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NACNS 2025 Annual Conference | Call for Abstracts & Pharmacology

National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists

Call for Abstracts, Pharmacology & Professional Posters for the NACNS 2025 Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts!

Abstract Submission Opens: Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Deadline for Abstract Submission: Tuesday, August 27, 2024

The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists’ (NACNS) 2025 Annual Conference will take place at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, March 10-13, 2025.

By submitting an abstract, you agree that, if selected, you will register, attend, and present your session in person at the conference, provide an MP4 video recording of your presentation, as well as permission to use the recording of your session for online use post-conference.

Potential presenters must be available to present in-person on any day of the conference. No scheduling preferences are accepted or guaranteed by NACNS.

Those interested in submitting an abstract for consideration will be asked to select a topic that addresses the conference's theme, Innovate.

Deadline for Abstract Submission: Tuesday, August 27, 2024

Topics of interest include: 

Direct care Sphere of Impact

  • Advanced physical assessment
  • Diagnostics interpretation
  • Clinical documentation (writing a note, ROS vs PE, HPI vs PMH)
  • Pharmacotherapeutics for a range of acute or chronic diseases and conditions
  • Disseminating patient care outcomes related to CNS intervention
  • Coding & billing
  • Innovative use of technology and simulation in the clinical space
  • Informing and supporting the new CNS prescriber
  • Dissemination of evidence-based practice

Nursing Practice Sphere of Impact

  • Innovations that entice professional nurses to enroll in CNS programs
  • Innovations in the student experience
  • Strategies supporting transition to practice
  • Innovative use of technology and simulation in upskilling the interprofessional team
  • Strategies that support specialty population health-specific outcomes
  • Advancing nursing practice
  • Dissemination of evidence-based practice

Organizational/Systems Sphere of Impact

  • Strategies to increase public awareness of CNS practice
  • Strategic communication to increase executive interest in employing CNSs
  • Pursuing full practice authority within organizations through credentialing and privileging
  • Non-traditional CNS Roles
  • Disseminating specialty population health-specific outcomes
  • Dissemination of evidence-based practice

Across all spheres of impact abstracts that showcase the following will be given preference:

  • Financial impact of CNS practice

Directions for the submitter

Your abstract submission will be peer-reviewed. Each abstract submission will be evaluated based on all the following elements:

*Missing elements will disqualify acceptance of abstract*


  • Relevance to the theme/topics of interest for the conference – Innovation.
  • The title accurately reflects the content of the abstract.
  • Identified learning objectives are aligned with the content of the abstract.
  • Clarity of:
    • Background and significance of the problem/gap identified
    • Purpose
    • Methodology
    • Outcomes
    • Implications to CNS and/or nursing practice
  • References should be no older than 5 years. If older than 5 years, please provide rationale (e.g. there is no new evidence available). 

Deadline for Abstract Submission: Tuesday, August 27, 2024

Stay tuned for more details regarding student poster submissions! 

Presentation Format:

  • Please note that the Planning Committee may offer the opportunity to use a format different from what was originally submitted for.
  • The author's name(s) and affiliations must not be in the abstract text or title.
  • Abstract submissions must include a title that reflects the content of the presentation.

Podium (30 minutes) Presenters will have 25 minutes for their presentation, followed by 5 minutes for Q&A. The conference planning committee assigns the accepted podium presentations to breakout sessions with other papers on similar topics. For podium presentations with multiple authors, we ask that only two speakers are selected to present.

Symposium (90 minutes) Symposium abstracts are submitted as a collection of three abstracts. Each individual abstract submission must have an individual abstract title but use the same symposium title. The abstract title should relate to the symposium title. The 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 part will have allotted 25 minutes for presentation, with a total of 15 minutes for Q&A.

Clinical Management (60 minutes): in-depth presentations on managing acute or chronic disease/ health problems, including the pharmacological management of the selected disease/health problem. Presenters will have 45 minutes for their presentation, followed by 15 minutes for Q&A.

Pharmacology (60 minutes) will provide the pharmacotherapeutics around a select disease or condition, including selecting appropriate pharmaceuticals using 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.

For a 60-minute presentation, the presenter will have 45 minutes for their presentation, followed by 15 minutes for Q&A.

Workshop (120 minutes) are in-depth, hands-on, and interactive presentations. The presenters drive the workshop's structure but should include a mix of content presentation, discussion, Q&A, and, if appropriate, demonstrations, learner participation, and/or small group work.

Poster is a stand-alone visual display focusing on one of the topics of interest. One presenter is required to be present during the main poster viewing session for a Q&A with conference attendees. Posters are used for works-in-progress or completed works.

Please reach out to the NACNS meetings team with any questions: 

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