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2018 AOSW 34th Annual Conference
Abstract Submissions

   
Abstract Submission Deadline
The Abstract Center will be open from Monday, July 10 through
Monday, September 11, 2017.
   
   

2018 Conference Theme
Guided By Best Practices in Pivotal Times


2018 Conference Objectives

  
Access to Care 
Provide evidence-based strategies for improving access to quality psychosocial oncology care, patient navigation and survivorship care with particular attention given to underserved and vulnerable patients, their families and communities.
   
 
Advocacy & Health Policy
Illustrate current and emerging practice-based advocacy, policy initiatives and strategies for collaboration at the organizational, local, state, national or international levels.
   
 
Diversity 
Demonstrate understanding of overcoming challenges in the delivery of cancer care for all patients and families, with an emphasis on evidence-informed practice related to: race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression.
   
 
Leadership
Identify evidence-based benchmarks of excellence in practice, research and advocacy informed by social work values and ethics to strengthen leadership, mentoring and supervision across practice settings. 
   
 
Oncology Social Work Profession
Examine historic and current events that have influenced the evolution of oncology social work as integral to providing quality cancer care, with a specific focus on implementation of ethical standards and evaluation of outcomes in both direct-practice and administrative roles.  
   
                 
Research
Translate research findings into best practices for psychosocial oncology care, and demonstrate how current research incorporates evidence-based practice interventions across the continuum of oncology care.

2018 Presentation Types 

                                     
Poster
Description: A poster presentation is 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, follow poster size guidelines.
   
 
Paper
Description: 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 of this new information to existing research and theory.
Time: 60 minutes - 45 minutes for presenting the information and 15 minutes for dialogue with attendees.
Note: Your proposal must clearly show how the theory or theories used are relevant to the material. The information explored/analyzed must be new material related to current issues, trends, perspectives, best practices and/or models in oncology social work.
   
 
Paper Symposium 
Description: 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. The amount of time designated to each presenter will be determined by how many participants are included in the Paper Symposium.
Note: Only the Lead Author will present in a Paper Symposium presentation.
   
 
Learning Institute
Description: 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 min sessions may be requested, however given logistics, planning and space, this will be a very limited option.
Time: 90 minutes.