Call for Abstracts

Submit Today and Join us for Midwifery Works 2020
Guesthouse at Graceland
Memphis, TN
October 30 – November 2, 2020

Steps to Submit an Abstract 

  • Fill in required information in the Call for Abstract Form
  • Attach your file in the accurate format 
  • Click “Submit”

If you have any questions, email us at events@acnm.org (Please note in subject line that this is related to Midwifery Works).

Overall Format

  • Typed in 12-point font
  • 1” margins
  • Include page numbers

Each submission must contain all 8 of the following outlined parts:

Part 1 – Session Title
Your session should have a succinct title that describes the main topic of the session. Keep in mind that the title may be listed in materials without the abstract and meeting attendees often use the titles to decide which symposia to attend.

Part 2 – Session Length in Minutes
The following activities should not be included when calculating contact hours for CEU: breaks, meals, socials (presentation germane to the course during meal activities), announcements, introductions, welcoming speeches, reports, etc.; time for study, travel, assigned reading, or related activities outside the classroom or meeting schedule unless the activity is monitored and/or assessed and the learner receives feedback.

Part 3 – Teaching/Delivery Methods
Examples of teaching methods are lecture, small group discussion, panel discussion, small group case studies, etc.

Part 4 – Behavioral Objectives
The behavioral objectives serve to clearly outline what the participant will learn as a result of attending the session. Each objective must be stated in terms of learner outcome, i.e. “At the end of the session the participant should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge and/or skills…..” The participants will need to be able to answer:

  • If the learning objectives were met
  • If the speaker was knowledgeable about the topic and effective in presenting the material
  • If the degree of the session/workshop meet their expectations
  • If the session/workshop was fair, balanced, and free of commercial bias

Part 5 – Content Outline of Session
The outline should be relevant to each objective. The outline and objectives must support each other and be directly related. For each content area, be sure to indicate time allocated. Please indicate if pharmacologic content exists.

Part 6 – Bibliography/Reference List
Each session must include a reference list/bibliography to support the session topic. Seventy-five (75%) percent must be current within the last 5 years, preferably in peer-reviewed journals. A 1-hour presentation should contain at least 5 references; a 4-hour presentation should contain 5-10 references; and an 8-hour presentation should contain 10-15 references. Noted classics will be accepted. Articles published by the presenter may be included. This criterion is not optional and non-submission of this information will result in an incomplete application that will only be reviewed upon receipt of the reference list.

Part 7 – Faculty Resumes
Faculty examples include presenters, authors, editors, moderators, etc. You do not need to attach the speaker’s full CV or resume. The resume should be submitted in the narrative form and include the faculty’s credentials and educational background, work experience and publications/presentations relevant to the current topic. Be sure to list each of the faculty for each session.

Part 8 – Prior/Other CEU Approval
If any session currently being submitted for ACNM approval has received approval previously, please indicate this below and include the ACNM program number.

Guidance on Writing Conference Abstracts
Writing an Effective Abstract, a webinar from the ACNM Division of Research and Division of Global Engagement, provides concrete suggestions for writing a concise, clear, organized, and professional abstract for ACNM or any other conference. This 50-minute webinar provides a step-by-step approach to guide you through the abstract writing process.