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37th ASPAN National Conference
April 29 - May 3, 2018,  Anaheim, CA

Deadline for Abstract Email Submission:  October 15, 2017

ASPAN’s 37th National Conference in Anaheim, California, will feature abstracts/posters displayed in two categories: the Celebrate Successful Practice (CSP) category and the Research/EBP/QI category. There are very specific guidelines and requirements for each grouping. It is the submitter’s responsibility to select the appropriate category and to meet the appropriate calendar deadline for submission. 

"Celebrate Successful Practices" is your opportunity to present great ideas that you have found to be successful at the grass roots level, and share them with ASPAN colleagues. Patient education, process improvements, improved patient care, leadership strategies, and staff education are just a few of the topics you may want to consider. Topics may be derived from any successful practice related to perianesthesia nursing. Click here to read the CSP Abstracts that were presented at the 2017 National Conference.

If you are interested in presenting at the 37th National Conference in Anaheim, California, please carefully follow the guidelines for abstract submission. Abstracts will undergo an anonymous peer review process by a team of reviewers who will examine your abstract for specific criteria. If your abstract is accepted, you will be assigned to either a poster presentation or be invited to participate in a Celebrate Successful Practice PowerPoint Presentation /Discussion in addition to your poster presentation. If you are selected for an Oral presentation you will be asked to present a 10-minute PowerPoint Presentation of your successful practice followed by 5 minutes of questions and discussion with the audience. 

Important Dates

  • Submissions MUST be emailed by October 15, 2017. Any submissions received after this date will be returned and not reviewed.
  • Your main contact will be notified of acceptance to either poster session or PowerPoint oral presentation and poster presentation by February, 2018.

Required Information Form

  • Presenter(s) must be identified on the Required Information Form and at least one identified presenter must be a current ASPAN member.
  • The Main Contact listed on the Required Information Form will be the individual that ASPAN will contact with any questions, and also the individual who will be notified of acceptance.
  • Be sure to check off Poster, or Oral and Poster preference.

Abstract Submission Template

  • Only abstracts that include the content outlined in the format requirements below will be reviewed. Please use the attached Abstract Submission Template to format your abstract. The body of the content should not exceed 350 words. This word count does not include the title, names and sub-headings. The abstract must include the following information:
    • Title
    • Team leader(s) and credentials
    • Affiliation, city and state
    • Team member(s) and credentials
    • Background information related to problem identification
    • Objectives of project
    • Process of implementation
    • Statement of the successful practice
    • Implications for advancing the practice of perianesthesia nursing

Submitting your Abstract

  1. Complete the CSP Required Information Form.
  2. Complete the CSP Abstract Submission Template.
    • Abstracts should be single-spaced. Please use a 12-point font. The following margins must be used:  top 1 inch; bottom 1 inch; left 1 inch; right 1 inch.
    • The title should be printed in BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS. Only the TITLE of the abstract should be in all capital letters.
    • The team leader(s) must be clearly identified. The first name, last name, and credentials should be included. At least one team leader must be an ASPAN member. Institution, city and state should follow the team leader’s name. List other teams members including their first name, last name and credentials.
    • The body is not to exceed 350 words.
    • Submit two copies of the abstract.
      • One copy must be anonymous for peer review purposes.
      • One copy must have complete identification, indicating the team leader and all team members. Include credentials. All information will be printed as submitted.
    • Submissions will only be accepted via email. 
    • Email: Attach your abstract, your anonymous abstract, and your information form, and email Eileen Zeiger at the ASPAN National Office, ezeiger@aspan.orgPlease be sure to include the words “CSP Submission” in the subject line of your email. Only acceptable formats for emailing include .doc, .docx, or .rtf.
    • After submitting your abstract via email, you will receive a return email confirming receipt. If you do not receive the confirmation email within 48 hours, please resubmit.
    • Submission Deadline: Submissions MUST be emailed by October 15, 2017 to be considered. Submissions arriving after this deadline will not be reviewed and will be returned. Notification of Acceptance: February, 2018.

(both forms must be completed and emailed before the abstract will be reviewed)
  1. 2018 CSP Required Information Form
  2. 2018 CSP Abstract Submission Template

Please note:

  • Celebrate Successful Practices is intended to be an interactive poster session with at least one member of the project team present to answer questions during Grand Rounds. Acceptance of your poster is conditional pending this verification. If you receive a letter of acceptance you will be asked to confirm which member of the team will be present during Grand Rounds.
  • A successful practice that generates a lot of interest and discussion at National Conference may prompt you to consider writing an article on your chosen topic for the Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing.
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