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Abstracts are solicited for both Research and Solutions poster presentations.
Initiatives that cross or link stakeholder groups are encouraged.

General Information

  • Accepted posters will be displayed on bulletin boards in a designated area of the Learning & Simulation Center which will be open to attendees during all Learning & Simulation Center hours.
  • Presenters of posters are requested to be available during Learning & Simulation Center receptions, luncheons, and breaks to answer questions.
  • The Congress registration price is $1,000 through March 15, 2013 and $1,145 after March 15, 2013.

Review Process

  • All abstracts will undergo review by Congress Planning Committee members.
  • Review criteria include significance of the work to the field, clarity of presentation and writing quality.
  • All decisions by Planning Committee are final.

Session Format
The format described below is a guideline for presenting the work. Abstract submitters are encouraged to explore creative and innovative formats.

  • Invited poster presentations can be no larger than 4 ft. high by 4 ft. wide.
  • Photographs, newsletters, reports and other documents are examples of items for display.
  • Posters are to be in paper format only. NPSF is not able to support posters with multimedia needs.

Please note: the NPSF conference department is not responsible for printing or assembling any poster before or during the conference.

Research Posters
These posters are intended to highlight cutting edge patient safety research. Abstracts describing research that has been implemented in a practical setting with a discussion of the challenges and barriers to implementation are encouraged. Abstracts must report on findings of recent research, not descriptions of planned research. Basic research and applied research are of equal interest.

Criteria for Selection
Research poster should be:

  1. Research that demonstrates progress in enhancing and sustaining adverse events, building resistance to failure demonstrates learning from failure.
  2. Tested to the extent possible.
  3. Practical to implement.
  4. Creative and innovative.
  5. Replicable across organizations and settings.

Basic research should:

  1. Include robust methods and data for conducting research in topics related to patient safety.
  2. If hypothesis testing, have sound statistical measures.
  3. If qualitative, use sound qualitative methods.
  4. Be replicable by others.

Solutions Posters
These posters are intended to highlight the utilization of patient safety approaches, methods and tools that result in demonstrated reductions in harm, or improved patient safety that is sustainable across all areas of health care.

Criteria for Selection
Solutions posters should be:

  1. Results oriented.
  2. Tested to the extent possible.
  3. Practical to implement.
  4. Creative and innovative.
  5. Replicable across organizations and settings.

Companies submitting solutions posters should include the results/outcomes from the use of their product in a health care setting.

The Program Committee reserves the right to determine abstract acceptance and presentation format and may suggest modifications. Posters that are not accepted will not receive feedback from the Planning Committee.The deadline for receipt of abstracts is December 28, 2012, at 5:00pm EST. All abstracts will be given final disposition and notification by the week of February 25, 2013. Please register for Congress by March 15, 2013, to receive the early bird rate.If you have any questions regarding the 2012 National Patient Safety Foundation Annual Congress Call for Research and Solutions Poster Presentations, please contact Nikki Braun in the NPSF conference department at [email protected].
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