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2017 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

The Epsilon Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International will hold its Annual Dr. Linda Corson Jones Scholarship Day on April 21, 2017 at the University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Epsilon Nu cordially invites you to submit an abstract in clinical topics of interest in practice, education, research, or service to be considered for presentation at the conference. Abstracts selected may be presented in podium, poster, or workshop sessions. Only completed research will be considered for podium presentations. Incomplete research will only be considered for poster presentations.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Submission Deadline for Podium, Workshop, and Poster Abstract Submissions
Materials must be received by 11:59 PM on December 8, 2016. No extensions will be granted. Acknowledgement that materials arrived on time will be sent via email.

Submission Format
All abstracts, not to exceed 300 words, are to be submitted via the online abstract submission site. To submit an abstract, use the following the link: https://nursing.lsuhsc.edu/apps/research/abstractsubmission/stti/

Abstract Selection and Notification
The Program Abstract Selection Committee will meet in January 2017 to select abstracts and to finalize the conference program. For each accepted symposium, podium, and poster abstract, the Committee will assign the time and date of presentation on the conference schedule. The Committee reserves the right to accept abstracts as a podium or poster presentation.

If your abstract is accepted for presentation, you will be notified by email on or around February 3, 2017 of your presentation date and time. This notice is sent to the contact person for each symposium and to the presenting author of each individual podium or poster session.

DEFINITIONS: Podium, Workshop and/or Poster Session

  • A podium session is a session consisting of presentations of completed research, completed projects/best practices, methodology papers and/or theory development/conceptual analysis papers.
  • A workshop session is a session consisting of question and answer sessions on related topics of clinical expertise and experience such as evidence based practice used on current units.
  • A poster session is a visual display of completed or in-progress work. In-progress work is only eligible for poster presentation. Individual abstracts and symposium abstracts are eligible for poster sessions. Symposiums will be allocated one poster space for each abstract, plus the overview.

GUIDELINES and INFORMATION:

  • Abstracts must be no more than 300 words in length.
  • Workshop and podium sessions will be 15-20 minutes in length. Posters will be viewed at an assigned time throughout the program.
  • Presenters are responsible for their own registration, travel, and related expenses.
  • If accepted, a curriculum vitae (CV) and completed Disclosure Form will be required from the primary presenter.
  • Podium session (if accepted):
    • Notification of abstract acceptance: February 3, 2017.
    • Confirmation of acceptance by primary author: required by February 28, 2017.
    • Electronic file of presentation content is required by March 15, 2017 for accreditation purposes.
  • Poster session (if accepted):
    • Notification of abstract acceptance: February 3, 2017.
    • Electronic file of poster content is required by March 15, 2017 for accreditation purposes.
  • Your abstract must be submitted on-line via the STTI Epsilon Nu website.

    Follow link below to submit an abstract:
    https://nursing.lsuhsc.edu/apps/research/abstractsubmission/stti/

Questions?
Contact: Dr. Gloria Giarratano at ggiarr@lsuhsc.edu