Call for Abstracts – National Summit on Promoting Well-being and Resilience in Healthcare Providers

The Inaugural National Summit on Promoting Well-being and Resilience in Healthcare Providers

September 26-28, 2018

Healthcare providers across multiple professions have high rates of burnout, depression and unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. The mental and physical well-being of healthcare providers has been linked to healthcare quality, safety and patient outcomes. This national forum, sponsored by all seven health sciences colleges and the College of Social Work at Ohio State, will focus on enhancing wellness and resilience as well as healthy lifestyle behaviors in healthcare providers and health professions students. Evidence-based practices and research to improve outcomes will be highlighted as well as strategies for integrating health and well-being in health sciences academic programming. Click here to see the confirmed keynote/plenary speakers.

Submit an abstract in one of the following categories to be considered for a concurrent oral session or poster presentation:

  • Promoting well-being/healthy lifestyle behaviors in healthcare professionals
  • Promoting well-being/healthy lifestyle behaviors in health sciences students/faculty
  • System-wide initiatives to enhance wellness cultures
  • Innovations to promote well-being, resilience and healthy lifestyle behaviors

Submissions must include the following information:

  • Title of submission
  • Abstract (limited to 300 words), which includes the following headings:
  • Background/significance of the problem
  • Purpose
  • Methods
  • Results (for innovation abstracts, these may not yet be available, but include a plan for outcomes evaluation)
  • Implications for linking evidence to action in the real world or in future research

Presentations will take place on September 27 and 28. They need to be 30 minutes in length, including five to 10 minutes for question and answer discussion.

The application deadline is March 30, 2018. An email confirmation of receipt will be sent. An expert panel will review all applications received by the deadline. Notification of results will be conducted by email to the primary contact listed on the submission by April 30, 2018. Confirmation of acceptance is needed no later than May 31, 2018.

Abstracts must be submitted online using the application form.



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