Call for Scientific and Quality Improvement Project Papers and Posters
Open July 5 - August 2, 2017
The Annual Assembly Scientific Subcommittee invites you to submit a proposal for scientific and quality improvement projects for the Annual Assembly of Hospice & Palliative Care, March 14-17, 2018 in Boston, MA. First-time and previous presenters are encouraged to submit a proposal. We encourage authors with multiple abstracts to thoughtfully submit their two best abstracts for review. View sample abstracts from previous years.
The Annual Assembly is an opportunity to share and disseminate best practices in the field. Authors are asked to consider both the impact of their proposed topic or research on underrepresented and underserved populations and its relevance to the diverse groups of attendees. Accordingly, presenters are encouraged to address issues of cultural competency in their abstracts, case examples, and presentations. When applicable, presenters are encouraged to describe how issues of cultural diversity and inclusion are considered in their specific aims or session narrative.
Submissions should correspond with the Purpose and Objectives of the Annual Assembly.
Preview the abstract submission process.
Proposals may be submitted for the following types of presentations:
- Paper: a 15-minute presentation of an original research study, systematic review or quality improvement project. A paper session consists of four oral presentations.
- Poster: a visual presentation of an original research study, systematic review or quality improvement project.
Abstracts for this call can only be submitted from July 5 - August 2, 2017. Your submission will automatically be sent to the AAHPM office once you have completed all the forms and selected "submit" on the website. Hard copy proposals will not be accepted.
What to Include
Please provide all information requested in the online submission page, including:
- Title: Take special care when entering your title since, if accepted, it may be published and will appear exactly as submitted
- When entering the abstract title online, use mixed case (DO NOT use all caps or all lowercase) and do not place a period at the end of the title.
- Enter the title in the "title" field only and do not enter it in the body of the abstract.
- Example of correct title formatting:
- Correct: This is a Properly Formatted Abstract Title
- Incorrect: THIS IS AN IMPROPERLY FORMATTED ABSTRACT TITLE
- Incorrect: This is an improperly formatted abstract title
- Measurable and behavioral objectives: Attendees rate your session based on how well the objectives have been met. View the guidelines on writing instructional objectives.
- Abstract: 300 words maximum that describe the content of your original research, systematic review, or quality improvement project and of publishable quality.
- Authors: Do not list authors or commercial support in the body of the abstract. Please consult with your co-authors on how they would like their names to appear prior to submitting the abstract. A maximum of eight (8) authors, including the primary author, may be identified.
- Conflict of Interest: All primary authors and co-authors are required to disclose potential conflicts of interest prior to submitting the abstract.
- Abstracts should reflect one of the listed keywords.
- A maximum of five (5) submissions per primary author will be allowed. There is a limit of three (3) accepted abstracts for each primary author.
If you receive a 404 or 500 error message during submission, please use the Feedback and Support tab on the right side of your screen.
Review and Notification
Proposals will be review by members of the Annual Assembly Scientific Subcommittee based on designated criteria.
Notification of the proposal status will be emailed in October 2017 to the primary author listed on the submission.
Presenters of accepted proposals are required to pay appropriate registration fees for the Annual Assembly and are responsible for expenses related to their attendance and travel.
New AAHPM Users:
If you do not have an AAHPM username and password, you will need to create an AAHPM account. Once you have created an AAHPM account, come back to this page and click the "submit an abstract" button below. You will then re-enter the username and password you just created.
Existing AAHPM Users:
If you have an AAHPM username and password, please click on the "submit an abstract" button.
Abstracts will open July 5.