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DYNAMICS OF CRITICAL CARE™ CONFERENCE

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND ACCESS

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION​

Please read all information carefully. This document will help you work through the abstract submission process for Dynamics 2017.The Dynamics of Critical Care™ Education Program Planning Committee is interested in receiving abstract submissions that reflect up-to-date clinical care, contemporary issues, and evolving trends in Critical Care practice. Abstract submissions should reflect the current evidence base or best available evidence and/or information on the topic or subject proposed.  This document will assist you to create a succinct, focused, and effective abstract. The required components for each abstract are listed below.   CACCN provides one complimentary one day tuition for accepted abstracts. One must be a member of CACCN to utilize the tuition coupon.

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ABSTRACTS FOR PRESENTATIONS: REQUIRED COMPONENTS

FOR ALL ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS:    COMPLETE SECTIONS 1 THRU 10

SECTION 1:  PRIMARY AUTHOR AND CO-AUTHOR INFORMATION
All correspondence will be via email with the Primary Author only.  Please ensure the following information is provided for the primary author and all co-authors.
* First/Last Name and Credentials
* Full Address
* Telephone / Cell Phone Number
* Email
* Employer
* Biography (brief - maximum 500 characters without spaces)

SECTION 2:  ABSTRACT TITLE   (Maximum: 100 characters, including spaces)
This is the main title of your presentation. We suggest using key words that will help nurses immediately identify what you are talking about. We encourage clarity, conciseness, and creativity.

SECTION 3:  LANGUAGE
Abstracts may be submitted in English or French. You must clearly identify at the time of abstract submission in which language your presentation will be offered.

SECTION 4:   TYPE OF PRESENTATION
There are three types of ORAL presentations and two types of POSTER presentations offered at Dynamics 2017.  Please indicate the type of session most appropriate for your submission. The Dynamics of Critical Care™ Program Planning Committee reserves the right to make the final decision for determination of session type.

Oral Presentations

  • Fast and Focused: These are 45 minute sessions (35-minute presentation with a 10-minute question period) designed to speak to a well-defined, singular topic. 
  • Concurrent Session: These are 60 or 75 minutes in length. These sessions provide the opportunity to deliver a more in-depth presentation about a topic or topics. Ten minutes of each session should be devoted to questions from the audience.
  • Mastery Session: These sessions are 120 minutes in length, with one 15-minute break. Mastery sessions are a more in-depth, detailed exploration of topic areas and may involve lecture, workshop, and hands-on activities. These sessions should also allow for question and answer periods from the audience.

​Poster Presentations

  • Printed Poster:  These presentations are mounted on a poster board. Final presentations may be up to a maximum size of 3’ 9” wide by 7’ 7” long.
  • Electronic Poster:  These presentations will loop on a computer screen throughout the conference. Presentations must be prepared in Microsoft Office PowerPoint and are limited to a maximum of 5 minutes. Refer to CACCN EPosters for more information.

SECTION 5:  LEARNING LEVEL
You need to identify the level of learning that your presentation is geared towards. There are four levels for consideration at Dynamics 2017:

  • Novice:  Content is focused towards delegates with limited exposure to the topic area(s). These sessions should address fundamental principles and basic concepts.
  • Intermediate: Content is directed at delegates with a solid understanding of the topic area(s). These sessions should build on fundamental knowledge and skills and introduce more advanced concepts in this subject area.
  • Proficient: Content is aimed towards delegates with consolidated theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in the topic area(s). These sessions should address advanced concepts and complex application of knowledge in the subject area.
  • Applicable to All: Content is applicable to all Critical Care Nurses.

NOTE: The learning level assigned for each session is to assist delegates choose presentations that can best facilitate achieving their individual learning objectives. However, delegates may choose to attend any session or any level of session.

