Call For Abstracts - 19th Annual UCLA Nursing Science and Innovation Conference



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Call for Abstracts

UCLA School of Nursing and UCLA Health Nursing are now accepting abstract submissions for podium (oral) and poster presentations for the 19th Annual UCLA Nursing Science and Innovation (NSI) Conference at UCLA Covel Commons on May 31, 2023. Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts on the conference theme - Translating Evidence into Practice and Policy – and on all aspects of current and emerging nursing, health and community issues.

Learner outcomes for the conference include:

  • Discuss nursing science and innovation that addresses contemporary issues in clinical practice.
  • Examine nursing science and innovation approaches, including implementation strategies, that can help us understand and improve the health of our communities.
  • Describe the role of nursing research in the development of health policy.

This year’s conference will be an in-person meeting only.

Questions about abstract submissions may be directed to [email protected].

Extended Deadline

Abstracts must be submitted online as blinded versions by 11:59 PM PST on Tuesday, March 21, 2023. Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the presenting author(s) to present their work if the abstract is accepted and permission for inclusion in program materials to be distributed for the conference.

Submit Your Abstract

Please submit your abstract electronically at


Abstracts will be considered for poster and podium presentations.

Eligibility — The following abstract submissions will be considered:

  • Completed studies, projects, and initiatives will be considered for podium and poster presentation;
  • Works-in-progress may be submitted for poster presentation
  • Previously presented or published work
  • Completed within the last two years
  • Authors may include students, nurses and inter-disciplinary team members

Word Limit – Abstracts are limited to 300 words (excluding title, author names, affiliations, and references).

Structured abstracts are required using the following headings:

  • Research/Innovations: Background, Purpose/Aims, Methods, Results, Conclusion/Implications.
  • Evidence-Based Practice: Background/Significance of the Problem, Purpose/Objective, PICOT Question, Evidence Synthesis/Recommendation, Practice Change and Implementation Strategy, Evaluation of Outcomes, Conclusion/Next Steps/Sustainability.
  • Quality Improvement: Problem Statement/Background, Purpose/Objective, Methodology, Evaluation of Outcomes, Conclusion/Next Steps/Sustainability
  • Literature Review: Background, Type of Review, Search Question/Strategy, Review Process, Synthesis of Findings, Conclusions, Implications.
  • Methodological/Conceptual/Theory Development: Purpose/Objective, Description of Theory/Method/Concept, Logic Linking Theory Method/Concept to Practice or Research, Conclusion

References are not required but may be included.


Abstracts will be judged by blinded peer review according to abstract type and evaluated based on scientific merit, clinical relevance, conceptual and methodological quality, innovation and novelty, and clarity.

Abstract Notification

Primary presenters will be notified via email of abstract status by April 8. All those whose abstracts are accepted should plan to present in person at the conference. Up to two presenters can present if the abstract is accepted.

Conference Registration

The primary presenter must register for the conference by April 28 (reduced conference registration rate is available for primary and secondary presenter only). Additional costs associated with conference attendance and presentation will be the responsibility of the presenter.

Poster Presentations

There will be dedicated poster session(s) in the morning and/or afternoon. Posters will be on display throughout the conference. Posters will not exceed 36” x 48" in landscape orientation. Poster presenters should be available to answer questions during their assigned session.

Podium Presentation

Podium presentations are generally programmed in 15 to 20-minute time slots, with 10 to 15 minutes for the presentation followed by 3 to 5 minutes for discussion and questions from the audience.


To withdraw a submission, written notification by e-mail must be sent by no later than May 14 to [email protected]. Please include the title of your abstract, authors and affiliations as submitted and the name affiliation and e-mail of the primary presenter (abstract submitter).


Abstract Submission Extended Deadline: March 21

Abstract Status Notifications: April 8

Presenter Registration Deadline: April 28

Poster Presenter - Poster Submission Deadline: May 15

Podium Presenter - PowerPoint submission deadline: May 24

Last Updated 3/13/2023