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  May 16-18, 2019

Frisco, Texas

Hope to see you there.

Shellie Nelson, Texas Section Chair



May 16 – May 18, 2019    

Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center

Frisco, Texas 75034          


Call for Poster Presentations


The 2019 Texas Section AWHONN Conference Program Committee seeks volunteer poster presenters for the Annual State Convention to be held May 16- May 18., 2019.  The theme for the 2019 Texas Section AWHONN Conference is "Texas Nursing Stars – Celebrating 110 Years of Nursing Excellence”.

AWHONN is the leading professional association and standard-bearer for nurses who specialize in the care of women and newborns. Our members include neonatal nurses, women's health nurses, OB-GYN and labor and delivery nurses, nurse researchers and educators, nurse executives and managers, childbirth educators, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives. The state conference draws over 200 attendees of whom 75% have 15 or more years of experience and 40% have a master's degree or higher. Presenting at the AWHONN State Conference ensures that your poster presentation, research, case studies or innovative programs will be viewed by a highly skilled, sophisticated and influential body of nurses.

AWHONN seeks to ensure that all educational programming is free of commercial bias and under no circumstances should the submission include promotion of a product or service. Abstracts may not exceed 400 words in length. Please indicate the category of poster you are submitting:


•Evidence-Based Quality Improvement Project

•Innovative Program                                            

•Case Study

See below for category description and abstract content.

If accepted, posters must be printed to fit on a 4ft by 6ft poster board.  You will need to bring your own push pins and be responsible for hanging your own poster. Posters will be displayed throughout the duration of the conference.


Email questions or submissions to


Poster Abstract Criteria by Category:

Research Posters:

Research posters reflect original, scholarly work of the submitter. Completed study or research that is in progress will be accepted. Research abstracts start with a problem and include the following elements: objective (problem statement or research hypothesis); design; setting; sample; methods; results (data analysis); and conclusion/implications for nursing practice. Abstracts may not exceed 400 words in length and are due no later than 11:59 PM, Feb. 1, 2019 (Central time).

Evidence-Based Quality Improvement Project Posters:

Posters presentations on data-driven quality improvement projects conducted by the submitter(s). Evidence-Based Quality Improvement Projects start with an improvement related study question, base-line data, and include the following components: background on why the project was

started; intervention and study design; outcomes measurement; and application/implications for women's health, obstetric or neonatal nursing practice, education or research. All researchers must have completed the data analysis stage before submission of the abstract, with research outcomes clearly described. Abstracts may not exceed 400 words in length and are due no later than 11:59 PM, Feb. 1, 2019 (Central time).

Innovative Program Posters:

Posters presentations describing innovative programs implemented in a variety of practice settings. These are newly created and implemented programs that address challenges in women' s health, obstetric and neonatal nursing practice, education or administration. Submissions must include the following elements: purpose of your innovative program (what you wanted to achieve through implementation); proposed change; implementation, outcomes and evaluation; and implications for nursing practice.  Abstracts may not exceed 400 words in length and are due no later than 11:59 PM, Feb. 1, 2019 (Central time).

Case Study Posters:

Posters presentations of in-depth study and analysis of actual complex patient care cases or practice situations that pose unique nursing challenges. Cases must include the following elements: background; importance of the subject matter and specific purpose of the report; case description: summary of pertinent features of the clinical findings, important laboratory abnormalities, interdisciplinary interventions, and outcome; and conclusion/implications for nursing practice reflective of current evidence-based research.

Case write-ups must not contain identifying information or in any way violate HIPAA regulations. The case under discussion cannot be under current litigation. Presenters must confirm in the written submission that they have complied with these requirements Abstracts may not exceed

400 words in length and are due no later than 11:59 PM, Feb. 1, 2019 (Central time). Email submissions to:










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