The Healthcare Summit 2018 will focus on the novel ideas, 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 2018 is to bring together professionals across the continuum of care for 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 their pursuit of maintaining their specialty certification and/or license to practice.
Healthcare Summit 2018 provides an excellent opportunity for learning and networking for healthcare professionals working across the continuum in spinal cord injury and disease care and treatment including, but not limited to: physicians, pharmacists, basic scientists and clinical researchers, nurses, psychologists, social workers, rehabilitation counselors, physical, occupational and recreational therapists.
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/CE 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:
Presentations may be on research or clinical issues and must be 30 or 60 minutes in length, with an additional 15 or 30 minutes, respectively, allotted for questions and discussion. A 45-minute presentation would be expected to have a single speaker. A 90-minute presentation would be expected to have no more than three speakers. Information on all contributing authors must be included in the abstract submission; however, only the presenters will be listed in the Healthcare SUMMIT 2018 program.
Presentations will be grouped in 90-minute moderated time blocks according to topic and focus. High priority will be given to submissions with one (1) or two (2) speakers per 90-minute session. If you are a single presenter for a 45-minute session, the Program Committee will attempt to pair you up with another single presenter with a similar topic. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU INCLUDE THE DURATION OF YOUR PRESENTATION, INCLUDING TIME FOR QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.
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.
Electronic Poster Presentations
A poster is a visual formatted presentation of a topic using charts, graphs, illustrations, and photographs to supplement a written narrative. The topic may be clinically or research based, or describes new techniques, procedures, or technologies. It provides a visual forum for one‐to‐one discussion with the presenter. The presenter must be available at designated times, as specified in the program, to discuss information with conferees.
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 2018. Posters will be available for viewing throughout the meeting.
Electronic Poster Presentation: Abstract Submission Requirements
The abstract must contain all of the following elements:
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 May 1, 2018. If you are unable to accept the session assignment, you must contact PVA by May 15, 2018 at Summit@pva.org.
Final PowerPoint slides of your presentation must be submitted, using the online system, on or before June 29, 2018. PVA plans to make PDF versions of the PowerPoint slides available to Healthcare Summit 2018 attendees.
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