Friday, January 18, 2013

National Academies of Practice Call for Abstracts


Call for Abstracts for Poster Session

The National Academies of Practice (NAP) are calling for abstracts for the Poster Session at the 2013 Annual Meeting  Forum, April 5-7, in Alexandria, VA.  The Poster Session will be held during the Welcome Reception, the evening of Friday, April 5.

Abstract content should reflect inter-professional healthcare subjects: practice, education, research or policy. Selection criteria include:

  • Relevance/significance of the topic to inter-professional practice, education or research
  • Author’s review and knowledge of existing literature and other relevant needs assessment
  • Clarity of purpose, objectives
  • Methods are appropriate for project and clearly explained
  • Accurate interpretation of results, which includes lesions learned, potential contributions and/or recommendations for practice, education or research
  • Effective presentation – clear cohesive writing
  • Selected presentations may be invited to submit a paper to the NAP E-Journal:  Journal of Interprofessional Healthcare (JIH).

Abstract submissions are due by Monday, February 4, 2013. Notification regarding decisions will be sent to all submitters by February 15.  Notifications will be sent to the contact person for each poster submission. If the poster has more than one author, the contact person is asked to share the information with the other author(s). Information on the formatting of posters will be provided upon acceptance. All selected poster presenters are required to register, pay applicable registration fees, and attend the Forum.

Submission Guidelines
Abstracts must be free of commercial bias or promotion, should be no more than 500 words in length and written in English, and must be submitted online. You are encouraged to compose the text of your abstract on your own word processing software before beginning the online submission process, so that you can easily copy and paste the complete text. Please note that the abstract submission form supports text only. Do not use bolding, centering, underlines, columns, bullets, or scientific symbols. Do not include graphs or tables. Please use the following headings, as appropriate:
  • Abstract Title
  • Author Name(s)
  • Institution
  • Background/Introduction
  • Purpose: objectives or hypothesis
  • Methods/Design
  • Results/outcomes
  • Conclusions/Lessons Learned
Submitting Your Abstract

The submission process is simple and starts on the Home Page at www.napractice.org

On the Event Details page click on the button at the bottom of this page “Register for this Event”. If you are not already logged in, you will be directed to a login page. As a member of NAP, you are already a registered user. Your “Primary E-Mail Address” is the one used by NAP to send you communications, like 5 Things.

If you have not logged in to the website before, your “Password” will be Password1. If you have forgotten the password you previously created, please use the “Forgot your password?” link. Please do not use the New Visitor Registration which will create a duplicate record for you.

At the Event Registration Page, the following information will be already displayed from your record: First Name, Last Name, and Badge Name. If any of this information is incorrect, please update these fields.

Then, COPY the previously written text of your abstract and PASTE it into the “Abstract Text” field. When you are satisfied with your text, click the “Next” button at the bottom of the page.

On the ‘Confirm & Submit Registration’ page, you will have the ability to add another email address to receive a copy of your submission confirmation. You must click the “Register Now” button to submit your abstract.

If you have questions about the submission process please contact Heather Outhuse at houthuse@napractice.org or call 703-299-0105.

National Academies Of Practice (NAP),PO Box 644930 Pittsburgh PA 15264, Phone Number:(703) 299-0105, Fax Number: (703) 299-9233, Email Address: kkorbel@napractice.org, Website : http://www.napractice.org/

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