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2023 Call for Abstracts

Submit your Abstract

Submission Deadline: April 7

The Association for Leadership Science in Nursing (ALSN) invites you to submit an abstract for our 2023 International Conference to be held October 28-30 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama!

This conference serves as a prominent and unique forum for nursing educators, executives, administrators, and researchers from around the globe to learn and discuss current healthcare and system challenges.

Abstracts must align to the overall theme:

Building Leaders for an Equitable and Inclusive Future

Abstracts for the 2023 International Conference may be submitted to one of following categories:

  • Research (R): These abstracts report on original research and must include: problem/purpose, objective (specific aims), design and methods, results and conclusions.
  • Evidence-Based Practice (EBP): These abstracts describe an illustrative case that reinforces specific skills or competencies.
  • Quality Improvement (QI): These abstracts report on evaluations of quality improvement projects, and/or innovative program initiatives and must include: problem (and the change that is needed), evidence appraisal and synthesis, implementation strategies for practice change, evaluation (results), and lessons learned.
  • Academic-Service Partnerships (ASP): These abstracts report on evaluations of educational curricula and must include: problem (and the change that is needed), evidence appraisal and synthesis, implementation strategies for practice change, evaluation (results), and lessons learned.

Submit abstracts for the 2023 International Conference in one of the following formats:

  • Oral Podium Session: Formal session lasting 20-30 minutes will be reserved for completed projects that include results. Research studies in progress may be considered for podium presentations this year.
  • Poster Presentation: Posters will be displayed at selected conference times throughout the meeting. Posters may be either projects in progress or completed projects.


Submit your Abstract


You will be required to submit the following information with your abstract:
(all information submitted below, excluding CV/Resume, will be included in the final program)

General Information

  1. Submission title: Limited to 25 words.
  2. Submission Category: Research, Evidence-Based Practices, etc (see categories above).
  3. Type of submission: Oral or Poster; and whether it is Research based; Evidence based; Quality Improvement; or Academic-Service Partnerships.

Authors & Contacts

  1. Primary/Lead Author’s CV/Resume: Required for Nursing CE.
  2. Full name, credentials, contact information, disclosures, and short biography for each author in your submission: The biography is limited to 100 words per author, and the submission is limited to 4 co-authors (5 total).


  1. Problem, Background/Significance, Rationale: Provide a description of the problem, its significance to nursing leadership, and rationale for the academic-practice partnership, EBP, QI, or research study. For EBP and QI submissions, also provide an analysis of the strength of evidence supporting the project.
  2. Purpose, Specific Aims, Project Goals or Objectives:
    • ASP: describe the purpose of the academic-practice partnership and overall objectives or goals.
    • QI and EBP: describe the PICOT question (where applicable) and project goal(s) or objective(s).
    • R: describe the overall purpose of the study, specific aims, research question(s), and hypothesis as appropriate.
  3. Methods, Collaboration, Implementation and/or Evaluation Plan:
    • ASP: describe the process and/or procedures used for collaboration and evaluation (e.g., deliverables).
    • EBP: describe the theoretical framework used to guide the practice change, and implementation strategies used in the practice change including identification of stakeholders, barriers and facilitators.
    • QI: describe the QI methods (e.g., PDSA, LEAN, etc.) used to conduct the project, measures or instruments used, data collection methods, and evaluation.
    • R: describe the theoretical framework, study design, setting, sample, instruments, data collection procedures, and data analysis.
  4. Results/Outcomes and Implications:
    • ASP: describe the outcomes of the partnership, and implications for nursing leadership education and/or practice.
    • EBP: describe outcomes of the practice change, lessons learned, and plans to sustain the practice.
    • QI: provide data demonstrating the improvement in clinical or practice outcome(s) addressed by the project.
    • R: describe the primary results or findings of the study, contributions to the science of nursing leadership, and implications for nursing leadership education, practice, and/or research.
  5. Abstract Content: The abstract is limited to 500 words excluding references (references are not required to be submitted with the abstract).
  6. Relevance to the Theme: State how your submission relates to the conference theme "Building Leaders for an Equitable and Inclusive Future."
  7. Learning Objectives: Please provide at least 2 measurable objectives.


Only the primary author or lead organizer should submit an abstract. Submissions should include the above and the entire team’s CV or Resume. If the author is listed on the abstract but is not attending the conference, their name will not appear in the program and their CV/resume is not required.


Submissions will be reviewed and selected based on relevance to the conference theme, completeness and quality of the abstract.

Submission Deadline: April 7


  • Submission Deadline: April 7
  • Target date for accept/reject notifications: First week of May
  • Target date for presenter attendance confirmations: Final week of May
  • Presenter registration deadline: October 2
  • Presenter PowerPoint submission deadline: at least 1 week prior to conference

If your abstract is selected for the conference, and you accept, you will be expected to register for the conference and attend in person. Failure to register by the deadline will result in an automatic withdrawal of the offer to present.

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