ACPAN welcomes abstracts from individuals and groups willing to share their clinical practice ideas, education, research or experiences to be presented at this years National Conference being held in Melbourne 18th & 19th October 2019.
Abstract Submission Guidelines
Abstracts will be considered for oral and poster presentation. Suggested themes for the ACPAN 2019 Annual Conference programme are:
- Education: Preparation for perianaesthesia specialty practice, new employee introduction/retention methods, E – learning approaches for staff and patients, professional development.
- Clinical Practice: Pre-anaesthesia care, anaesthetic nurse practice, post anaesthesia care, recovery programs, optimal practices for paediatric/adult/advanced age patients, surgical specialty group initiatives, pain management strategies, complex case management, surgical site infection prevention, quality assurance programs/methods.
- Research and Evidence-Based Practice (EBP): Qualitative research findings, quantitative research findings, examples of EBP implementation.
- Quality and Safety Management: Staff safety, patient safety approaches, nurse/patient ratios, patient flow solutions, innovative staff scheduling methods, quality improvement programs, staff retention.
- All submissions must be in English.
- Abstracts should not have been published in any English language medical or nursing peer reviewed journal, and in general should not have been presented at more than one meeting from which such publications arise. Studies with substantial changes in methodology and/or with substantial additional data may be submitted, presented and published a second time, but rewritten abstracts on the same study should not.
- Only the Presenting Author must submit the abstract.
- All communications regarding your abstract submission will be sent to the email address you enter when submitting, and should be the email address which belongs to the main author who will be presenting at the Conference.
Format and Fonts:
- Abstracts MUST be submitted in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx).
- Abstracts are limited to a maximum of 300 words. The title, author lists and affiliations do not count towards the word count.
- Text must be single spacedand in Arial 10 point font.
- Text must not contain subheadings, underlines or bold type.
- Author(s) name(s) (title, first name, surname). Underline the surname of the lead/presenting author.
- Include affiliation(s), state and country of origin.
Abstracts Structure and Content:
- Abstracts are required to contain brief but complete statements of: Introduction, Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusion(s).
- Abstracts containing graphs, diagrams, or complex tables will not be accepted. Simple tables are acceptable.
- References are not to be included.
- Any abbreviations must be spelt out on first use. The template lists the font details for the abstract.
- The text should not contain statements alluding to results or conclusions not presented in the text; abstracts stating “will be discussed”, “will be described” or “will be presented” will be rejected.
- Abstracts must be written in the past tense, stating what was done, not what is being, should or will be done.
- Use only standard abbreviations (“Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals”). Non standard abbreviations should be kept to a minimum and defined in parentheses in the text.
- Use International System of Units except for pressure; use cmH2O or mmHg with kPa units in brackets (optional).
- Acknowledgment of supporting institutions may be made at the end of the text.
- Submitting an abstract does NOT automatically register you as a Conference delegate.
- Accepted presenting authors will be required to pay and register for the Conference by the end of Early Bird registration. Failure to pay will result in the abstract being withdrawn
- If the presenting author is unable to attend the Conference, please notify us of an alternative presenter or withdraw the abstract. Any alternative presenter must also register for the Conference.
- All communications regarding your abstract submission will be sent to the email address you enter when submitting, which should belong to the main author who will be presenting at the Conference.
The closing date for submissions is 30th April 2019.
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