Working towards optimal health for all older adults

Poster Abstract Submission for the NHCGNE Virtual Leadership Conference



Theme: The Role of the Gerontological Nurse in the Year of the Nurse
 July 25, 2021
Cost: $25 Early Bird June 17th - July 5th | $35 After Early Bird July 6th - August 1st

We invite you to participate in a virtual poster session that will help showcase and advance successful models of practice, education, research and dissemination in the field of older adults and their caregivers. Abstracts are being solicited for poster sessions only.

Conference Objectives

  • Goal 1

    Communicate and disseminate advances in gerontological nursing with a focus on transforming aging research, practice, and education.

  • Goal 2

    Increase collaboration between senior and junior scholars studying interventions for aging populations, caregivers and those with other disabling conditions

  • Goal 3

    Enhancing clinician knowledge on diversity, equity and inclusion for aging populations post COVID 19 and beyond

  • Goal 4

    Examining new and innovative technology for optimal aging and aging in place.

  • Goal 5

    Showcase leadership skills in the year of the nurse in the areas of gerontological research, education, practice, and policy

Abstract Topics of Interest

The topics below are examples.  Please submit on the topic of your choice. 

  • Topic 1

    Collaborative, interdisciplinary and/or international gerontological nursing research

  • Topic 2

    Model interprofessional innovative training programs

  • Topic 3

    Innovative evidence-based practice models and systems of health services for older adults & their family caregivers

  • Topic 4

    Innovative health promotion and intervention strategies to enhance healthy aging

  • Topic 5

    National and international health policies related to older adults and their family caregivers

Target Audience

  • Providers
  • Educators
  • Policy Makers
  • Students
  • Researchers
  • Nurse Clinicians

General Information:

There is an abstract processing fee for each abstract submitted of $25 through July 5th and $35 after July 6th thru August 1st.

Decisions on abstract acceptance will be released mid-August. 

For judging purposes, please upload two copies of your abstract; one should be completely filled out and the other should include only abstract information. For questions or clarification please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line Poster Abstract Information.

Selected presenters will receive directions via email on how to submit both their poster online and a recording of their presentation. All presenters are required to pay the conference registration fee. 

Four abstracts will be selected for a live “flash” talk. Selected presenters will be notified via email with further instructions. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Question 1

    Can someone submit an abstract that was previously accepted at a different conference? 

    Yes, as long as the work is not published
  • Question 2

    Can someone submit an abstract from published work? 

    No, we are interested in presentations on unpublished work. Work that is under review, but not yet accepted for publication can be submitted.
  • Question 3

    If my poster is accepted for the conference, do I have to register? 

    Yes. If your poster is accepted and you want to submit a pre-recorded talk about your poster you must register for the conference.
  • Question 4

    I am unable to attend the conference. Could I still present a poster?

    Yes. All posters are pre-recorded. Conference presentations will be available after the conference to be viewed by those who registered.


Abstracts should be submitted: by August 1, 2021.

Include the following in a Word Document: 

  • List all authors in author order, include credentials and affiliations

  • Note which author is the primary contact for the poster abstract (e.g., who will give the pre-recorded presentation if abstract is accepted) 

  • Title of work 

  • A structured abstract with the following headers: Background and Significance; Objective; Methods; Results; Discussion and Conclusion 

  • 250 words maximum including headers 

  • 12 point font, Times New Roman 

  • Single Spaced 

  • List two specific and measurable objectives for your poster session (e.g., “After attending this session, participants will be able to…..; use action verbs, such as “define”, “summarize”) 

The abstract should be single-spaced, on 8 ½” x 11” paper with one (1) inch margins, no less than 12 pt. Times New Roman font, and limited to 250 words and uploaded as either a DOC or DOCX file.  

Any deviation from the format will not be accepted (e.g., do not submit completed posters) 

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