Call for Concurrent Session Abstracts
This call closed on July 14, 2021 at Noon PT.
Proposals were submitted for concurrent session abstracts for the Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care, taking place February 9-12, 2022 in Nashville, TN. This is a great opportunity to share and disseminate best practices in the field.
About the Call
Abstracts can be submitted for concurrent sessions:
- This call for abstracts is for 1-hour, 30-minute, or 15-minute concurrent sessions. Any preconference workshops held will be by invitation only. Presentation length will be determined by the Annual Assembly Planning Committee based on the abstract submitted.
- Added to the call for concurrent session abstracts is the Interactive Educational Exchange, included in the topic category of Education Strategies/Innovations
- Maximum of 5 faculty that include a diversity of disciplines.
- Evidence based content and skill-building sessions covering clinical foundations that provide high quality basic review as well as advanced clinical updates.
- Use of creative adult education strategies that engage the learner.
- Use of case examples and/or audience participation.
View sample abstracts from past years.
Submissions should further the Annual Assembly purpose and desired outcome:
- Purpose: The AAHPM and HPNA collectively identify and share the responsibility to advance the specialty of hospice and palliative care. Our purpose for this assembly is to foster a premier continual learning experience where expert, proficient and early career hospice and palliative care providers and nonspecialty clinicians wishing to integrate primary hospice and palliative care into their practice can collaborate to advance the care of patients and families with serious illness.
- Desired Outcome: Through interdisciplinary team collaboration and integrated enactment, our desired Annual Assembly outcome is to enhance the learners’ knowledge/skills/strategy or performance to increase competency, influence behaviors, and/or improve patient outcomes in hospice and palliative care.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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, faculty are encouraged to address issues of cultural humility/sensitivity in their abstracts, examples, and presentations. When applicable, faculty are encouraged to describe how issues of cultural diversity and inclusion are considered in their specific aims or session narrative. Authors may also consider the current state of the pandemic, but it is not required.
- Proposals from both previous faculty and individuals who have not presented before are encouraged to submit.
- Proposals from any member of the interdisciplinary team are encouraged.
- Submissions cannot contain any information that could personally identify a patient or staff member, or any identifying geographical or facility names.
- We encourage authors with multiple abstracts to thoughtfully submit their two best abstracts for review.
- If accepted, please plan to present in person; however, there may be a virtual/on-demand component to accepted presentations as well
Abstracts for this call were due July 14, 2021 at Noon PT.
To get started, download the Submission Planning Guide to work with your colleagues before entering the information to the electronic submissions system. Hard copy proposals will not be accepted.
All information requested on the electronic submission form was due by July 14, 2021 at 12pm PT.
Abstract Submission Fee: In order to defray our administrative costs, a nominal fee of $30 is applicable for an abstract to be submitted for review. Please complete the attestation in the online submission form when submitting your abstract.
Once you have completed all forms, paid the fee, and clicked “Submit” via the electronic submission system, the abstract will automatically be sent to the AAHPM office.
Review and Notification
2020 ACCME® Standard 1 of the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education requires accredited providers be responsible for ensuring that our education is fair and balanced, and that any clinical content presented supports safe, effective patient care.
Abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Annual Assembly Planning Committee based on the following criteria:
- Are recommendations for patient care based on current science, evidence and sound clinical reasoning, while giving a fair and balanced view of diagnostic and therapeutic options?
- Addresses underrepresented and underserved populations and its impact to patient care
- Impact on practice or patient outcomes
- Has relevance to the specialty of hospice and palliative care
- Demonstrates application of evidence based content
- Does all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in this educational activity in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation?
- Are new and evolving topics for which there is a lower (or absent) evidence base clearly identified as such within the education and individual presentation?
- Does the educational activity advocate or promote practices that are based on current science, evidence, and sound clinical reasoning?
- Does the activity provide advocacy in recommendations, treatments, or manner of practicing healthcare that are determined to have benefits that outweigh risks or danger, or are known to be effective in the tratment of patients?
- Is well balanced in terms of time, teaching methods, interdisciplinary representation and number of faculty
- Abstract is well written, organized, logically developed, complete, clear and grammatically correct
Notification of abstract status will be sent via email in September 2021 to the submitting author listed on the abstract.
Faculty of accepted proposals are required to pay appropriate registration fees for the Annual Assembly and are responsible for any travel and expenses.
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