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Welcome to the 2022 Diversity Symposium Abstract Submission Site

Diversity Symposium
Virtual | November 9-10, 2022


Submission Due Date: September 9, 2022 12:00 p.m. EST

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) invites abstracts describing programs, courses, initiatives, or evaluation strategies that characterize the conference theme “What's Next? Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in an Ever-Changing Landscape”, addressing the many changes and challenges in academic nursing programs. Of particular interest are abstracts that reflect innovation and highlight these topics:

Submission Topics:
  • Integration of diversity, equity and inclusion teaching strategies for didactic, clinical or simulation learning experiences.
  • Student success strategies for underrepresented minority students, including students that are racial/ethnic minorities, have disabilities, are first generation, LGBTQIA+, English as a second language, and other underrepresented groups.
  • Successful strategies for recruitment, hiring, retention and promotion of underrepresented minority faculty
  • Implementing diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives while navigating new local, state, and national policies and laws regulating education on racism, discrimination, and inequity in higher education
  • Creating experiential learning opportunities to expose students to the social determinants of health to achieve health equity for all

General Information:
  • Sub-committee members are not eligible to submit to this conference.
  • The primary author will be the point of contact for all communication with AACN.
  • Primary authors on all accepted abstracts must present in-person and register for in-person attendance for the conference.

Thank you for considering submitting an abstract to Diversity Symposium!

Submission Guidelines:
Single author submission instructions:
  • List single author as primary author.
  • Primary authors are allowed a maximum of two (2) abstract submissions per conference. If more than two abstracts are submitted per author, only the first two submissions will be reviewed and eligible for acceptance.
  • The primary author must submit the abstract.
  • The primary author is the corresponding author and is the point of contact for all communication with AACN.
  • The primary author must indicate their preferred type of presentation format (Podium Presentation or Poster Presentation).
  • Abstract submissions that are incomplete after the submission deadline will not be eligible for presentation nor will they be considered for review.
  • Submissions shall not exceed 300 words overall and must include Background/Introduction, Purpose, Methods, Results, Limitations, Conclusions/Implications for Practice.
Team of authors submission instructions:
  • List the primary authors first.
  • Primary authors are allowed a maximum of two (2) abstract submissions per conference. If more than two abstracts are submitted per author, only the first two submissions will be reviewed and eligible for acceptance
  • The primary author must submit the abstract.
  • The primary author presenting should be first in the list of authors.
  • The primary author is the corresponding author and is the point of contact for all communication with AACN.
  • The primary author must indicate their preferred type of presentation format (Podium Presentation or Poster Presentation).
  • Abstract submissions that are incomplete after the submission deadline will not be eligible for presentation nor will they be considered for review.
  • Submissions shall not exceed 300 words overall and must include Background/Introduction, Purpose, Methods, Results, Limitations, Conclusions/Implications for Practice.

Podium Presentations will be virtual.
  • Podium Presentation
    Podium presentations will be in the form of 15-minute presentation with a scheduled time for live questions and answers.
  • Poster Presentation
    Poster presentations are presented in the Virtual Poster Showcase on the virtual conference platform with the option to provide a pre-recorded 2-minute video presentation.


Review Process:
All abstracts will be reviewed using this scoring rubric. To ensure that your abstract receives the highest score, please review the rubric before submitting your abstract.

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Questions? Organizer: Christine Downing -