The Call for 2022 Proposals is Now Closed. Our 2023 Call will be opening Fall of 2022!

Each year ARN accepts session proposals for ARN's Rehabilitation Nursing Conference, which typically takes place in the Fall. Take this opportunity to demonstrate innovations in advanced nursing practice and disseminate new evidence to nurses across the country!

As information is made available related to the upcoming call, it will be posted to this page. Please check this page frequently for updates!

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. These guidelines are updated each year.

Review and Selection Process

In addition to the session-specific criteria described in the submission instructions above, reviewers will evaluate session proposals based on the desired learning outcomes of the 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 Conference Planning Committee 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.

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