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Name: 2018 Council on School Health (COSH)
Location: , Orlando, Florida
Date: November 2–6, 2018
Website: Click here
2018 Council on School Health (COSH) Abstracts Program
- All abstracts submitted to COSH should be focused on health issues within school. Priority selection will be given to the following categories: 1) racial equity 2) serving families and communities through school-based health centers 3) addressing social determinants of health, 4) integrating health into the educational curriculum, 5) school health as a pediatric training resource, 6) applying telehealth in school-based health care. We are unlikely to accept abstracts that do not have a direct relationship to school health.
- Three types of abstracts are accepted: 1) research abstracts presenting original research findings, and 2) program or policy abstracts describing ongoing or completed prevention or intervention projects conducted in partnership with schools or evaluations of school health policies and 3)**quality improvement. This may include programs or policies that have been implemented but not yet fully evaluated.
- Research abstracts MUST have the following headings: Background, Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. These headings are required by the online abstract submission program.
- Program and policy abstracts have the following headings: Program or Policy Goals, Evaluation (preliminary results are acceptable), and Discussion. These headings are required by the online abstract submission program.
Quality Improvement abstracts must follow the guidelines detailed below.
- Abstract submissions are expected to have received Institutional Review Board approval when appropriate.
- Submission will not preclude submission for journal publication, nor does prior publication disqualify submission. However, abstracts previously presented at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition will not be accepted.
- Accepted abstracts will be presented as part of round table discussions. Select authors will be asked to deliver a brief oral presentation summarizing the abstract and highlighting key issues/findings.
- Authors selected to present must register and pay for the meeting (as well as any additional travel and housing expenses). The COSH does not have funds to cover the costs for authors of abstracts.
- Presenters of accepted abstracts should notify Peter Gorski (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Stephanie Domain (email@example.com) as soon as possible if they must cancel their presentation.
QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS AND MOC PART 4 ELIGIBILITY
- This year, we will be accepting abstracts describing quality improvement projects. These abstracts may be eligible for free MOC Part 4 credit through the AAP’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Portfolio.
- Please describe the following in your abstract submission. These items MUST be included on the poster or slide presentation in order to be eligible for MOC credit:
- The specific aim of the quality improvement project that describes the target population, desired numerical improvement, and timeframe for achieving the improvement
- The process for improvement (eg, QI methodology utilized, how the intervention was implemented, how tests of change were used to modify interventions, who was involved, etc)
- Graphical display of data: a minimum of baseline and 2 follow-up measurements
- A discussion of the degree to which the aim was achieved
- Factors that affected success
- Next steps for the QI project
If you created an account in a different program, you may use the same username and access key. If this is your first time submitting, please create a new account.
- To submit an abstract describing a QI project, select the “QI Project” radio button as part of your abstract submission.
- If accepted into the H program, you will be contacted by AAP Division of Quality/MOC Portfolio staff with further information about MOC eligibility.
- Note: authors can still submit a QI project abstract even if not interested in MOC credit. Abstracts may still be accepted into the program even if they do not follow the MOC guidelines. These, however, will not be eligible for MOC credit.
- Poster/oral presentations describing projects already approved for MOC Part 4 credit are not eligible for additional credit.
- Additional details are available here: www.aap.org/mocabstracts
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Organizer: Katie Friedman - firstname.lastname@example.org /