Call For Abstracts
Quality Forum 2013 Abstract Submission Guidelines
Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract to Quality Forum 2013: Inspiring Improvement.
The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council is pleased to invite you to join us, along with participants from all across BC, in celebrating successes, addressing challenges and identifying strategies for advancing the quality of health care. By bringing together clinicians, policy and decision makers, quality improvement leaders, patients, researchers, administrators and executive team members we are creating an opportunity to share knowledge and discuss ideas.
Abstracts must be written in English, no more than 300 words, and submitted online through the qualityforum.ca website by 2359 PST on Friday, September 14th, 2012.
We invite submissions on any topic related to improving quality of health care. Some potential areas might include:
Applicants are asked to indicate their preference for consideration of a Rapid Fire Presentation or Storyboard, or both.
Rapid Fire Presentations
Rapid Fire Presentations provide an opportunity for participants to share their work and to engage in short discussion with Forum participants. Presenters will be allotted a total of eighteen minutes; ten minutes to give a formal presentation, followed by eight minutes of questions and discussion. Rapid fire presentations may be accompanied by visual slides or other media.
Storyboards offer an excellent opportunity for sharing your work as well as gathering detailed feedback and reporting on results. Storyboards will be displayed on a 4’ by 4’ display board in a designated area and will be available for viewing throughout the conference. In addition, a Storyboard Reception will be held on February 28, 2013.
Abstracts will be assigned a score out of 50 based on the following criteria:
|CONTEXT (5)||Clearly defined aim, including the context in which the work was undertaken (what unit/department/ community).|
|PROBLEM/ISSUE (10)||Problem or issue is clear, including a description of how it was identified.|
|INTERVENTION (10)||Description of the activities undertaken to respond to the problem or issue, including a description of how changes were tested and implemented, and who was involved.|
|MEASUREMENT (10)||Description of the measurement strategy, including results.|
|CONTRIBUTION TO FORUM (5)||Clear articulation of how the submission relates to Forum objectives, with a focus on improving quality in one or more areas of care.|
|LESSONS LEARNED (5)||Statement of key lessons learned.|
|COHERENCY & READABILITY (5)||Clear language, avoidance of abbreviations that are not commonly recognized and submission is free of spelling and grammatical errors.|
By submitting an abstract to Quality Forum 2013: Inspiring Improvement, applicants permit the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council to publish their abstracts for all Forum activities and promotion, including on the Forum website and in program and agenda materials.