Call for Research Abstracts
The Division of Research (DOR) and Division of Global Health (DGH)
encourage researchers to submit abstracts for peer-reviewed research
presentations at the 56th ACNM Annual Meeting, May 24-28, 2011, San
Antonio, Texas. The Research Forum and Poster Presentations are
competitive refereed events. Three awards are given for research
presented: 1)Best Forum Presentation of Research, 2)Best Poster
Presentation of Research, and 3)Best Student Midwife Presentation of
Guidelines for Submission
Abstracts may be submitted via the ACNM abstract submission site
for consideration by either the DOR or DGH and for one or both of the
refereed research presentations that are available at the ACNM Annual
- FORUM PRESENTATIONS: A forum presentation is an oral
presentation of completed original research on a topic specific to
midwifery practice and research. Forum presentation slots are limited.
Abstracts submitted for a forum presentation, but not accepted, may be
offered a poster presentation opportunity if the poster presentation
option is also checked. Each presentation will be 10 minutes in length
and will be followed by a 5 minute question-and-answer period. Forum
presenters will be offered an opportunity to revise their abstract for
publication in the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health.
PRESENTATIONS: Research in progress at the time of the abstract
submission will only be considered for a poster presentation. Completed
research may be submitted for a poster presentation if the poster
presentation option is checked. Posters are presented on 3 x 6-feet
freestanding display boards. Presenters are expected to be available to
discuss their posters with Annual Meeting participants during a
designated time (to be announced) during the meeting. Because poster
space is limited based on space available at the meeting, the highest
scoring abstracts will be accepted for poster presentation slots.
Student midwives are invited to submit abstracts for either or both
forum or poster presentations of research. Student abstracts will
receive the same blind peer review as all other research abstracts.
Questions can be directed to the following contact persons:Submission Deadline
You must complete your submission on the ACNM abstract submission site
by February 15, 2011, at midnight EST.
submission, each abstract receives blinded peer review. Abstracts with
the highest scores are selected. Presentation time frames are assigned
by the DOR/DGH section chairs. The primary author of the abstract will
receive e-mail notification of the decision of the peer review panel by
March 15, 2011.