Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

***Submission Deadline: September 4 extended to Sunday, October 8 at 11:59pm Central***

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

46th Annual IntNSA Educational Conference

Building Partnerships to Promote Addiction Recovery & Prevention

Francis Marion Hotel
Charleston, South Carolina
February 27 – March 1, 2024

Regardless of your area of specialty or practice setting, if you attend only one conference this year, we hope that you will join us at IntNSA’s Annual Educational Conference. 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. When you register, if you are not already a member of IntNSA, please consider joining as members to receive a discounted conference registration rate. Whether this is your first IntNSA conference, or you have been attending every year, consider bringing a colleague 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 2024 IntNSA Conference may be submitted to one of three categories:

  • Research – These abstracts report on original research and must include: problem/purpose, objective (specific aims), design and methods, results and conclusions.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

  • Live/In-Person Oral Presentation (30 minutes including Q and A)
  • Live/In-Person Poster Presentation

What to Submit

You will be required to submit the following information with your abstract:

  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 100 words per author. This information and abstract will appear in the final program.)
  5. Learner category: Beginner; Novice; Intermediate; Expert
  6. Content categories:
    1. Emerging trends in substance use
    2. Alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs
    3. Co-occurring medical and/or psychiatric disorders
    4. Prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery
    5. Pharmacotherapy, including detoxification, abstinence, replacement and maintenance, and harm-reduction
    6. Mutual help groups, such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Nar-Anon
    7. Professional monitoring programs
    8. Alternative or complementary treatment
    9. Community-based initiatives
    10. Legislative and other legal considerations
    11. Ethical issues associated with substance use
    12. Diversity, equity and inclusion
  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

Thank You

The Conference Committee would like to thank you for your willingness to share your knowledge with the IntNSA Conference attendees. Feel free to forward this to others who have knowledge on these topics to share.

Key Dates

  • Submissions Open: March 31, 2023
  • Submissions Close: October 8, 2023
  • Target date for accept/reject notifications: November 1, 2023
  • Target date for Presenter attendance confirmations and abstract edits/updates: November 6, 2023
  • Presenter registration deadline: December 11, 2023 (failure to register by this deadline will result in an automatic withdrawal of the offer to present)
  • Presenter handout/files submission deadline: tbd

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