Submission Guidelines

ImageForWeb-AbstractChart5Step 1: Choose your improvement initiative
You can submit abstracts on any topics related to providing better care for patients. Your initiative can be an idea or a work in progress, and it does not have to be considered a success – failures provide valuable learning opportunities, too!

 

Step 2: For which event are you submitting an abstract?
This year, abstracts for the Quality Forum are divided into Sprouts and Seeds; they’re also being accepted for one of the event’s pre-Forum sessions.

Sprouts are initiatives that are underway or complete. Here is how they will be scored.

Seeds are ideas that have just been planted. Here is how they will be scored.

Physicians are invited to submit abstracts for the Joint Collaborative Committee’s pre-Forum session. Here is how they will be scored.

 

Step 3: Choose one or both presentation styles
Guidelines for rapid fire presentations and storyboards differ depending on whether you are submitting an abstract for the Joint Collaborative Committees Showcase, a Sprout or a Seed.

pre-Forum Session: February 24
Joint Collaborative Committees Showcase

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

When submitting your abstract, you will also be asked to identify whether the highest level of impact occurred at the practice, local, regional or provincial level.

Support for registration and travel costs will be provided for participants whose abstracts are accepted for the Joint Collaborative Committees Showcase.

Rapid Fire Presentations
Share your work and engage with participants during 15 minutes of presentation time followed by a 10-minute Q&A period. You can use slides or other media during your oral presentation.

Storyboards
Display a 44″ by 44″ poster throughout the pre-Forum day.

 

Quality Forum: February 25 & 26
Sprouts & Seeds

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

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

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.

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

Your presentation should meet the following objectives: showcase successes and challenges of initiatives that improve the quality of care; present emerging ideas, strategies or reflections that will be useful to others facing similar challenges or opportunities; and motivate participants to take action.

Storyboards
Display a 44″ by 44″ poster throughout the Forum. A Storyboard Reception will be held on the evening of February 25, 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.

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

 

Step 4: Submit you 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, 2015.