Submission Site Walkthrough
Detailed written instructions to help you navigate the abstract submission process.
The call for abstracts is now open!
Psychiatric-Mental Health RNs and APRNs in administration, education, practice, and research are invited to share their science-based insights, projects, and scholarship. Abstracts will be peer reviewed by the APNA Scholarly Review Committee and considered for a variety of presentation formats.
Want to help review abstract submissions? Apply to join the APNA Scholarly Review Committee by February 2!
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Abstracts from all levels of practice and areas of expertise are encouraged. Abstracts undergo peer-review by three members of the Scholarly Review Committee (SRC). Please carefully read the following instructions as incomplete abstracts will not be reviewed. More detailed instructions.
For each abstract you submit, please indicate your desired presentation format(s) in order of preference:
You are welcome to submit for only one type of presentation format (i.e. poster or concurrent session) by selecting that format as your First Choice and then selecting N/A for the rest. Review the format descriptions and complete the online submission process for the selected type(s) of presentation as indicated on the abstract submission site. Abstract proposals must be submitted online by March 4, 2024, in order to be considered for review.
If you are selected to present, you are required to sign a presenter agreement which states that you will comply with the listed deadlines and presenter guidelines. Failure to meet the required deadlines and presenter guidelines may result in the cancellation of your presentation and/or loss of your presenter discount. All selected presentations will be reviewed by an APNA Nurse Planner for adherence to ANCC Commission on Accreditation NCPD provider guidelines.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
All abstracts must be submitted via the APNA online submission site. You will need to log in with your APNA username and password to begin your submission. If you do not have an APNA account, click ‘Create Account’ on the login screen to create one. Once you are logged in, go to My Dashboard to begin your submission. Detailed Instructions
Evidence-based references are required for all presentations.
When submitting your abstract proposal, be sure to: Indicate a unique choice for each presentation format. Your abstract will be reviewed based on your selections of first choice, second choice, and so on. Select N/A if you do not want your abstract reviewed under that presentation format. To submit for only one type of presentation, select that format as your First Choice and then select N/A for the rest.
To complete your abstract, press the Submit FINAL proposal button. Once your abstract proposal is submitted, you will receive an email confirmation of submission from APNA Annual Conference (email@example.com). If you do not see it, please check your junk mailbox.
If you are selected to present, you are required to sign a presenter agreement which states that you will comply with the listed deadlines and presenter guidelines. Failure to meet the required deadlines and presenter guidelines may result in the cancellation of your presentation and/or loss of your presenter discount.
If your abstract proposal has been accepted, you must confirm your presentation via the online Presenter Agreement (link in notification email) by Tuesday, April 16, 2024. If you do not respond by this date, the acceptance of your abstract proposal may be withdrawn.
** Note: As all communication, including official notifications, will be sent via email, please ensure that APNA and RQ emails are not sent to your junk mailbox. If you do not receive an email by the notification date, contact APNA directly regarding your abstract status. You will be required to confirm acceptance by April 16.
All selected presentations will be reviewed by an APNA Nurse Planner for adherence to ANCC Commission on Accreditation NCPD provider guidelines.
Abstract Submission Deadline for Pre-conference Sessions, Concurrent Sessions, Mini Concurrent Sessions, Poster Presentation proposals
Notification emails sent to all submitters.
Presentation Confirmation Response Deadline for all accepted abstract proposals (Pre-conference Sessions, Concurrent Sessions, Mini Concurrent Sessions, Poster Presentations). Confirmation response will include completing the online Presenter Agreement (link in notification email).
Program Materials Deadline for presentation slides/handouts (including the necessary disclosure and permissions information), educational design form, multiple choice post test questions & answers, and rationale for correct answers. This is required in order to present for all pre-conference sessions, concurrent sessions, and mini concurrent sessions. Program materials are submitted via the abstracts submission site (including permissions for logos/images) Instructions will be sent in late June.
Poster Program Materials Deadline – Poster presenters must upload a PDF of their poster and appropriate permissions by this date in order to be reviewed for contact hours purposes and included in the poster judging process. Submit permissions for all images used on the poster. Posters without permissions cannot be included in the Online Poster Gallery. Instructions will be sent in mid-to-late July.
Early Bird Registration Deadline – Presenters Registration Deadline for all presenters (primary presenters and co-presenters) for pre-conference sessions, concurrent sessions, mini concurrent sessions, and poster presentations.