2013 Abstract and Poster Winners
The PCNA 19th Annual Symposium featured high-profile main-arena oral presentations to the top two abstract submissions. This year’s oral presentations included the following presentations in the two categories:
Data Based Research: TAI CHI ENHANCES EXERCISE SELF-EFFICACY IN OLDER STROKE SURVIVORS, presented by Ruth Taylor-Piliae, PhD, Rn, FAHA
Innovation in Patient Care: TIME IS MUSCLE: A PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN TO HELP PEOPLE RECOGNIZE ANGINA SYMPTOMS, ENCOURAGE THEM TO CALL 911 AND LEARN HANDS ONLY CPR, presented by Kim Newlin, RN, CNS, ANP-C, FPCNA.
All other accepted abstracts were presented, and judged, during a special reception on the opening night of the PCNA 19th Annual Symposium.
The first place winner in the category of data-based research was THOUGHTS AND BEHAVIORS OF WOMEN WITH SYMPTOMS OF ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES (ACS) by Leslie L. Davis, PhD, RN, ANP-BC1; Merle Mishel, PhD, RN, FAAN2; Debra K Moser, DNSc, RN, FAAN3; Noreen Esposito, EdD, WHNP, FNP2; Todd Schwartz, DrPH2; Mary Lynn, PhD2; 1 University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC; 2 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC; 3 University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
The first place winner in the category of innovation in patient care was COACHING PATIENTS TO CONTROL HYPERTENSION THROUGH A TEAM-BASED, PATIENT-CENTERED PROGRAM: THE CARDIOVASCULAR RISK CLINIC by Amy Burke, RN, BSN, Heather L. Patney, BS, Jane Haberkorn, RN, Fran Lechak, MS, RD, LDN, Judith Sullivan, CYT, Bernice Adams, LCSW, Kim Mamula, BS, MS, MBA, Marina N. Vernalis, DO, FACC, Mariam Kashani, CRNP, Darrell L. Ellsworth, BS, MA, PhD. Integrative Cardiac Health Program (ICHP) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, Windber Medical Center and Windber Research Institute, Windber, PA.
2014 Abstract Submissions
Show case your work in data-based research or innovation in patient care by submitting an abstract for presentation at the 2014 PCNA 20th Annual Symposium.
Poster Presentations will take place during the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 10
Poster winners will be announced in general sessions on Friday, April 11
Only original abstracts will be considered (not previously published or presented prior to submitting to PCNA)
Two outstanding written abstracts will be selected for oral presentations. Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author to present a poster if accepted.
All accepted abstracts will be published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
- Mentoring is available (pre-submission) for abstract authors.
Free on demand CE courses about writing strong abstracts and sharing your work
2014 Abstract Submissions Open September 4, 2013
The purpose of the poster presentations is to present original research findings and share new and innovative ideas for successful approaches to cardiovascular risk reduction and disease management. PCNA is proud to provide a forum for members and colleagues to share their ideas and best practices.
AWARDS & PUBLICATION
Two outstanding written abstracts will be selected for oral presentations. Winning abstract authors will have the option to deliver a 10-minute oral presentation to over 500 participants during general sessions.
A $250 award will be given to the most innovative and significant abstract/poster presentation in two categories:
- Data-Based Research
- Quality Improvement/Innovation in Patient Care
During the Symposium, a first, second, or third place ribbon will be placed on winning posters. All presenters and winners will be recognized during PCNA General Sessions. All accepted abstracts will be published in the Symposium Guide, on the PCNA website, and in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.
Each presenting author must submit two forms of their abstract: the first must list all authors and the second must be “blinded,” excluding author information. The PCNA Abstract Review Committee will make selections using a blind review process. In order to be accepted for review, abstracts must adhere to the guidelines set forth in the Call for Abstracts and must be received via the PCNA online submission form no later than November 1, 2013. Authors will be notified by December 15, 2013 of acceptance.