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Call for Abstracts

AACN invites deans, directors, chairs, faculty and academic administrators to submit an abstract for an upcoming conference. AACN requests submissions showcasing programs, courses, initiatives and/or evaluation strategies that characterize the conference theme and address the many changes and challenges faced in undergraduate and graduate nursing education. Call for Abstracts are issued for the following conferences:

General Information
  • Completed work or projects may be submitted for a poster or a podium presentation. Projects in progress may be submitted as poster presentations only.
     
  • Abstracts may highlight original research, quality improvement projects, evidence-based practice, or programmatic innovations. 
     
  • Abstracts may have been presented elsewhere or published within the past 12 months but shall be updated to relate specifically to this conference. 
     
  • Presenters are asked to identify any potential conflict of interest related to the content to be offered (e.g., commercial interest, affiliation with a vendor, and/or receipt of royalties) and affirm that their abstract presentations will not be used to sell a particular product or service. AACN exerts the right to rescind the acceptance of an abstract due to any conflict of interest discovered after the fact. 
     
  • Sub-committee members are not eligible to submit to their respective conference. 
     
  • The primary author will be the point of contact for all communication with AACN. 
     
  • Primary authors on all accepted abstracts must register for the conference and present the abstract. Co-authors cannot present in place of the primary author. Any co-authors wishing to present with their primary author are required to register for the conference as well.  
     
  • Presenters are responsible for their own expenses, including the conference registration fee, travel, accommodations, and other expenses.
Current Calls for Abstracts

Research Leadership Network Program
Equity in Research: Stories and Strategies for Inclusion
Abstracts Due: November 1, 2021

Submission Guidelines
  • All abstracts must be submitted electronically through AACN’s submission website by creating an account to upload an abstract.  
     
  • Only a complete submission is eligible for review; ensure that a completed abstract is evident in your submission.  
     
  • A confirmation email will automatically be sent to the email provided for the primary author once the abstract has been fully submitted.  

Single Author Submission Instructions:

  •  List single author as primary author.
     
  • The primary author is allowed a maximum of two (2) abstract submissions per conference. If more than two abstracts are submitted per author, only the first two submissions will be reviewed and eligible for acceptance.
     
  • The primary author must submit the abstract.
     
  • The primary author is the corresponding author and is the point of contact for all communication with AACN.
     
  • The primary author must indicate their preferred type of presentation format (Podium Presentation or Poster Presentation).
     
  • Abstract submissions that are incomplete after the submission deadline will not be eligible for presentation nor will they be considered for review.
     
  • Submissions shall not exceed 300 words overall and must include Background/Introduction, Purpose, Methods, Results, Limitations, Conclusions/Implications for Practice.
     
  • Submissions should reflect conference title or abstract themes. Include summary recommendations for others who may be considering a similar approach.
     
  • Abstracts may highlight original research, quality improvement projects, evidence-based practice, or programmatic innovations. Formatting of the abstract should be consistent with the type of project being presented.  

Team of Authors Submission Instructions:

  • List the primary author first.
  • The primary author is allowed a maximum of two (2) abstract submissions per conference. If more than two abstracts are submitted per author, only the first two submissions will be reviewed and eligible for acceptance.
  • The primary author must submit the abstract.
  • The primary author is the corresponding author and is the point of contact for all communication with AACN.
  • The primary author must indicate the teams preferred type of presentation format (Podium Presentation or Poster Presentation).
  • Abstract submissions that are incomplete after the submission deadline will not be eligible for presentation nor will they be considered for review.
  • Submissions shall not exceed 300 words overall and must include Background/Introduction, Purpose, Methods, Results, Limitations, Conclusions/Implications for Practice.
  • Submissions should reflect conference title or abstract themes. Include summary recommendations for others who may be considering a similar approach.
  • Abstracts may highlight original research, quality improvement projects, evidence-based practice, or programmatic innovations. Formatting of the abstract should be consistent with the type of project being presented.  
  • Podium and Poster Presentations will be offered in-person at the conference venue.
     
    • Podium Presentation
      Podium presentations will be in the form of 15-minute presentation with a scheduled time for live questions and answers. Presentations will be audio-recorded on-site and made available for on-demand after the event. Presenters are provided with a laptop computer and LCD projector.  
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    • Poster Presentation
      Poster presentations are presented on double-sided poster boards holding one (1) poster per board. All posters should be oriented in landscape format and must not exceed 48" W x 36" H. In addition, posters will be featured in the Virtual Poster Showcase on the virtual conference platform with the option to provide a pre- recorded 2-minute video presentation.

For instructions on how to submit an abstract review the submissions guidelines by clicking on the button below..

Submission Guidelines

Review Process
  • Each abstract is peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers.
  • Reviews are blind; hence, reviewers do not see names of submitters or school affiliations.
  • To increase the probability of an abstract being selected, please read the scoring rubric the reviewers follow.

Abstract Rubric

Acceptance Notification

  • Email notification of abstract acceptance will be sent to the primary presenting author only by mid-August 2019. Only the primary presenting author is required to either accept (or deny) the presentation invitation form. 
     
  • The author’s failure to return the “intent to present” information will disqualify the abstract from presentation. 
     
  • Once the primary author has accepted, AACN will collect additional materials (e.g., brief biography, headshot, etc.), which will be distributed to all conference participants. (Detailed instructions will be provided).
Excellence in Scholarship Award

AACN recognizes Excellence in Scholarship for accepted poster presentations. Members of the conference planning committee serve as judges to select the first place as well as an honorable mention and to award the winners with a certificate of achievement and a copy of a best-selling leadership book. Detailed information on how to enter the competition will be provided in the acceptance notification.

Questions?

Please direct questions to conferences@aacnnursing.org.