The Conference Committee welcomes abstracts addressing topics related to the conference theme and focusing on AI/AN research-related activity consistent with the five described tracks. We invite abstracts from a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, and we are interested in a diversity of (inter-)national, regional, and local perspectives. Submissions by researchers, health care practitioners, health systems experts, and doctoral students engaged in research are welcome. Researchers from all organizational and institutional types (health service providers, governmental agencies, Tribal Colleges and Universities and other institutions of higher education) are encouraged to submit abstracts. We particularly welcome new scholars and members of AI/AN Tribes and other Indigenous populations interested in creating and engaging with a community of scholars through participation in the annual NNHRT conference.
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The conference will have five tracks, which are described below. Examples of types of questions that could be considered for each track are included; however, these should not be considered exclusionary. They are intended only to be illustrative.
Conference Registration: All presenters are required to register for the conference and will be provided a registration fee waiver. Please register no later than August 5, 2017.
Submission deadline: All abstract materials must be submitted and received no later than 11:59 p.m. CDT on July 15, 2017.
Types of Presentations & Submissions: Abstracts may be submitted for a podium presentation, either as an individual presenter or panel presentation, or a poster presentation.
Abstract selection and notification: The NNHRT Conference Abstract Selection Committee (Committee) will review abstracts and assign the presentation date and time for each accepted podium-individual presenter or podium-panel presentation, and poster presentation on the conference schedule. The Committee reserves the right to accept abstracts as a podium-individual presenter, podium-panel presenter(s) or poster presentation.
If your abstract is selected for presentation, you will be notified by email with the presentation date and time. The notice will be sent to the presenting author of each abstract. If the study has more than one author, the contact person is responsible for sharing this information with their coauthor(s).
Conference Registration: All presenters are required to register for the conference and to pay the applicable registration fee no later than August 5, 2017. If the primary author is unable to attend the conference and has made arrangements for someone else to present the paper or poster, that person must register for the conference and pay the applicable registration fee.
Podium Session: Session consisting of presentations of completed research, projects/best practices, methodology papers, and theory development/conceptual analysis papers. There are two types of podium sessions:
Poster Session: A visual display of work completed or in-progress. In-progress research will be considered only for poster presentations. Individual abstracts and panel abstracts are eligible for poster sessions. Panels will be allocated one poster space for each abstract, plus the overview.
General Abstracts of all papers should reflect or include:
In addition, the Committee will use the following specific criteria when selecting abstracts for podium or poster sessions:
Research papers (including instrument development, other methodological studies and research-based best practices)*:
Theory Development/Concept Analysis papers:
Project/Best Practices papers:
Additional Selection Criteria for Panel Sessions: Each panel abstract will be rated as a whole, and each paper in the panel must be scored high enough to be accepted. One low scoring paper will result in a panel being rejected. The Committee (or a Track Subcommittee assigned by the Committee) will score panels in accordance with the following criteria:
*A word about Literature Reviews as Research: To assist abstract submitters, the Committee offers this additional information:
The paper has not been presented or accepted for presentation at a regional or national meeting or accepted for publication by the abstract submission deadline.
Research, projects/best practices, and theory development/concept analysis undertakings must be completed by the abstract submission deadline to be eligible for podium presentation either as individual papers or as part of a panel. However, these papers will automatically be considered for poster presentation.
In-progress research or projects are eligible for poster presentation.
Completed research, projects, and theory development/concept analysis papers are also eligible for poster presentation.