Welcome to the 2019 Council of International Neonatal Nurses Conference

Call for Abstracts 

Abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations are now invited for the 10th COINN 2019 conference.

                  

Abstract Submission will close on 3 September 2018 (2200 hrs NZST).

Abstracts must be submitted according to the guidelines below.


Conference Theme

Enriched Family-Enhanced Care
Globally, the family unit is fundamental in the optimal care of babies; providing growth, strength, resilience and unity.

COINN 2019, New Zealand, offers an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the importance and contribution of families in the care of preterm and sick babies in newborn units globally, in a range of cultural and social contexts.

In line with the conference theme, presentations will be accepted under the following headings, with a guide to sub-themes;

                                                                               

  • Care of the newborn
    o   Innovative models of care practices
    o   Clinical research and clinical practice initiatives
  • Families in newborn units
    o   Consumer/parent perspectives
    o   Psychosocial health
  • Newborn unit environment and staff
    o   Education programmes and knowledge translation initiatives
    o   Neonatal unit design in relation to families and staff
  • Community
    o   Regional neonatal care and networks
    o   Retrieval and transport
    o   Support groups
  • Global family
    o   Care of the newborn-global initiatives and strategies
    o   International networks

Please submit your abstract under the theme which best fits your presentation topic. Do not be overly concerned about this as the reviewers will provide feedback or ask you questions if required  For example,  under staff and environment you could submit an abstract that talked about a  'staff care for the carers programme'.

 Abstracts will be accepted in the following formats:

  • ORIGINAL RESEARCH:
    Original research on completed studies are to be presented by a member of the research team. As far as possible, the data presented in the abstract should not be published or presented at another major conference.
  • QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS:
    This category includes projects that are designed to improve patient care, nursing care or nursing education structures, processes, or outcomes.
  • EVIDENCE BASED PROJECTS:
    This category includes projects based on best available evidence that are designed to improve patient care, nursing care, or nursing education structures, processes, or outcomes.
  • CASE STUDY PRESENTATIONS:
    Analysis of actual complex patient care cases or practice situations that posed unique nursing challenges. Case write-ups must not contain identifying information or be under current litigation.

Presenters must confirm in written submission that case write-ups must not contain any identifying information or be under current litigation.

Important dates

Submission deadline:         3 September 2018, 2200 hours, (NZST)
Author Notification:            19 October 2018


Abstract Submission

Your abstract must be submitted online.

Click here to set up your account in the abstract portal.

You will be emailed your portal link through which you can submit new abstracts or edit your abstract submissions. Access to your submission will be available until 3 September 2018

Abstract submissions must include and adhere to the following

  • Identification of conference theme
  • Submitted and presented in English
  • Your abstract must be prepared using this template
    • Maximum word limit 300
    • Submitted in Microsoft Word format using 10 Arial font or symbol font (for symbols) with single line-spacing
    • The abstract title should be written in Title Case
    • Do not include authors and affiliations within this document, these must be listed under the Author and Affiliations tab in your submission portal
    • References may be included in the abstract. If included, they must fit within the word limit
    • Abstracts must not use printing enhancements such as different fonts, underlining, italics (except for foreign words or scientific names where necessary)
  • Include all relevant disclosures or any conflict of interest on behalf of all authors.

Oral and Poster Guidelines

  • All poster and oral presenters are required to register and attend the full conference.
  • Oral presentations will be allocated presentation times when the programme is finalised.
  • Posters must be displayed for viewing for the duration of the conference.
  • Poster presenters are expected to be at their posters and available for questions during specified times.
  • Podium presenters will be provided a projector, screen, and lectern with microphone. No other audio-visual equipment will be provided or may be used.
  • Poster presenters are required to provide Velcro dots to hang their poster. Electrical outlets and tables will not be available. Expenses for the development of the poster, shipping etc will not be covered by the Conference.
  • Each submission will be peer-reviewed by a minimum of two neonatal nurses.
  • Posters must avoid any semblance of commercialism; those constituting promotion and advertising are prohibited.
  • The COINN 2019 Organising committee reserves the right to make the final determination on the presentation time and format.
  • By submitting an abstract, authors agree to allow for the abstract publication by the COINN 2019 Committee. These may be published on the Conference website, and within Conference promotional materials, handbook and app.