2017 Call for Annual Meeting Abstracts
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Call for 2017 Annual Meeting Poster/Paper Abstracts

Please note AAHCM will use the information provided in annual meeting materials. Please ensure that author names, credentials, and titles, are written accurately; only the degrees and certifications provided will be included in published material.


Abstract authors do not need to be an AAHCM member in order to be considered for a poster presentation at the annual meeting.

Abstracts must be the presenter’s original research. Authors must be available to present during poster exhibition sessions and to discuss questions from participants.

All authors should have 1) provided substantial contributions to the conception or design of the project, or acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data; AND 2) draft the work or critically revise it for intellectual content; AND 3) provide final approval of abstract and poster; AND 4) agree to be accountable for all aspects of work related to accuracy and integrity.

Please provide complete author information (name, credentials, title, facility, and location) and indicate the name of the presenter attending the conference.

Submission Process for Annual Meeting Poster/Paper Abstracts

Selected abstracts will be presented as posters at the annual meeting. Type the abstract title in "title case", capitalizing the first letter of each word only. Submissions must have a title to be considered for the conference program.

There will be three categories of abstracts including:

  • Student
  • Trainee
  • Professional

All information entered on the abstract form will appear in print exactly as it is typed. It is recommended that the abstract is typed offline in a word processing document. After spelling and grammatical errors are edited, and the word count is verified, copy and paste the text into the PDF fillable form.

Review Process

Annual Meeting abstracts undergo an anonymous review by volunteer AAHCM members. The work group makes final selections based on the results of the initial review. Abstracts that do not fulfill all requirements will not be reviewed.

Reviews of all completed research abstracts will be based on the following criteria:

  • Background/Rationale includes purpose, significance and context;
  • Methodology is appropriate, organized and replicable;
  • Results are related to objective & method and are described appropriately;
  • Conclusion/Discussion offers a meaningful interpretation of results and future directions of the project


All poster abstracts of completed research must be submitted by 11:59pm CST, March 31, 2017 to Michelle Majewski, Education Coordinator at mmajewski@aahcm.org.

Responsibility for Expenses

The AAHCM Annual Meeting gives home care medicine professionals the opportunity to present their work within an atmosphere of support by peers and national leaders. Only those presenters committed to attending the conference may submit an abstract. Presenters are responsible for all expenses such as production and shipping of posters, and for personal expenses such as travel, hotel, and meeting registration fees. AAHCM will consider assisting those who are unable to secure funding to attend the AAHCM Annual Meeting. Those who will need assistance should contact Michelle Majewski, Education Coordinator at mmjewski@aahcm.org for further details.

Avoidance of Commercialism

All presentations must avoid commercialism. Presentations that constitute promotion and advertising (including the use of logos) will not be considered. If the cost of any presentation has been underwritten to any extent, a clear acknowledgment stating the support, identifying the source, and describing the methods for keeping the content unbiased should be included. Advertising matter that in any way promotes the commercial interest of a particular company, enterprise, or the author(s) may not be distributed or displayed. Statements made in the presentation are the sole responsibility of the author and are not viewed as, or considered representative of, any formal position taken on any product, subject, or issued by AAHCM.


Notices of acceptance and declination will be emailed to the address provided within four weeks of the submission deadline.

Download the Annual Conference Abstract Submission Form.