Online Proposal Submission Outline

Online Proposal Submission Outline

This outline describes the information required to successfully complete and submit a conference proposal through CHA's online system.

As you prepare to submit a proposal for a presentation or poster, use this information to ensure you have gathered all the necessary information to submit.

Authors may stop and start editing proposals or save and return later any time prior to the submission deadline. Consider sharing your proposal with your organization's communications 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 requirements)
  • Proposal outline and guidelines

2. Create a new user account

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

  • Author role
  • Salutation
  • First name, last name, suffix/credentials
  • Title
  • Email
  • Business phone
  • Cell phone
  • Facility
  • 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.

4. Proposal information

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). Abstract information will be used in conference marketing materials, website and onsite learning guide to describe your presentation and what attendees will learn.

Type of Proposal

  • Education session
  • Poster session

Length of Session (education sessions only, select one)

  • 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 (limit 10 words)

Learning Objective 1 (limit 15 words)

Learning Objective 2 (limit 15 words)

Use CHA's tips for writing effective learning outcomes.

Proposal Description (limit 75 words)

Describe the problem you are trying to solve with this initiative or project that took place including the background or context to this proposal. Summarize the "so what" of this initiative or project.

Transformative (limit 50 words)

Please explain why you consider this initiative unique and/or pioneering.

Results, Outcomes (limit 100 words)

Please detail clear or projected results and outcomes. The Conference Advisory Committee is specifically seeking proposals with measurable results and outcomes.

Lessons Learned (limit 100 words)

Describe what your team learned from this initiative or project—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?

Health Care Team (limit 50 words)

Describe how this initiative, project or topic engages a team of health providers and/or patients for collaborative and coordinated approach to shared decision making.

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

Submit your proposal.

5. Co-presenter(s) information

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.

Non-member 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 non-member to the system using the "new registration" button in the search options.

  • Author role
  • Salutation
  • First name, last name, suffix/credentials
  • Title
  • Email
  • 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.


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