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. 

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]
  • Address 1*
  • Address 2
  • City*
  • State*
  • Zip/postal code*
  • 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.

Association-wide Educational Opportunities [optional - check box - check here if you would like for this proposal to be considered for use in other Association education programming]

Type of Proposal* [check box – select only one]

  •  Education Session
  •  Poster Presentation

Conference Proposal Topic 
 [select only one]

Length of Session* [for education sessions only, check box – select only one]

  • 30 minutes 
  • 60 minutes
  • 75 minutes

CNE Hours* [check box - check here if you are interested in pursuing CNE hours for your session]

Conference Audience [check box – select all that apply] 

Proposal Title* [blinded - limit – 10 words]

Note:  the proposal title is the only field which cannot be edited later.  

Learning Objective 1* [blinded - limit – 15 words]

Learning Objective 2* [blinded - limit – 15 words]
  

5. Blinded abstract

Next, you will be asked to complete a blinded abstract of450 words or less.  

Proposal Synopsis - Short Description* [limit – 50 words]
Please provide a brief synopsis of your proposal.  For education sessions this information will be printed in the onsite learning guide to describe your session.

Initiative Details - Long Description* [limit – 100 words]
Describe the initiative or project that took place including the background or context to this proposal.  Why did it start? How does it fit within the big picture?

Innovation* [limit – 50 words]
Please explain why you consider this initiative innovative.

Results & Outcomes or Potential Results & Outcomes* [limit – 100 words]
This is a very important question. Please detail clear results and outcomes. If you are sharing potential results and outcomes, please explain how you are forecasting. The Conference Advisory Committee is specifically seeking proposals with measurable results and outcomes tied to process improvement, financial savings or cost avoidance. Often, good proposals are declined due to insufficient results and outcomes. 

Lessons Learned*
[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* [limit – 50 words]
What are the next steps for this project?

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

Submit your proposal

6. 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* 
  • Address 1*
  • Address 2
  • City*
  • State*
  • Zip/postal code*
  • 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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