2018 Call for Posters

If you have an innovation that is helping drive down the cost of health care, the World Health Care Congress (WHCC) invites you to submit your poster for consideration.

Contact Kristina Weljkovic with any questions regarding the posters submission.

Poster Session Submission Process

Upon receipt of your submission, WHCC will issue an email confirmation to the submitting author. Authors can expect to receive the email confirmation of their submission within 48 hours (or two business days) after submission. If you do not receive a confirmation email from the abstract system within 48 hours of submitting your abstract, contact Kristina Weljkovic.

Submission Timeline

Poster Sessions

Opens: October 23, 2017, 8 a.m. ET
Closes: January 30, 2018, 11:59 pm
Notification: February 8, 2018

Abstract Guidelines

Character Limit: There is a limit of 2,500 characters including spaces. The 2,500 character limit does not include title or author list.

Complete and Original Results: Each poster should represent complete and original results. Submitting multiple abstracts in which the same data have been analyzed in different ways, or in which a study is subdivided into small sub-studies, is prohibited and will result in those abstracts being rejected. In addition, this action may result in the individual abstract authors being prohibited from submitting abstracts for future SBM annual meetings.

Empirical/Non-Empirical Research: Poster abstracts submitted for presentation must be based on empirical research and report actual (not promised) results along with relevant statistics and significance values. In contrast, abstracts for informational sessions such as, seminars, panel discussions, and symposia might include empirical and/or non-empirical contributions

Poster Presentation Limit: Authors are limited to participation as "presenter" in a maximum of three abstract submissions. Presenters of accepted abstracts should pre-register for WHCC by the early-bird deadline.

Presenter Registration: Each presenting author is responsible for his/her registration fee(s) as well as travel and housing costs. Presenters who are unable to attend WHCC should arrange for another individual to present the poster in question. If changes to the listing of your presenting author are necessary, please notify us by phone, +1-800-767-9499, or via email.

Withdrawn Abstracts: Poster presenters who withdraw a presentation may be denied the right to submit an abstract for the 2019 WHCC Meeting. The only exceptions to this policy are (1) absence due to weather-related issues that hinder a presenter’s travel to the meeting, (2) absence due to a work-related emergency, or (3) absence related to personal injury or family health emergency. Miscalculation of travel costs by the presenter does not qualify as an acceptable reason to withdraw one’s abstract. In the event this occurs, no refunds will be given.

Thematic Submissions Encouraged: Submissions are especially encouraged that reflect the theme for WHCC: "Transforming Health Care."

Abstract Acceptance Notification: If you DO NOT receive an email notification regarding your poster submission by Wednesday, November 8, 2017, or by Thursday, February 8, 2018, please email us.


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