Important Information for Submitting an Abstract
To Get Started
- Read the Abstract Submission Policies. This information should help you determine if the PCNA Annual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium is a good fit for your abstract.
- Read the Abstract Submission Guidelines. These details outline the submission content that will be requested.
Awards & Publication
- Two outstanding written abstracts (one in each category) will be selected for oral presentations. Winners will receive a $250 award and deliver a 10-minute oral presentation to participants during the program.
- During the Symposium, a first, second, or third place ribbon will be placed on winning posters. A $250 award will be given to the first-place winners in each category.
- Both oral presenters and all first, second and third place winners will be recognized during General Sessions and published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.
- September 4, 2020: Call for Abstracts opens
- December 4, 2020: Call for Abstracts closes
- January 27, 2021: Authors notified of decision
- April 8-9, 2021: Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium
- Only original abstracts will be considered (not previously published or presented prior to submitting to PCNA)
- Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author to present a poster at PCNA’s 27th Annual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium.
- Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by each author to sign a copyright transfer to the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.
- Any author may not be the first author on more than one submission.
- Any investigator may not present more than two posters.
- Industry representatives (i.e. from device/pharmaceutical/food companies) cannot be the first author on any submitted abstracts.
- Industry-related presenters may have a post in the General Poster Sessions but are not eligible for being published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing or providing an oral presentation.
- The deadline for submission is December 4, 2020. Submissions received after this date will not be accepted for review.
- In the full abstract, please list full names, followed by degrees/credentials, employer, phone, fax and city/state for each author.
- Be sure that street address, zip code, and grant support are NOT listed in abstracts.
- The abstract itself may not exceed a word count of 300, including tables. The 300-word limit does not include the title or author(s) information.
- Original Research and Innovative Projects must have empirical evidence. PCNA will not accept case studies and literature reviews.
- When using abbreviations, spell out in full in the first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses.
- Check accuracy of spelling, grammar, and punctuation: your poster abstract will appear in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing exactly as you submit it. Thus, any errors, misspellings, incorrect hyphenations, or deviations from good grammatical usage will appear in the published abstract.
- If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation within 24 hours after submitting your abstract online, it is your responsibility to contact the PCNA National Office to make sure we have received your submission.
The PCNA Abstract Review Committee will make selections using a blind review process.
Grading Criteria for Each Category
Including research that reports data from existing data sets or original basic, clinical, or population-level research.
Innovation in Patient Care
Including, but not limited to, quality and process improvement projects, patient education/counseling programs, and creative approaches to patient and system-focused programs
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