These presentations, generally scientific or analytic in nature, should be results
oriented. They should include project overview from inception to completion. Abstracts
will be presented in rapid-fire succession, with five to six presentations during
a 90-minute session, allowing for 12 minutes per presentations. Six criteria are
used to evaluate abstracts:
- Submission blinded:
No identifying information included in title or text of submission, e.g., name
of organization, state name, author information.
- Clarity and organization:
Submissions should present topics/ideas in a logical, easy-to-follow format.
- Relevance of topic
to discipline: Presentations should address the immediate concerns of the discipline
and advance the knowledge of attendees.
- Innovation and
originality: Information should be new to the audience, and offer functional solutions
to real-life challenges. It is recommended that submissions not be presented previously
or published to ensure originality.
- Practicality and
value: Demonstrate quantified improvement: outcomes, lives saved, dollars saved,
accidents prevented. Include successes, failures, lessons learned, and practical
strategies that can be "taken home" and applied. Evaluate whether the
measurable improvement was worth the resources committed.
- Quality of data
and methodology: Experimental and analytical methodologies and data should be
defensible. Research should be complete or nearly completed.
These presentations provide attendees the opportunity for in-depth interaction
and discussion with researchers and experts, in full 55-minute concurrent sessions.
They should be workshop style presentations that offer ample opportunity for both
dialogue and Q & A. The lead panelist must submit a proposal that includes
among other requirements, a list of potential panelists (up to a total of four),
background information, session objectives and description, and any funding assistance
required. Criteria 1-5 above are used to evaluate panel proposals. In addition,
reviewers will be requested to provide unbiased judgment on the potential for
a successful presentation.
The Professional Poster Session is a dedicated 2-3 hour program designed to provide
an opportunity for attendees to network and interact with peers and presenters.
The Poster Session is an effective mechanism for disseminating both research findings
and project specific information. Criteria 1- 5 above are used to evaluate poster
presentations. Those poster presentations that are considered organizational
promotion will not be accepted for presentation. This determination is made at
the discretion of the AHQA planning committee.