CALL FOR PAPERS 2018 PSHA Annual Convention Sheraton Station Square Pittsburgh, PA
March 21 - March 24, 2018
Deadline for Call For Papers Submission: September 6, 2017
Deadline for Student Poster Presentations: February 7. Submit by January 3 to be included in the on-site program.
Prior to completing this form, please read the form completely to insure all of the information requested is provided including the following:
Speaker disclosure for each presenter
Email address for each presenter
Bio for each presenter
Carefully read all instructions before completing and submitting this
form. (Note: Failure to follow instructions may result in rejection of the
Instructions and Requirements for ALL Presenters and Submissions.
Registration Policy for Presenters
presenters are required to register for the PSHA Convention. We do
appreciate the time and effort it takes to prepare and present a
session. In recognition of this, a special presenter registration
rate of $150 has been established (compared to the normal registration
rate of $195). Student presenter rate is $45 (compared to the normal
registration rate of $55). Please note that submission of the following
Call for Papers, is acknowledgement of the required registration
Accepting Papers and Suggestions
The Program Committee will be guided in the selection of papers, seminars, short
courses, technical sessions and posters by the following criteria: quality, distribution of subject matter, timeliness,
popular demand, etc., program balance (i.e., basic, applied research, poster,
miniseminar, short course) and broad-based membership participant.
professional program can not be used by presenters to promote, take
orders for, or sell products or materials. All
program presenters are expected to follow accepted procedures to protect human
subjects. Such procedures might include possession of evidence of a statement from a Human Service Review
Committee authorizing the study as one that adequately protects the human
subjects, possession of evidence informed consent and signed release from all
subjects or clients approving the use of date or clinical materials for
presentation in a public forum (essential for clinical material or presentations
involving videotapes), or evidence from written material presented in response
to this Call for Papers that would indicate that subject or client identity has
been appropriately protected.
equipment needs must be indicated on the form below.
Additional AV requests on-site will not be arranged for or paid for by
PSHA. Only those AV items listed on the form will be provided by PSHA.
Any additional items required will be the responsibility of the
presenter to arrange with the hotel and make payment for.
In the interest of defraying some of the expense associated with presenting at the Convention, PSHA will post all presenter
handouts to the website two weeks prior to the Convention.
Handouts must be sent in an
electronic format to the PSHA Office.
Omit unnecessary images and
photos. Include only those relevant to the topic. If your
presentation contains a large number of images resulting in a large
file, we may find it necessary to convert your handouts to text
Handouts are limited to 20 pages.
Forward handouts to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 21,
2018. Handouts will be posted online two weeks prior to the
Call for Papers Fields
Program Abstract: The Program Abstract is the direct copy for printing the abstracts. It should be carefully prepared and proofread. The abstract should not exceed 250 words. PSHA reserves the right to edit any abstracts.
Outcomes:Learning Outcomes are behavioral statements reflecting the knowledge/skills participants are expected
to demonstrate following participation in the session. Learning Outcomes are written in the format, "At the culmination of the session the participant will be able to ." (e.g., describe the function of the swallowing
station. list three considerations in selecting candidates for cochlear implants.)
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Measurable and Observable Learner Outcomes.
Instructional Levels: All presentations must indicate level of instruction
utilizing the following descriptions:
This level assumes the audience has little or no familiarity with the literature and professional
practice with the areas covered.
This level assumes the audience has general familiarity with the literature and professional
practice with the area covered.
Advanced: This level assumes
total familiarity with current literature and professional practice in the
Biographical Sketches of All Presenters: Biographical
sketches include the name of the presenters, their affiliations (i.e., practice
settings) and a brief description of their qualifications for presenting the
proposed session.(Note: Biographical Sketches are not vitae or resumes, but are brief narratives of no more
than 50 words.)
Poster Presentations (also known as "Interactive Sessions") provide a unique opportunity for
dialogue between the presenter and the attendee, are an excellent format for
presenting information that lends itself readily to display. Authors must construct a poster exhibit that can stand alone in conveying information. The completed display should contain the title and author(s), the statement of purpose and, if it is
a scientific investigation, the principal results. Both content and appearance of posters must be of high quality. The
abstract should not exceed 250 words.
Technical Sessions are 30 minutes in duration
and are intended to provide a forum for basic and applied research or
a review of case studies with clinical application (i.e., assessment
and/or therapeutic techniques). The Technical Session format is also
appropriate for the presentation of preliminary research.
provide maximum flexibility for members, and a variety of session types
including panels and symposia can be proposed. Presentations can include, but are not limited to reports by research teams of long-term and/or extensive research
programs; descriptions or demonstrations of innovative clinical or
programmatic procedures; and descriptions of approaches to unique problems
Short Courses should
focus on clinical-professional issues for large audiences. They should provide formal instruction on a current topic of
wide professional interest.
complete the following form and submit (via the website) by September
For questions on the submission, completion or content for the Call for
Papers, contact Skye Lewis or the
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