Submission Guidelines

Step 1: Choose your project

You can submit abstracts on any topic related to providing better care for patients. Projects can be ideas or works in progress, and they do not have to be considered successful – failures provide valuable learning opportunities, too!

Please note that participants whose Sprouts and Seeds abstracts are accepted for presentation will be responsible for their travel and registration costs to attend the event.

Step 2: Is it a Sprout or a Seed?

Sprouts are initiatives that are underway or complete.

Seeds are meant to describe ideas that have just been planted.

Here is how they will be scored.
Step 3: Choose one or both presentation styles

Abstracts will be considered for both rapid fire presentation and storyboard display, unless otherwise indicated.

Rapid Fire Presentations
Share your work and engage with participants during 10 minutes of presentation time followed by an 8 minute Q&A period. You can use slides or other media during your oral presentation.

Your presentation should meet the following objectives: showcase successes and challenges of initiatives that improve the quality of care; share emerging ideas, issues and strategies; and motivate participants to take action.

Presenters will be asked to cover key touch points during their 10 minutes of presentation time.

Display a 44″ by 44″ poster throughout the Forum. A Storyboard Reception will be held on the evening of March 2, providing an opportunity to network and receive feedback on your work from other participants. The best storyboards, as decided by a judging panel, win prizes – check out last year’s winners.

Step 4: Submit your abstract(s)

Complete the online submission form once for each abstract. You can submit as many abstracts as you like, and don’t forget to view the abstract selection criteria first. Abstracts must be written in English, no more than 300 words, and submitted by September 9, 2016.