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Call for Abstracts

2025 Call for Abstracts
***Submission Deadline: September 27,  2024 at 11:59pm Central***

The International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) invites you to submit an abstract for oral and/or poster session at the Annual Educational Conference!

The International Nurses Society on Addictions announces a call for abstracts to be presented at the 47th Annual Educational Conference. This conference benefits all individuals working in the field of Addictions and provides an educational opportunity to learn evidence-based approaches to tackling the addictions crisis across the globe. It is expected that this year’s IntNSA conference will attract the greatest number of participants ever, with plenary and concurrent sessions, numerous sponsors and exhibits, and a silent auction to help support the Foundation of Addictions Nursing (FAN). Continuing education credits in nursing are available. Prior to registration, if not currently a member on IntNSA, please consider joining to receive a discounted conference registration fee. Please also consider sharing this opportunity with colleagues and even potentially bringing one with you to share in the scientific knowledge and information about evidence-based practice in addictions, as well as the fellowship that defines International Nurses Society on Addictions conferences.

Abstracts for the 2025 IntNSA Conference may be submitted to one of three categories:

  • Education:
    • Curricula, Quality Improvement, and Program Evaluation – These abstracts report on evaluations of educational curricula, 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.
    • Research – These abstracts report on original research and must include the problem/purpose, objective (specific aims), design and methods, results and conclusions.
    • Clinical Case Presentations – These abstracts describe an illustrative case that reinforces specific skills or competencies for the care of substance use or addictive disorders across the services continuum, and/or specific educational objectives.
  • Inclusivity:
    • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion - These abstracts will report on original research of a person, organization, or institution, specific to the identified problem, evidence appraisal, synthesis, implementation, and evaluation, among lessons learned, as it pertains to a nursing related field or addictions-oriented field. Such topics can include implementation of a DEI program, workforce diversity initiatives, appraisal of organizational function as it pertains to DEI opportunities, methodologies for planning, implementing, and evaluating diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workforce/workplace.
  • Advocacy: These abstracts will report on original research of a person, organization, or institution, specific to identified problem(s), evidence appraisal, synthesis, implementation, and evaluation, among lessons learned as it pertains to a nursing related field or addictions-oriented field.

Submit abstracts for the IntNSA Conference in one of the following formats:

  • Live/In-Person Oral Presentation (up to 35 minutes including Q & A)
  • Live/In-Person Poster Presentations 

What to Submit

  1. Submission title. Limited to 25 words
  2. Submission category (see above)
  3. Submission type (oral/poster)
  4. Full name, credentials, contact information, and short biography for each author in your submission. (The biography is limited to 150 words per author. This information and abstract will appear in the final program.)
  5. Learner category: Beginner; Novice; Intermediate; Expert
  6. Content categories. Suggested topics may include, but are not limited to:
    1. Education:
      • Emerging trends in substance use
      • Alcohol, tobacco (e-cigarettes), and illicit drugs
      • Co-occurring medical and/or psychiatric disorders
      • Prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery
      • Pharmacotherapy, including detoxification, abstinence, replacement and maintenance, Prevention of relapse, and harm-reduction
      • Mutual help groups, such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Nar-Anon
      • Professional monitoring programs
      • Alternative or complementary treatment
      • Transitional Care and Continuum of Care
      • Tools and biochemical or psychological markers in the assessment of addicted patients (according to EMB, EBN)
      • Simulation methods in the education of students and staff
    2. Inclusivity:
      • Community-based initiatives
      • Ethical issues associated with substance use
      • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
      • Development of Addictions Educational Curricula
      • Leveraging Telehealth in Addictions Care
      • Care and Considerations for Special Populations across the lifespan (elderly, youth, incarcerated, pregnancy)
    3. Advocacy:
    • Legislative and other legal considerations
    • Payer strategy
    • Initiatives for addiction treatment accessibility and coverage
    • County, State, Federal initiatives for awareness
    • Naloxone, Buprenorphine, Methadone Availability
    • MOTAA- Benefits and Disadvantages
    • Healthcare & Treatment Reform
  7. Learning objectives. Please provide at least 2 measurable objectives (max 6)
  8. Abstract content. The abstract is limited to 250 words (i.e., excluding the title and author information and references. The text should highlight the main points of the presentation).
  9. Relevance to the theme. State how your submission is relevant to the overall conference theme.
  10. References (optional)
  11. CV/Resume of the primary author for upload

Who Should Submit

Only the primary author or lead organizer should submit an abstract. Submissions are limited to 5 total authors.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Criteria used to evaluate submissions include:
  • relevance to the conference theme
  • importance to the field of Addictions Nursing
  • with empirical studies, quality of research methods and findings
  • with theoretical papers, quality of the theoretical argument
  • potential to understand/improve practice/patient care
  • overall organization of the abstract

Key Dates

  • Submissions Open: 9-July-2024
  • Submissions Close: 27-September-2024
  • Target date for accept/reject notifications: 25-October-2024
  • Target date for Presenter attendance confirmations: 8-November-2024
  • Presenter registration deadline: (failure to register by this deadline will result in an automatic withdrawal of the offer to present): 12/6/24
  • Presenter handout/files submission deadline: 29-December-2024

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 required deadline will result in an automatic withdrawal of the offer to present.

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To advance excellence in nursing care for the prevention and treatment of addictions for diverse populations across all practice setting through advocacy, collaboration, education, research and policy development.

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