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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Gerontological Nursing:vShaping Healthcare for those who Shaped Canada

CGNA2017: May 4-6, 2017 | Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Gerontological Nursing Association of Ontario and the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association are pleased to announce the 19th Biennial CGNA Conference to be held at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. You are invited to submit an abstract for consideration as an oral or poster presentation.

Here are some suggestions for topic focus:
• Promotion of Healthy Aging
• Aging Trends and Policy
• Education and Staff Development
• Mental Health (e.g., depression, delirium, dementia)
• Clinical Issues and Chronic Disease Management (e.g., continence, wound care, falls prevention, cardiac disease, stroke prevention, etc.)
• Gerontological Nursing Interventions - innovative approaches to care-self management support, advance care planning, palliative approaches to care
• Integration of Primary and Community Care for Seniors

Abstracts that have been published elsewhere are not acceptable for presentation. Accepted abstracts will be published in the CGNA conference abstract book.

Abstracts must be submitted through the online submission system per the instructions below. Abstracts will not be accepted by email.

Guidelines for submission

The abstract must not exceed 250 words and ideally should relate to some element of the conference theme, if possible. Please indicate if your presentation will address an area of practice, research, education or leadership. Your abstract body should contain an introduction to the topic, the problem or topic being addressed, research or investigative methods (if applicable) outcomes/pertinent ‘take home’ messages.

Criteria for evaluating abstracts
1. Relevance to conference theme
2. Innovation of work and contribution to nursing
3. Appropriateness of methods
4. Soundness of interpretations and discussion
5. Organization and clarity of writing.

Who may submit an abstract
Nurses and those from other health disciplines in gerontological practice, education, administration, and research.
Compensation for presentation

There is no compensation for presentations. All presenters are expected to register for the conference and pay the conference fee.

The aim of the conference is to foster dialogue and knowledge exchange around topics related to the conference theme. Participants are encouraged to consider one of the following formats for submission of their presentation. Please rank your preferred presentation format during the abstract submission process: oral or poster. Please note, as oral presentation spaces are limited, abstracts submitted for oral presentation will also be considered for poster presentation.

Oral Presentation
These presentations may include scholarly papers, completed research or innovation related projects. Sessions consist of 15-minute presentations, followed by a 5 minute question and answer period for each speaker (This time limit is subject to slight change, based on number of abstracts received and approved).

Poster Presentation
Posters are displayed on a board approximately 4 feet high by 6-8 feet wide. A time for presentation will be scheduled in advance by the conference organizers with the expectation that the presenter will be present to answer questions and discuss with conference participants. Posters allow presenters to participate in extended discussion with interested attendees. The purpose of poster sessions is to allow an opportunity for participants to share ideas and insights and to interact around topics of interest.

We look forward to seeing you in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s capital city. Please share this call for abstracts with all your colleagues.
Visit the conference website at
http://CGNA2017.ca to learn more about the conference.