National Evidence-Based Practice Conference

28th National Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Conference

Virtual Conference
Team Science: Achieving More Together

Wednesday morning, April 14 and Thursday morning, April 15, 2021
This conference will be entirely online.

Call for abstracts

The Call for Abstracts is now open

Submission deadline: Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 at Midnight

You are invited to submit an abstract for a pre-recorded oral presentation or electronic poster display on

  1. EBP
  2. Clinical research
  3. Synthesis report
  4. Quality improvement
  5. Nurse residency project

Submission process overview

To complete the abstract submission process, please be prepared with the following:

  • Primary Presenter contact information
  • Optional Co-presenter contact information
  • Blinded abstract file for upload using provided template

Please note, you may pause the process at any time and resume by using the same link on the same computer/device.

Guidelines for abstract submission

  • Prepare blinded abstract using the templates provided. 
  • Abstract and references each limited to 500 words, headings are not counted.
  • Work completed by 12/31/2020 will be considered for a pre-recorded oral presentation and in-progress work for electronic poster display.
  • Nurse residency coordinators may submit up to two student project abstracts, for poster consideration, that are selected by their organization.
  • Following peer review, acceptance notices will be sent in late November. Please note that reviewers may make a determination that abstract is of a different category than submitted.
  • Accepted presentations will be either a 1) pre-recorded 20-minute oral presentation or 2) electronic poster display. Detailed instructions will be provided upon acceptance.
  • Accepted presenters, maximum of two per presentation, will receive a registration discount and both must agree to submit registration payment by mid-December. All other costs and arrangements shall be assumed by the presenter(s).


Evidence-Based Practice: Systematic process of shared decision-making with clinician-led discussion engaging the patient and others significant to them based on the best evidence; the patients' experiences, preferences, and values; clinical expertise; and other available robust sources of information.

Clinical Research: Systematic investigation, including development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge.

Synthesis Report: Using a variety of methods to review research findings to summarize the extent and quality of research available on a given topic. The format used may vary (e.g., systematic review, scoping review, integrative review).

Quality Improvement: Use of data to monitor the outcomes of care processes and use improvement methods to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems.

Nurse Residency Project: for nurses currently enrolled or recently completed a nurse residency program with a project or study as defined above. Nurse residency coordinators may submit up to two student project abstracts, for poster consideration, that are selected by their organization.

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Conference objectives

  • Describe innovations in interprofessional engagement and communication
  • Discuss effective EBP teams improving outcomes
  • Plan for team diversity, dynamics, and psychological safety 


Registration will open in Jan. 2021.