2020 Call for Abstracts

2020 Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submission Opens: May 21, 2019

Deadline for Abstract Submission: July 21, 2019

Deadline for Student Poster Submission: September 30, 2019

The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) uses the association’s Research Agenda to determine topics of interest for its 2020 annual conference. Those interested in submitting an abstract for consideration will be asked to select a topic and address the theme of the conference (Transforming Health Care: Our Past, Our Present, & Our Future!) in their abstracts.

Topics of interest include:

  • Clinical Practice Application (e.g., patient-centered outcomes, reduction in complications, comparative effectiveness projects, non-disease specific phenomena, chronic care, palliative care, acute care);
  • Pharmacology (e.g., antibiotic stewardship, new drug therapies in heart failure)
  • Health Care System (e.g., delivery, services, costs, safety, nurse-sensitive indicators);
  • Health Care Policy (e.g., scope of practice, regulation, prescriptive authority);
  • Health Promotion (e.g., wellness management, disease management, symptom management, quality of life, functional status, medications  and other therapeutics);
  • Education (e.g., CNS mentoring/onboarding, healthcare provider/students, patients, families, populations [vulnerable or unique], communities);

Presentation Options

This call is for the following presentations: individual podium, symposium, clinical management lecture, workshops, and posters. Conference planners will select up to four workshops for the 2020 Annual Conference.

All abstracts should use the following headings:

  • Title
  • Significance & Background
  • Evaluation Methods
  • Outcomes
  • Implications

Individual Podium Presentations should be consistent with the conference theme and abstracts should address at least one of the topics of interest. Presenters will have 20 minutes for their presentation, followed by five minutes for Q&A. The conference planning committee assigns the accepted podium presentations to break out sessions with other papers on similar topics. Abstract submissions must include the title reflecting the content of the presentation, identify the topic of interest, one learner objective, and an abstract text (limit 250 words). The author name(s) and affiliations must not be in the abstract text or title.

Symposium Presentations are submitted as a collection of three papers. Each of the three paper presentations are 20 minutes each, plus a brief five-minute overview that introduces the focus of the symposium. Presentations will conclude with a Q&A. The group of submitting authors will determine the focus of the symposium (e.g., a standard process applied to different patient populations or settings; a single project with multiple outcomes where each paper focuses on one outcome; a single disease or condition with different approaches for management presented, etc.). The symposium overview paper must include the symposium title, identify the topic of interest, and list three learner objectives. The overview text is limited to 250 words. The individual papers must each include a title that is consistent with the symposium focus and an abstract (limit 250 words). The author (s) and affiliations must not be included in the abstract text or title.

Clinical Management Lecture is an in-depth presentation of managing a chronic disease or health problem that includes the pharmacological management for the selected disease/health problem. Presenters will have 60 minutes for the lecture, followed by Q&A for10-15 minutes. Abstract submissions for clinical management lectures must include the title reflecting the content of the presentation, three learner objectives, and an abstract text (limit 250 words). The author (s) and affiliations  must not be included in the  abstract  text or title.

Workshops are approximately two hours in length and should be designed to provide in-depth, hands-on and an interactive presentation. The workshop’s structure is driven by the presenters, but should include a mix of content presentation, discussion, Q&A, and, if appropriate, demonstrations, learner participation and/or small group work. Abstract submissions for workshops must include the title reflecting the content of the presentation, three learner objectives, and an abstract text (limit 250 words). The author(s) and affiliations must not be included in the abstract text or title.

Poster Presentations are stand-alone visual displays focusing on one of the topics of interest. One presenter is required to be present during the main poster viewing session to respond to Q&A with conference attendees. Posters are used for works-in-progress or for completed works. The author(s) and affiliations must not be included in the abstract text or title.

All abstracts must be submitted online. Please note: You will need to create a free account on the abstract submission platform to submit a proposal.

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Please note: Additional information for each session may be requested in order to submit the sessions for continuing education credit.