Call for Abstracts
You are invited to submit abstracts for presentation at the RTNA Conference.
Abstracts will be selected for oral or poster presentation. Please read
the call for abstracts information carefully before downloading the abstract
submission form on-line.
Abstract Submission Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2012
(this call is now closed)
Notification Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Conference / Abstract Themes
The title for the conference is KT: the Heart of the Innovation Journey.
The theme is:
Innovation is about novel ideas and translating those ideas into better
products, services, and ways of doing things. There are many ways of getting
there, but at the heart of the innovation journey is knowledge translation.
Knowledge translation is a deliberate, two-way, iterative process of using
evidence to help inform decisions but what are the key ingredients for
doing this successfully - what knowledge, skills and tools do we need
to make knowledge translation effective?
Objectives for the conference are to:
- Improve the skills of participants to do knowledge translation.
- Showcase knowledge into action projects.
- Profile advances in knowledge translation science.
- Maximize knowledge exchange through program sessions and networking
- Celebrate 10 years of RTNA!
- Add to your KT toolkit
Abstracts on projects or research on any aspect of knowledge translation
Abstracts will undergo a peer-review process, with members of the Conference
Planning Committee serving on the review committee. Authors of abstracts
selected for presentation will be contacted via email by Monday, June
5 and invited to present either a poster or oral presentation at the Conference.
All selected abstracts will be published in an abstract booklet which
will be provided to delegates at the Conference.
Abstract Format (include pertinent detail under each heading)
Abstract Form Submission
The call is now closed as the submission deadline (May 15, 2012)
- Abstracts must be submitted electronically, by email, using the official
- Please use standard abbreviations. Place special or unusual abbreviations
in parenthesis after the full word when it appears for the first time.
- Errors, misspellings and incorrect abbreviations will not be corrected.
- Minimize the use of charts as this detail is not used to evaluate
the merit of your abstract.
- Abstracts must not exceed 300 words (excluding the abstract heading).
- An individual may submit more than one abstract. One official application
form is required for each abstract.
- There is no fee to submit abstract(s).
- Edits to submitted abstracts may be made up to Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
Instructions for making edits can be found on the abstract submission
Presentation at the Conference
- A small number of abstracts will be selected for oral and poster presentation
at the Conference; indicate on the submission form whether you are interested
in being considered for an oral or poster presentation.
- The author for correspondence or presenting author of accepted
abstracts will be registered for the conference and an invoice for the
Early Bird fees provided. Substitutions can be made at any time by emailing
- The Conference will not cover expenses of those presenting either
posters, or giving an oral presentation based on an abstract submission,
such as expenses for developing the poster, shipping, travel, or accommodation.
- Those presenting posters will be required to stand by their poster(s)
at specific times to answer questions during the Conference. In the
case of multiple authors, at least one author is required to stand by
the poster at the specified times.
- Posters must not exceed 115 cm x 115 cm in size but may be any dimension
within these constraints. Oversize posters may not be displayed. Push
pins will be provided at the conference.
By submitting abstracts to the conference, submitters authorize, upon
acceptance, the permission to reproduce their abstract in the conference
syllabus and on the conference website.