SECTION 6:   AGE-SPECIFIC POPULATION
Please select the population of focus for your session:   Neonatal, Paediatric, Adult or All Ages

SECTION 7:    PURPOSE / GOALS   (Maximum: 250 characters, including spaces)
Provide the most important information that you will convey about your topic in a clear and concise statement. The Dynamics of Critical Care™ Program Planning Committee suggests no more than one or two sentences. Provide an overall summary of your key message(s). 

SECTION 8:    LEARNING OUTCOMES   (Maximum: 150 characters, including spaces, per objective)
New for Dynamics 2017, we are requesting that one to three learning objectives be developed for each abstract submitted. What do you want your audience to leave your session knowing or learning? For example, “By the end of this session, the Critical Care Nurse will be able to …” 

SECTION 9:   SESSION DESCRIPTION    (Maximum: 1000 characters, including spaces)
This is the most important part of the abstract submission process. All abstract submissions must include a brief, well-organized paragraph, describing your proposed session, including identification of the main topic(s) or issue(s) that you will discuss. Session descriptions should be creative and engaging, and identify all of the essential components if your proposed session. From your abstract, the Dynamics of Critical Care™ Program Planning Committee must be able to fully envision what you are presenting, the flow of your presentation, and how you intend to convey this information to the audience (i.e.., theoretical review, case study, audience polling, etc.).  The Session Description along with the Learning Objectives will be printed in the Canadian Journal of Critical Care Nursing™.  An edited version of this session description will be used in the Dynamics of Critical Care™ Conference Brochure (electronic) to assist delegates with their conference session selections.  
You will be able to return to the CACCN website at any time to update your submission, but only while the submission period is open.

SECTION 10:  REFERENCES

Include a maximum of three (3) references for each abstract submission. References must be cited in the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition format (for APA Resources: visit Publications).  References must be uploaded to the system in a separate Word document. Please do not upload in PDF format.  References are evidence of rigour in developing a current evidence-based/informed presentation and will provide resources in your topic areas for delegates. On a rare occasion, however, you may not have any references to support your proposed session. If you are unable to provide references, or, no literature exists on your topic(s), you must clearly identify this to the Dynamics of Critical Care™ Program Planning Committee at the time of abstract submission.  It is also strongly suggested that, should your abstract be selected for presentation, presenters have a full and complete list of their up-to-date references for delegates attending their session. 

FOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS ONLY:   PLEASE COMPLETE SECTION 11

SECTION 11:   PRE-REQUISITES
Please list all pre-requisite knowledge and/or skills required for the delegates. This will allow delegates to select sessions most applicable to their individual learning goals and needs. For example, it is beneficial to have a basic understanding of arrhythmia analysis and the 12 lead ECG before attending a session on “Advanced 12 Lead ECG Interpretation.”

ABSTRACT SELECTION PROCESS
The Dynamics of Critical Care™ Program Planning Committee will complete a blinded, peer-review of all abstracts submitted for consideration of possible presentation at Dynamics 2017. All abstracts will be ranked using a standardized rubric format in the areas of presentation, clarity, scholarly merit and relevance to current Critical Care nursing practice.  
All decisions of the Dynamics of Critical Care™ Program Planning Committee will be final. 

ABSTRACT SELECTION PROCESS – IMPORTANT DATES
The Dynamics of Critical Care™ Program Planning Committee would like you to be aware of the following important dates:

Abstract Submisson                       February 22, 2017 at 2359 PST
Abstract Acceptance                      March 8, 2017 via email to primary author
Presenter Response                       March 24, 2017 via email to CACCN National Office

 

CONTENT and PRESENTATION DEVELOPMENT

Should your abstract be selected for presentation, the Dynamics of Critical CareTM Program Planning Committee will be available to assist you in your preparations.  All presenters, regardless of experience or expertise, are invited to reach out to the committee with questions, concerns, and feedback, as you work on your final presentation. The committee can connect you with content and subject matter experts and skilled, experienced presenters, who can assist you to obtain the best impact for your topic and your session.  Feel free to contact us at Dyn17Abstracts@caccn.ca if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

We look forward to receiving your abstract for Dynamics 2017.

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