Call for Abstracts
This call is open October 1-18 at Noon PT.
You are invited to submit an abstract proposal for the State of the Science in Hospice and Palliative Care, taking place February 11-13, 2022 in Nashville, TN. This is a great opportunity to share and disseminate the latest research in the field.
About the Call
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.
Submissions should advance the intended outcomes of the State of the Science.
Within an inclusive community of interprofessional palliative and hospice care scientists, participants will:
- Synthesize cutting-edge research focused on care for people with serious illness that impacts practice, policy, and social justice.
- Engage with a diverse research community to foster networking, collaboration, and mentor-mentee relationships.
- Refine knowledge and skills in research methods and scientific professional development across the career trajectory.
To get started, download the State of the Science Submission Planning Guide to work on with your colleagues before entering the information into the electronic submission system. Hard copy proposals cannot be accepted.
- Abstracts from any member of the interdisciplinary team are encouraged.
- 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.
Please complete all information requested on the electronic submission form by October 18, 2021 at noon PT.
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, presenters are encouraged to address issues of cultural humility/sensitivity in their abstracts, case examples, and presentations. When applicable, presenters are encouraged to describe how issues of cultural diversity, equity 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.
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 2021 to the primary author listed on the submission.
Faculty of accepted proposals are required to register and attend the State of the Science symposium and pay appropriate fees related to their attendance, as well as travel, hotel, and other related expenses.
While we will be hosting an in-person meeting in Nashville, TN, contingencies are being considered due to the current state of the pandemic. Please stay alert for notifications regarding faculty presentation contingencies.