2021 Annual Conference

Call for Abstracts and Professional Posters

Abstract Submission Opens: July 20, 2020
Deadline for Abstract Submission: August 14, 2020

The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) uses the association’s Research Agenda to determine topics of interest for its 2021 annual conference. Those interested in submitting an abstract for consideration will be asked to select a topic and address the theme of the conference, The Resurgence of the CNS, in their abstracts.

Topics of interest include:

  • CNS Improving Outcomes
  • CNS as Researcher
  • CNS as Project Manager
  • Role of CNS in COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Role of CNS in Diversity and Inclusion
  • Pharmacology
  • Quality Initiatives
  • Patient Populations
  • Capture Value of the CNS
  • Interprofessional Collaboration

Presentation Options

This call is for the following presentations: individual podium presentations, symposia, clinical management lectures, workshops, and poster presentations. Conference planners will select up to six workshops for the 2021 Annual Conference.

All abstracts should use the following headings:

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

You will also be asked to indicate if your abstract/poster could be presented virtually, if necessary.

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 15 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. The author name(s) and affiliations must not be in the abstract text or title. For podium presentations of abstracts with multiple authors, we ask that one speaker is selected to present.

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.). Each individual paper submission must use the same title to allow the review committee to tie the presentations together in the review process. 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 for 10-15 minutes. Abstract submissions for clinical management lectures must include the title reflecting the content of the presentation. 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. 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. NACNS’ abstract management system is available here. Further information regarding policies and instructions can also be found online.

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

Call for Student Posters

Student Poster Submission Opens: August 17, 2020
Deadline for Student Poster Submission:  October 18, 2020

The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) uses the association’s Research Agenda to determine topics of interest for its 2021 annual conference. Those interested in submitting an abstract for consideration will be asked to select a topic and address the theme of the conference, The Resurgence of the CNS, in their abstracts.

Topics of interest include:

  • CNS improving outcomes
  • CNS as Researcher
  • CNS as Project Manager
  • Role of CNS in COVID-19 pandemic
  • Role of CNS in Diversity and Inclusion
  • Pharmacology
  • Quality initiatives
  • Patient populations
  • Capture value of the CNS
  • Interprofessional collaboration

You will also be asked to indicate if your poster could be presented virtually, if necessary.

Presentation Options

All abstracts should use the following headings:

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

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. NACNS’ abstract management system is available here. Further information regarding policies and instructions can also be found online.

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