Call for Posters 2020

2020 Conference & AGM
“Stretching & Growing - Interfaith Conversations: Hope, Health & Healing”
May 21 – 24, 2020

Submission Date EXTENDED: Friday March 27, 2020

A poster is a visual display that offers information about a program or educational activity or presents findings of a research project. Posters can be an effective and interactive way to share parish nursing practice in its many forms. The Canadian Association for Parish Nursing Ministry (CAPNM) Board encourages our organization to use this method of disseminating ideas. You are invited to present your poster in one of two ways: as an up to five minute power point presentation (about five slides) to be given during the conference, or as a regular paper poster to be hung. Handouts for participants are an asset in these presentations and space will be available for this material to be laid out during the conference.

Abstract Content (Area of Focus)
Specific areas of content that may be addressed in submitted abstracts include the following suggestions as examples, but not limited to:

  • Ways in which your health ministry has promoted healing for the helpers.
  • Activities through which your health ministry has encouraged health promotion.
  • Ways your parish health ministry programs have addressed spirituality, such as a Prayer Shawl or Quilt Ministry, rituals of healing, art forms used in healing of grief, and so forth.
  • Creative approaches to support and advance parish nursing, such as how to form parish nurse support/interest groups locally or provincially.
  • Educational projects you have presented in your practice.
  • Results of research which you have done in spirituality and parish nursing.

Abstract Requirements:
The abstract must contain the following elements:

  • Title: Be clear in intent and state in as few words as possible.
  • Content Overview: Summary of approximately 175 words describing the poster you would like to  present. Identify the type of poster, focus area, objectives, and theme.
  • Biographical data: name, address (street, city, province, postal code and country), daytime telephone number, e-mail address.

Submission Deadline EXTENDED: Friday March 27, 2020 to

Selection Process and Criteria:
The abstract will be reviewed by representatives of the CAPNM Education Committee. The criteria for selection will be the poster’s ability to support the practice of Parish Nursing. Acceptable presentations will have no commercial bias.
Selection will be completed and communicated by April 15, 2020.

Note: CAPNM does not pay conference fees, honorariums, travel costs or any other expenses for those whose abstract is accepted. For assistance in developing your poster, you can download “Creating Scientific Posters” on the CAPNM web site by clicking here. You may also contact the CAPNM Education Committee through Judy Johnson at to discuss your ideas or queries.

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