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Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse-Midwives

32nd Annual Coalition Conference

April 15 - 18, 2020 · Lexington, Kentucky



You may submit abstracts until 5:00 PM Eastern on May 30, 2019


  Call for Abstracts Submission Guidelines





Submission Dates:

The electronic system is now open and will close on May 30, 2019 at 5:0opm  EDT.


Notification of Acceptance/Rejection

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed by education committee members


The official notifications for ALL ABSTRACTS will be emailed after the first week in August 2019.


This will be followed by a final e-mail containing presentation date/time and will be sent by the end of September of 2019, to all accepted presenters.




The Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse-Midwives is very excited to introduce this opportunity for sharing ideas at the KCNPNM Annual Meeting.


One abstract site and submission date for all presentation formats.


All abstract submitters will have a podium or poster option.


We are actively recruiting abstracts for educational sessions, workshops, panels or poster presentation.


We invite abstract submissions for presentations on topics relevant to evidence-based APRN practice, including clinical practice topics, research, public policy, business, education and leadership.


Students are encouraged to submit posters describing scholarly projects, service learning innovations and Masters or DNP Projects or PhD dissertations.


We expect all interested presenters to submit their abstract according to the track which most closely relates to their topic.


GENERAL GUIDELINES for Abstract Submissions


The following content is required for submission. Abstracts that are incomplete, late or not consistent with the format will not be considered.


KCNPNM is committed to being a diverse and inclusive association that reflects the communities that we serve.

The following guidance is included to increase the number of presentations that reflect this commitment.


Abstracts submitted for educational sessions and workshops and in addition to general topic content and management should include (to the extent possible for your topic) discussion of health disparities, health inequities or the role of social determinants of health. Here are some suggestions for how you can include this content in your abstracts.

Briefly include one or more:

  • Define and describe health disparities and contextualize health inequities in this presentation
  • Discuss the implications of demographic trends for health inequities
  • Explain how cultural biases may shape clinical encounters
  • Address the need to assess individuals and families based upon psycho/social/cultural/political/spiritual perspective


All general abstracts submitted for oral presentation must go beyond appropriate APRN core competencies or show “new” or updated learning (updated management, guidelines, new research, new models, etc), and have appropriate documentation of references.


Include at least 5 references dated within the past five years, from peer-reviewed, refereed journals or texts are required with the abstract submission.


Topics relevant to clinical practice, research, education, health policy, leadership and business that expand on current practice or introduce novel approaches to care are sought.



Behavioral objectives

  • Clearly describe what the participant will learn as a result of attending this session.
  • Please use verbs that reflect measurable behavioral objectives. VERBS
  • Each objective must be stated in terms of learner outcome i.e: At the end of the session the participant should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge and/or skills 

In order for content to be approved for pharmacology credit, it should be designed to improve the learners’ ability to prescribe (i.e., learning objective(s) and content description include content on pharmacokinetics and clinical applications of drugs).


Learning objectives EXAMPLES



  1. Review the use and guidelines for benzodiazepine and other antianxiety medications(40 mins)
  2. Review the literature of benzodiazepine use and DEA prescribing guidelines (20mins)
  3. To determine treatment locations for geriatric addictions(10 mins)


Content Outline Inclusion

  • The outline and the objectives must support each other and be directly related
  • Briefly describe topics discussed for each objective in fields following objectives
  • Estimate the pharmacology minutes of the session

Related content notes must include time spent on activity and number of minutes spent on pharmacology. 


Example of objectives/outline


1. Develop a protocol for assessing the menopausal woman according to current guidelines from the North American Menopause Society, National Osteoporosis Foundation, US Preventive Services Task Force, ACOG, and the American Academy of Physicians, including screenings:

  • cervical cancer screening
  • breast cancer screening
  • osteoporosis screening
  • screening for other conditions (e.g. other cancers, diabetes, thyroid issues, depression)



Review of submissions


The Program Sub-committee will conduct a peer review of all abstracts after the submission deadline.


Abstract submitters must adhere to the following:


KCNPNM reserves the right to cancel a presentation based on noncompliance at any point on any issue including failure to return signed presenter agreement.


The individual submitting the abstract is considered the primary contact. All correspondence about the abstract will be emailed to the primary contact person. The primary contact person is responsible for providing any communication details to the other presenters.


The submission of an abstract does not guarantee participation in the program.


KCNPNM is a noncommercial forum. Under no circumstances may a session be used as a place for direct promotion of a presenter's product, service, or monetary self-interest. Sales pitches disguised as presentations will not be considered.


Presenters do not need to be KCNPNM members in order to submit an abstract.


All workshops will be identified as half day (3 hours) or full day (6 hours).


Education session presentations will be 90 minutes. 


Regardless of KCNPNM’s decision to accept your abstract, we will notify all presenters of the results. If a presentation abstract is selected, information regarding important deadlines and requirements will be provided to the primary speaker.


Poster presentations are judged events. Awards will be given to the best poster presentation.



Podium Presenters will receive an honorarium or expense reimbursement or registration fee waiver.


Poster Presenters will receive complementary registration for the day posters are presented.


If abstract is accepted, presenter(s) agree to:

  • ALL primary presenters must return a signed presenter agreement.
  • Provide handouts in electronic format for electronic distribution to attendees.
  • Permit KCNPNM to provide their contact information to attendees.
  • Appear any day KCNPNM assigns Concurrent Sessions.




Questions: Deborah Karsnitz, DNP, CNM, APRN   edu.c@kcnpnm.org 


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