October 3-5, 2013
Hilton Clearwater Beach – Clearwater, Florida
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, August 30, 2013
(Submissions will be accepted until 11:59pm PST August 30, 2013)
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GENERAL INFORMATION FOR STUDENT POSTER ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS
NGNA invites all undergraduate and graduate nursing students actively enrolled in a nursing program at any level to submit an abstract for a poster presentation at the Annual Convention in Clearwater Beach, Florida, October 3-5, 2013. Post-doctoral students should submit poster abstracts to the general conference in one of the four categories listed in the Call for Abstracts.
Abstracts are sought from undergraduate and graduate nursing students who plan to specialize in the care of older adults in all areas of clinical practice, administration, research, and education. We welcome abstracts that emphasize all settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, assisted living, home health, community health, hospice, schools of nursing, government and military, and industry.
All topics must demonstrate use, integration and/or application of evidence based practices. Literature reviews are accepted. Poster abstracts should address any topic relevant to gerontological nursing.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
Read the following guidelines completely before you submit an abstract
- All abstracts must be submitted online via the NGNA website. Click on Submit an Abstract at the end of this Call for Student Posters to access the online form or visit www.ngna.org.
- Submission deadline is August 30, 2013. No abstracts will be accepted after the deadline.
- Your abstract title cannot exceed 120 characters and your abstract narrative cannot exceed 3350 characters.
- You do not have to be an NGNA member to submit an abstract.
- Avoid the use of any symbols, special characters, or graphics within the abstract text.
- The review of abstracts is blinded so avoid the use of identifiers. For example, please use pronouns or titles vs actual health care provider names.
- The abstract is to be original work and NOT previously presented at an NGNA convention.
- Double check your abstract for typographical and grammatical errors.
- Discuss the abstract with your professor and/or mentor prior to submission with regard to your ability to attend the conference if your abstract is selected for presentation.
- Authors of accepted abstracts will be required to provide the following information for each co-author (First name, Last name, School of Nursing, Mailing address, Email address, and Phone number). It is vital for the e-mail address to be current and accurate since all communication with NGNA will be delivered via e-mail. If the presenting author contact and email address should change before the annual conference, he/ she needs to provide the updated contact information to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Provide a 50 word biographical sketch for each presenter that includes information on the presenter's school of nursing.
- Identify the student mentor and mentor's qualifications in the topic area. Identify the student's mentor on the poster.
- Communications about submitted abstracts will be made with the first author; co-authors will be recognized and are expected to have contributed substantively to the proposed presentation content or project/research.
- All poster presenters (i.e. first authors) must register for the conference. If the first author is unable to attend the conference, one of the other listed authors may present the poster.
- Expenses associated with the preparation, printing, delivery, and presentation of an abstract (poster and oral) is the responsibility of the author/presenter. If accepted, the presenter is required to pay all fees associated with the meeting including, but not limited to, travel, housing accommodations, meeting registration, etc.
SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR PROPOSALS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING
Cultural Diversity in the Aging Population
Elders as Caregivers
Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
HIV/AIDS & Older Adults
Gender & Aging
Genomics & Aging<
Research with Older Adults
Spirituality in Aging
Alternative & Complementary Therapies
Cultural Diversity in the Workplace
Gerontological Nursing Education
Future Directions of Gerontological Nursing
Gerontological Nursing Education
Palliative Care/End-of-Life Care
Program Development & Implementation
Safety & Quality of Care
Staff Recruitment & Retention
STUDENT POSTER PRESENTATION SUBMISSION CATEGORIES
1. Literature Review
2. Completed Research Project
3. Research Project in progress
4. Evidence-based Practice project
Authors who are unsure in which category their abstract belongs, please contact Courtney Devine at email@example.com or via phone at 859-977-7459 to review and determine the appropriate category prior to submission.
NGNA ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES
1. Originality and importance of the topic for gerontological nursing
2. Appeal to NGNA members
3. Clarity of the proposal
4. Application of the topic to a variety of settings
5. Writing clarity, grammar, spelling, and punctuation
POSTER PRESENTATION ABSTRACT FORMAT INFORMATION
(Abstracts are due August 30, 2013)
Please use the online abstract submission form to provide a brief narrative of the topic (not to exceed 3250 characters). Include the following information:
- Purpose (300 characters): Clear statement of the research problem, purpose, questions, and hypotheses OR Clear statement of the innovation in practice, its purpose and its goals.
- Background (300 characters): Background of topic and significance of the problem for older adults and Gerontological nursing
- Setting & Sample (250 characters): Where did the research or best practice project take place? How many participants were in the study or quality improvement project? What type of sampling was used?
- Procedures (800 characters): Methods including design, sample, setting, data collection, and data analysis OR Detailed description of the innovative best practice and how it is evidence based.
- Findings/Results (1000 characters): Findings from research that relate to the purpose of the study OR Evaluation of project outcomes and its potential for application in other settings as appropriate
- Discussion/Conclusion/Implications (600 characters): Discussion of implications for older adults and/or Gerontological nursing practice.
- Notification of selections will be emailed to all abstract authors by September 6, 2013.
- Authors’ RSVPs of acceptances to present at the conference are due by September 13, 2013.
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For more information contact:
Courtney Devine, Meetings and Convention Director
National Gerontological Nursing Association
3493 Lansdowne Dr, Suite 2
Lexington, KY 40517