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2018 PENS Call for Abstracts for Poster Presentation

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Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society (PENS)
31st PENS National Conference
Bonita Springs, Florida

​ ​ Submission Deadline Extended To December 1, 2017​


The Research Committee of the Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society (PENS) invites you to develop an abstract to be considered for poster presentation at the annual conference, May 16-19, 2018 in Bonita Springs, Florida.  Step up your game by submitting an abstract- All accepted abstracts will be published in an online issue of Journal of Pediatric Nursing! Abstracts are being solicited in the following four categories:

  •     Nursing Research

  •     Case Presentation

  •     Product-Based Research

  •     Informational


The Research Committee will be soliciting abstracts from the nursing research poster category to be presented as podium presentations in the Research General Session at the conference. If you are submitting an abstract under the nursing research category and are interested in a podium presentation, please indicate this on your application.


Frequently Asked Questions​

Who can submit a poster?

You (or you and a team). One of the authors must be a member of PENS at the time of submission of the abstract.


Is there a special format that I must use to write my abstract?

Yes. See the attached abstract guidelines. Please use the listed headings in the correct order. Previous PENS poster abstracts in all four categories are available online in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing.


What happens if my abstract is accepted for poster presentation?

Poster specifications and criteria for poster judging will be included in your acceptance letter. Authors of accepted abstracts will display a poster at the national conference in May 2018. Submitting an abstract signifies your commitment to present a poster should it be accepted.


What happens if my abstract is accepted for podium presentation?

Presentation specifications will be included in your acceptance letter. Authors of accepted abstracts will give a podium presentation at the national conference in May 2018. Submitting an abstract signifies your commitment to give an oral presentation should it be accepted.


What is the submission deadline?

Abstracts must be received by December 1, 2017. Use this link for submission: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018CallforAbstracts​.


Submission Guidelines​

  1. One of the authors of the poster must be a member of PENS at the time of submission.

  2. Select an abstract category and follow the associated abstract guidelines.

  3. Abstracts must be submitted online. If you do not receive e-mail acknowledgment of the abstract within three business days of submission, please call the PENS Executive Office Toll Free: 877-936-7367.

  4. Since reviews are blind, please do not include any identifying information in the body of the abstract. 

  5. All abstracts must be received by December 1, 2017.

  6. Eight Conference Reimbursement Scholarships (up to $1,000.00 of conference expenses reimbursed) are available to accepted poster authors by application only. Applications open with conference registration.

For questions/guidance, contact Carol Howe, carol.howe@tcu.edu or any member of the Resea​rch Committee.


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Abstract Guidelines


Nursing Research (poster or podium presentation)

Research abstracts describe original research, evidence based practice projects, or quality improvement projects. ​

General Format

  • Not to exceed 350 words
  • 12-point font size
  • Title-in Title Case

Body of Abstract (use these headings)

  • Background (brief description of what is known about research question or what prompted you to do EBP or QI project)
  • Aims (purpose of study or purpose of the EBP or QI project)
  • Methods (design/study protocol or describe steps to EBP or QI project)
  • Results (synopsis of data)
  • Conclusions (summary of findings)
  • Clinical Implications (including relevance to pediatric endocrinology nursing practice)

Case Presentation

Abstracts of case presentations are an analysis of a particular clinical case used as a basis for drawing conclusions in similar situations.

General Format

  • Not to exceed 350 words
  • 12-point font size
  • Title-in Title Case

Body of Abstract (use these headings)

  • Patient Demographics
  • Clinical Presentation
  • Relevant Past History (may include relevant family history)
  • Evaluation (studies/assessment)
  • Interventions (physiologic or psychosocial)
  • Discussion/Recommendations (including relevance to pediatric endocrinology nursing practice)

Product-Based Research

Product-based research abstracts are authored by industry representatives, or are commercially sponsored, to disseminate research related to products relevant to the pediatric endocrinology nursing community.

General Format​

  • Not to exceed 350 words
  • 12-point font size
  • Title-in Title Case

Body of Abstract (use these headings)

  • Background (brief description of what is known about research question)
  • Aims (purpose of study)
  • Methods (design/study protocol)
  • Results (synopsis of data)
  • Conclusions (summary of findings)
  • Clinical Implications (including relevance to pediatric endocrinology nursing practice)

Informational

Informational posters are developed for the benefit of imparting specific knowledge concerning a topic of interest.

General Format

  • Not to exceed 350 words
  • 12-point font size​
  • Title-in Title Case

Body of Abstract (use these headings)

  • Background

  • Purpose

  • Description of topic (e.g., disorder, research or clinical practice methodology, nursing intervention, project, or resource evaluation [may include a literature review])

  • Clinical Implications (including relevance to pediatric endocrinology nursing practice)

Do not include references in your abstract.

Include references and a disclosure statement of any conflicts of interest on the posters.

Submit poster abstracts 10/09/17- 12/01/17 online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018CallforAbstracts.


The Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society functions to provide information relating to pediatric endocrinology nursing. Material presented at the national conference, available on the website, or provided in any printed materials must be of professional quality and demonstrate an absence of commercial conflict of interest or bias and proprietary or prejudicial/biased commentary. Anecdotal observations should be limited in their scope and not presented as proven fact. It is inappropriate to endorse or imply endorsement of any specific product or service.

For further information or questions, contact the PENS Executive Office at:

Phone: 913-222-8635 or 913-222-8629       Fax: 913-222-8606

Email: PENS-Education@kellencompany.com