Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (June 13-17, 2020)

Call for Voluntary Presentations: General Overview

The 2020 AWHONN Program Committee seeks volunteer presenters for the Annual Convention to be held June 13-17, 2020 in Phoenix. Presenting at the AWHONN Convention ensures that your oral 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.

The goal of the 2020 Convention is to break barriers, think differently, and lead boldly.

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

  1. Reimagine their responsibility to women, newborns, families and communities.

Presentation Options

To START a presentation and learn more about the submission requirements, click on the title of the appropriate presentation category.

Specialty Category

  • Specialty Sessions - Sixty or ninety minute presentations on topics that support the convention goal and learning outcome. The talk may include 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.

Poster Presentation Only Category

  • Case Study (Poster Only) – An in-depth study and analysis of a complicated or rare patient case. Case studies pertain to a single patient care situation.

    Oral and Poster Presentation Categories

    The submission process is the same for both oral and poster presentations. You will be asked to indicate your preference.

  1. Evidence Based Practice Project - Original and completed evidence-based projects where data are collected. 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.
  2. Innovative Program - Newly created and implemented programs that address challenges in women’s health, obstetric and neonatal nursing practice, education or administration.
  3. Quality Improvement Project - Original and completed quality improvement (QI) projects where data are collected. 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.
  4. Research - Original research related to women’s health, obstetric and/or neonatal practice, education or administration. For studies currently undergoing data collection or analysis, a clear plan and timeline should be addressed as well as any preliminary findings.

FAQs

  1. How do I know in which category I should submit? Read the criteria for the categories and pick the one that fits your submission.
  2. Can I submit the same abstract in more than one category? No, you cannot submit the same abstract in more than one category. Select the category that fits your submission.
  3. How many abstracts can I submit? There is no limit.
  4. Can I re-submit an abstract that I submitted previously? Only if the abstract was not presented previously.
  5. How are the abstracts selected for presentation? Specialty Sessions, Innovative Programs and Case Studies are reviewed by members of the Convention Program Committee. Research, Quality Improvement Project and Evidence Based Practice Project abstracts are reviewed by members of the Research Advisory Panel. All abstracts are scored using standardized criteria outlined in the detailed descriptions of each category.
  6. How can I optimize chances of having my abstract accepted? Follow directions. Pay close attention to the criteria; fill out the on-line forms carefully, correctly and completely. When completing the bibliography, use references that are up to date (within the last 5 years) from peer reviewed journals and when possible from nursing literature.
  7. When will I hear whether my abstract was accepted? You will hear no later than November 2019. Your abstract must be completed by September 10, 2019.

Technical Assistance:

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