Call for Abstracts

Our Call for Abstracts is now closed. You can view this year’s Abstract Submission Guidelines as well as the Abstract Review Committee.

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Step 1: How did you improve health care quality or patient safety? We invite submissions on any topic related to providing better care for patients. Some potential areas include:

  • Creating a Culture of Quality
  • Patient and Family Centered Care
  • Clinical Improvement
  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Implementing Evidence-Based Practice
  • Illness Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Technological Innovations in Health Care
  • Leadership
  • Cost and Quality
  • Lean
  • Residential Care
  • Social Media & Health Care
  • Mobilizing and Engaging for Quality
  • Leading and Innovative Practice
  • Patient Voice
  • Sustaining Improvement

Step 2: Choose a Presentation Style Abstracts will be considered for both rapid fire presentation and storyboard display, unless otherwise indicated. Rapid Fire Presentations Rapid fire presentations are oral presentations that provide an opportunity for you to share your work and engage in short discussion with Forum participants. Presenters are allotted a total of 20 minutes: 10-12 minutes to present, followed by 6-8 minutes for questions and discussion. Presentations may be accompanied by visual slides or other media, and should meet the following objectives:

  • Showcase initiatives that improve the quality of care;
  • Present materials, ideas or strategies that will be useful to others facing similar challenges or opportunities; and
  • Motivate participants to advance the quality of care.

Storyboards Storyboards let you share your work by displaying a 4’ by 4’ poster throughout the Forum. A Storyboard Reception will be held on the evening of February 27, 2014, providing an opportunity to network and receive feedback on your work from other participants. The best storyboards, as decided by a judging panel, will receive prizes – check out last year’s winners.

Step 3: Submit Your Abstract(s) Complete the online submission form once for each abstract you’d like to submit. You can submit as many abstracts as you like. Abstracts must be written in English, no more than 300 words, and submitted by Tuesday, September 10, 2013. Check out the selection criteria to see how your abstract will be scored. Please note that, if your abstract is accepted, you will be responsible for registration and travel costs.

Selection Criteria

Abstracts will be anonymized and scored by an Abstract Review Committee consisting of clinical and non-clinical experts from across the province. Each abstract will be assigned a score out of 50 based on the following criteria:

  • CONTEXT (10): Define the context in which the work was undertaken (what unit/department/community) and outline the aim(s) of the work.
  • PROBLEM/ISSUE (10): Clearly state the problem or issue, including a description of how it was identified.
  • INTERVENTION (10): Describe 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): Describe the measurement strategy, including results.
  • CHALLENGES & LESSONS LEARNED (10): Describe any challenges faced and how they were addressed; share any lessons learned.

*Please proofread your abstract for spelling and grammatical errors and avoid the use of jargon or acronyms that may not be commonly recognized.