ABSTRACT GUIDELINES

Key Topics: The Conference Committee is seeking presentations for Saturday, October 13th on a range of topics regarding environmental medicine: exposure prevention, clinical

manifestations of illness with special regard to rheumatology, gastroenterology, and neurology, testing – including both conventional and alternative labs, and treatment protocols. Special consideration will be given to topics on the interaction between the genome and the environment, environmental toxicities endemic to Pennsylvania, and treatment protocols beyond intravenous nutrient infusions. We are also looking for examples of integrative co-management of environmental illness. Other topics may be accepted, as determined by the conference committee.

Key Dates:

  • ●  June 30th, 2018 – Abstract submissions due
  • ●  July 6th, 2018 – Notification date
  • ●  September 13th, 2018 – Final presentation submission deadline

    Conference Attendees: Conference attendees are predominantly naturopathic physicians and naturopathic medical students. The conference is also attended by some researchers, medical

    doctors, osteopathic doctors, chiropractors, members of the lay public, legislators, and prospective naturopathic medical school students.

Formatting:

Abstracts should be written in Times New Roman, 11 point font, single-spaced lines. Abstracts should be formatted using Microsoft Word, or submitted as a .pdf file.

Submission:

Abstracts should be submitted by email to the PANP via this link. The subject line of the email should read, “PANP 2018 Conference Call for Abstracts”. All abstracts must be sent no later than 11:59 pm on Saturday, June 30th, 2018.

Abstract Specifications:

All of the following must be included in your submission:

  1. Contact Information: Presenter(s) full name(s), degree(s), street address, city, state zip

    code, daytime telephone number, fax number, email address

  2. Speaker Biography (up to 100 words)
  3. Digital Picture of speaker
  4. Presentation title and a short (up to 100 words) description of your presentation.
  5. Learning Objectives (Three to Five optimal)
  6. Bulleted outline of your presentation
  7. Three to five multiple choice questions with answers that will be covered in your

    presentation

  8. The preferred length of presentation. (Can choose 20, 50 or 70 minutes)
  9. Mention whether there will be a pharmacy discussion as part of your presentation, and

    what percentage of the presentation will be taken up by pharmacy material.

  10. Who is the target audience for your presentation? (medical practitioners, researchers, students, legislators, the lay public, etc)

Criteria:

All abstracts will be reviewed by the Conference Committee. Abstracts must be factual, and must report significant research findings, clinical procedures, results, techniques or topics. Minimal time should be given to basic science, as it is assumed the audience will have this underlying knowledge. Abstracts will be judged based on relevance, clarity, originality, significance and speaker experience. Preference will be given to presentations eligible for pharmacy CEU’s, but those abstracts that do not contain pharmacy content will be considered as well.

Presenter Responsibilities:

The presenter must ensure the accuracy of content, spelling, and formatting of their presentation. All presenters are responsible for their own expenses including travel, room, board, and any other costs incurred by conference participants. Presenters are responsible for the transport and storage of any presentation materials. Presenters will receive a $300 honorarium and complimentary registration for the conference, with CEU’s for the lectures that they attend. All speakers must provide information on any conflict of interest and make aware any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the speaker’s presentation.