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NACNS 2024 Annual Conference | Call for Abstracts & Pharmacology

National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists

Call for Abstracts and Professional Posters for the NACNS 2024 Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana!

Abstract Submission Opens: Monday, June 26, 2023

EXTENDED Deadline for Abstract Submission: Sunday, September 24, 2023

The NACNS 2024 Annual Conference takes place at the New Orleans Marriott, March 10-13, 2024. 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 as well as provide a MP4 video recording of your presentation prior to the start of the conference, as well as permission to use the recording of your session for online use post-conference. Online use is defined to post-conference viewing and/or additional use as webinar opportunities if NACNS chooses. The conference will be live and in person but, as this will be a hybrid conference there is an online viewing portion post live-conference. More details regarding the recording will 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 2024 annual conference. Those interested in submitting an abstract for consideration will be asked to select a topic and address the theme of the conference, Lead the Next Generation, in their abstracts.

The deadline for Abstract Submissions is

The deadline for Abstract Submissions is September 24, 2023!

Topics of interest NACNS is focusing on: 

    • Pharmacotherapeutics for a range of Acute or Chronic Diseases and Conditions
    • Patient Care Outcomes related to CNS Intervention (Spheres: Patient Direct Care; Nurses and Nursing Practice; Organizations/Systems)
    • Modernizing CNS Role (Credentialing and Privileging; Prescribing Privileges; Coding and Billing; Full Practice Authority)
    • Innovations in CNS Education (Boosting CNS Enrollment; Student Experience; Transition to Practice)
    • Strategies to Increase Public Awareness of CNS Role/Recruitment of Nurses
    • Legislative/Regulatory Actions that Impact CNS Role
    • Non-Traditional CNS Role Options

Presentation Options

This call is for the following presentations: podium presentations, symposia, clinical management and pharmacology lectures, workshops, and poster presentations. Please Note, the Planning Committee may offer the opportunity for a different format than what is originally submitted.

Podium Presenters (30 minutes) should be consistent with the conference theme and abstracts should address at least one of the topics of interest. Presenters will have 25 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’s name(s) and affiliations must not be in the abstract text or title. For podium presentations of abstracts with multiple authors, we ask that only two speakers are selected to present.

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 acute, or 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.

Pharmacology Lectures (30-90 minutes) will provide the pharmacotherapeutics around a select disease or condition including the selection of appropriate pharmaceuticals with use of case studies or exemplars and expected patient outcomes. The presentation should include an in-depth review of a disease(s) or condition(s) and how pharmacotherapeutics are used for evidence-based practice.   

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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