Special Interest Sessions are oral presentations with a limited number of participants seated around a table. Special Interest Sessions allow for colleagues with similar interests to receive targeted (“pearls” )information. Each Special Interest Session will be 30 minutes long allowing for a 5-10 minute question and answer period. There will be a moderator(s) present for the Special Interest Sessions to make sure presenters begin and end their presentations on time. Participants attending the Special Interest Sessions will rotate between two presentations to qualify for CEUs. Special Interest Sessions are planned to be held without audiovisual aids.
The Fast Track format clusters similar presentations together within the 60 minute time frame. The time will be divided between the 2-3 presentations with a 10 minute Q&A period at the end. It is fast paced and presenters should provide the “pearls” of the topic. A moderator will be assigned to each cluster to help ensure that each presentation is afforded the appropriate time. For the Q&A period, the audience will be asked to submit questions in writing. It is anticipated this will help to ensure that all members in attendance will have an equal opportunity to have their questions answered.
We welcome submissions that describe an innovative approach to clinical, business, education, global service, leadership, and policy aspects of midwifery education and practice. Proposals in the following areas are sought: primary care, evidence-based practice, global health, education, business, racism and diversity issues, and policy that expand on current knowledge or introduce novel approaches to care.
Please note the following important points:
Submission Dates: The electronic system will close August 25, 2017 at 11:59PM EST
All abstracts must be submitted electronically on this site.
Abstracts that are incomplete, late or inconsistent with the format will not be considered.
The following is the content you will be required to submit for Workshops, Education Sessions, and Panel Discussions.
In keeping with the ACNM Strategic plan, abstracts for educational sessions and workshops should include, to the extent possible for your topic, health disparities, health inequities, and the role of social determinants of health, as well as the new tract racism and diversity. Here are some suggestions for how you can include this content in your abstracts:
All general abstracts submitted for oral presentation must be beyond ACNM core competencies or show new learning (new research, new models, etc.), and have appropriate documentation of references.
For Research Posters, please see below.
Posters may describe a clinical project, address elements of clinical practice that expand on current practice or introduce novel approaches to care. We welcome posters on the delivery of full scope maternity care, high risk obstetrics, gynecological issues, family planning, primary care, and pediatrics as it applies to the newborn, and behavioral and psycho-social aspects of care. We also welcome topics, which include the management of counseling and therapies for psychological conditions and challenges surrounding a woman’s life along with health promotion and disease preventing strategies. The College both supports and encourages posters that address the art and science of providing midwifery care. Political and business practice issues, public relations and development of public and private programs serving childbearing families and mothers from a grassroots to global approach are vital to the growth of our profession and our goal for improving maternal child care and the care of all women. Students are encouraged to submit posters describing scholarly projects, service learning innovations and Masters or DNP Capstones or PhD dissertations. All general posters will be considered for CE, therefore references and bios need to be submitted during the call. Please follow the general guidelines for abstract submissions.
We expect all interested presenters to submit their oral abstract or poster to a “common” site according to the track which most closely relates to their topic.
Research Abstracts will be accepted in a structured format for poster presentation or limited podium research presentation slots. During the submission process you will be asked to submit a single-spaced abstract of not more than 350 words using 12 pt. Times New Roman Font and the following headings; Purpose/Aim, Research Questions and/or Hypotheses, Significance/Background (conceptual framework if applicable), Methods (e.g. design, sampling, procedures, instruments, limitations), Findings (presentations of work in progress may use N/A for Findings), Discussion (conclusions and implications for practice, research, and/or education). Research presentation of work in progress will be accepted, however for forum presentations findings must be presented at the time of the annual meeting. Research podium presenters will have the option of having their abstract published in the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. DOR and DGH poster and podium presentations are judged events. Awards are given to the best podium, poster and student presentation of research. No honoraria are provided for DOR or DGH research podium or poster presentations.
Thank you for your interest in submitting your abstract for consideration at the ACNM Annual Meeting and Exhibition. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.