2020 Summit: Call for Abstracts

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The 2020 Oregon Center for nursing Annual Summit will bring together leaders from nursing practice, education and workforce development on Tuesday, May 5th to discuss the changing role of nursing in the 21st century. This conference will enhance knowledge, enrich networking, and provide ideas to positively impact healthcare.

The Oregon Center for Nursing is our state’s nursing workforce research center. We focus on facilitating research and collaboration to for Oregon’s nursing workforce to support informed, well-prepared, diverse and exceptional nursing professionals.
This year’s summit again features an opportunity for our healthcare partners across Oregon to highlight their innovative work. Presentations will focus on one or more of the following:

  1. Illustrating core functions of nursing practice, including:
    1. Extending compassion and establishing trust with patients, families, and communities.
    2. Assessing patients’, families’ and communities’ unmet needs in the context of their lives and goals.
    3. Building partnerships within and outside the health sector to find solutions.
    4. Identifying and advocating for collective upstream solutions.
  2. Choosing to work at the intersections of care (interdisciplinary/interprofessional collaboration)
  3. Aligning nursing education with core nursing functions
  4. Aligning jobs, professional development and payment and regulatory policies with core nursing functions

General Information

  • All proposals submitted will be reviewed and considered by a peer review committee for their potential contribution to conference content.
  • Presenters will be notified of the outcome of the review committee by March 13, 2019 and must confirm their participation by March 27, 2020.
  • Conference registration fees will be waived for the presenter, but you are expected to pay for travel expenses to the conference.
  • LCD projectors and laptops will be available for the presentations.
  • Presentations must be no longer than 20 minutes.

Proposal Submission Guidelines

  • All proposals must be no more than 4000 characters (excluding title, author names, and affiliations).
  • The proposal should be submitted in the following format:
    • A brief overview
    • The background and significance
    • Major outcomes
    • Relevance to the larger nursing and/or healthcare community
  • Do not include any identifying information in the abstract section. Limit those details to the presenter section.

Selection Criteria

Submissions will be rated on the following:

  • Overall quality
  • Focus or topic
  • Applicability to the conference theme and learning objectives

Abstract Deadline: