Call for Abstracts
This call is open October 1-23 at Noon PT.
You are invited to submit an abstract for the State of the Science in Hospice and Palliative Care, March 20-22, 2020 in San Diego, CA.
- Authors with multiple abstracts are encouraged to thoughtfully submit their two best abstracts for review.
- Abstracts that have been submitted or presented at other meetings are welcome (previously published abstracts will not be re-published).
- Research presented at the State of the Science will be directed towards an investigator audience and will include studies that span T0 (basic biomedical research) to T4 research categories.
- Authors are asked to consider both the impact of their proposed topic or research on diverse and underserved populations, its relevance to the diverse groups of attendees, address and describe issues of diversity and inclusion, as well as display case examples and presentations.
Proposals may be submitted for the following types of presentations:
Opening Plenary Oral: A 15-minute presentation of a high impact original research study on the shared Annual Assembly and State of the Science Plenary stage for all meeting attendees.
Concurrent Session Oral: A 15-minute presentation of an original research study or systematic review. Each concurrent oral session consists of 3 oral presentations and a moderator/discussant.
RAPiD Poster: A visual presentation of an original research study or systematic review that includes a brief 1 minute oral summary with 1 PowerPoint slide followed by informal poster viewing and concluding with audience discussion moderated by a 3-member panel.
General Poster Session: Visual presentation of research featured as part of moderated poster viewing.
Either Oral or Poster Presentation:
The State of the Science program planning committee will decide if the proposal is to be accepted as an oral or poster presentation.
Abstracts for this call could only be submitted from October 1 - 23, 2019 at Noon PT. Your submission will automatically be sent to the AAHPM office once you have completed all the forms and clicked "submit" on the website. Hard copy proposals cannot be accepted.
What to Include
Please provide all information requested in the online submission form, including:
- Title: Take special care when entering your title since, if accepted, it may be published and the title will appear exactly as submitted.
- Titles should be concise and descriptive for attendees trying to select sessions.
- 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
- Objectives: Must be measurable and behavioral. Attendees must achieve the objectives as a result of attending your presentation.
- Consider this goal but do not write "By the end of this session, my learners will be able to...". This should not be included when you list your actual objectives.
- Start by using Bloom's Taxonomy to select an action verb that is observable and measurable.
- Wrap it up by adding how your learners will apply the standard or how you assess them.
- Review more instructions on writing objectives
- Example of an acceptable objective: "Explain the key principles of hospice and palliative care."
- View Bloom's Taxonomy of Measurable Verbs
- Abstract: 300 words maximum that describe the content of your research methodologies or systematic review and of publishable quality.
- Authors: Do not list authors or commercial relationships 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.
- Conflicts 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.
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 reviewed by members of the State of the Science Program Planning Committee based on designated criteria.
Notification of the proposal status will be emailed in December 2019 to the primary author listed on the submission.
Presenters of accepted proposals are required to register for the State of the Science and pay appropriate fees related to their attendance, as well as travel, hotel and other related expenses.