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2019 NPAO Annual Conference Call for Oral and Poster Presentations

September 12 – 13, 2019

Sheraton Centre Hotel

123 Queen Street West

Toronto, Ontario

Dear Colleagues:

The Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario Annual Conference is an important forum that brings NPs together from across Ontario.  The conference runs over two days and helps facilitate meaningful dialogue about issues of importance to NP practice through the sharing of ideas, insights and research on a broad range of topics.

The planning committee of the 2019 NPAO Annual Conference invites submissions for oral and poster presentations.

Abstract submissions are welcomed on clinical topics, innovative practice settings, original research and other topics related to advanced practice nursing in primary and acute care. 

With this as a guiding principle, submissions are invited under the following areas:

Clinical – providing knowledge or clinical pearls on health care issues from birth to death, spanning prevention to treatment to end-of-life care; issues fundamental to NP practice.

Innovation – exploring the innovative work of NPs.  Innovative work could be research-based (both qualitative and quantitative research) or quality improvement initiatives and programs. (Note: only completed research is eligible for podium presentations). This topic area includes, but is not limited to quality and process improvement projects, health policy, education and creative approaches to patient and system-focused initatives.

Relevance to Practice – communicating trends and barriers to NP practice and/or strategies to explore new opportunities that benefit patients or NP practice.  Examples are: program development, legislative challenges, implementation of clinical care pathways, etc.

Who should submit?

We welcome abstract submissions from all Nurse Practitioners-Primary Health Care (NP-PHC); Paediatrics (NP-Paediatrics); Adult (NP-Adult).

Who is your audience?

Your audience will include individuals working in a variety of NP practice settings across Ontario and other provinces. These include NPLCs, FHTs, CHCs, VON, Nursing Stations, Hospitals, Clinics, Academic settings, and Administrative Roles.

Oral Presentations Format

There will be opportunity for oral presentations at the conference. Each oral presentation session will be 45 minutes long (inclusive of questions from the audience).  There will be one presentation in one 45 minute timeslot. 

Poster Presentation Format

Posters are intended to be visual presentations summarizing information with brief written statements and graphic materials.  The allocated space per poster is 4 feet by 8 feet.  There will be designated times during some conference breaks that poster presenters are expected to be at their poster for discussion with conference attendees (times to be confirmed at a later date).  Presenters are responsible for all poster materials and the set-up and tear-down of their poster.  Posters will be on display Friday, September 13, 2019.

During the submission process, you will be asked to indicate your preference for presentation format.

Selection Criteria

  1. Degree of significance to NP practice
  2. Degree of potential for this presentation to positively influence thinking and action in the area of NP practice, education, research, policy or leadership
  3. Well-developed ideas & arguments, professional writing style, well formatted, no syntax, spelling or grammatical errors, accurately uses policy & medical terminology, no APA referencing / citation errors

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, April 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time

Conference Attendance and Registration

Presenters whose submissions have been accepted for either an oral abstract or poster presentation are required to submit a registration form for attendance at the conference.  Registration, travel and accommodations for accepted presentations are the presenter’s responsibilityThe conference will not cover these expenses or any incurred when developing the oral and/or poster presentation.

To register for the conference and receive more conference information, visit our conference page.

Additional Resources

Here are some online tools to assist you in formulating an abstract; although they are mostly written for research, the concepts can be applied to other streams as well.

UPDATE LINKS

6 Tips to Writing a Strong Abstract

Writing a Conference Abstract: Tips for Success

Questions?

Should you have any questions, please contact Vanessa Mooney, Continuing Education Manager at 647-339-6028 or via email at vmooney@npao.org

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