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To share your ideas, expertise and research on pediatric hematology and oncology, the program committee invites you to submit an abstract for the 36th Annual Conference of the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON). The meeting will be held October 4-6, 2012 in Pittsburg, PA. Authors who would like to present an oral or poster presentation must submit an abstract for consideration by the program committee.
Preference will be given to session proposals that are designed to provide information that can be used or implemented by all, especially those sessions that are geared towards intermediate and advanced attendees. Additionally, poster session proposals will be weighed on the basis of topic relevance, creativity, clarity of content, and description of graphic presentation. Application reviewers will give additional weight to proposals that address any of the following four areas:
The purpose of the abstract is to give readers a concise summary of your presentation and to entice them to attend your presentation/view your poster. It should be related to the topic and it should not be a repeat of your presentation objectives. Do not include statements such as "This presentation/poster will...". Accepted paper and poster abstracts will be published in the conference program book and on the APHON website.
Please note, APHON will use the information as you enter it for the conference brochure and conference program book. Please make sure you enter authorsí names, credentials, and session title as you would like to see published. APHON edits entries for minor grammatical errors and lists only the highest of the listed degrees and any certifications.
Concurrent Sessions (50 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions/answers), Preconference Workshops (3.5 hours, includes a 15 minute break):
In 150 words or less, provide an accurate, succinct, and informative representation of the content you plan to present. The abstract communicates the essence of your presentation to the intended audience. Relevance to pediatric hematology/oncology nursing should be included. Abstract content should reflect the learnerís objectives. In preparing the content outline, be as detailed and specific as possible about the content and how it will be broken down for presentation.
Paper Session (20 minutes, including questions/answers) and Posters:
Papers are conference sessions where presenters may share their professional views or research on topics relevant to pediatric hematology/oncology nursing. Paper abstracts will only be considered if the project is complete; poster abstracts will be considered if the work is in progress. In 300 words or less, address the following elements:
Papers: Multiple conference sessions will be dedicated to the presentation of professional views and/or research on topics relevant to pediatric hematology/oncology nursing. Approximately three papers will be presented in each session, with each presenter allowed approximately 15 minutes (5 additional minutes for questions). The conference objectives for paper sessions are to 1) identify original and innovative ideas relevant to pediatric hematology/oncology nursing; and 2) discuss the results of the projects and how they can be applied to pediatric hematology/oncology nursing practice.
Posters: Posters will be mounted on 4'x 8' boards provided by APHON and available for viewing in the exhibit area throughout scheduled exhibit hours. The conference objective for the poster session is to provide new information that can be applied to pediatric hematology/oncology nursing practice. Prizes (first, second, and third) will be awarded on-site for top-rated posters as determined by a panel of reviewers.
Poster Award Scoring Guidelines:
Posters earn a total possible score of 30 points. For each of the five categories, points are awarded based on the following criteria:
Avoidance of Commercialism:
All presentations must avoid commercialism. Presentations that constitute promotion and advertising will be prohibited. This specifically includes the pervasive or inappropriate use of logos.
Presentations that are only descriptions of commercial programs or products will not be allowed. If the cost of any presentation has been underwritten to any extent, a clear acknowledgment stating that support and identifying the source should be included.
No advertising matter of any description may be distributed or displayed that in any way promotes the commercial interest of a particular company, enterprise, or the author(s).
Statements made in the presentation are the sole responsibility of the author. Any statement should not be viewed as, or considered representative of, any formal position taken on any product, subject, or issue by APHON. If your research involves industry or other organizations that may potentially influence the presentation of educational material, it must be disclosed. Sources of funding for any projects that form the basis of your presentation must also be disclosed.
It is an expectation that any author accepted to the program will attend the conference. Session slots are valuable: do not submit if you are not able or unsure if you are able to attend the conference and cover conference expenses. All presenters are responsible for conference registration fees, personal travel and hotel expenses, and session expenses such as slides, transparencies, and handouts not included in the program guide. All presenters are required to register for the conference for at least the day of their presentation.
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* Please note that these examples are how information will display in print. In the actual submission process items are entered individually within their own prompts (i.e. Title, Authors, Text, etc...).
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