9th Annual Comprehensive Wound Care Symposium – Call for Abstracts

September 22-24, 2022

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Call for Abstracts

Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to submit your poster abstract. Present your work to peers, disseminate research, and promote evidence-based wound care practices.

Submit an abstract by: Friday, July 15 at 11 a.m. EST/8 a.m. PST

Online Abstract Submission Form

Important Deadlines

  • Abstract Submission Opens: Monday, May 2
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, July 15, 11 a.m. EST/ 8 a.m. PST
  • Notification Letters Sent: Monday, August 15
  • If your abstract is accepted, at least one author must register for the Symposium by Thursday, September 15Register here.

To submit your abstract for consideration, please complete the online submission form. Noncompliance with the instructions will result in immediate rejection. Please keep in mind the following:

  • All authors are required to submit verification of credentials and authorship. Only authors who complete this process may be included and listed authors on the abstract and subsequent poster.
  • The title for the presentation should inform the reader of the subject matter.
  • Limit the abstract to 300 words, single-spaced. Title, author, and references are not included in the word count. Please be sure that your abstract describes the work performed.
  • A minimum of three (3) patients are required (unless the case is complex or a unique situation and/or a unique technology is used) for all "Case Study" abstract submissions.
  • Images or photos will not be accepted at the time of abstract submission.
  • The abstract will be blind-reviewed, so please make sure that neither author(s) name(s) nor facility affiliations appear in the body of the abstract.
  • References are mandatory. Please list 3-5 references in appropriate citation format (AMA, MLA, etc). The number of references is restricted to no more than five (5). There is a separate area to provide references.
  • Disclosure of all sources of support is mandatory. BRAND NAMES CANNOT BE INCLUDED IN YOUR ABSTRACT – NO EXCEPTIONS. Please provide only the generic name in the body of the abstract.

Awards and certificates will be given for the following categories:

  • People’s Choice Award
  • Best Research Award
  • Best New Technology/Innovation
  • Best Case Study Award

Guidelines for Poster Development

Please review the following resources from each of the categories below:

General Poster Information

We are unable to offer ACCME, ACPE, or ANCC Contact Hours for posters that are not aligned with the following Dos and Don’ts.

Dos:

  • Authors will submit disclosure statements at the time of abstract submission.
  • Site at least three current references.
  • All recommendations for patient care in accredited continuing education must be based on current science, evidence, and clinical reasoning, while giving a fair and balanced view of diagnostic and therapeutic options.
  • All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in accredited education in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
  • If applicable, evolving topics are presented without advocating for, or promoting, practices that are not, or not yet, adequately based on current science, evidence, and clinical reasoning.
  • Only relevant relationships with ineligible companies are included in the disclosures.

Don’ts:

Educational materials that are part of accredited education (such as slides, abstracts, handouts, evaluation mechanisms, or disclosure information) must not contain:

  • Any marketing produced by or for an ineligible company (aka industry), including corporate or product logos, trade names, or product group messages.
  • Unscientific approaches to diagnosis or therapy, or recommendations, treatment, or manners of practicing health care that are determined to have risks or dangers that outweigh the benefits or are known to be ineffective in the treatment of patients.
  • Any active promotion or offers to sell products or services that serve the presenter’s professional or financial interests during accredited education.
  • Links to any ineligible company or product website.
  • Images or pictures that include products with trade or company names visible.

Common mistakes made in poster development:

  • Use of company name
  • HPI data included
  • Use of trade names instead of generic terms (including wound care products and pharmaceuticals)

All posters will be reviewed. If errors are in place that will affect ACCME, ACPE, or ANCC contact hour certification or incorrect use of terms, you will be asked to make corrections. 

ACCME, ACPE, or ANCC Contact Hour vs. Non-ACCME, ACPE, or ANCC Contact Hour Posters

Non-ACCME, ACPE, or ANCC contact hour posters are accepted abstracts submitted by an author with unresolvable relationships with ineligible companies. Having an unresolvable relationship with an ineligible company does not exclude abstracts from being accepted or able to win a merit award. It simply means that no ACCME, ACPE, or ANCC contact hours will be awarded for these abstracts due to ACCME, ACPE, or ANCC standards requiring separation between promotion and education. 

Paper/Fabric Poster Set-Up

  • All posters will be displayed as traditional posters.
  • You will be provided with a freestanding 4 feet x 8 feet poster board on which to display your materials. Do not move the location of your poster. THE POSTER DOES NOT HAVE TO BE THAT SIZE. It’s actually better if it’s smaller.
  • Materials should be on thin poster paper or fabric – anything heavier will not stay in position.
  • You will be provided with push pins for use in attaching your poster to the board.
  • Copies of the poster are the only handouts that will be permitted and should be 8 1/2 inches x 11 inches.
  • We will provide a legal-sized pocket for each poster board to place handouts.
  • No materials should extend beyond the perimeters of the board (above, below, or on the sides).
  • Please do not write or paint on the poster boards or use double-faced tape.
  • Do not leave anything on the floor near or under the poster board once it is set up. This is a safety hazard.
  • Follow the established schedule for set-up and teardown times. There will be directions in the poster hall. Any losses incurred by late teardown are the responsibility of the poster presenter.
  • Projection equipment, videotape recorders, and electrical outlets will not be available in the poster session area.

On Site Schedule

  • Poster set-up is Thursday, September 22 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • All presenting authors are required to attend the “Meet the Poster Authors” session on Friday, September 23 from 12:30 – 1 p.m.
  • Poster Merit Awards will be announced during the general session on Friday, September 23 from 3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Poster pick-up is Saturday, September 24 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. Posters must be picked up by 2:30 from the poster hall. Posters left after 2:30 will be discarded!

The Symposium Planning Committee is not responsible for missing or discarded posters.

Preliminary Poster Session Dates and Times (subject to change)

Thursday, September 22
Poster Set-Up: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Open Poster Viewing: 3 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. 

Friday, September 23
Open Poster Viewing: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Meet the Authors (must be present): 12:30 – 1 p.m.
Poster Merit Awards Announced: 3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 24
Open Poster Viewing: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Poster Pick-Up: 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Poster Merit Awards

All submitted abstracts undergo a rigorous peer review process to determine acceptance for presentation at the conference. The top scoring in each category are then peer reviewed during the event to determine merit award winners for the categories of Case Study, Practice Innovation, and Research. Awards will be announced during the General Session on Friday, September 23 from 3:15 – 3:30 p.m.