Call for Abstracts 2018 National Symposium on Academic Palliative Care Education & Research
The CSU Institute for Palliative Care is pleased to announce a call for abstracts for the 2018 National Symposium on Academic Palliative Care Education and Research, where palliative care professionals from across the country will be convening to hear from national experts, present their research, pedagogical, and/or clinical advances, and network with colleagues. The Symposium will be held at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina, San Diego, October 11-12, 2018.
The theme for the 2018 Symposium is,“Quality in Palliative Care: Fusing Education, Research and Practice.” Abstracts that are related to the Symposium theme are especially encouraged. Share with your colleagues how you view or measure quality in your work, as you strive toward our shared goal of improving care for those with serious, chronic, or life-threatening illness.
Examples of such topics include:
- Factors affecting quality such as diversity, literacy, access, social justice, consumerism, and more
- Assessing or measuring quality
- Enhancing quality
- Continuous improvement in practice
- Challenges to assuring quality in research
- Best practices
- Ethical challenges
- Or more!
The National Symposium features palliative care leaders and academic scholars, teachers, and practitioners around the country, in an array of plenary and concurrent sessions. Gain new insights on the latest developments and best practices, and many opportunities to network with peers. We encourage you to submit an abstract to join the program, and present your work!
Abstract submission is open February 12 through midnight March 30, 2018.
Abstracts will be accepted for paper sessions, panel sessions, workshops, and poster sessions. We particularly encourage abstracts on the Symposium theme, “Quality in Palliative Care: Fusing Education, Research and Practice.” Examples of areas your submission may address are:
- Curriculum planning
- Course innovations
- Learning application
- Outcomes and process improvement
- Research methods, innovations and/or priorities
- Decreasing health disparities
- Or, other approaches to quality you wish to share
Abstracts will be accepted for one of the following presentation formats. Concurrent sessions in the agenda will be scheduled for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
- Paper Sessions. An individual oral presentation of roughly 15 minutes, including time for Q & A. Papers will be organized into sessions by the Symposium planning committee.
- Panel Sessions. A set of 2 to 4 papers on a common theme submitted jointly by the presenters. A discussant from among the presenters may be specified, but is not required.
- Submitters prepare a highly interactive, activity-embedded presentation that focuses on teaching, research, or practice, providing participants with practical resources, skills and knowledge that they may apply in their work.
- A single poster featuring a practice, research and/or pedagogical innovation. Poster authors will be present to discuss their work with colleagues during the poster session.
Note on Late-breaking posters: A call will be issued closer to the Symposium for late-breaking research. Watch the Symposium website and emails for announcements.
Only one abstract may be submitted on each application link, however, one presenter may submit multiple abstracts/applications.
Abstract Application Details
The following details will be requested when you submit your abstract:
- Title, maximum 10 words
- Abstract summary of presentation
- 400 word maximum for individual paper and poster abstracts
- 600 word maximum for workshops, with description and listing of teaching or interactive method to be used
- Panel sessions
- 400 word maximum for session theme
- 300 words for each paper in the session
- Panel sessions
- For presentations of research findings, abstracts must include:
- Study aims
- Study methods (design, sample, measures)
- Learning Objectives
- Primary focus of your presentation, whether teaching, research or practice
- Three to five keywords to describe your presentation
- Names, educational credentials, title, department, institution, contact information and CVs for primary and additional presenters.
Only one abstract may be submitted in each online application, however, multiple abstracts/applications may be submitted.
Commercial posters and promotional presentations for consulting services and/or products will not be permitted. All proposals will be reviewed by the program committee representing a cross-section of disciplines. Notifications of selected proposals will occur in April 2018.
Submission of the application constitutes a commitment by the author(s) to present, and to be photographed or video-recorded at the conference. Selected presenters may be asked to provide a photograph, CV, and a brief biographical sketch for publication in conference materials, press releases, website copy, or other media on behalf of the Institute or the Symposium. Questions may be addressed with Maria Brown, Symposium Coordinator at 760-750-7289 or firstname.lastname@example.org
DATES: October 11-12, 2018
ATTENDEES: Faculty From Universities Nationwide
LOCATION: The Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa Mission Bay, San Diego, California
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