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Call For Abstracts 2022

NOW CLOSED: Call for Abstracts
2022 Michigan Nursing Summit

The Michigan Center for Nursing welcomes abstracts for poster presentations at the 2022 Nursing Summit, to be held October 6-7, 2022 in Traverse City, MI.

Accepted poster authors will receive a $25 discount off the registration price to attend the conference. We will be selecting 20 posters for display.


  • Add to your professional portfolio or résumé.

  • Share your research/QI project with an audience

  • Disseminate your findings/results

  • Receive feedback from colleagues

  • Expand career opportunities

  • Learn from others’ experiences

  • Learn about diverse research/QI methods

Suggested Topics 

The Michigan Center for Nursing welcomes abstracts for poster presentations related to the  Summit theme or on the following topics:

  • Leadership

  • Diversity

  • Mentoring

  • Inclusivity

  • Collaboration

  • Burn out

  • Public-population health

  • Nursing education

  • Health equity/inequity

  • Nursing practice

  • Social justice

  • Retention in the profession 


Abstracts of completed/in-progress Research studies or completed Quality Improvement  (QI) projects, or Evidence Based Practice Projects (EBP) on the topics listed above may be submitted.

Guidelines for preparing an abstract:
  1. Abstracts are limited to 300 words, excluding title and author information.

  2. Research or Evidence-Based Practice abstracts should include: question/problem; purpose;  design; methods; sample description; key findings; results.

  3. QI project abstracts should include: background; objective/aim; QI methods; results;  conclusions.

  4. Do not cite or include references, bibliography, tables, brand, or trade names.

  5. Do not include personal, contact, identifying, or affiliation information on the abstract page.

  6. Abstract material may have been presented or published previously.

Abstract submission and acceptance process:
  1. Submit a cover page as a separate document that includes: abstract title, name of author/ researcher, credentials, affiliation, and contact information (email; phone).

  2. Only one author should be identified as the presenter and make the presentation.

  3. Only one author should submit the abstract for review.

  4. An author may not present more than 2 accepted abstracts.

  5. All communications will be directed to the presenting author only.

  6. If successfully reviewed, final abstract acceptance will be conditional until Summit Registration and Fee is received from the presenting author. All authors accepted will receive a discounted registration to the Summit.

  7. Co-authors may be listed on multiple abstracts.

  8. Do not submit the same abstract with different author names.

  9. Poster presenters assume all costs related to poster preparation, travel, and related expenses.

  10. All authors/researchers attending the Summit must register individually.

  11. Abstracts must be submitted by 11:59 PM EDT, June 30, 2022, to: Include the words “abstract submission” in the subject line of your email.

  12. Email notification of conditional acceptance will be sent to the contact person by July 15, 2022.

Additional Information:  
  • Posters must be available for viewing Thursday, October 6 from 8:00 AM to Friday, October 7 12:00 PM.

  • Poster presenters are responsible for setting up and taking down posters at designated times.

  • One easel will be available for each poster. Maximum poster size is: 5 X 6 feet; no exceptions.

  • Posters must be of sturdy material, like foam board, which can stand on the easel with no additional support. Summit organizers may not have extra foam boards or clips available.

Important deadlines:

Abstract submission deadline — June 30, 2022 by 11:59 PM EDT to

Abstract conditional acceptance notification — after July 15, 2022 sent via email to primary contact.

Early-bird registration deadline — July 31, 2022 early bird pricing ends. 

Regular registration deadline — October 5, 2022 11:59 PM EDT regular ticket sales end. 

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