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Call for Poster Display – Now Accepting Submissions

The Alberta Seniors Care Coalition (ASCC) invites you to participate in its inaugural Seniors Care Conference, on Saturday, April 25, 2015. This year’s conference is hosted by the Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP). The conference brings together participants who manage key issues in seniors health and will present practice-based learning sessions with a focus on seniors health, innovative models of service delivery, dementia, palliative, and end of life care. The conference will also provide opportunities to network and exchange ideas.

Modeling Best Practice Poster Display

The ASCC is pleased to showcase best practice models in the community. Show us what is working for you and your patients, and we’ll be happy to share it. We encourage you to submit a poster presentation for the Modeling Best Practice Poster Display.

Suggested Topics of Interest:

  • Transitions of care
  • Team based delivery of care
  • Innovative service delivery
  • Integrated delivery models
  • Patient Pathways/Continuity of Care

Deadline for the call has been extended to March 13, 2015.
Due to technical issues encountered with the electronic submission form, please submit your abstract using this document and send the completed form to Jody Berube.

Abstract Criteria

Abstracts should include a clear, well-written description, well-defined objectives, appropriate learning methods/style, and evaluation information. Acceptance of abstracts will be evaluated and scored based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance and importance to seniors care
  • Innovation/originality
  • Applicability/practice-based
  • Strong evaluation/results component

Dedicated poster viewing time will be scheduled into the conference program. Presenters are required to stand beside their poster during this time to interact with delegates.

Exceptional abstracts may be selected as oral presenters at the discretion of the ASCC Conference Planning Committee. Abstracts will be reviewed by a Review Committee. Selected abstracts will be featured at the conference and posted on the conference website.

When submitting an abstract, respondents will be required to indicate any conflict of interest. This includes all financial or in-kind relationships (not only those relevant to the subject being discussed) encompassing the previous two (2) years up to and including the current proposal must be disclosed.

Abstract Format

Abstracts must not exceed 350 words. The following headings must be used in your abstract and will be included in your overall word count:

  • Description: A short, general statement of the reason for the initiative or research.
  • Objective: Describe the problem and any related background and/or evidence.
  • Methods: Design, processes, and methods used.
  • Results: Provide a summary of the findings. This section should be the focus of your abstract.
  • Conclusion: Summary of results and how it impacts practice.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, March 13, 2015
Notification Date: Friday, March 27, 2015

Abstract Form Submission

Submit today for your chance to participate in the Alberta Seniors Care Conference. Please submit your completed form to Jody Berube.