Call for Abstracts for the 2019 National Symposium on Academic Palliative Care Education & Research
The CSU Institute for Palliative Care is pleased to invite authors to submit abstracts for panel, paper, workshop, and poster sessions for the 2019 National Symposium for Academic Palliative Care Education and Research. The Symposium, to be held Oct. 11-12, 2019, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, will draw palliative care professionals from across the country to hear from nationally renowned experts in palliative care, and present their research, share their pedagogical or clinical advances, and network with colleagues.
The Symposium program committee seeks a diverse set of abstracts focusing on advances in palliative care research, teaching, and/or practice. The theme for the 2019 Symposium is “Advancing Palliative Care: Leading into the Future.” Abstracts that are related to the theme are especially encouraged.
Examples of such topics include:
- Advancement of interdisciplinary pedagogical or clinical experiences
- Increasing access and decreasing barriers to care
- Meeting the needs of unique and underserved populations
- Ethical challenges
- Other topics of interest to this audience or fitting of the theme
The annual Symposium features palliative care leaders and academic scholars, teachers, and practitioners in an array of plenary and concurrent sessions. Gain new insights on the latest developments and best practices, and network with peers. We encourage you to submit an abstract to join the program and present your work!
Submissions open on Jan. 29, 2019.
To SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT, review the instructions and click on the button at the bottom of this page.
Abstract submission will run through March 31, 2019.
Poster Session Engages Everyone at this Conference
Attendees and poster presenters alike have rated the poster session as one of the most delightful features of this conference. The evening poster session is a relaxing time after a busy day, where attendees engage with the poster presenters to discuss their work and exchange ideas.
This year, poster presentation abstracts will have the opportunity to be awarded Meritorious Research awards. Awards will be displayed during the poster reception.
Presenting a poster at this conference affords experienced researchers as well as beginning researchers to share their work and get feedback from colleagues. Submit your poster abstract, or encourage colleagues or students to submit a poster!
Concurrent Sessions are Lively and Interactive
More than one-third of the Symposium’s attendees present their work in concurrent sessions. Because this conference is uniquely interdisciplinary, attendees can focus on presentations in their own discipline, or learn more from colleagues in other fields.
Disciplines include nursing, social work, medicine, and allied health, but also vastly range from sociology to music, and from chaplaincy to kinesiology.
Through paper sessions, workshops, or panels, this conference delivers tools and tips for immediate incorporation into the classroom, research, or clinical environment.
Abstracts will be accepted for placement in 1.25-hour concurrent sessions or the event’s poster session in the following presentation formats:
- Paper Sessions. An individual oral presentation of approximately 15 minutes. Papers will be organized into sessions by the Symposium planning committee.
- Panel Sessions. A set of two to four papers on a common theme submitted by an organizer. The panel should last 1 hour, with time for Q & A. A discussant from among the presenters may be specified but is not required.
- Workshop. A highly interactive, activity-embedded presentation that focuses on cutting-edge teaching, research, or practice, providing participants with practical resources, skills and knowledge that they may apply in their work. The workshop should last 1 hour, with time for Q & A.
- Poster. A single poster featuring a practice, research and/or pedagogical innovation. Poster authors should be present to discuss their work with colleagues during the poster session. This year we will be recognizing exemplary posters at the Symposium!
Only one abstract may be submitted in each online application, however, one presenter may submit multiple abstracts/applications.
The following details will be requested when you submit an abstract:
- Your contact information, credentials, title, institutional affiliation. You will be requested to complete a financial disclosure form
- Abstract title, clear and concise, informative, reflective of the content, maximum 10 words
- Presentation Type
- Individual Paper
- Panel Session
- Abstract summary (maximum 500 words)
- For presentations of research findings, abstracts must also include:
- Study aims
- Study methods (design, sample, measures)
- For workshops the abstract should also include a simple time-ordered agenda noting audience-interactive methods and portions (1 hour total)
- For panels, the abstract should describe all topics to be presented with presenting author(s) name(s). All authors should have profiles created.
- For presentations of research findings, abstracts must also include:
- Two or more learning objectives with an action verb following the phrase: “At the conclusion of this session or poster review, the participants will be able to ….” 20 words maximum each
- Names of additional authors presenting with you
- Your bio
- Primary focus of presentation
- A 100-word summary of the presentation suitable for publishing in the program. Inclusion of a brief statement on how the presentation or poster dovetails with the theme is suggested.
- Approval of terms and conditions
- Upon submission of your abstract, a prompt will appear directing you to set up profiles for your coauthors or additional speakers who will be attending and presenting with you
For paper submissions, the application will request permission to display the paper as a poster if the paper is not selected for presentation. (Application will allow you to select Yes or No.)
Names of authors attending the Symposium will be included in the printed program.
Are You a Returning Symposium Presenter?
If you submitted an abstract last year in our electronic system:
- You are a RETURNING USER. Use the email you used last year to sign in. Reset your password if needed.
- REQUIRED SYSTEM TERMS AND CONDITIONS STATEMENT – This is presented because of privacy laws that were enacted in May of 2018 as a result of some companies’ infringement on collecting personal information in Europe (learn more about the GDPR HERE). The Institute does not sell your information to anyone!
- Questions may be addressed with Maria Brown, Director of Educational Programs, at 760-750-7289 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authors of accepted abstracts will be requested to confirm their attendance by May 17, 2019; and should register to attend the conference no later than July 31, 2019. Submission of the application constitutes a commitment by the author(s) to present, and to be photographed or video-recorded at the conference.
Presentation materials for displaying in the meeting rooms will be due in final form no later than Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Additional files for inclusion in the Symposium’s electronic meeting software may be supplied, if desired, as the Symposium will not provide paper handouts for participants; all submitted materials will be posted in the event’s meeting software for participants to access.
Abstract Selection Criteria
A team of faculty reviewers will evaluate submissions based on:
- Relevance for Symposium audience
- Potential for stimulating new knowledge and/or innovative practices
- Engagement of attendees from multiple disciplines
- Quality of abstract proposal
- (Workshops) Interactivity and ability of attendees to utilize new knowledge in their work
All proposals will be reviewed by the program committee representing a cross-section of disciplines. Notification of selection will occur in late April and early May, to allow for registration at a time-limited presenter rate.
Commercial posters and promotional presentations for consulting services and/or products will not be permitted.
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, Director of Educational Programs, at 760-750-7289 or email@example.com.
DATES: October 11-12, 2019
ATTENDEES: Faculty From Universities Nationwide
LOCATION: Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, California
TRAVEL AND LODGING DETAILS: TBD
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS & CME: TBD