Call for Posters

OAAPN Statewide Conference
October 21-23, 2021 – Hyatt Regency, Columbus, OH



We invite you to submit your abstract for a poster presentation at the upcoming OAAPN Statewide Conference on October 21-23, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio. All abstracts must convey relevance to advanced practice nursing. Be sure your abstract submission is complete at the time of submission, as only COMPLETE submissions will be peer-reviewed and considered. 

New this year – Top-ranked posters will be invited to present as a podium rapid-fire presentation on Friday, October 22 from 3:30-4:30pm, in addition to the poster session held Thursday, October 21.

  1. Primary Author’s name, credentials, degrees and contact information
  2. Primary Author’s expertise and training specific to your project proposal
  3. Sponsoring organization or institution
  4. Names, credentials and contact information for any additional authors
  5. Poster Title
  6. Your poster proposal in 500 words or less. MAKE SURE your abstract/proposal meets the guidelines and criteria below!
  7. The learner’s objective in viewing your poster. This is required.

Guidelines for Proposals

  1. Three categories of poster presentations will be held. Abstracts/proposals should be submitted for the category reflecting the poster’s content.
    • Educational posters-Leadership, advocacy, ethics, education,
      public policy
    • Evidence-based practice posters
    • Research posters
  2. No identifiable information should be included in the abstract/proposal section-authors, affiliations, locations.
  3. Abstract/proposal length maximum: 500 words.
  4. Editing will not be done by OAAPN.
  5. It is the responsibility of the first author to ensure that all copyrights and disclosures are satisfied and accurate.

Criteria for Review: 

Each criteria will be evaluated and scored: Excellent=3, Good=2, Acceptable=1, Not acceptable=0

Criteria for Educational Posters:

  1. Title
  2. Purpose and Rationale
  3. Program Development
  4. Program Implementation
  5. Outcomes
  6. Evaluation

Criteria for Evidence-Based Project Posters:

  1. Title
  2. Problem/Issue Background and Rationale
  3. Critical Appraisal of Evidence
  4. Project/EBP Practice Change Description
  5. Evaluation
  6.  Implications for Practice

Criteria for Research Posters:

  1. Title
  2. Background and Significance
  3. Purpose
  4. Method
  5. Results – Discussion
  6. Conclusions

Deadline to Submit: The deadline has been extended to June 25, 2021.

Acceptance Notification: The first author of the abstract will be notified via email by July 1, 2021, of the OAAPN committee’s decision. Poster presenters will be responsible for their own expenses related to attending the poster presentation.

The poster session will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency and Columbus Convention Center from 5:30-7:00pm. Poster presenters are expected to set up posters ahead of time and be available during the entire session for discussion of their work. Poster presenters are expected to remove their poster following the close of the poster session.

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