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The 2017 Call for Poster Abstracts

The Trillium Health Partners Advanced Practice Nursing Conference will be held on October 19, 2017 at Lionhead Golf Club and Conference Centre [map].  You are invited to submit an abstract to be considered for the poster session.  The theme of the conference is “Riding the Wave of New Trends in Primary and Acute Care”.   Students, fellows, faculty, clinicians, community professionals, and others are encouraged to submit abstracts about their research, programs, innovations, or projects for presentation to an interdisciplinary audience.  Abstracts may address any topic related to the conference theme. 

Important Dates

Submission

We will be accepting submissions between May 1, 2017 to July 31, 2017.

Notification
Primary authors will be notified by August 18, 2017 regarding selection of their abstracts.

General Information

Considerations for Poster Abstract Submissions:

  • Abstracts may address any topic relevant to the conference theme. Your abstract can report on new research findings, educational or clinical programs, community services, projects, or models of care. Works-in-progress or work that has been presented or published elsewhere may also be submitted.
  • Your abstract should include the following sections:
    • Purpose/Objective(s)
    • Methods/Components,
    • Outcomes/Stage of Development, and
    • Conclusions/Implications
  • The body of the abstract should be no longer than 250 words
  • All authors and their affiliations should be included with the abstract submission.
  • Funding sources for the work, if any, should be acknowledged.
  • Each abstract will be evaluated for the significance of the topic and its relevance to the conference theme, as well as the quality and clarity of the submission.
  • Abstracts should be submitted for review by July 31st to the following e-mail address: Christine.Dias@thp.ca
  • A confirmation e-mail once the abstract has been received.

Meeting Registration Guidelines for Presenters

Posters will be presented on Thursday October 19, 2017. All posters will remain on display for the duration of the poster and exhibit hours. Poster presenters will set-up their posters on Thursday, October 19 between 0715-0745. Tear-down for all posters will be between 1615-1630.
Prior to submission of the abstract, at least one author must agree to attend the THP APN conference and to participate as the poster presenter.   THP will not waive the registration fee for presenters. Presenters are responsible for all personal expenses (e.g., travel, hotel) and for conference registration fees.

Policy on Commercial Support

Presentations must avoid commercialism and should conform to accreditation standards for commercial support. Presentations that constitute promotion and advertising will not be accepted, including pervasive or inappropriate use of logos. No company product information may be displayed or disseminated in conjunction with the presentation. If the author(s) received any funding for research, a clear acknowledgment of support should be included in the abstract

Selection Criteria

Poster submissions will be reviewed and rated by members of the THP APN Conference Planning Committee who have expertise in the research or clinical area to which the submission belongs. Each submission will be reviewed for its scientific or clinical importance, ethical practice, and study design.

Notification of Acceptance or Rejection of Submissions

The person who submitted the abstract will receive an e-mail notification of acceptance or rejection of their submission.  If accepted, participation must be confirmed via e-mail by September 8, 2017.

Please contact THP APN conference planning committee at christine.dias@THP.ca, if you need assistance with your submission. We are available to assist you Monday – Friday from 0830-1630.