Call for Papers

Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (June 23-27, 2018)

Call for Voluntary Presentations: General Overview

The 2018 AWHONN Program Committee seeks volunteer presenters for the Annual Convention to be held June 23-27, 2018 at the Tampa Convention Center. AWHONN is the leading professional association for nurses who specialize in the care of women and newborns. Our national conference draws more than 3,000 attendees and presenting at AWHONN ensures that your podium or poster presentation will be heard or viewed by a highly skilled and influential body of nurses. Those interested in this opportunity have six application options available. All applications must be submitted via our Speaker Management System.

The goal of the 2018 Convention is to ignite passion and empower nurses to transform care.

At conclusion of the convention, learners will be able to:

  1. Cultivate strategies to maximize collaboration and partnerships
  2. Enhance the visibility and influence of the nursing profession
  3. Identify solutions to reduce health disparities and improve outcomes

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  1. Specialty Sessions: Sixty or ninety minute oral presentations on topics related to convention goal and objectives. The talk may consist of an in-depth examination of a clinical problem or practice, a review of best practice on a selected topic or a detailed discussion of a professional issue. It is not necessarily original research.
  2. Research Study Presentations (Papers or Posters): Posters or 30 minute oral presentations on completed research conducted by the submitters. Research papers and posters are reports on original research that generates new knowledge for nursing practice. All researchers must have completed the data analysis stage before submission of the abstract, and the research outcomes must be clearly described. IRB approval must be noted.
  3. Quality Improvement Projects (Papers or Posters): Posters or 30 minute oral presentation that are original and pertain to completed quality improvement (QI) projects where data are collected. These data-driven QI projects must be related to women's health, obstetric, and/or neonatal practice, education or administration. This category includes projects based on best available evidence that are designed to improve patient care, nursing care, or nursing education structures, processes, or outcomes. Quality Improvement Projects are based on SQUIRE 2.0 Guidelines. All researchers must have completed the data analysis stage before submission of the abstract, and their data must be clearly described. IRB approval or exemption must be noted.
  4. Evidence Based Practice Project (Papers or Posters): Posters or 30 minute oral presentations that are original and pertain to completed evidence-based projects where data are collected. These evidence-based projects must be related to women's health, obstetric, and/or neonatal practice, education or administration. This category includes projects based on best available evidence that are designed to improve patient care, nursing care, or nursing education structures, processes, or outcomes.
  5. Innovative Program Presentations (Papers or Posters): Posters or 30 minute oral presentations on innovative programs implemented in a variety of practice settings. These are newly created and implemented programs that address challenges in women's health, obstetric and neonatal nursing practice, education or administration
  6. Case Study Presentations (Posters Only): Poster presentation of in-depth study and analysis of actual complex patient care cases or practice situations that posed unique nursing challenges.
    Case write-ups must not contain identifying information or in any way violate HIPAA regulations. The case under discussion cannot be under current litigation. Presenters must confirm in the written submission that they have complied with these requirements.

Deadline Extension – Call for Presentations 2018:

Due to the catastrophic impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, AWHONN has decided to re-open the Call for Presentations for the 2018 Convention. The new deadline is September 26, 11:59 PM Monday, September 11, 2017 (Eastern time). We stand both with those affected by the storms and those who have so quickly responded to calls for help during this time of need.

Presenting authors will be automatically informed of the unique ID numbers and passwords assigned to their abstracts. Abstracts may be viewed and modified at any time between submission and the deadline, using the assigned ID# and password.

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Begin a submission to the following:

CASE STUDY
Deadline for New Submissions: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE PROJECT
Deadline for New Submissions: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

INNOVATIVE PROGRAM
Deadline for New Submissions: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
Deadline for New Submissions: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

RESEARCH STUDY
Deadline for New Submissions: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

SPECIALTY SESSION
Deadline for New Submissions: Tuesday, September 26, 2017