Presentation Materials / Equipment
Poster presentations are graphically illustrated, self-explanatory presentations of the findings from the research study or evidence-based intervention.
Authors illustrate their findings by displaying graphs, photographs, diagrams and text on a 4-feet-tall x 4-feet-wide poster display.
The actual poster size will be determined by the total number selected.
The final dimensions will be included in the information sent to the primary author of all accepted poster abstracts.
No product information or promotion may take place during your presentation or on your poster and no product materials may be at the poster display.
Abstracts must be relevant to the acute, critical care nursing and/or patients.
Only completed research projects are eligible.
AACN will not accept abstracts that have been previously published.
Submission of an abstract constitutes the author's commitment to present the abstract if accepted.
Abstracts can be submitted only via the AACN website.
Submission Dates & Deadline
Program planning for the conference begins approximately nine months before the event and thus requires potential presenters to submit their abstracts by a predetermined deadline.
Submissions that fail to meet these deadlines will not be considered.
Correcting a Submission
During the open Call for Research and Evidence-Based Poster Abstracts, you can make revisions to your application and abstract while the Call is still open.
Log into the Research and Evidence-Based On-line Application using your submission number.
You will see your list of abstract(s) already submitted.
Click on the title of the abstract that you wish to edit.
Make any changes within the content and resubmit abstract in full by selecting "Finish."
You will see a confirmation page with amendments.
Withdrawing Your Abstract
During the Call for Poster Abstracts, you may cancel or withdraw an abstract(s) any time during the open submission period.
Log into the On-line Application using your submission number.
You will see a list of your abstract(s) already submitted.
Click on the cancel area in front of the abstract you wish to withdraw or cancel.
The abstract will still appear in your list until the call is closed, allowing you to resubmit if you reconsider.
Submissions will be evaluated and selected using the following criteria:
Evidence-Based Solution abstracts are scored on creativity and/or innovation, clinical relevance and replication in nursing practice.
Research abstracts are scored on scientific merit, clinical relevance and data analysis.
Chapter abstracts are scored and selected based on creativity, clarity, relevance to chapters and to key initiatives of Certification, Healthy Work Environments or the Beacon Award for Excellence.
Notification of selections will be emailed to the Submitting Author no later than the first week of January of any given year.
All oral and poster presenters must register for the conference.
If you are presenting an Education Session AND a Research and/or Evidence-Based Solution Abstract, the registration discount for presentation will not apply. Because the registration for Educational Speakers is compensated, you may transfer your poster-registration discount to one of the additional authors of your abstract.
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the State Boards of Nursing of Alabama (#ABNP0062), California (#01036) and Louisiana (#ABN12).
AACN programming meets the standards for most other states requiring mandatory continuing education credit for relicensure.
AACN Staff are available for assistance for questions related to the Poster Abstracts at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org