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Abstract Submission Process
The NPUAP invites you to submit an abstract for a poster presentation at our 2020 Annual Conference: Sharpening our View on Pressure Injury.
We welcome abstracts that support the NPUAP mission to improve patient outcomes in pressure injury prevention and management through education, public policy and research.
Note that there is no fee to submit an abstract but if your abstract is accepted, you must register for the Conference and pay the appropriate fee.
Dates & Deadlines
Please read all information below before proceeding to the submission page. You can also click here to download a PDF containing all the information on this page.
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We invite high-quality posters involving pressure injury research that will be considered for the following 5 categories:
1) Clinical Research
2) Case Study / Case Series
3) Bench or Laboratory Research
4) Evidence Based Research or Quality Improvement
5) Educational Strategies
Further clarification of each category can be found below with the submission forms. Please read all terms & conditions before submitting.
B. Abstract evaluation
Poster abstracts will be evaluated through a blind review process on the following criteria:
C. Reasons for rejection
All abstract rejections are final and at this time, we do not offer an appeal process. However, below are some reasons for which an abstract may be declined. Please consider these reasons:
D. Steps if accepted
Accepted abstracts will be published in the Conference Proceedings and on the NPUAP Website (pending author permission).
Your poster may be considered for an award based on the final score it has been given by the evaluators. Awards will be presented in the following categories:
1) Student - Still classified as a student on the abstract submission deadline. You will need to provide your student advisor's name and phone number.
2) Young investigator - Within 5 years of degree. You need to provide your graduation date, program, and degree received.
3) Best overall contribution to the field of pressure injury prevention and treatment
4) The Charlie Lachenbruch Award - This is a non-monetary award for industry members whose poster demonstrates contribution to the science of pressure injury prevention and treatment.
Your poster may be considered to be presented at the podium based on the final score it has been given by the evaluators. This process is also done by a blind, peer reviewed process by judges who are experts in the field. Generally, four posters are accepted for podium presentations. While oral presentations are presented during the conference, oral presenters are not viewed as "conference presenters."
If your poster is accepted for an oral presentation, NPUAP will send you presentation guidelines that include use of a slide template that distinguishes your presentation as a "poster award winner." You will:
Poster presentation specifics
E. Additional guidelines
F. Ready to Submit?
Make sure you have first read all of the above terms & conditions.
You will be required to submit:
Please select the most appropriate category for your research below and fill out the linked abstract submission form:
1) Clinical Research - Research on pressure injuries involving patients or data from patients with the intent to better understand the condition of pressure injuries. Types of pressure injury clinical research can include experimental, quasi-experimental, observational, or qualitative designs.
Your abstract should include: Background, Purpose, Methodology, Results, Conclusion
2) Case Study / Case Series - Descriptive study based on singular or grouped uncontrolled observations of patients (case series-minimum of 3) or singular report of one unusual case on an individual patient (case reports).
Your abstract should include: Background and Aim(s), Case Description(s) and interventions (if applicable), Results, Conclusion
3) Bench or Laboratory Research - Pressure injury research involving cells/tissue from animals, humans or animal models.
Your abstract should include: Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion
4) Evidence Based Research or Quality Improvement - Evidence of Clinical Practice Guideline implementation by a conducted QI project (typically doesn’t involve extensive literature reviews and are usually specific to one facility), or an EBP project (integrates the best available research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values to improve outcomes).
Your abstract should include: Background, Methods (include PICO question & EBP model utilized), Results, Implications for Practice
5) Educational Strategies - Projects conducted to improve staff or patient / family pressure injury knowledge ideally employing pre-post testing--education methods.
Your abstract should include: Project Description, Intended Audience, Methods, Results, Conclusions