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Poster Abstracts

The PALTC23 Program Planning Subcommittee invites you to submit abstracts for poster presentation at PALTC23, the Society's Annual Conference to be held March 9-12, 2023 in Tampa, FL from all disciplines including medical directors, attending physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, administrators, practice managers, consultant pharmacists, dieticians, mental health professionals, social workers/case managers, rehabilitation professionals, residents, students, and all other professionals practicing in the PALTC continuum.

This is your opportunity to share your successes with your colleagues to improve patient care, process, systems, leadership, education, and the practice of your colleagues.

Timeline

  • September 1, 2022 - Submission Opens
  • November 21, 2022 (11:59 PM ET) - Submission Closes
  • December 2022 - Notification of Acceptance

Categories

Abstracts are limited to 3,000 characters. Abstract title and author names do NOT count toward character limit. Punctuation and spaces DO count towards the character limit.

Posters are accepted under the following categories:

  • Case Report/Case Series
  • Education
  • Quality Improvement
  • Research
  • Industry Posters
    *Industry Posters are not eligible for judging and awards and are subject to Planning Committee review.

Poster Guidelines Document

Benefits of Poster Presentation:
  • Participate in the Poster Judging Session for awards
    *Industry Posters are excluded
  • Publication in JAMDA
    *Industry Posters are excluded
  • Practice presenting at a national conference
  • Network with colleagues from across PALTC
  • Develop research connections for collaboration
  • Improve patient care by sharing best practices and practical tools that can have immediate practical application

Poster abstracts must:

  1. Adhere to the 3,000 character limit.
    Abstracts are limited to 3,000 characters. Abstract title and author names do NOT count toward character limit. Punctuation and spaces DO count towards the character limit.
  2. Include a Poster Title (10 word limit)
  3. Be relevant to PALTC
  4. Have concepts that have immediate practical application
  5. Be original work that has not been submitted or accepted by a professional journal or other publication that will be disseminated prior to the conference
  6. Contain information that is up-to-date and advocate for safe patient care if applicable
  7. Disclose all financial support
  8. Speaker Information must include:
    1. Short Bio and contact information
    2. Financial disclosures
    3. Discipline and role in presentation
Resources

Full Guidelines Document

Required Sections
  1. Introduction
  2. Case Description
  3. Discussion
Additional Requirements
  • Cases should have been, at least in part, personally attended to by the Poster Submitter and be relevant to the PALTC provider.
  • The cases should include a lesson for PALTC providers. Interesting hospital cases may be submitted, but the lesson at the end should be connected to PALTC providers.
  • The abstract should discuss the case's clinical relevance and importance to PALTC, and its uniqueness.
  • Poster submissions are entirely non-commercial. Posters may not promote specific medical substances/products.
  • Pharmaceutical or other medical products discussed in the abstract/poster presentation that are not FDA approved must be accompanied by disclosure. Medications will be referred to only by class and/or generic names.
  • Poster presenters of accepted poster abstracts must be one of the professional authors (physician, IDT member or healthcare professional-in-training) involved in the research and/or content development and must be present at the onsite presentation times designated for participants to interact with presenters.
Resources

Sample Case Report Abstract

Full Guidelines Document

Required Sections
  1. Objective/Aim
  2. Design/Methodology
  3. Results
  4. Conclusion/Discussion
Additional Requirements
  • The abstract should indicate how it is generalizable and to which populations.
  • Poster submissions are entirely non-commercial. Posters may not promote specific medical substances/products.
  • Pharmaceutical or other medical products discussed in the abstract/poster presentation that are not FDA approved must be accompanied by disclosure. Medications will be referred to only by class and/or generic names.
  • Poster presenters of accepted poster abstracts must be one of the professional authors (physician, IDT member or healthcare professional-in-training) involved in the research and/or content development and must be present at the onsite presentation times designated for participants to interact with presenters.
Resources

Sample Education Abstract

Full Guidelines Document

Required Sections
  1. Objective/Aim
  2. Background
  3. Quality Improvement Methods
  4. Results
  5. Conclusions
Additional Requirements
  • The abstract should create a SMART aim statement by answering the following questions:
    • What are we trying to accomplish?
    • Why do I think this is important?
    • What is the population being targeted?
    • What are the measurable goals?
  • All QI Posters should have at least 1 PDSA cycle completed by December 15, 2023.
  • All QI posters should have next steps indicated on the submission.
  • Poster submissions are entirely non-commercial. Posters may not promote specific medical substances/products.
  • Pharmaceutical or other medical products discussed in the abstract/poster presentation that are not FDA approved must be accompanied by disclosure. Medications will be referred to only by class and/or generic names.
  • Poster presenters of accepted poster abstracts must be one of the professional authors (physician, IDT member or healthcare professional-in-training) involved in the research and/or content development and must be present at the onsite presentation times designated for participants to interact with presenters.
Resources

Sample Quality Improvement Abstract

Full Guidelines Document

Required Sections
  1. Introduction/Objective
  2. Design/Methodology
  3. Results
  4. Conclusion/Discussion
Additional Requirements
  • The abstract should indicate how it is generalizable and to which populations.
  • Poster submissions are entirely non-commercial. Posters may not promote specific medical substances/products.
  • Pharmaceutical or other medical products discussed in the abstract/poster presentation that are not FDA approved must be accompanied by disclosure. Medications will be referred to only by class and/or generic names.
  • Poster presenters of accepted poster abstracts must be one of the professional authors (physician, IDT member or healthcare professional-in-training) involved in the research and/or content development and must be present at the onsite presentation times designated for participants to interact with presenters.
Resources

Sample Research Abstract

Full Guidelines Document

Industry Posters are a paid opportunity. Please contact TaNika Switzer, CEM at tswitzer@paltc.org


Required Sections
  1. Introduction/Objective
  2. Design/Methodology
  3. Results
  4. Conclusion/Discussion
Additional Requirements
  • The abstract should indicate how it is generalizable and to which populations.
  • The level of evidence must be disclosed.

Industry posters are ineligible for judging, poster awards, and publication in JAMDA.

Topics of Interest Include:
  • Education Programs (staff, IDT team, residents, families)
  • Navigating the Healthcare System (effecting change, navigating the hierarchy of the system, role of PALTC in the healthcare system overall)
  • Communication (practical strategies, resolving communication gaps at all levels)
  • COVID-19 (best practices, patient management and treatment, litigation, medical director/facility liability)
  • Dementia (staff training on interacting with residents and managing PBSD behaviors)
  • Infection Control (protocols, PPE, testing, preventing future pandemics)
  • Leadership Skills (effective leadership, nurse leadership training)
  • Medical Director (role and responsibilities, contract negotiations, how to gain administration support)
  • Medication Management (deprescribing, opioids, antibiotics stewardship)
  • QAPI (meetings, implementation)
  • Staffing Issues (retention, competency, recruitment, burnout)
  • Telemedicine (implementation, billing & coding, protocols)
  • Transitions of Care (readmissions, acute care, data transfer)
  • How to apply strategies in other settings (ALF, Home Health, etc.)
  • Change culture in facility with staff and patients (bias, racism, building resilience)
  • Caring for special populations (medically complex needs, younger residents, LGBTQIA+, patients with prior substance abuse/addiction)

The program is designed for medical directors, attending physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, administrators, practice managers, consultant pharmacists, dieticians, mental health professionals, social workers/case managers, rehabilitation professionals, and other professionals practicing in the PALTC continuum. Medical students, interns, residents and fellows planning a career in geriatrics are also encouraged to attend.



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