Content Themes and Priorities

Abstract topics of interest address challenges leaders face as they strive to sustain healthy and empowering environments, such as:

Future workforce
Leadership development/succession planning
Transformative models of care that leverage available resources
Preparing the workforce for emerging roles across the care continuum
Use of innovation and technology to streamline work
Creation of empowering environments that result in engaged staff and leaders
Leading Ethically
Addressing Violence
Hot topics in leadership
(your choice of topic)

Presentation Methods

There are four presentation formats offered at AONE 2018.

Podium Presentation

50-min presentation, including Q&A

Poster Presentation

Two 50-min poster presentation sessions
Submit Poster

Roundtable Discussion

20-min presentation/30-min conversation
Submit Roundtable


Series of 5-min talks followed by discussion
Submit Ignite

Submitters must choose the preferred presentation format. AONE will consider the indicated preference, taking into consideration the best venue for the topic given the slots available.

Note: Ignite sessions are best suited for big ideas that will stimulate conversation. They do not need to have data or results yet. Due to the nature of the Ignite sessions, the selection process takes place in a two-step process, requiring a video submission in the second round.

Abstract Review Categories

The abstract review is a blinded process. Reviewers will score abstracts based on the following categories:

  • Relevancy

      The abstract addresses important issues facing nursing leadership that are pressing for today or necessary for the future and consistent with AONE strategic priorities. Or addresses experiences that are relevant and inspiring for others. Practical take away points are relevant.

  • Impact

      The impact on safe, quality and affordable patient care and healthy communities are clear. It should answer the questions:
      A: The impact of the program, initiative or research is clear.
      B: The abstract includes how the author/organization determined if their efforts were successful.
      C: The abstract provides a clear description of lessons learned that are meaningful to the audience

  • Evidence

      Abstract includes relevant evidence that provides support for initiative or practice.

  • Originality

      The program, initiative or research described offers innovative practices and ideas that are stimulating and challenging, soliciting thoughtful reflection on leadership practice. Initiatives have led to transformation in nursing practice and leadership.

  • Application

      Application in a variety of settings is apparent (rural, community, critical access, etc.). There is sufficient information to support how the program, initiative or research could be adopted or addressed by others. Research studies should include application and relevance for nurse leaders.

  • Cogency

      The focus of the session is clear. The abstract is detailed, specific, well organized, easy to read and offers clear implications for what a participant will gain. Objectives are meaningful and obtainable. It is clear that this meets AONE meeting attendees’ expectations for excellence.


    Abstract Requirements

    The following components must be included in each submission:

  • Presentation title

      Accurately describes the session and draws people in (limited to 8 words).

  • Abstract narrative

      Include practical takeaways for attendees addressing impact, key learning and application to other settings (limited to 500 words).

  • Learning outcome
  • Supporting evidence

      Provide a minimum of 2 pertinent literature references.

  • Keywords

      Select up to five keywords from the list provided that most closely relate to the presentation.

  • Submission fee

      $25 fee must be paid by credit card before the deadline in order for the submission to be deemed complete and submitted for review.

  • Presenter biography

      Provide a brief biography for the primary presenter and any co-presenter highlighting relevant professional experience, expertise, and/or education (limited to 100 words).

  • Key concepts

      Up to three sentences describing the session’s key concepts and the attendee’s value of participation (limited to 100 words).


    Primary Presenter Duties

    The primary presenter is responsible for:

    Obtaining all of the conflict of interest disclosures from co-presenters and including them in the online submission process.

    All communication with the AONE Annual Meeting team will be given to the primary presenter.

    Notifying all co-presenters of any additions, deletions, and changes to the program, as may be communicated by AONE.

    Ensuring that all presenters have read the abstract and agreed to be co-presenters.

    Important Dates

    Disclosure of Financial Relationships and Commercial Interests

    Presentations may not include promotional information. Participant feedback has demonstrated that this is not valued by attendees and it is not in compliance with AONE continuing education policies.

    AONE, as an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nursing Credentialing Center, must be made aware of and convey to meeting attendees all potential conflicts of interest of a presenter. Having a financial relationship with a commercial entity will not automatically disqualify you from presentation, but we must disclose that information to attendees and evaluate the possible impact on the independence of our educational content. AONE reserves the right to disqualify presentations that may be perceived as endorsing a product or service.

    Submission Deadline

    August 24, 2018
    3:00 p.m. CT

    Abstract Notification Process

    Notifications will be sent the week of November 5.  The primary presenter must accept the invitation within one week of the notification.

    Accepting the invitation confirms the commitment to attend the meeting and present. Presenters are responsible for registering for the conference and making all necessary travel arrangements. Discounted registration for accepted presenters will be available.

    Contact Information

    Contact the AONE Annual Meeting team for any questions regarding abstract submissions or notifications.

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