Abstract Submission Form
2016 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS will be open December 9th 2015—February 7th, 2016.
The Beta Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, along with Northwestern State University Nursing Continuing Education and STTI co-sponsors: Lambda Mu, Kappa Psi, Epsilon Theta, Nu Tau, Iota Nu & Gamma Xi Chapters will hold its Annual Regional Research & Evidence-Based Conference April 15th, 2016. It will be held at the Bossier Civic Center in Bossier City, Louisiana from 8:00-5:00 PM. This conference theme is: “Answering the Call: Nursing’s Global Influence”.
You are cordially invited to submit an abstract in research and 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. Presentation slots are limited.
Materials must be received by 11:59 PM February 7th, 2016. Acknowledgement that materials arrived on time will be sent via email. The presentations are typically divided into 45-55 minutes sessions.
All abstracts, not to exceed 500 words, are to be submitted via the online abstract submission site.
Each speaker is responsible for paying all of his/her own expenses (conference registration, travel, lodging and meals). Exceptions may be made for Keynote Speakers.
Abstract Selection and Notification
The Program Abstract Selection Committee will meet in mid-February 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 26th, 2016, of your presentation date and time. This notice will be sent to the lead contact person for a workshop session 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 500 words in length. In addition to abstract, contact information, curriculum vitae (CV), and a completed Disclosure Form will be required after abstract is officially accepted.
- Posters will be viewed at an assigned time and throughout the conference program until 4:30 PM.
- Notification of abstract acceptance: February 26th, 2016 by 1700.
- Confirmation of acceptance by primary author/presenter: required by March 2nd, 2016 by 1700.
- Electronic file of presentation/poster content is required on or before March 25th, 2016 for CE accreditation purposes.
- Awards will be presented for Best Nurse and Student poster.
- Your abstract must be submitted on-line via the STTI Beta Chi & NSU web link.