Call for Abstracts
Community, Connections, and Contributions: Nurses Shaping the Future of Healthcare
The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), the state’s leading professional nursing organization representing more than 217,000 registered nurses, will hold a “Community, Connections, and Contributions: Nurses Shaping the Future of Healthcare” conference at Camelback Resort, Poconos on October 27, 2017.
This collaborative event will be organized by PSNA and the PSNA Environmental Health Committee. We encourage poster and podium presentations focused on the environment and healthcare, as well as abstracts highlighting the important work of professional nurses in our communities, hospitals, schools, homes, etc.
All nurses, regardless of experience or area of work, are invited to submit a poster or podium presentation abstract. Is this your first presentation? We’re here to help! PSNA will arrange for mentor guidance and will walk you through the process.
- July 3, 2017: Deadline for abstract submission (to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- July 28, 2017: All candidates will be notified with decision results
- September 22, 2017: E-files due (poster template and PowerPoint for presentations)
- Abstract Submission: Send 250-500 word abstract to email@example.com.
- If selected for the event, PSNA will provide a PowerPoint template, including: (1) title; (2) background/history of the work; (3) your role (as nurse or on healthcare team); (4) impact to the patient or community; and (5) your contact information. E-files will be due to PSNA by Sept. 22.
- Podium presentations
- Abstract submission: Send 250-500 word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If selected for the event, your presentation must adhere to a 20-minute time frame and include: (1) title; (2) background/history of the work; (3) your role (as nurse or on healthcare team); (4) impact to the patient or community; and (5) your contact information. Your final PowerPoint is due to PSNA by Sept. 22.
Ideas to Get You Started
- Clean air/water
- Nonconventional gas extraction related to health
- Political advocacy during times of change
- Reducing waste stream
- Healthy workplace environments
- Clean food
- Public health initiatives
- Evidence-based research
- Clinical practice
- Compassion fatigue
- Second victim syndrome
- Population health/population-based care
- Mentoring new nurses
- Nursing economics
- Interprofessional collaboration
- Just culture
- Impact of alternative or complementary medicine in nursing
Benefits of Presenting
There is a real reward to engaging with other conference participants during the poster and podium sessions. You will find yourself in lively discussions with other nurses on ideas, plans, and questions. Not only does this enrich your practice, but sharing your work is a generous act that can positively impact patients across the state.
PSNA invites all nurses – and their families – to be a part of the celebration. Camelback Resort has an indoor waterpark, rock climbing walls, spas, arcades, outdoor activities, and more.