Online Proposal Submission Outline

This outline describes the information required to successfully complete and submit a proposal through our online system.  

Required fields are denoted with an asterisk (*). Also, word count restrictions or any other unique characteristics about a particular field are noted with "[  ]." 

Authors may stop and start editing proposals at any time, save and return to it later but only prior to the submission deadline. Consider sharing your proposal with your communication team for editing before submitting. The Conference Advisory Committee reviews all submissions and quickly filters out poorly written and vague submissions.

1. Review “Getting Started” information, including:

  • General directions
  • Deadlines and notifications
  • Presenter agreements (including registration requirement)
  • Proposal outline and guidelines

2. Create a new user account

The information provided below should be a true and accurate description of the lead presenter.  The lead presenter must be employed at a member institution.

  • Author role*
  • Salutation
  • First name*
  • Last name*
  • Suffix/credentials
  • Title*
  • Email*
  • Confirm email*
  • Twitter handle
  • Business phone*
  • Cell phone
  • Facility* [must select from member list]
  • City*
  • State*
  • Country*

3. Presenter questions and agreements

  • Confirm information is correct and accurate
  • Review and agree to the Presenter Agreements
  • Have you (or others) presented this information in the past 12 months at another conference?
  • List the conference or meetings where this information has been presented  

You will be asked to read and accept the presenter agreements in order to submit your proposal.

I agree…* [checkbox]

4. Proposal information 

Note: Information provided in this section must be blinded (no mention of hospital, presenters, city or any other descriptors that may provide reviewers with an idea of who or which children’s hospital submitted the proposal). Abstracts that are not blinded will be eliminated from consideration. Abstract information will be used in conference marketing materials, website and onsite learning guide to describe your presentation or poster and what attendees will learn.

Type of Proposal* [select only one]

  • Education Session
  • Discussion Session
  • Poster Presentation

Conference Proposal Topic  [all proposals - select only one]

Type of Education Session* [education sessions only, select only one]

  • Pioneering Initiative (involving new ideas or methods) 
  • Proven Initiative (involving demonstrated, data-based ideas or methods)  

Length of Session* [education sessions only, select only one]

  • 30 minutes (presentation approx. 20 minutes with 10 minutes of discussion)
  • 45 minutes (presentation approx. 30 minutes with 15 minutes of discussion)
  • 60 minutes (presentation approx. 45 minutes with 15 minutes of discussion)

Conference Audience [all proposals - select all that apply] 

Proposal Title* [all proposals - limit – 10 words]

Learning Objective 1* [all proposals - limit – 15 words]

Learning Objective 2* [all proposals - limit – 15 words]

Discussion Questions [education sessions and discussion sessions - limit - 15 words per question]
Education sessions submit two discussion questions. 
Discussion sessions submit three to five discussion questions. 

Discussion Session - Biographical Information [discussion sessions only - limit - 50 words]

To serve as a discussion leader, please share your experience and insight relative to the topic.

Proposal Description* [all proposals - limit – 75 words]
Please provide a brief synopsis of your proposal describing the initiative, project or discussion topic. The description will be shared with conference attendees. 

Uniqueness* [all proposals - limit – 50 words]
Please explain why you consider this initiative, project or discussion unique or innovative.

Results & Outcomes or Potential/Emerging Results & Outcomes* [all proposals – limit – 100 words]
For Proven Initiative Education Sessions: Please detail clear results and outcomes. The Conference Advisory Committee is specifically seeking proposals with measurable results and outcomes tied to process improvement, financial savings or cost avoidance. 
For Pioneering Initiative Education Sessions: Share potential results and outcomes, please explain how you are forecasting.


Strategic Impact
[all proposals - limit- 50 words]
Provide details on how this initiative, project or discussion advances and aligns with the hospitals strategic plan. 

Lessons Learned* [all proposals - limit – 100 words] 
Describe what your team learned from this initiative or project, such as successes and failures. How will what you learned improve children’s health care? Identify what you would repeat and what you would do differently.

Future of Initiative/Next Steps* [all proposals - limit – 50 words]
What are the next steps for this project?

Health Care Team [all proposals - limit - 50 words]
Describe how this initiative, project or discussion engages interprofessional collaborative practice to enhance the health care of children.

If you are using any CHA programs in this initiative please indicate the program below.

Submit your proposal

5. Co-presenter(s) information

Next, you will be asked to identify any co-presenters.  The call for proposals online application allows for two presenters per proposal. The recommended number of presenters for a standard concurrent session and poster presentation is two. Presenter adjustments may be made after the call for proposals review process.

Nonmember co-presenters must be disclosed during the call for proposals process. If your additional presenter is not a direct employee of the children's hospital please indicate their organization accurately. You can add a nonmember to the system using the "new registration" button in the search options.
  

  • Author role*
  • Salutation
  • First name*
  • Last name*
  • Suffix/credentials
  • Title*
  • Email*
  • Confirm email*
  • Twitter handle
  • Business phone*
  • Cell phone
  • Facility* 
  • City*
  • State*
  • Country*
Co-presenter Questions and Agreements
Finally, you will be asked to read and accept the presenter agreements in order to submit your proposal. 


I agree…* [checkbox]

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