series Submission Guidelines

The goal of the SPACIES Lecture Series is to provide lectures on a variety of pediatric anesthesia topics for the benefit of providers worldwide, and particularly those in low-resource settings. Through this program, we hope to expand access to high quality and up-to-date educational resources and improve pediatric anesthesia worldwide.  After a process of peer review, lecture content is made available to the public free of charge. The program would not be possible without the invaluable participation of our contributors.

Topics for this lecture series have been determined by the SPACIES Lecture Series committee but lectures that have been previously presented and can be adapted for this purpose or ideas for additional topics are welcomed, as well.

After agreement on the lecture topic, the lecture should be designed to be followed easily by a single viewer or presented to a group.  This can be best accomplished by creating slides with simple and concise content supplemented by annotation to fill in context and further detail.  Lectures should be created using Microsoft PowerPoint and submitted by email to the SPACIES Lecture Series committee. After submission, the lecture will be reviewed by the committee and minor or major revisions may be requested.  In some instances, lectures may be rejected if the scope of revision is too great to provide meaningful guidance.

When creating the lecture, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Lecture length should be at most 20-25 slides, not including title and references.
  • The target audience should be presumed to be an anesthesia provider or provider-in-training at an early stage of training but with frequent access to issues encountered in pediatric anesthesia.
  • Lecture content should be tailored to an audience with limited resources. Noting advanced equipment, medications and techniques is acceptable but alternatives that are readily available in developing settings should be emphasized.
  • Learning objectives at the beginning of the lecture are helpful to guide the content and help the learner assess their comprehension.
  • English should be straightforward and accessible to learners who may not speak English as a primary language.
  • Diagrams and photos should be compressed when possible to reduce file size as internet access in certain areas is severely limited.
  • Previously published and copyrighted images are acceptable only if copyright permission is available or the material is licensed for free distribution under a creative commons or similar license.
  • References are encouraged and when possible a key references that can be accessed free of charge should be emphasized, as access to medical literature is limited in many areas.

Lectures will be available on the SPACIES website to the public, under a Creative Commons license. Given that individuals who use these lectures will be in countries and settings with a wide-variety of resources, our goal is to allow users to adapt lectures to their setting. The license allows users to adapt the work, however, they must give the original authors credit and indicate if any changes have been made to the work.

Please review the Disclaimer of Liability and Copyright Release. For your lecture to be accepted for the series and published to the website, you must agree to these terms.

If you are interested in submitting a lecture for the SPACIES Lecture series, please email with the following information: Your name, job title, hospital name, and if you have a preference for topic you are interested in covering.

Thank you very much for your interest and involvement in this program.