Call for Abstracts

PCNA invites healthcare professionals involved in innovation projects or original research related to cardiovascular risk reduction and disease management to submit an abstract for a poster presentation at PCNA's 2018 Annual Symposium in Baltimore, MD April 4-7, 2018.

The purpose of the poster session is to present original research findings and share innovative ideas for successful approaches to cardiovascular risk reduction and disease management. PCNA is proud to provide this forum for members and colleagues to share their ideas and best practices. 

Never submitted your work before? Our meeting is a great place to get started. We have a complimentary webinar on writing strong abstracts, as well as abstract mentoring for authors pre-submission.

*Only original abstracts that have not been previously published or presented prior to submitting to PCNA will be considered*

Key Dates

August 1, 2017 - Abstracts accepted
December 1, 2017 - Abstract submissions close
January 15, 2018 - Authors notified of acceptance
April 4-7, 2018 - Annual Symposium


  • Four outstanding written abstracts will be selected for oral presentations and published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.
  • Six outstanding posters will be published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.
  • All submissions will be eligible for selection to participate in a Moderated Poster Session at the Annual Symposium.
  • All presenters and winners will be recognized during General Sessions on Friday, April 6.

Submission Guidelines

Abstract Mentoring

PCNA offers all those who wish to submit abstracts the opportunity to work with the PCNA Abstract Review Committee on their abstracts before final submission. If you are interested in being mentored by a member of the committee, please fill out the form below. When your request is received, a member of the committee will reach out to you via email. Please contact the Program Assistant if you are not contacted within a week of your request.

Winning Abstract Presenter Sara Black
Poster Presenter
Poster Winner