Call for Abstracts

Guidelines and Submission Information

Abstract Deadline


Submission of Abstracts

Select the submission form that matches the nature of the work you wish to present—a research project or an experience in the practice of nursing informatics.

Please indicate on the submission form the expected level of expertise of your intended audience: Novice (new to informatics), Intermediate (some education or experience in informatics), Expert (experienced leader in informatics), or All. Every level is valued, so that every participant can find beneficial sessions.

Only electronic submissions using the online form will be accepted. Incomplete forms, alternatively formatted abstracts, or faxed submissions will not be considered for review. Please describe your project in a TOTAL of 500 words or less.

Abstract Submission Form

Selection Criteria

  • Adherence to guidelines
  • Clarity and quality of abstract
  • Relevance to one or more conference objectives and/or tracks
  • Potential for contribution to knowledge and/or practice
  • Significance and innovation

Review Process and Notification

The abstracts will be judged through a blind review process based on the criteria above. Only the lead author will receive email notification of abstract status on or about April 15, 2013. The lead author is expected to relay this information to additional authors. Only authors listed on the original abstract will be listed in the program materials.

Acceptance to Present and Registration

Presenters are expected to register to attend the conference on the day of their presentation and to pay for their own expenses associated with the conference, unless awarded a scholarship to cover registration costs. Your acceptance to present and a completed registration form must be received on or before May 2, 2013. Failure to register by this deadline will constitute a decline to present.

Guidelines for Presenters

A successful presentation for both podium and poster formats generally covers new material, with a focus on recent accomplishments, and offers practical applications.

Workshop for Presenters

All podium and poster presenters are invited to a free workshop on effective speaking and presentation techniques scheduled for 8:30 - 9:15 a.m., Wednesday, July 17. The online registration form will provide an option to select this workshop.

Podium Presentations

Three podium presentations will be scheduled during the hour. To allow time for transitions between the speakers, we encourage a 12- to 15-minute presentation followed by three to five minutes for discussion, the total not to exceed 18 minutes. A moderator will assure that presenters do not exceed the allotted time.

Poster Presentations

Poster presenters may set up their posters between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 19, using the prepared stands. The poster corkboard dimensions are 48" wide by 36" high. Posters should be printed on paper or other material that can be attached to the corkboard by push pins, which will be provided.

Following a catered luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, July 19, the poster session will take place in an adjacent space from 12:30-1:45 p.m. This arrangement allows time for poster presenters to enjoy the luncheon prior to the presentation and encourages ample networking. Authors should remove the posters by 4 p.m. the same day.

Awards for Best Podium Presentations and Posters

The SINI Planning Committee will conduct a blind review and rate all abstracts received by March 1, 2013. The Awards Committee will select four abstracts from those with the highest ratings to receive cash awards and complimentary registrations. The complimentary registrations include all sessions of the main conference; meals provided at the conference; and social, networking, and exhibit events. Winners will be recognized on stage during the conference and their names will appear in the SINI Resource Guide. Winning posters will be displayed prominently in the conference venue.

Awards for Podium Presentation Abstracts

The research abstract judged to offer the greatest contribution to the science of nursing informatics will receive the Sharon Coleman Memorial Award.

The practice abstract judged to represent the most exemplary practice in nursing informatics will receive the Nursing Informatics Practice Award.

The primary author of each winning podium presentation will receive $300 and complimentary registration for SINI 2013.

Awards for Poster Abstracts

One abstract for a research poster and one abstract for a practice poster will receive an Outstanding Poster Award. The primary author of each winning poster will receive $150 and complimentary registration for SINI 2013.

All podium presentation and poster authors are eligible for the discounted author rate of $355.