2018 Speaker Proposal Guidelines



TraumaCon 2018
March 21-23, 2018
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
Portland, Oregon

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, July 14, 2017
(Submissions will be accepted until 11:59pm PT July 14, 2017)

Click here to access the Abstract Submission Website. You will be required to create an account to submit your proposal.

Take advantage of this opportunity to be an integral part of TraumaCon 2018. STN welcomes and encourages submissions from speakers interested in sharing their knowledge of trauma care across the continuum. This annual conference is designed for nurses involved in the care of trauma patients and the management of trauma programs and trauma systems. Past conferences have drawn over 600 attendees from across the United States and internationally.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR SPEAKER PROPOSAL SUBMISSION

  1. Submission deadline is July 14, 2017. Speaker proposals will not be accepted after the deadline.
  2. All speaker proposals must be submitted online via the STN website. The online form is available on the STN web site. Please visit www.traumanurses.org to access the form.
  3. STN permits and encourages multiple submissions per speaker.
  4. STN membership is not required for speaker proposal submission.
  5. All submissions must include a professional head shot photo, an executive biography, a Disclosure/Conflict of Interest Form (submitted on line) and an Educational Activity Plan (available for down load on submission web site).
  6. Please complete all submissions in a separate document (such as MS Word) prior to entering into the submission web site.
  7. Credentials should be listed in the following format: academic, licensure, certification, honors. Please note that credentials submitted in any other order will be changed to this format.
  8. Accepted speakers will receive complimentary registration to TraumaCon 2018.

SPEAKER PROPOSAL FORMAT INFORMATION

Session Outline:
I. Title:
Use key words to describe both the topic and the content (maximum 120 characters including spaces).

II. Target Audience:
What audience does this topic appeal to? (i.e. emergency department, intensive care, trauma program manager, etc.)? Include any minimum knowledge and or skills required to benefit most from this session (maximum 250 characters including spaces).

III. Session Description:
Please provide a concise yet comprehensive description of your proposed session. This description will be printed in the conference brochure and promotional materials. The description should include information to help attendees determine if they would like to attend the session. (maximum 500 characters including spaces)

IV. Objectives:
Please provide three objectives related to your proposed session. Objectives should be specific, manageable and attainable. (maximum 500 characters including spaces).

V. Key Content Points:
Please identify three or more key content points which will be covered in your session. (maximum 500 characters including spaces).

SPEAKER PROPOSAL REVIEW/ SELECTION CRITERIA

Speaker proposals are selected by a blind review from an impartial panel of STN conference planning committee members based on the following:
  1. Relevance to STN’s mission, vision, values.
  2. All components of the submission are complete, in the correct format, and relevant to the overall theme of the conference.

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE OF SPEAKER PROPOSAL

Notification of selections will be emailed to all presenters by the week of October 7, 2016. In the event that your speaker proposal(s) are not selected for presentation at the annual conference, you may wish to pursue the opportunity to be considered for development of your topic for future presentation.

Click here to access the Abstract Submission Form