Save the Date and Call for Poster Abstracts
21st Annual Midwest Regional Nursing Educators Conference: Innovations, Quality and Safety in Nursing Education and Practice
- Nov. 9 and 10
- Peachtree Banquet Center Columbia
In its 21st year, the primary goal of this annual event is to strengthen linkages between practice-based and academic nursing educators. It continues to provide a forum to discuss pivotal issues affecting the educational preparation of students and the lifelong learning of practicing professional nurses. Jointly developed by practicing academic faculty and seasoned hospital-based educators, the content is both evidence-based and practically useful.
This conference is intended for staff development educators and managers, preceptors, faculty from vocational-technical, undergraduate and graduate nursing programs, continuing education specialists and others interested in the preparation of nurses and their ongoing competency.
- Gain new insights and perspectives regarding the critical issues facing academic nursing education, staff development and lifelong learning.
- Increase knowledge of best practices in nursing education for both academic and practice-based environments and identify how to use these practices in your own setting.
- Collaborate to meet the increased demand for competent lifelong learners and practitioners.
- Renew the passion and appreciation for the important work of skilled nurse educators.
Day 1, Nov. 9
Nursing's Impact on Healthcare through Transformational Leadership
Caryl Goodyear-Bruch, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CCRN-K, senior director, patient care services, Children's Mercy, Kansas City
Day 2, Nov. 10
Reflective Practice: Transforming Education, Improving Outcomes
(This day jointly provided by Missouri Association of Colleges of Nursing)
Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean for Global Initiatives, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Topic to be announced
- The University of Missouri Sinclair School Of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
- Midwest Multistate Provider Approval Number MO1019-7
- Submission will be online only
- Deadline for abstract submission
- Notification of acceptance
Posters should relate to one or more of the outcomes for this conference. Abstracts may focus on a wide range of topics related to practice-based, academic and/or continuing education including but not limited to:
- Creative approaches to successful staff education
- Competency assessment
- Preceptor/residency programs
- Evidence-based practice
- Quality and safety initiatives
- Creative teaching techniques and teaching tools
- Magnet journey
- Use of technology (e.g., clinical simulation, smart devices)
- Managing challenging teaching-learning situations
- Student success strategies
- Online learning
- Special learning needs of nursing students
- Clinical and classroom evaluation strategies
- Strategies to promote learner success and program improvement
Posters may include works in progress. It is permissible to submit a poster abstract that has been presented at another educational program. More than one poster abstract may be submitted by the same presenter.
The person submitting the abstract will be considered the Primary Submitter/Presenter and will be responsible for submitting all necessary paperwork for the presentation. Abstracts will not be accepted without all required forms.
Essential items to include in your abstract.
- Title of abstract
- Describe the educational project that was implemented.
- Primary presenters will complete the one page abstract template which is provided.
- All presenters, both primary and co-presenters, will complete these portions of the electronic abstract:
- Basic biographic information including a brief biography and a list of academic degrees and national board certifications.
- Disclosure of relevant financial relations.
- Attestation of understanding and agreements regarding the presentation and conference. The terms and conditions agreed to in the submission process are available in the link above and to the right to review and print.
- Once you begin to enter your information into the online form you will need to complete your entry. You will not be able to save and return at a later date. If you have your one page abstract template completed, your CV at hand, the names of your co-presenters, and the other information identified below, it should only take about 20 minutes to complete.
Poster presenters are responsible for constructing the posters in such a way that they will freely stand on an upright easel using a 3x5 foam core poster board, which will be provided, along with push pins. Posters may be either horizontal or vertical.
Your abstract should be fully edited and ready for print. Accepted abstracts will be included in the conference syllabus that will be posted online and printed by conference participants.
Submit the one page abstract template which you will attach to the electronic submission form. Please read and follow the four bullet points below. They continue to present problems to some abstract submitters.
- The abstract should be block formatted without indentations using Arial 10 point font. (Do not change the template)
- All numbers, except those that begin a sentence, should be listed in digits.
- Do not indicate any identifying factors such as the name of your organization in the body of the abstract.
- Use only standard abbreviations and spell out the words on first use, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses.
The person who will actually be presenting the poster must submit the abstract. All presenters, both the primary presenter and the co-presenters (those who will actually attend and present the poster with the primary presenter at the conference), are expected to register, pay for and attend the conference. Do not submit names of co-presenters that you know will not be attending.
Notification of receipt of abstract
The primary presenter will receive an email confirmation of receipt of the abstract. If you do not receive confirmation within 24 hours after submission, please call 573-882-0215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please be sure the email address you provide is valid and contains no typographical errors.
- Review process and selection
- All abstracts will be blinded and independently reviewed by three peers.
Selection is based on the:
- Relevance to conference description, purpose and objectives
- Overall clarity and quality of the abstract
- Adherence to the instructions concerning format noted above
- The primary presenter will be contacted by email no later than Sept. 30, 2016 regarding acceptance of your submission. This is before the hotel cutoff date and the early conference registration deadline.
- All communication will be sent to the primary presenter via email only. It is the responsibility of the primary presenter to contact all co-presenters and see that they complete the co-presenter section of the abstracts submission form.
- Any handouts are the responsibility of the poster presenters. There will be tables provided for you to share your poster handouts.
The submission process is complete when you have submitted the following documents by using the abstract template and online abstract submission form.
The first author is responsible for the abstract content. Submission signifies the intent of the presenter(s) (primary and co-presenters) to register for the conference for at least the day of their scheduled presentation and present the poster at the conference to take place on Nov. 9 and 10 in Columbia, Missouri. Selected presenters and co-presenters must be paid registrants. Abstract presenters are expected to assume the costs related to travel, accommodations, and conference registration fees.
Electronic notice of acceptance
Sept. 22 to primary presenter only