PCNA 6th Biennial Conference - Poster Submission

Call for Abstracts - Poster Submission

The Conference Program Committee is inviting abstracts for the 6th Palliative Care Nurses Australia Conference "From Foundation to Future" to be held in Canberra on the 11th and 12th September, 2016. With this theme in mind, the Scientific Committee encourages poster submission of abstracts reporting on in-progress or completed nursing research studies.

Poster Abstracts are invited for submission under one of the following categories:

  • Populations
    • Aged, acute and primary care populations
    • Neonatal, paediatric, adolescences and young adults
    • Australian Aboriginal and other culturally and linguistically diverse populations
  • Evidence-Based Practice
    • Education: Nurse, Patient, Family/Carer
    • Evidence Quality and Safety
  • New Horizons
    • Models of care and novel partnerships
    • E-health and novel digital applications
    • Death literacy and community engagement
    • Role innovation and advanced practice
    • Arts in health

Important Dates:

  Submission Deadline   15 August 2016
  Authors Notified of Acceptance   19 August 2016
  Author Registration Deadline     26 August 2016
  Early Bird Registration Deadline   8 July 2016
  Poster PDF Submission Deadline   31 August 2016

Abstract Submission Guidelines & Frequently Asked Questions

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Click here for Poster Presentation Guidelines

Preparation of Abstract:
Abstracts are to be prepared according to the following guidelines:

  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts that may be submitted by an individual.
  • The presentation is to be evidence or practice based with practical application.
  • It is a condition of having your abstract accepted and included in the Conference Program that you are a registered and paid delegate. The presenting author(s) will be required to register for the Conference by 26 August 2016, in order to ensure their abstract is included in the final program.
  • Only abstracts submitted online will be accepted.
  • Submission constitutes consent to publication of the abstract in the Conference Proceedings publication, which will be uploaded to the PCNA website.
  • Following acceptance of the abstract, poster presentations are to be submitted online, in A4 PDF format, by 31 August 2016, so that they can be uploaded to the PCNA website following the conference. Instructions for online submission will be sent to successful authors.

Abstract Format:
Abstracts are to be no more than approximately 320 words including sub-headings (2150 characters including spaces - exclusive of title, author(s) names, institutional affiliation(s)).

Abstracts are to be written using the following sub-headings:

  • Introduction/Background/Significance
  • Aims/Objectives/Hypothesis/Goals or Problem
  • Approach/Methods/Procedure
  • Results/Findings/Outcomes
  • Discussion/Implications for practice
  • Conclusion
  • Conflict of interest (where applicable)
  • Funding acknowledgement (where applicable)

Abstracts are to be free of typographical and grammatical errors as they will be published as submitted.

Abbreviations are to be avoided. Where considered appropriate, any abbreviation should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.

Please provide a short biography of no more than approximately 150 words (1050 characters with spaces) of the presenting author(s) with your submission.

In-progress research is eligible for a poster presentation.

You should keep all emails sent to you regarding your abstract submission. Once you have made your submission, you can return and edit it until the closing date for submission (15 August 2016). After this date, no amendments will be permitted.

It is the responsibility of submitting authors to verify that their submission has been received. You will be sent an automated confirmation email to confirm receipt of your submission. If you do not receive this confirmation, please contact Erin Rapson at Conference Online.

Name: Erin Rapson
Company: Conference Online
Phone: 07 5580 8677
Email: pcna@conferenceonline.com.au

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