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2012 NHIA Annual Conference & Exposition

2012 NHIA Idea Exchange—Our 3rd Annual Poster Session Program



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Supported by an educational grant from Invacare Supply Group

Back by popular demand—the NHIA Education Committee is hosting an original poster session at the 2012 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!

  • Posters will be on display throughout the regular NHIA Exposition hours on April 23-25, 2012.
  • Poster authors will meet and dialogue with attendees during two special moderated sessions – dates and times to be announced, so stay tuned!

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:

  • A performance improvement indicator that enhanced your operations
  • An unusual patient case
  • Administering a new or unusual drug in the alternate care setting
  • Collaboration between disciplines that resulted in clinical and/or operational success
  • Innovations in recruitment, staff morale, and productivity

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 January 31, 2012. 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 January 31st. 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 Members rate each preliminarily accepted abstract, using the criteria listed in the “Chapter 1” tab above.

Step Four: Poster authors 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 Phoenix Convention Center on Monday, April 23, 2012, and prepare to moderate your poster at the assigned time on either Tuesday, April 24 or Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

*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. At NHIA, the Education Committee has implemented a mentoring program that will ensure all poster abstract submitters have a clear understanding of how to meet the minimum requirements for poster development. Committee members will review your abstract, offer feedback and suggestions, and continue this review/re-work/review process until you are comfortable that your abstract fairly and accurately represents the subject you would like to address in a poster. At that point in the mentoring process, your abstract will be de-identified and sent to the Poster Review Committee for final consideration. 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 mentoring process!