Call for Papers - Submission Guidelines

Each session requires submission of a Call for Papers application. The application includes the program cover sheet, and abstract, a summary of the proposal, and a biography of each author. The content of the proposed presentation should be of scientific, clinical, or professional significance to the sciences and professions. Submission guidelines should be strictly adhered to or paper will be disqualified. Submission of this application is a commitment to register and attend the convention. Applicants are responsible for obtaining written permission from copyright holders for duplication of previously published materials. Also, it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that approval for the proposed study is obtained from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of his/her institution. 

Selection Criteria

Each proposal meeting the submission criteria will be reviewed for the following elements:

  • Significance of the presentation
  • Quality of information
  • Relevance of topic to the attendees
  • Originality of the contribution

Notification

The contact person will receive written notification of acceptance or rejection by January 15, 2018. The contact person will be responsible for notifying the co-authors regarding status of the proposal. Accepted proposals may be scheduled at any time during the convention at the discretion of the program committee unless the presenter indicates reasonable conflicts.

Publication

Abstracts of this convention will be published in the convention booklet. Submission of proposal serves as your agreement. Please edit submissions very carefully.

Post-Convention Publication

Presenters wishing to have their presentations considered for publication in the Convention Proceedings (a publication of the most notable convention presentations) should so indicate in the space provided in the Call for Papers application.

Description of Required Information

Title: The title of the paper should be brief (10 words maximum), yet describe the presentation content accurately.

Contact Person: Complete the information for the contact person (preferably the first author). The contact person will receive written notification of acceptance or rejection by January 15, 2018. The contact person will be responsible for notifying the co-authors regarding status of the proposal.

Instructional Level: Select the Instruction Level appropriate for the presentation. Introductory level assumes little or no familiarity with the subject. Intermediate level assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered. Advanced level assumes thorough familiarity with current literature and professional practice.

Abstract: Write a concise abstract of the proposed presentation in 250 words or less. The abstract should include the purpose(s) of the study, methods, results, and conclusions if the proposal is to present research. If the proposal is a non-empirical presentation of information, the abstract should include the purpose(s), the significance, and a brief description of the proposed presentation.

Learning Outcomes: Learning Outcomes are behavioral statements reflecting the knowledge/skills participants are expected to demonstrate following participation in the session. Learning Outcomes are written in the format, "At the culmination of the session, the participant will be able to..." (e.g., "...describe the function of the swallowing station.", "---list three considerations in selecting candidates for cochlear implants.") Click here for guidelines for Writing Measurable and Observable Learner Outcomes.

Biography of Authors: In narrative form, include a biography (in third person) for each author in the order in which they appear on the Authors page. The biography is limited to 50 words maximum.

 

 

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