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|2020 NPA Annual Conference|
18th NPA Annual Conference
Combined Call for Proposals: Concurrent Sessions and Posters
Submission deadline: Friday, September 13, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET
Notification of proposal decision: October 31, 2019
Combined Call for Proposals
The 2020 NPA Meetings Committee is seeking proposals for (a) 75-minute concurrent sessions, and (b) poster presentations to be included in the 2020 Annual Conference that will:
We strongly encourage postdocs, PDAs and PDOs to submit a proposal, as this is the only conference that provides a voice for them at the national level.
All concurrent session proposals will be submitted to the same review committee. Proposals that demonstrate the qualities of an Innovation in Action session will be identified by the review committee and flagged as such in the program book. In addition, facilitators of all accepted proposals will be notified of the review committee’s suggestions for session type upon acceptance. Please make sure to read the description of each type of session as it will help you when putting your abstract together.
A proposal may be submitted for more than one type of session (i.e. both a concurrent session and a poster), as long as it meets the requirements for each. If submitting a proposal to be considered for multiple session types, you will be asked to rank your order of session type preference, since your proposal will be selected for only one. An individual presenter/author may be included in no more than two accepted proposals, and may be primary presenter on only one accepted proposal. An individual presenter/author may be involved in two accepted proposals and may also present one poster.
Proposals will be selected via a committee review process that rates the strength of the proposal. Please note that all of these sections are REQUIRED at the time of submission and must be present for the abstract to be considered. Further, all proposals will be judged equally and reviews will not be biased due to the authors’ training and pedigree:
Please note that all concurrent sessions accepted for presentation may be subject to informal evaluation onsite at the Annual Conference.
Questions? Contact the Meetings Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Descriptions of the type of sessions that will be presented at the Annual Conference.
Presenting a poster is a great way to share unique training programs, best practices, and successful postdoctoral events, and to foster the exchange of ideas and meaningful discussion, which may allow participants to emulate successful programs at their own institutions. The poster session offers an opportunity to display materials and engage in open-ended, individualized, and informal discussions with interested parties. To recognize outstanding poster presentations, the NPA will present the top three posters with awards.
The top-10 poster presenters with the highest scores will be selected to give a five-minute presentation about an innovative program. This presentation will be during one of the concurrent workshop sessions. Please select below if you would like to be considered for one of these short presentations.
Seminars, workshops, and Innovation-in-Action sessions. All concurrent sessions will be 75-minutes in length. All presenters will be encouraged to share their slides and resources on the NPA website.
Seminars are traditional lecture-style sessions in which presenters are primarily concerned with conveying new information or data to participants. Content such as survey results are ideally suited to a seminar-style session.
Workshops are more intensive sessions that emphasize interaction and the exchange of information among participants while also including an instructional or presentation component.
Innovation in Action sessions are participant-driven, solution-focused discussions that promote the generation and sharing of novel ideas among both new and returning meeting attendees. Facilitators of sessions flagged as Innovation in Action will be encouraged to compile the ideas, resources, and solutions generated by the discussions for dissemination by the NPA after the conference.
Required information for all proposals.
All five are required.
Items #1-8 are required, item #9 optional.
NPA Annual Conference Goals
We are always looking for fresh, innovative ideas for posters and concurrent sessions at the NPA Annual Conference. We also encourage collaborative session proposals in which representatives from different institutions/PDAs/PDOs work together to convey different views and experiences from across the country. Feedback from the past conference suggested that the topics below are of interest. The suggestions below are meant only to provide ideas about potential topics and are not guaranteed for acceptance; proposals selected for the 2020 Annual Conference will not be limited to these suggestions. Proposals that duplicate topics presented in the past few years may not be selected.
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Conference Combined Call for Proposals: Concurrent Sessions and Posters
Submission Deadline: Friday, September 13, 2019 at 11:59 pm EDT
Notification of proposal decision: October 31, 2019