Annual Conference Call for Reviewers

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The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is seeking APNA members to participate in a peer review of abstracts submitted for presentation at the APNA 31st Annual Conference at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona October 18-21, 2017. Abstract reviewers evaluate submissions based upon a set of criteria and help determine which presentation formats are best suited for each abstracts' content. Nurses with generalist or advanced practice preparation are invited to apply.

Abstract reviewers must hold current APNA membership and show evidence of clinical and/or research expertise and scholarship. Nurses with generalist or advanced practice preparation are invited to apply.

Time Commitment
Members of the 2017 Scholarly Review Committee must be available to complete 6-12 abstract reviews during March 9-27, 2017. Each abstract review consists of approximately 10 ratings and a comments section and is completed using an online evaluation tool.

How to Apply
To apply to join the 2017 Scholarly Review Committee, please forward the following to Courtney Hyde ( by February 20th:

Note: If you participated on the Scholarly Review Committee last year, you do not need to reapply.

If selected to join the Scholarly Review Committee, you will be asked to review abstracts for one or more of the following presentation formats: pre-conference sessions, concurrent sessions, mini concurrent sessions, and posters. We will make every effort to assign you to abstracts based on your area(s) of expertise, as indicated on your application form - please be sure to complete this section (indicated with an *) of the application.

Application Deadline: February 20, 2017

If you have any additional questions, please contact Courtney Hyde at the APNA National Office at 571-533-1930. Deadline for RECEIPT of application for consideration as a reviewer for the 31st Annual Conference is February 20, 2017. We encourage you to apply early.

If you would like to submit an abstract to be reviewed for presentation at the APNA 31st Annual Conference, see the Call for Abstracts.

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