The Nursing Science at the Bedside Symposium is seeking EBP abstracts for podium and poster presentations

Apply to showcase your nursing projects or research by January 31, 2020.

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This symposium will provide an excellent opportunity to network with inter-professional clinicians, project managers, researchers and knowledgeable stakeholders across practice and education to discuss challenges and evidence-based solutions to many of the important clinical issues impacting today’s healthcare environment.

Abstract Submission Guidelines/FAQ

  • Abstract Submission Open: November 4, 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: January 31, 2020
  • Abstract Review: February 2020
  • Notification of Reviewer Decisions: February 2020
  • Conference Date: March 27, 2020

Abstracts for evidence-based or research projects presentations should:

  • Reflect either completed or near completed EBP or research projects. All submitted abstracts should have results available for inclusion in the presentation.
  • Include, but are not limited to abstracts that address the implementation and evaluation of a project relevant to practice at the bedside.

The focus of the abstract should be related to the theme, purpose, and objectives addressing EBP and research projects.

All presenters must register for the conference.  Poster presentations require that one of the authors listed on the abstract be available by the poster to present during the poster sessions. Podium presentations require the author to present the content at the designated time in the program.

Abstracts should provide a brief, clear, well organized and well written summary of the project or program. Content should include timely and relevant topics related to current clinical practice.  Application and abstract submissions must be received no later than January 8, 2020 at 11:59 PM for consideration by the review committee.

Abstracts should be submitted electronically using the submission format (below) under the “Submission format”Abstracts should include essential information to clearly communicate the significance, purpose and results of the project or study.  The seven headings listed below must be included in the abstract using no more than 350 words.  

The abstract review committee will select the abstracts for poster and podium presentations. All primary authors will be notified via email by February 3-7, 2020 of their abstracts acceptance for presentation. 

Selected abstracts presented as posters will be eligible for poster awards presented during the symposium. 

The abstract review committee will select the abstracts for poster and podium presentations. All primary authors will be notified via email by February 3-7, 2020 of their abstracts acceptance for presentation. 

Selected abstracts presented as posters will be eligible for poster awards presented during the symposium.

Background: 1-2 sentences describing the scope or nature of the problem you are addressing in your EBP or research project (i.e., the rationale supporting the need for the study or project- why is the topic important to nursing practice or patient outcomes?)

Purpose: Describe what you were trying to address/accomplish by conducting the study or project (i.e. for EBP: the PICO question; for QI: the aim statement; for research: the research question).

Setting:  Describe the project setting (i.e. critical care unit).

Method:  Identify methodology- EBP, Research or Quality Improvement.

For a project: Describe the nature of the project (i.e., staff development, EBP, quality improvement, guideline or proposal development etc.) and the process (i.e. EBP: ASK, GATHER, APPRAISE, ACT, EVALUATE or QI: PLAN, DO, CHECK, ACT) that was followed.

For a research study: State the study design using appropriate terminology (e.g., retrospective, prospective, descriptive, qualitative, quasi-experimental, experimental, etc.).  Describe the characteristics of participants and include the procedures for selecting the participants with inclusion/exclusion criteria. Describe the project or study procedures, interventions, and evaluation methods or data analysis. Instruments or tools should be described in detail. Include a statement of IRB or Ethics Committee approval.

Results/Outcomes:  Present specific data that addresses the project’s purpose or research question. Include statistical results if applicable. For projects or research in progress, present the preliminary findings.

Implications:  Discuss implications of the findings to practice. How can (or why should) other nurses use the info to improve nursing practice or patient outcomes?  If a practice change is recommended, who should be involved? What future EBP or research should be conducted?

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