Call for Presentations

The 2019 Call for Presentations is now closed.

Speakers will be notified of the status of their proposal on March 22, 2019, and they are asked to hold the conference dates of July 28–31 available until notified of their proposal status.

Proposal Requirements

Requirements for submitting your proposal via AHRMM’s online Conference Abstract Submission and Speaker Center are below.

Please note: You may create and submit multiple proposals but only a maximum of two can be accepted per presenter.

Speaker Information

All speaker information must to be entered into the online system in order for the abstract to be considered. This also includes information for co-speakers. If you are submitting an abstract for a speaker, please use the speakers contact information, not your own. All of the information that is submitted will be used in AHRMM19 marketing materials.

Abstract Description

AHRMM is looking for abstracts that offer objective, innovative, insightful ideas and solutions. We are also looking for case studies. What issues are pressing for today and necessary for the future? What experiences can inspire others? What collaborations have you had within your health system? Abstracts should include current evidence and speakers are encouraged to address the impact on Cost, Quality and Outcomes (CQO). An outstanding abstract will be consistent with CQO and have practical takeaways for attendees addressing:

  • What was the issue or problem you addressed?
  • What were your goals?
  • What were the barriers you encountered?
  • What was the impact, how did you know you were successful?
  • What were the critical success factors?
  • What lesson did you learn that you want to share?
  • How is it applicable to others in a variety of care settings?

The abstract is a narrative text and is limited to 500 words. Do not use bullets or subtitles, grant support information or references in the abstract.

Do not include presenter or organizational names in the abstract description. This is a blinded review, so identifying presenter or organizational information may disqualify your abstract.

You may wish to write the abstract description and outcomes in a word document and then paste the information into the online submission site.

Please check your spelling carefully as this system does not have a spell check function.

Session Formats

  • 60-minute learning lab, including 10 minutes of Q&A (Q&A must include up to three polling questions on the AHRMM19 Mobile App). Learning Labs can have one primary speaker and one co-speaker.
  • 60-minute panel discussion, including 10 minutes of Q&A. Panels are limited to one moderator and up to three panelists.
  • 40-minute poster session, including 10 minutes of Q&A. Poster Sessions can only have one speaker and the speaker is required to present the 40-minute poster session twice. Once on Monday, July 29, and once on Tuesday, July 30. Times for the poster sessions will be given at a later date.
  • NEW FOR 2019! 15-minute AHRMM talks, a shortened presentation format ideal for hot topics, innovative technology, or best practices. The presentation can only have one speaker. Three AHRMM Talks held during a 60 minute time slot.


Preference is given to proposals that include Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) aspects and solution-based presentations on topics pertinent to one of the conference’s seven educational tracks:

  • Clinical Integration
  • Health IT
  • Logistics & Distribution
  • Professional Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • UDI Adoption

Read the full descriptions of the tracks »


  • Please limit the session title to 15 words or less
  • Titles should describe the session content

Learning Outcomes

  • Please provide three observable and measurable learning outcomes for your abstract using the list of measurable action verbs. Each outcome should have 25 words or less.
  • Please start all of your learning outcomes with “By attending this presentation, the learner will be able to…”
  • Identify the impact on the learner as a result of participating in the presentation. What will the learner be able to do after attending?
  • To clarify the difference – learning objectives describe an intended state (what you hope your learners will take away) and learning outcomes express a present or observed state (what was actually learned).
  • Example of a learning outcome: “By attending this presentation, the learner will be able to discuss three components of thriving succession planning.”

Career Level

Indicate the career level that will benefit most from the content that you are presenting. To ensure that we serve the diversity of our attendees, AHRMM’s Annual Conference Committee will look for a range of topics that address the needs of each career level listed here.

Session Description for Marketing Materials

Summarize the key points of your abstract. If your abstract is accepted, this summary will be included in AHRMM19 marketing materials to help your audience know why they should attend your learning lab or poster. Attendees are significantly more satisfied when the session description accurately describes the content. Descriptions are limited to 100 words. Please check your spelling carefully.

Attendee Takeaway Tool

Speakers are required to provide attendees with at least one robust takeaway tool so they can better implement next steps within the organization they serve. Speakers must include a short description of their takeaway tool or takeaway tool concept within their abstract. If your abstract is accepted, the tool must be submitted in a PDF format so that it can be uploaded to the AHRMM19 Mobile App.

Samples of takeaway tool(s) include:

  • Benchmarking worksheets (consider excel formats)
  • Case Studies
  • Checklists
  • Forms/templates
  • Sample Reports
  • List of lessons learned (for those experiencing a situation and for those who can plan ahead)
  • Policies and procedures
  • Assessment forms


If you have not presented at an AHRMM conference in the last two years, you are required to list three references with their contact information.

Faculty/Speaker Agreement

This agreement must be signed by all speakers at the time the abstract is submitted in order for your abstract to be considered. Please make sure your co-speaker signs the agreement.

Please Note: Each session submitted by a consultant/vendor must also include at least one provider participant.

Speaker Registration

Accepted presentations are entitled to one (1) complimentary conference registration for the primary presenter. All co-presenters, AHRMM talk, and poster session presenters receive a $200 discount off the conference registration fee.

“Sales Pitch” presentations focused on a specific product, service, or company will not be accepted. Speakers who present in such a way at an AHRMM Conference will not be permitted to speak again.

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