Conference: Abstract Submission Form
Cribs for Kids® is looking for presenters for our Third National Infant Safe Sleep Conference. This conference addresses issues surrounding the importance of expanding infant safe sleep awareness; commitment to infant safe sleep education; and creating a unified infant safe sleep message. Those who may be interested in submitting an abstract might include Cribs for Kids® partners; social service agencies; pediatricians and nurses from the newborn and Neonatal Intensive Care Units of hospitals; social workers; childcare workers; Department of Public Health Maternal Child Health Personnel; Department of Health & Human Services personnel; members of Child Death Review Teams; medical examiners; coroners; police, paramedics and any other professionals who are interested in saving babies’ lives through a safe sleep initiative.
Please review the instructions and then submit your abstract information below.
Thank you for your interest.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS – December 14, 2012
Submission General Instructions:
Abstracts for the Third National Cribs for Kids® Conference ~ ABC’s of Infant Safe Sleep / Awareness, Belief and Consistency must be submitted electronically through the form below. You will not be able to save your work before it is submitted, so please consider preparing your work in a Word document prior to submitting. After submitting your abstract you will receive an e-mail confirmation that will include a copy of the abstract that you submitted. Abstract submissions will be accepted through December 14, 2012.
All who submit abstracts will receive an e-mail notification of their abstract’s evaluation by February 15, 2013. Once the selection of concurrent sessions and poster presentations is complete, we will send you an agreement contract and presenter information packet.
Review and Notification:
Abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Conference Planning Committee based on the following criteria:
- Topic is innovative and relevant to the subject of infant sleep-related deaths
- Submission is directly linked to one or more conference themes
- Time allocation and presentation content are well organized, with an accurate presentation level
- Presenter has appropriate and relevant speaking/teaching experience
- Learning objectives are measurable and achievable.
- There is likely to be significant interest in the session.
1. You must address one or more conference themes in your abstract : Infant Safe Sleep Education/Cribs for Kids®, Hospital Based Education, Bereavement, Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Investigation Training.
2. Your presentation must be consistent with the conference purpose, i.e., translating current research into evidence-based practices to enhance practitioner skills in the provision of support, advocacy and prevention services leading to the reduction of infant deaths due to unsafe sleeping environments.
Areas of Emphasis:
Abstracts are encouraged on the following topics:
Cribs for Kids® – Best Practices
Hospital-based infant safe sleep education and outreach
Sudden, unexpected infant death (SUID) and SIDS research
Bereavement care models
Integration of evidence-based practices
Ethical issues and decision making
Concurrent Workshop Session Presentations:
All concurrent sessions will be 45 minutes in length. They will be scheduled on either Tuesday, June 25 or Wednesday, June 26. We are unable to accommodate specific requests for presentation scheduling so presenters must be available to attend on either date. Concurrent session format can be lecture, experiential, demonstration, or panel discussion. You must specify the format in the abstract submission.
Presenters chosen from the “Call for Concurrent Workshop Session or Poster Presentations” will receive a $100 discount on their conference registration fee. We are unable to reimburse Concurrent Session Speakers or Poster Presenters for travel, lodging or other expenses.
Each room will be equipped with standard audiovisual equipment (laptop, projector, podium and microphone) for all concurrent presentations. The cost of any additional/alternative equipment will be the presenter’s responsibility. An easel will be provided for poster presentation displays.
Call for Concurrent Session Submission Instructions:
In order to assist in the processing of abstracts and to meet the requirements for awarding continuing education credits, submissions must include the following. Conference planners will not review incomplete, incorrect or late submissions:
- A Title for the presentation that reflects the topic or content (20 words or less)
- An Abstract of the program (maximum of 500 words)
- Completion of a Biographical Data form for each speaker
- A Presentation Description, which includes the following:
- At least three measurable learning objectives (“as a result of attending this presentation, the participant will be able to describe, discuss, define, or list…”)
- Target audience who will benefit from attending: general audience, specific professional discipline(s)
Poster presentations are designed for those projects and interests that can be effectively displayed in a visual format aided by appropriate handouts and personal interaction with the presenter. Presenters are expected to be at their posters and available for questions during specified times. Posters will be displayed during a highlighted poster networking session and reception. If your abstract is selected for a Poster Presentation your conference fees will be reduced by $100.
Areas of Emphasis:
Poster topics that relate to the conference theme and goals, and that address research and innovative programs, will be selected. Please specify the conference theme (Infant Safe Sleep Education/Cribs for Kids®, Hospital Based Education, Bereavement, Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Investigation Training) that best corresponds to your poster.
Call for Poster Presentations Submission Instructions:
To meet the requirements for awarding continuing education credits you must select one of the following:
1. Innovative Program Poster: Includes objectives, background information, description and evaluation.
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2. Research Poster: Includes objectives, introduction, methods, results, and conclusions.
You are required to submit an abstract for your poster presentation. This must include a brief description of the heading that you selected above, as well as the title and name of the poster and contact information for each author.
Conference planners will not review incomplete, incorrect, or late submissions.
Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract. The deadline to submit was December 14, 2012 so we are no longer accepting abstracts for this conference.