2022 Annual Conference

NACNS Rise 2022 Annual Conference

Call for Abstracts

The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists announces a Call for Abstracts and Professional Posters for the 2022 Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

Abstract Submission Opens: June 23, 2021

Deadline for Abstract Submission: August 6, 2021 Deadline has been extended to August 27, 2021!

The NACNS 2022 Annual Conference takes place at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, March 15-17, 2022. The conference will have a hybrid component, meaning there will be certain conference content available online in addition to in person.

By submitting an abstract, you are agreeing that, if selected, you will register, attend and present your session in person at the conference and provide a video recording of your session for online use.

Submit a Proposal

The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) uses the association’s Research Agenda to determine topics of interest for its 2022 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 RISE of the CNS, in their abstracts.

Topics of interest include:

  • CNS Improving Outcomes
  • CNS as Researcher
  • Role of CNS in Diversity and Inclusion
  • Pharmacology
  • CNS Role in Quality Initiatives
  • Settings (ambulatory care, acute care, etc.)
  • Capture Value of the CNS
  • Interprofessional Collaboration
  • Patient Populations (mental health, perinatal, pediatrics, geriatric, oncology, etc.)
  • Education Preparation of the CNS

Presentation Options

This call is for the following presentations: individual podium presentations, symposia, clinical management lectures, workshops, and poster presentations.

All abstracts should use the following headings:

  • Title
  • Significance & Background
  • Evaluation Methods
  • Outcomes
  • Implications
  • Three Learning Objectives

Individual Podium Presentations (20 minutes) 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 breakout 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 (90 minutes) 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 Lectures (75 minutes) are in-depth presentations 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 (120 minutes) are in-depth, hands-on and interactive presentations. 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.

Please reach out to the NACNS meetings team with any questions: meetings@nacns.org

Submit a Proposal