Optimal Outcomes Minnesota ACNM Affiliate Conference

Oct 11, 2017: 8am-5pm

Minneapolis Marriott West

We need research/QI project posters!!!!

Sharing current research findings and QI implementation is important to our profession.  Therefore, we are trying something NEW this year.  We encourage students and providers to share their research/implementation findings with attendees at the conference through poster presentations. 

Poster presentations need to be original and pertain to completed clinical education, leadership change or evidence-based practice projects related to women’s health, obstetric and/or neonatal practice, education or administration. 

Presenters must be available for questions and discussion during the poster session.

All poster presenters will receive $50 off their conference registration fee.



NEW this year! Call for Poster Presentations. Original Research/QI Projects. Enjoy $50 saving on registration. Please find details on website: under Meetings & Events


Submitting Posters for the Conference

How to present your poster for consideration:

  1. Key Submission Elements
    1. Title of Poster (50-word limit): The title should clearly and succinctly identify the contents of the abstract.
    2. Authors and Affiliations: Enter each author separately and identify whether the individual is the primary author or a coauthor. Enter each name by providing the author’s name and organization.
    3. Contact Information: Name of PI, phone and email
  2. Summative Statement (20- to 25-word limit): Poster abstracts will not be published in the conference book. A summative statement of no more than 25 words is required for our conference book. Your summative statement should be a brief summary of your research with key points highlighted, providing a basis for discussion and interaction.
  3. Abstract Although the abstract should briefly address all elements necessary to define your goals and results to the reader, it is a short description of your presentation.  The text of each abstract should consist of no more than 250 words. 
  4. Send the key submission elements, summative statement and abstract to by August 15, 2017.  Poster presenters will be notified by email of acceptance by Sept 1, 2017.

Limited space available, submit early to secure yours!

Criteria for Abstract Acceptance

Each abstract is reviewed for adherence to these content rules, significance, and presentation.

1. The main factors considered to qualify abstracts for acceptance are as follows:

• Clarity – The objectives of the research presented are clearly described.

• Significance – The objectives of the research make a significant contribution to the goals of IES, including describing the condition and progress of education; evaluating the effectiveness of federal and other education programs; and identifying education policies, programs, and practices that improve achievement.

• Methods – The methods used (including the design, implementation, and analysis) are appropriate to achieving the objectives of the research.

• Presentation – The abstract is logical, interesting, clearly written, and free of grammatical or typographical errors.

2. Abstracts will be rejected by the reviewers for the following reasons:

• Abstract Not Appropriate – The content of the abstract is not relevant to conference audience.

• Promotional in Nature – The abstract was written to promote a specific product or procedure on behalf of a specific company or organization.