Standard Operating Procedures

ICS Standard Operating Procedures have been created as guidance for ICS members and committees to use when creating educational and scientific content on behalf of the ICS.

ICS has Standard Operating Procedures for all possible ICS content, these include:

Category of Content Description
ICS Educational Module The gold standard ICS Education. These modules consist of a PowerPoint available for download, a video (hosted on the ICS website) and a peer reviewed published article. The outcome of these modules is that educators around the world can download the ICS module and present this to their students/colleagues. If people are unable to attend a course on the topic the video can serve as an excellent educational tool.
ICS Educational Module Template Guidelines Guidelines to use when preparing PowerPoint slides for Educational Modules
ICS Educational Video An ICS educational video is a short presentation about a topic recorded and hosted on the ICS website.
Annual Meeting Content All content from ASM's including presented abstracts, presented abstract videos, workshops, State of the Art lectures, Round Tables and other sessions held at the Annual Meeting. The term webcasts would fall here.
Standardisation Report The Standardisation Steering Committee establishes terminology and methodology in the ICS’s areas of activity, to underpin professional standards of clinical management and research. Documents are to be of the highest quality, contemporary, interesting and a valuable contribution to the academic wealth of the ICS and any other societies collaboration from time to time. Definitions be accurate, concise and, unless there is good cause, consistent.
Webinar Short for Web-based seminar, a webinar is a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that is transmitted over the Web (website/internet) using video conferencing software. A key feature of a Webinar is its interactive elements: the ability to give, receive and discuss information in real-time. This could be live with an invited audience via webex and then recorded and circulated to the wider audience. Highly interactive with the one speaker – could even be live surgery or experiment.
White Paper Normally, ICS white papers will be commissioned by the Board of Trustees or by ICS committees. A white paper is an article that sets out an organisation's position or philosophy about a social, political, or other subject, or a not-too-detailed technical explanation of an architecture, framework, or product technology. Typically, a white paper explains the results, conclusions, or construction resulting from some organised committee or research collaboration or design and development effort.
ICS Interviews An ICS interview is a short presentation at an ICS event or annual meeting regarding a specific topic, suggested topics are outlined below.
ICS Committee Paper, Report, Project, Consensus Statement and Guidelines Prepared by a ICS committee, the end result of the endeavour could be one of the following but is not limited to a Paper, Report, Consensus statement, Guideline or form a set of guidelines, Factsheet for professionals or patients, Leaflet, Chapter in a book
Book Prepared by a committee, working group or individual to prepare a book for full publication on behalf of the ICS.
News Article Any content which is news article
Proposal form Any content to be prepared should be explained within the proposal form and sent to the ICS office.

To download the full ICS Standard Operating Procedures please click here.

Should you have any questions regarding the Standard Operating Procedures please email Avicia at the ICS office; Avicia@ics.org

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