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2021 Call for Abstracts

2021 Cone Health/Greensboro AHEC Research and Evidence Based Practice/QI Symposium: 

“Creating Improved Outcomes for Patients, Healthcare Providers, and the Community through Culture Change”

Friday, November 12th, 2021 - VIRTUAL EVENT ONLY

The Cone Health Nursing Research Council invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at the Virtual 2021 Research and Evidence Based Practice/QI on November 12th, 2021.

Please read all rules and requirements prior to submitting your abstract. Abstract submissions cannot be saved in progress. Please be prepared to complete your abstract submission in its entirety.

Submission Deadline: 11:59 p.m. - July 6, 2021

Abstract Submission Categories

Abstracts will be accepted for Podium, Panel, and/or Poster Presentations in the following categories:

  • Research (featuring completed research)
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Quality Improvement

Abstracts are sought from nurses and other healthcare disciplines in all practice and specialty areas including clinical, leadership, educational and innovation. Students are also invited to submit abstracts.

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

Please read the following completely before you submit an abstract:

  • All abstracts must be submitted online via the link titled “Submit an Abstract” at the bottom of this page. If your submission is successful, you will be notified on the screen following your submission.
  • Submission deadline is July 6, 2021. No abstracts will be accepted after the deadline.
  • Your abstract narrative cannot exceed 350 words.
  • The review of abstracts is blinded; please avoid the use of identifiers. For example, please use pronouns or titles vs actual health care provider names, locations, etc.
  • Abstracts for posters, podiums and panels that have been presented at other conferences will be considered. (1-2 years old)
  • You MUST use the recommended format and headers for your abstract submission to be considered (see information below).

Abstract Authors

  • Communications about submitted abstracts will only be made with the first author.
  • Presenters must register for the conference and pay the registration fee. If the presenter is unable to attend the conference, one of the other listed presenters may present. If your abstract is accepted for presentation (oral or poster), the primary presenter will receive a $50 discount off of his or her registration.

Poster Instructions

  • Title of Abstract should remain the same on the Poster Presentation. Do not change title.
  • Cone Health employees accepted for a poster presentation, must use the Cone Health poster format and complete the internal poster review process (see Nursing Research Council Website and click ‘Poster Presentations’).
  • Cone Health employees should click here for additional specific instructions.

Abstract Review / Selection Criteria

Abstracts are selected by a blind review from an impartial panel and are considered according to the following:

  • Correct headers should be used (See below: Abstract Format). Aims/Objectives should align with Methods and Results. Conclusions should be supported by the results of the project.
  • Abstracts are selected based on relevance to current practice, originality of topic, application to practice, and scholarship.
  • Avoid the use of personal identifiers.

Abstract Format for Research

Word Limit is 350

  • Background/Significance: Describe the knowledge base you are building on, and the importance of the research goal. This section should also include hypotheses or research aims.
  • Purpose/Objectives: State the intent or goal of the research.
  • Methods: Identify the research design, sample, instruments, data collection procedures, and analytic approach used.
  • Results: Describe findings and include actual analytical data.
  • Conclusions: Analyze and interpret your results. Draw conclusions from the data presented.
  • Implications for Practice: Discuss the implications of your findings for nursing science, patient outcomes, practice, education, and leadership.

Abstract Format for Evidence Based Practice

Word Limit is 350

  • Purpose/Aims (What): Identify the overall goal of the initiative.
  • Clinical Question: P-patient or problem, I-intervention, C-comparisons, O-Outcomes, T-time
  • Evidence/Synthesis: Summarize the literature, highlight important studies
  • Strategy and Implementation (How): Describe the initiative actions and the process of implementation.
  • Evaluation/Outcomes (So what): Describe analytic findings and include actual evaluation data demonstrating the value of the initiative change (success or failure).
  • Conclusions/Implications for Practice (And now): Discuss specific implications for nursing practice.

Abstract Format for Quality Improvement Projects (QI)

Word Limit is 350

  • Purpose/Aims (What): Identify the overall goal of the initiative.
  • Clinical Question: P-patient or problem, I-intervention, C-comparisons, O-Outcomes, T-time
  • Evidence/Synthesis: Summarize the literature, highlight important studies
  • Strategy and Implementation (How): Describe the initiative actions and the process of implementation.
  • Evaluation/Outcomes (So what): Describe analytic findings and include actual evaluation data demonstrating the value of the initiative change (success or failure).
  • Conclusions/Implications for Practice (And now): Discuss specific implications for nursing practice.

Notification of Acceptance/Poster Presenter Information

  • Notification of selections will be emailed to the primary presenter by Monday, July 26th.
  • The title of the abstract should remain the same for your poster. Do not change title from abstract to poster.
  • Submitters accepted for a poster presentation will need to submit a final .pdf of their poster by October 18th, 2021 to be eligible for a poster award (more information will be sent via email).
  • Cone Health employees accepted for a poster presentation, must use the Cone Health poster format and complete the internal poster review process (see Nursing Research Council Website and click ‘Poster Presentations’).
  • You will receive emails from Greensboro AHEC about registration. Registration and educational forms will be available on the Greensboro AHEC website (www.gahec.org).

Submit Your Abstract