2014 NHIA Idea Exchange—Our 5th Annual Poster Session Program



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Back by popular demand—the NHIA Education Committee is hosting an original poster session at the 2014 Annual Conference. Posters chosen for the NHIA Idea Exchange will discuss quality improvement successes, cutting-edge developments for alternate-site infusion best practices, or just a few good ideas!

Presenting a poster in the Idea Exchange is a great opportunity to showcase the teamwork and creativity within your organization as you share information that can improve our field. Every organization has at least one good idea to share—consider the following:

We welcome different types of poster submissions, ranging from descriptions of academic-oriented research to more technical topics and practical solutions to common problems. You don’t have to be a clinician to submit a poster abstract—all aspects of alternate-site infusion will be considered!

Whether you are new to the poster-development process, or a seasoned veteran, NHIA’s on-line submission tool will guide you through every step of the way. Our five-step Poster process is outlined here, with more details on subsequent pages of this website:

Step One: Interested poster authors review the abstract submission guidelines in the “Chapter 1” tab above, then visit “Chapter 2” to create and submit their abstract for consideration by December 4, 2013. Please note: Because of the research project timeline that Residents follow, submission of a "placeholder" rather than a full abstract is required for Residents by December 4th. Residents' Final abstracts are required by February 1st. In Chapter 2, Residents will find a specific link to the Resident Abstract Submission portal that outlines the information needed to submit an abstract "placeholder."

Step Two: NHIA Education Committee Poster Mentors will respond to submitted abstracts, either with suggestions for improvement*, or with preliminary acceptance.

Step Three: The NHIA Education Committee Abstract Reviewers rate each preliminarily accepted abstract, using the criteria listed in the “Chapter 2” tab above.

Step Four: Poster presenters are notified of the Committee selection results—if your abstract is selected to become a poster in the Idea Exchange, you will receive the “Guidelines for Creating and Displaying a Poster” via email.

Step Five: Bring your poster to the NHIA Exposition at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida, on Monday, March 31, 2014, and prepare to moderate your poster at the assigned time on either Tuesday, April 1 or Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Presenters will have access to the exhibit hall on Monday, March 31 to set up their posters. All posters will need to be removed by the presenter when the exhibit hall closes on Wednesday, April 2.

*What Makes NHIA’s Poster Abstract Submission Process Unique?


Historically in health care, poster abstract submissions are judged based on pre-determined criteria, and met with either an “accepted” or “rejected” notice. The Poster Abstract Reviewers from the NHIA Education Committee have implemented a mentoring program that will ensure all abstract submitters have a clear understanding of how to meet the minimum requirements for poster development. The Poster Abstract Reviewers  receive a blinded version of each abstract, offering feedback and suggestions to ensure that your abstract fairly and accurately represents the subject you would like to address in a poster. After you respond to the reviewer’s comments and suggestions, your edited abstract is sent to the reviewers for final approval to be made into a poster for the NHIA Idea Exchange. A primary mission of NHIA is to provide education on subject matters of relevance to alternate-site infusion providers, and no where is that mission more evident than in our poster abstract mentoring process!


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