2019 Call for Abstracts

Deadline for Submission is June 1, 2019

The AVAHO Program Planning Committee is pleased to announce the call for abstracts for our meeting in Minneapolis, MN September 20 – 22. 

Abstract submission must be completed via the link above.

Abstracts must relate to one of the following categories:


  • Clinical Trials

  • Laboratory Research

  • Translational Research

  • Descriptive Study

  • Qualitative Study

Quality Improvement

Clinical Practice

  • Best Clinical Practice Exemplar

  • Case Study

  • Disease Management

  • Palliative Care (non-research)

  • Survivorship (non-research)

  • Symptom Management (non-research)     

Program Initiatives

  • Workflow

  • Infrastructure

  • Workforce

Evidence Based Practice

Projects in Progress

  • Important programs and projects that are not yet completed but may be relevant to members of AVAHO

Note:  Projects in Progress may also be submitted but will not be eligible for any award.  See the abstract submission instructions for additional information. 

The first author is considered the primary author, is responsible for the content and integrity of the project, and will serve as the contact person by the AVAHO administrator and Planning Committee.  Authors may submit more than one abstract; however, they may be first author on only one abstract.  At least one author must be a member of AVAHO.  One author must present the abstract at the meeting.  Accepted abstracts will be published in a special edition of Federal Practitioner.

Instructions for completing abstracts are located on the AVAHO website.  Applicants are encouraged to review this information prior to developing the abstract. So that continuing education credits can be awarded for the poster session, all authors must complete relevant disclosure forms as delineated on the abstract submission form. 

All abstracts will be scored by a blind-review process.  Data from for-profit or industry sources are not permitted.  Abstracts should be free from commercial bias; promotional abstracts will not be accepted. 

WARNING:  The electronic poster session was viewed very favorably by attendees last year and will be used again this year.  This requires more logistic hurdles and thus, the June 1 submission deadline is firm. 

Deadline for submission is:  June 1, 2019.


Please review the following instructions as you prepare your abstract.

Abstracts should not exceed 350 words, excluding title.  Titles should not exceed 300 characters.  Authors’ names and institutions should not be included in the title or abstract but are to be submitted elsewhere in the submission.  Illustrations, tables or bullet points are not permitted.


The following categories of abstracts are suitable for submission:

  • Research (e.g., clinical trials, laboratory studies, translational studies, descriptive studies, qualitative studies)

  • Evidence-Based Projects

  • Quality Improvement Projects and initiatives

  • Clinical Practice (e.g., best clinical practice exemplar, case study, disease management, palliative care (non-research), survivorship (non-research), symptom management (non-research)

  • Program Initiatives (e.g., workforce, infrastructure, workflow)

  • Projects in Progress

Authors must identify which category is appropriate for your abstract.  Select ONLY one 


Research, Evidence-Based Projects, and Quality Initiative Abstracts must address the following areas:

  • Purpose of the project

  • Relevant background – why is this a problem? What does the literature tell us?

  • Methods - what did you do to conduct the study/project?

  • Data analysis – what statistical tests were used?

  • Results – what did the data reveal?

  • Implications – how might these data be used to change practice or guide further research? 


Clinical Practice/Program Initiative Abstracts should address the following areas:

  • Thorough description of the clinical presentation or situation

  • Synthesis of relevant literature

  • Description of intervention(s) provided

  • Outcome of the intervention/situation

  • Implications for practice (clinical/administrative)


Projects in Progress are available for presenters to disseminate information about programs/projects that may be important to AVAHO members but are not yet completed.  These abstracts should address the following areas:

  • Background, describing the problem and relevant literature

  • Description of the program or project

  • Outcomes to be measured

  • Plans for data analysis

  • Project completion target


Each poster will be assigned to one of two time slots for presentation.  One author must be present to give a brief presentation of the poster. Authors are encouraged to record their poster presentation to provide attendees another option for viewing your poster.  This recording does NOT replace the obligation to be present IN PERSON during the assigned poster session.  Details regarding this recording will be forthcoming.  


Please contact Sue Lentz at 206-794-7022 or admin@avaho.org with any questions.


All abstracts must be submitted by June 1, 2019. This is a firm deadline. No extensions.

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