Call for abstracts
Further call for abstracts
The call for papers for 2011 has now closed.
Mode of presentation
There are 5 modes of presentation. Authors must identify the types of presentation they wish to give. NB Authors may be offered a mode of presentation which differs from their preferred choice. The Scientific Committee's decision is final and the RCN regrets it is not able to enter into negotiation with authors once the conference programme has been finalized.
- Poster presentation
- Visual Presentations with Expert Review (ViPER*)
- Concurrent session
Poster presentations are visual displays of material to be presented and constitute an inter-active medium
Visual Presentations with Expert Review (ViPER)*
Introduced for the first time into the RCN International Nursing Research Conference in 2009, a Viper is a mode of visual and oral presentation which provides increased opportunity for active engagement in discussion. The method includes the presentation of a poster and brief (5 minute) oral presentation from the presenter followed by a 5 minute commentary
by an expert in the field. This is followed by 10 minutes of facilitated group discussion . Anyone submitting to present a Viper must identify a topic expert who has agreed to take the role of expert reviewer.
* Moore, M. et al (2001), "A novel approach to research presentations for networks: an evaluation of Visual Presentation with Expert Review (ViPER)", Primary Health Care Research and Development, Vol. 2, pp 205-207.
Debbie Carrick-Sen, co-chair of the RCN Research Society Northern region, has very kindly produced some guidelines (PDF, 57K) on how to get the most out of a ViPER.
Concurrent session papers are presented orally. Each presenter is allocated a maximum of 15 minutes for presentation followed by 5 minutes for discussion. (Please note: the entire session allocated for a concurrent paper is of an absolute maximum of 20 minutes duration and there will be no movement break between papers)
A symposium is a presentation of between three and five papers with a shared focus. The duration of a symposium is normally 60 or 90 minutes. Authors wishing to submit papers as a symposium must nominate a symposium leader to complete a SINGLE abstract. The abstract must include an outline of the symposium proposed, itemise the individual
papers and their authors, explicitly demonstrate how the papers will link together, and identify who will chair the symposium. Each paper detailed within the symposium abstract must include an outline of the symposium proposed; itemise the individual papers and their authors; explicitly demonstrate how the papers will link together; identify who will chair the symposium. (Please note the chair need not necessarily be the symposium leader or a presenter). Each paper detailed in the symposium abstract must meet criterion 1-14 of the ‘criteria for abstract selection’. For a symposium, the word limit is 300 for each of the individual papers to be included in the symposium (excluding references, authors details and principal authors’ CV). The symposium leader must enclose a curriculum vitae (1000 words maximum) which demonstrates their competence to lead the symposium. Symposia abstracts are therefore not reviewed blind.
Workshops are interactive sessions of 60 or 90 minutes duration where the leader works with delegates to develop their knowledge and understanding within a specific field. A workshop is presented by an expert within the field and may be pitched at a novice, intermediate or advanced level. Anyone wishing to lead a workshop must submit an abstract (1000 words maximum), make explicit the workshop’s focus, and the nature of participation. They must indicate the level at which the workshop will be pitched and include a curriculum vitae (1000 words maximum) which demonstrates their competence to deliver their proposed workshop. Workshop abstracts are therefore not reviewed blind.
Deadline for submission of abstracts is 22 November 2010.
Registration for the conference is a requirement for ALL presenters and a pre-requisite to an abstract being re-produced within the conference programme.