2020 NPAO Annual Conference Call for Oral and Poster Presentations
Professional Power: Empowering Nurse Practitioners in 2020 and Beyond
September 24 – 25, 2020
Sheraton Centre Hotel
123 Queen Street West
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 2020 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 initiatives.
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) and NP Students.
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 30 minutes in length (with questions from the audience following). There will be one 30-minute presentation in each 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 25, 2020.
During the submission process, you will be asked to indicate your preference for presentation format.
- Degree of significance to NP practice
- Degree of potential for this presentation to positively influence thinking and action in the area of NP practice, education, research, policy or leadership
- 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 13, 2020 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 responsibility. The 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 the NPAO website NPAO Conference
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.
Should you have any questions, please contact Vanessa Mooney, Continuing Education Manager at 647-339-6028 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the 2020 NPAO Annual Conference, visit www.npao.org
2020 NPAO Conference Planning Committee