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NACNS 2023 Annual Conference | Call for Abstracts & Pharmacology

National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists

Call for Abstracts and Professional Posters for the NACNS 2023 Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon!

Abstract Submission Opens: June 30, 2022

Deadline for Abstract Submission:  August 28, 2022

The NACNS 2023 Annual Conference takes place at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel, March 8-11, 2023. The conference will have a hybrid component, meaning there will be certain conference content available online in addition to in person.

By submitting an abstract, you are agreeing that, if selected, you will register, attend and present your session in person at the conference and provide a MP4 video recording of your session for online use. To elaborate, the conference will be live and in person but as this will be a hybrid conference some of the conference content will be available online following the completion of the conference. More details regarding the recording to be provided if your abstract is accepted.

The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) uses the association's Research Agenda to determine topics of interest for its 2023 annual conference. Those interested in submitting an abstract for consideration will be asked to select a topic and address the theme of the conference, Unstoppable Advocacy, in their abstracts.

Topics of interest include: 

    • Neonatal, pediatric, adult and geriatric populations
    • Acute, primary/ambulatory care, LTC, home care/home health settings
    • Value of the CNS
    • Advocacy and promotion of CNS role
    • Increasing visibility of the CNS role
    • Advanced pharmacology offerings
    • Women's Health

Presentation Options

This call is for the following presentations: individual podium presentations, symposia, clinical management lectures, workshops, and poster presentations.

All abstracts should use the following headings:

  • Title
  • Significance & Background
  • Evaluation Methods
  • Outcomes
  • Implications
  • Three Learning Objectives

Individual Podium Presentations (20 minutes) should be consistent with the conference theme and abstracts should address at least one of the topics of interest. Presenters will have 15 minutes for their presentation, followed by five minutes for Q&A. The conference planning committee assigns the accepted podium presentations to breakout sessions with other papers on similar topics. Abstract submissions must include the title reflecting the content of the presentation. The author name(s) and affiliations must not be in the abstract text or title. For podium presentations of abstracts with multiple authors, we ask that one speaker is selected to present.

Pharmacology Presentation (60, 75, or 90 minutes) are in-depth presentations of pharmacological management of a chronic disease, health problem, or in depth presentation of a drug class. Presenters will present their lecture, followed by Q&A for 10-15 minutes. Abstract submissions for pharmacology lectures must include the title reflecting the content of the presentation. The author(s) and affiliations must not be included in the abstract text or title.

Symposium Presentations (90 minutes) are submitted as a collection of three papers. Each of the three paper presentations are 20 minutes each, plus a brief five-minute overview that introduces the focus of the symposium. Presentations will conclude with a Q&A. The group of submitting authors will determine the focus of the symposium (e.g., a standard process applied to different patient populations or settings; a single project with multiple outcomes where each paper focuses on one outcome; a single disease or condition with different approaches for management presented, etc.). Each individual paper submission must use the same title to allow the review committee to tie the presentations together in the review process. The author (s) and affiliations must not be included in the abstract text or title.

Clinical Management Lectures (75 minutes) are in-depth presentations of managing a chronic disease or health problem that includes the pharmacological management for the selected disease/health problem. Presenters will have 60 minutes for the lecture, followed by Q&A for 10-15 minutes. Abstract submissions for clinical management lectures must include the title reflecting the content of the presentation. The author (s) and affiliations must not be included in the abstract text or title.

Workshops (120 minutes) are in-depth, hands-on and interactive presentations. The workshop's structure is driven by the presenters, but should include a mix of content presentation, discussion, Q&A, and, if appropriate, demonstrations, learner participation and/or small group work. Abstract submissions for workshops must include the title reflecting the content of the presentation. The author(s) and affiliations must not be included in the abstract text or title.

Poster Presentations are stand-alone visual displays focusing on one of the topics of interest. One presenter is required to be present during the main poster viewing session to respond to Q&A with conference attendees. Posters are used for works-in-progress or for completed works. The author(s) and affiliations must not be included in the abstract text or title.

Please reach out to the NACNS meetings team with any questions: meetings@nacns.org 

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