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AOSW 35th Annual ConferenceAbstract Submissions

2019 Conference Theme

Passion, Empowerment & Leadership: Creating an Oasis in Cancer Care

Submit your abstract.

The Abstract Center closed at 11:59 p.m. CT Sunday, September 9, 2018. 

AOSW added some new features to the 2019 abstract submission process. You could submit a half-day (4.0 CE) or full-day (7.0 CE) pre-conference workshop as an abstract. This was in response to conference attendees' requests for more in-depth content and the ability to earn more CEs, if needed. These sessions will be a pre-conference “add on” to attendees who need CE and would like to attend.  View the Presentation Types.

Download the AOSW Guidelines for Submitting Conference Abstract.
Download the Presenter Qualification Requirements.

 

2019 Conference Objectives

  

Clinical Practice and Research

Highlight the available avenues for social workers to lead and engage in clinical practice and research methodology at micro, mezzo, and macro levels to enhance the skills and visibility of oncology social workers as part of a multidisciplinary setting.
   
 

Cultural Competency

Identify culturally aware, evidence-based strategies to decrease the barriers to psychosocial cancer care for underserved, high-risk, and diverse populations. 
   
 

Ethics

Evaluate the impact of current ethical and legal challenges in accessing, receiving, and advocating for patient-centered care. 
   
 

Leadership

Create opportunities to engage and evaluate current leadership practices, mentorship and professional development strategies within psychosocial oncology care.
   
 

Innovation

Explore innovative interventions that empower and engage oncology professionals to create meaningful supportive care to patients and caregivers.
   
                 

Program Development

Enhance the knowledge base of effective program implementation, in alignment with process and quality improvement tools, across the models of psychosocial and value-based care.
 

2019 Presentation Types 

 

New for 2019! Pre-Conference Workshop (Half Day or Full Day)

A presentation designed to actively involve attendees in structured activities, small or large group processes, simulation, and/or other training components. Presentation must have in evidence a meaningful rationale and/or theoretical base underlying the activities. Hosted during the day on Tuesday, June 4, this presentation invites you to present either a half-day or full-day comprehensive pre-conference workshop and is intended as a more advanced skills training.

Proposals must address the meaningful rationale and/or theoretical base of the workshop, as well as information regarding the active and meaningful experience planned for attendees.

Time

Half Day: 4 hours (4.0 CEs)
Full Day: 8 Hours (7.0 CEs plus one-hour lunch on own)

Presentation structure must include: introducing the rationale and/or theoretical base of the planned experience; active involvement of the attendees in the experience; and debriefing and questions.


                                     

Poster

An opportunity to discuss your topic with peers in an informal setting. Posters typically focus on one main theme, and present useful information, research results and stimulate discussion. A poster presentation allows viewers to study and restudy information and discuss it with the presenter one-on-one. Presenter must present in person and follow poster size guidelines.
 

Paper

A theory-based presentation of original content focused on exploring and analyzing new and current issues, trends, perspectives and/or models in the field of oncology social work and demonstrates a relationship or gap between this new information to existing research and theory.
 

Time

60 minutes: 45 minutes for presenting the information and 15 minutes for dialogue with attendees.


 

Panel Symposium

Multiple presentations on a single topic presented by authors with moderated discussion by a group of 3-5 participants who submitted abstracts on the topic addressed. Authors will share their knowledge through discussion on the validity, value, and applicability of the topic as well as their own unique work in the topic area. 
 

Time

60 OR 90 minutes: 5 minutes for introducing the topic, 40 OR 70 minutes for discussion/presentation by the presenters and 15 minutes for summary and questions from the audience.


 

Learning Institute

A presentation designed to actively involve attendees in structured activities, small or large group processes, simulation and/or other training components. Presentation must have in evidence a meaningful rationale and/or theoretical base underlying the activities. For advanced skills training requiring more presentation time, two 90-minute sessions may be requested. However, given logistics, planning and space, this will be a very limited option.

Time

90 minutes. 


 

Submit your abstract.