The Healthcare Summit and Expo 2020 will focus on the novel concepts, treatments, strategies, and methods to promote excellence and achieve State of the Art Healthcare for veterans and others living with spinal cord injuries and diseases.
The mission of Healthcare Summit and Expo 2020 is to bring together professionals across the continuum of care who are treating individuals living with spinal cord injury (SCI) and dysfunction, multiple sclerosis (MS) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to share new clinical information, research data and innovative initiatives to improve care and support clinicians in maintaining their specialty certification and/or license to practice.
To enhance interdisciplinary care across the lifespan of individuals with SCI and diseases;
To assess advances in the delivery of healthcare and promote innovative models of care management;
To improve practice skills of clinicians, surgeons, researchers, and administrators;
To discuss evidence based medicine;
To expand the body of knowledge about spinal cord injury and diseases and their medical complications and consequences;
To identify cutting edge research priorities
To present data on new developments in assessment, treatment and health policy.
Healthcare Summit + Expo 2020 provides an interdisciplinary opportunity to network with healthcare professionals working across the continuum in spinal cord injury and disease care and treatment. Sessions are geared for healthcare providers including:
Abstracts are intended to represent clinical practice, research or health policy content related to spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, ALS or other spinal cord disorders.
All submitted abstracts must meet CME/CEU accreditation standards to be approved for credit. Abstracts of presentations should be balanced and free of commercial bias. Commercial content, product endorsements, or service related advertisements are not permitted.
Topics should address clinical treatment, research, health policy or program development in the areas of:
Preconference Institute (on Wednesday, August 12 only)
Presentations will be on clinical or research issues and must be 30 or 75 minutes in length, with an additional 15 minutes allotted for questions and discussion (total 45 or 90 minutes).
Information on all contributing authors must be included in the abstract submission; however, only the presenters will be listed in the Healthcare Summit + Expo 2020 program.
Platform Presentation Abstract Submission Requirements
The abstract should include a summary of information to be presented, including major themes, expanded version of learning objectives, outline of issues/subjects to be discussed, an overview of case studies, points to be illustrated, and principles to be discussed during the interactive session. 90 minute sessions and preconference institutes should include some interactive / audience involvement component.
A poster is a visually formatted presentation of a topic using charts, graphs, illustrations, and photographs to supplement a written narrative. The topic may be clinically or research based, and describe new techniques, procedures, or technologies. It provides a visual forum for one‐to‐one discussion with the presenter.
Presenters will have the opportunity to discuss pertinent issues highlighted in the poster with attendees during the viewing sessions. Interactive viewing sessions, with presenter present, are scheduled during the Healthcare Summit + Expo 2020. Posters will be available for viewing throughout the meeting.
Poster Presentation: Abstract Submission Requirements
The abstract must contain all of the following elements:
For All Presentations:
Please keep in mind that reference to equipment, devices, or pharmaceutical products must use the correct manufacturer, trade, and generic names; appropriate acknowledgements for financial support must be declared; in all cases, patient anonymity must be protected in accordance with the HIPAA Privacy Law.
Abstracts will be reviewed based on the following criteria:
All applicants will be notified of proposal approval / disapproval by March 9, 2020. If you are unable to accept the session assignment, you must contact PVA by March 23, 2020 at Summit@pva.org.
Should a presenter be unable to make a presentation after acceptance of the assignment, please immediately contact Cheryl Vines at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-256-5526.
Final PowerPoint slides of your presentation must be submitted, using the online system, on or before June 24, 2020. PVA plans to make PDF versions of the PowerPoint slides available to Healthcare Summit + Expo 2020 attendees.
PVA will provide the following reimbursement to help defray expenses for accepted session speaker(s):
If you have program-related questions, please contact us at Summit@pva.org.
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