Proposal Guidelines

Who can submit?

Member institutions are not limited to the number of proposals they may submit. Proposal authors from member hospitals may invite nonmembers to co-present.  Non-member participation is based on association review and must be disclosed during the call for proposals process. Non-members contact Gretchen Neis, (913) 981-4143 about proposal submissions.

Online submission

All proposals should be submitted online. Each proposal submitted must contain:

  • Presenter information
  • A blinded abstract

Presentation formats

The Conference Advisory Committees seek proposals for the following types of presentations:

  • Educational Session: 45- or 60-minute concurrent session
  • Poster Presentation: (CHA members only) onsite display on a 4’ x 8’ poster and a PDF copy for the conference website

Participation requirements

All presenters are required to adhere to all of the conditions outlined in the speaker agreements.

Acceptance notifications

Proposal decisions are announced after review and final selection by the Conference Advisory Committee.

Proposal review criteria for scoring

Proposals are reviewed and rated based on the following criteria. Review the full rating form.

  • Relevance/Interest (10 points): Is the proposal relevant to the conference themes and objectives? Is the topic appealing to the conference audiences?
  • Transferable/Scalable/Replicable(10 points): Does the proposal demonstrate the ability to transfer, scale up, or replicate the project?
  • Uniqueness (10 points): Will the proposal share unique or innovative strategies to address a common challenge for the conference audience?
  • Results and Outcomes and Sustainability (10 points): Does the proposal demonstrate results or outcomes? Is the project sustainable? 

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