Late-Breaking Abstracts

Call for Posters: Late-Breaking Research
Deadline: Monday, August 5th, 2019

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The American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA) will host the 17th Annual Educational Conference & Expo at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, CA on October 14-16th, 2019. The conference will focus on the latest and most innovative strategies to keep rehabilitation professionals ahead of the curve, provide the highest quality of care, and share advocacy efforts in the interest of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and units, outpatient rehabilitation centers, and other medical rehablitation providers.

The purpose of the Late-Breaking abstract submission is to give researchers and rehabilitation professionals the opportunity to present on the best new scientific research in all areas of medical rehabilitation.

All abstracts must be submitted through our abstract submission portal.
Late-breaking abstracts are eligible for poster presentation only.

Call for Posters: Late-Breaking Research

The interactive poster and networking reception is one of the most highly attended events of the conference, and is a fun, casual, and informative event with drinks and appetizers provided by AMRPA. The guidelines are as follows:

  • A poster is a 48x36” visually formatted presentation of a topic using charts, graphs, illustrations, and photographs to supplement a narrative.
  • The topic may be clinical or research based, or describe new techniques, procedures, or technologies in the field of medical rehabilitation.
  • The presenter must be available on Tuesday evening, as specified in the program, to discuss with conference attendees.
  • Posters will be printed and shipped to the hotel by AMRPA through our vendor Make Signs, and will be available for viewing for the duration of the conference. Presenters may take their posters home if they wish.

AMRPA encourages you to share your latest breaking knowledge, case studies, and experience in these 5 categories:

  • Business Operations & Leadership Development: Productivity, LOS/Cost Management, Team Building, Employee Management, Leadership, Succession and Strategic Planning, Program Development
  • Clinical Care Delivery - A Team Approach: Safety, Quality, Clinical Best Practices, (including Innovative Therapies and Nursing Techniques), Medication Management, Wound Care, Infection Control, Pressure Injury Prevention, Fall Prevention
  • Regulatory, Legislative, and Accreditation Matters: Documentation of Medical Necessity, RAC Audit, 60% Rule Compliance Issues, Joint Commission, CARF Prep, Regulatory/Legislative Updates, Hot Button Issues
  • Marketing and Relationship Management: Census Building, Referral Development, Breaking Down Barriers to Admission, Transition of Care, Customer Service/Satisfaction, Differentiating Acute Rehab from Subacute Care and other Post-Acute Settings
  • Topics Outside the Box: All other proposals that may not fit into one of the above four categories - we encourage you to submit any idea or topic that you feel would be of value to our attendees!

Submission Guidelines

All late-breaking poster submissions must include an abstract of no more than 500 words. Abstracts should be written so as to be self-contained and to provide the technical substance required for the Education Committee to evaluate the presentation’s contribution to the medical rehabilitation community. The submission may contain a brief description of the intended layout of the poster.

Selection Process

Two weeks after the portal has been closed, the Education Committee will announce the chosen late-breaking abstracts to be presented at the 2019 Fall Conference. Acceptance letters will be sent to the email address provided in the abstract submission portal. All proposals will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and relevance to the field of medical rehabilitation.

Submit Your Abstract Today

If you have any questions, please contact Julia Scott, AMRPA Member Services Coordinator.