Calling All Presenters...

The HCC 2019 Scientific Program Committee (SPC) invites submissions of abstracts of presentations/sessions that will promote/facilitate the exchange and dissemination of innovative nursing and healthcare research, policies, and practices, management, and education. Our goal is to compile the accepted submissions into an integrated scientific program that will encourage discussion among delegates and presenters in order to connect with, share with, and learn from each other.

When you submit your abstract, you will indicate your preference of format for your presentation/session. You will be asked to choose between:

  • Oral Presentation*,
  • E-Poster Presentation*,
  • Symposium,
  • Workshop,  or
  • World Café Discussion.

*Given the high quality of abstracts that we will receive, presentations will be scheduled in the most appropriate format (Oral or E-Poster presentation) by the Scientific Committee.

Evaluation Criteria

Due to limited space and our desire to curate a relevant and high quality program, the SPC has outlined criteria by which it will judge the quality and relevance of submitted abstracts.

  1. Action: Abstracts that not only emphasize but also outline how they have or intend to address ‘action’ in relation to the themes of the Conference will be judged as more relevant.
  2. Innovation: While the SPC will consider familiar interventions and approaches, it encourages the presentation of new ideas and new modes of action in order to foster discourse and dialogue about the most promising ways forward.
  3. Partnerships, Collaboration, and Intersectorality: The SPC is particularly interested in novel and successful attempts to involve patients, community members, multiple sectors, multiple levels of government, community-university partnerships, and other forms of collaboration aimed at addressing the transformation of health and education systems toward caring.
  4. Assets and Strengths: The SPC encourages submission of abstracts related to a variety of caring approaches to address the themes of the Conference. However, it is particularly interested in approaches that explicitly focus on reservoirs of strength and resilience, even in the most disadvantaged communities, as ‘assets’ for health.