Submission Guidelines

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2017 PH Professional Network Symposium

Writing an Abstract for Poster Submission

Your audience will be a mixture of new to experienced PH-treating healthcare professionals.

Give enough detail to be clear about your message, yet concise enough to stay within the 500-word limit. Use the active voice and third person (do not use I, you, me or my). It may be helpful to start out with an outline and then fill in the detail as you go. Each component may be answered in a few sentences.

The PH Professional Network (PHPN) Symposium Committee welcomes submissions in all areas of practice. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Guidelines for specific clinical situations, implementation of a process to improve patient outcomes or innovative use of technology in clinical practice
  • Development or implementation of a performance improvement program
  • Patient safety initiatives 
  • Patient satisfaction improvement initiatives 
  • Identification and implementation of PH educational needs for healthcare professionals 
  • PH nursing orientation programs, role implementation or development of practice guidelines 

Topics are subject to the discretion of the PHPN Symposium Committee and the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. If you have any questions about the appropriateness of your topic, please contact a PHPN abstract mentor by emailing

Required components of an abstract:

  • The Title is the first chance to capture your readers’ attention so make it interesting with a few key details describing your project.
  • The Author Statement lists all significant contributors with their degrees.
  • The Purpose (objective) relates why you started the project and helps readers decide if they want to read more.
    • Tell why this topic may be of interest to the audience.
    • State your hypothesis, research question or objective.
  • The Background (significance, scientific merit, interpretation) summarizes what is known about the topic and what the major issues are. Describe the results of your literature review and how they relate to your question. Include other sources of information or expert opinions.
  • The Methodology (design, implementation) describes how you went about your research or project. This may include setting, population, sample size, selection criteria and measurement tools. 
  • Findings (results, outcomes) include what you found and conclusions you made. Briefly state significant findings or performance improvement outcomes. Include qualitative data, quantitative data and any statistical analysis.
  • Implications (conclusion) describe the impact of your study on practice, policy, research or education. Summarize what impact your findings may have on current practice and suggest what the next step in research might be. 

"This was my first PHPN conference and I absolutely loved it. I tried to absorb every detail and meet as many people as possible."

- 2015 PHPN Symposium attendee

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