How to Submit your Abstract
Thank you for your interest in participating at the 2018 NICHE Conference in Atlanta, GA, April 10-13, 2018. The Call for Abstracts will open October 2, 2017 and will close at 11:59 PM on November 3, 2017.
The primary presenting author is the “author” who will submit the abstract, organize the session, and present at the conference. If there will be two authors presenting, the primary presenting author acts as the point of contact and is responsible for the abstract submission process.
A confirmation email will be sent upon successful submission of the abstract.
The abstract submissions will be accepted through an online submission portal. Submitters are required to create an account and submit an abstract for review according to the below guidelines. If the abstract is accepted, the presenting author is required to confirm or decline the offer by January 19, 2018.
Select a specific topic category for your abstract. While your topic may cross categories, please choose the category that is the best match.
||Includes such topics as
|Health, Wellness, and Transition
- Aging in the community
- Nursing management of chronic syndromes and diseases (readmission, palliative care)
- Polypharmacy and medications
- Care at home after hospitalization
- Social determents of health
- Emergency preparations
- Depression (older adult onset)
- Caring for client with chronic behavioral and mental health issues (young adult onset)
- Loneliness and isolation
- Substance abuse
- PTSD in older adults
|Diversity and Culture
- Multicultural aging
- Health disparities
- LGBTQ-older adults
- Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)
- Policy and advocacy
|Quality Improvement, Accessibility, and Technology
- Clinical performance improvement
- Assistive devices (for the patient or nurse safety)
- Telehealth innovation (inpatient and outpatient)
- Innovative care delivery models (technology as the core)
An abstract can be submitted for presentation at the conference as one of the following:
Podium: Podium presentations feature completed research or quality improvement projects, such as program evaluations, descriptions of clinical practice innovations, or other geriatric nursing initiatives. Each podium session is comprised of two presentations. During each 60-minute session, each presentation will be allotted 22-minutes. There may be up to two presenting authors per presentation. The session will close with a 15-minute question and answer session.
Poster: Poster presentations highlight completed research or quality improvement projects, such as clinical-practice partnerships, education initiatives, or improving nursing unit efficiency. Posters will be on display for the duration of the conference and featured during a two-hour evening presentation and reception.The maximum size for printed posters is 42x56 inches. Foam core is not accepted. Presenters are responsible for printing, transporting, and displaying posters.
Primary presenting author must submit the abstract. The following elements are needed to complete your abstract:
- Select a category
- Select a presentation type (podium or poster)
- Enter the abstract title (25-word limit)
- Problem or major focus: Provide a well-defined description that accurately describes your project. (75-word limit)
- Introduction: What was the problem that prompted this project? Include baseline data where available. (100-word limit)
- Methods: What assessment, changes in care, and changes in staffing were used to improve the problem? (100-word limit)
- Results: Did this work? If so, what worked? Why did it work? (100-word limit)
- Discussion: What does this do for your unit/institution? How can others use this in their institutions? (100-word limit)
- Learning objectives: List 2-3 skills or knowledge the attendees will gain because of your session.
- Other: Describe funding sources or other outside support and collaboration.
- Name, affiliation, job title, and contact details of primary presenting author
- Name, affiliation, job title, and contact details of secondary presenting co-author (a selected abstract is allowed to have a maximum of two presenting authors)
- Indicate the professional status for all authors (e.g. highest degree, RN, credentials/certifications/honors)
- Indicate any conflicts of interest
- Confirm content release
- Podium presenters ONLY: List educational planning table information
IMPORTANT: Please note that you can save your submission as a draft and return to edit the draft version. Abstracts cannot be edited after they are submitted. The abstract platform will close at 11:59 PM on November 3, 2017.
All submissions will be blind-reviewed. In the case of ongoing research studies, where results may be incomplete, authors are encouraged to describe the specific elements to be examined and their importance to geriatric nursing.
The presenting author will be notified via email by January 8, 2018, and must confirm their participation no later than January 19, 2018.
For assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the 2018 NICHE Conference Abstract Guidelines and Abstract FAQs to assist with your submission.