The Call for Proposals Is Now Open!


ARN's 2022 Rehabilitation Nursing Conference
September 20–23, 2022 | Town & Country Resort San Diego, San Diego, CA


ARN is now accepting session proposals for ARN's 2022 Rehabilitation Nursing Conference September 20–23 in San Diego, CA. Take this opportunity to demonstrate innovations in advanced nursing practice and disseminate new evidence to nurses across the country!



  • Keynote, preconference/postconference add-ons, or general education session proposals: 11:59 pm CST, January 4, 2022
  • Paper, case study, or poster session proposals: 11:50 pm CDT, March 21, 2022


Submission Types

Abstracts can be submitted for the following types of presentations:

  • Paper: These 20-minute oral presentations, including a Q&A session, should apply to one or more of the following categories and include a discussion of the project’s implications for clinical practice, education, leadership, or future research: clinical, research/scientific, or other.
  • Case study: These 25-minute oral presentations should describe a specific clinical issue and demonstrate the implementation of creative, innovative, and evidence-based solutions to that complex patient care problem. To foster audience participation, abstract submissions also should include two questions the authors will post to the audience during a 5-minute Q&A.
  • Keynote: Keynote sessions are based on a main underlying theme that will spark the interest of the rehabilitation nursing community. Proposals for these sessions should include one to three key concepts or takeaways and speak to the author’s experience and credibility in the subject matter described.
  • Preconference or postconference add-ons: These educational programs and activities take place before or after the main conference and can range in duration from one hour to more than a day.
  • Poster: Posters are visual presentations of clinical or research data. In-person poster presenters must be available onsite to present during poster exhibition sessions. Proposals for virtual posters also will be accepted.
  • General education: Typically 1 to 1.5 hours in length, general education sessions address a single subject pertinent to rehabilitation nursing. These sessions should promote learning and actively engage learners. General education sessions may include more than one speaker.

Review the ARN 2022 Submission Instructions and FAQs for the complete abstract submission guidelines and criteria.


Review and Selection Process

In addition to the session-specific criteria described below, reviewers will evaluate session proposals based on the desired learning outcomes of the 2022 Rehabilitation Nursing Conference:

  • Learning Outcome 1: Examine state-of-the-art approaches to improving rehabilitation patient care and outcomes
  • Learning Outcome 2: Apply strategic knowledge about current issues facing rehabilitation nurses and the healthcare industry
  • Learning Outcome 3: Incorporate evidence-based interventions into practice for the rehabilitation of patients with a variety of diagnoses

Paper, case study, and poster presentations: Each qualifying proposal will undergo a double-blind review by a minimum of three volunteer ARN members selected by the 2022 abstract co-chairs. Proposals that do not fulfill all requirements will not be reviewed.

Other sessions: The Conference Planning Committee will review all other qualifying submissions.

2021 accepted/withdrawn abstract submissions: If you previously submitted an abstract that was accepted for the 2021 Annual Conference but requested to withdraw it from the program, you may resubmit your original abstract for review by the 2022 Conference Planning Committee. Please note that previous acceptance does not automatically guarantee acceptance to the 2022 event.

Review the ARN 2022 Submission Instructions and FAQs for more information about the evaluation criteria. Notice of acceptance or nonacceptance will be emailed to the primary submitter by June 1, 2022.


Accessing the Abstract Portal

Abstracts may be submitted by both ARN members and nonmembers with an active user account on the ARN website. New users who do not have an active account will be required to create a new account. Please note that the submitter account will be the primary point of contact for all submissions associated with the account. The submitter does not need to be the primary presenter of the submitted abstract(s).

For the best user experience, use Google Chrome (preferably an incognito window) or Mozilla Firefox to access the portal. Use of Internet Explorer is not advised.

For help with your submission, call ARN Member Services at 800.229.7530 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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