Abstract Submission Information

Call for Poster Abstracts 

The California Breastfeeding Coalition invites the submission of abstracts to be considered for the poster session for the
8th Annual California Breastfeeding Summit
ABC’s: Advocacy, Breastfeeding, Communication

January 24-25, 2018 in San Diego.

We seek to receive abstracts for the poster session that address the removal of breastfeeding barriers and advance breastfeeding equity. Research, case studies, and projects related to the priority areas of the California Breastfeeding Summit will be considered.

The proposal submission deadline is Friday, November 10, 2017.

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Download the poster abstract information here.

Priority Areas Include:

  • Research and Surveillance: Research, case studies, and projects that examine state and local breastfeeding data and resources to measure disparities and improve equity for lactation support services and maternal and child health.
  • Advocacy: Research, case studies, and projects that interpret state and local breastfeeding practices, policies and laws to support and advocate for lactation accommodations to increase exclusive breastfeeding rates, prolong duration and support families’ breastfeeding goals.
  • Breastfeeding: Research, case studies, and projects that identify educational tools, resources and strategies to promote and support exclusive breastfeeding management in hospitals, clinics and community settings.
  • Communication: Research, case studies, and projects that employ the changing paradigm of communication to promote and protect breastfeeding, with particular emphasis on the use of language, the role of social media platforms and viral/digital campaigns.

If you submit a poster abstract and it is accepted, you will be asked to agree to:

  • Register for the Full Summit at a discounted rate.
  • Cover any travel related costs associated with attending the Summit.
  • Adhere to the deadlines as detailed in the acceptance notification.
  • Adhere to the tenets of the WHO International Code for Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes.
  • Staff your poster during the designated viewing times.

Submission Instructions:

This is the information you will need to provide when submitting your abstract here.

  1. Authors and Affiliations
  • Presentation/posters may include up to three presenters.
  • Lead presenter provides biographies for all presenters (no more than 100 words for each bio).
  • Lead presenter assumes responsibility for meeting all the deadlines.
  • Lead presenter confirms the participation of co-presenters, provides complete and accurate information for each of the presenters.
  1. Priority Area
  • Research and Surveillance: Research, case studies, and projects that examine state and local breastfeeding data and resources to measure disparities and improve equity for lactation support services and maternal and child health.
  • Advocacy: Research, case studies, and projects that interpret state and local breastfeeding practices, policies and laws to support and advocate for lactation accommodations to increase exclusive breastfeeding rates, prolong duration and support families’ breastfeeding goals.
  • Breastfeeding: Research, case studies, and projects that identify educational tools, resources and strategies to promote and support exclusive breastfeeding management in hospitals, clinics and community settings.
  • Communication: Research, case studies, and projects that employ the changing paradigm of communication to promote and protect breastfeeding, with particular emphasis on the use of language, the role of social media platforms and viral/digital campaigns.
  1. Poster Title

Provide the official name of the poster. Please limit to 12 words. The title will be posted online and in final printed program. Select a title that is descriptive of your topic and appealing to the audience. Please do not use acronyms within your title.

  1. Abstract

The abstract should be no more than 500 words. Accepted abstracts will be posted in the final program. Please do not mention any commercial entity brand names product or service or anything promoting a single or specific product or service. Be certain that all spelling, punctuation, and grammar are correct. The abstract should include the following:

  • Introduction: Provide a brief introduction to the topic and problems being addressed. What is known and what gaps in knowledge exist?  Explain why your work is important – set the context and pre-empt the question “So what?” How does your poster relate to the summit and selected priority area?
  • Objective(s): Describe the objective(s) of your research, case study or project. What are you adding to current knowledge?
  • Methods: Provide a brief summary of who, what, when, where, and how your research, case study or project was implemented and/or conducted. Summarize any barriers or challenges faced.
  • Results, Conclusions, Recommendations: Succinctly state results, conclusions, and recommendations.This is what most people want to know. Do not say “We present the results of our study and recommendations for action” – tell them what you found and recommend!
  1. Learning Objectives/Outcomes

A learning objective/outcome reflects what the learner will be able to do as a result of participating in this educational activity.

  • List at least two measurable SINGLE learning objectives/outcomes based on the poster abstract.
  • Lead off objectives with the statement: “By the end of the presentation, participants should be able to….”
  • Use ACTION verbs that address gaps in knowledge, competency, and performance, such as integrate, manage, develop, utilize, prepare, apply, plan, prescribe, and communicate. Other useful verbs: explain, demonstrate, analyze, formulate, discuss, compare, differentiate, describe, name, assess, evaluate, identify, design, define or list.
  • Understand or learn are not measureable outcomes.

What are the review guidelines?

Abstracts will be blinded and peer-reviewed. Abstracts will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of abstract with all of the fields completed
  • Clearly defined learning objectives
  • Aligns with the Summit priorities and objectives

Will the California Breastfeeding Coalition pay for me to attend the Summit?

We seek presenters and contributors willing to share their expertise without expectation of payment or reimbursement of expenses related to attending the conference in the spirit of fulfilling the California Breastfeeding Coalition’s mission to improve the health and well-being of Californians. By submitting an abstract, you are agreeing to attend the summit at your own expense. If your abstract is accepted, you will be given a registration code that will discount your registration fee by $50.

What is the timeline for proposal submission?

October 16, 2017: Abstract portal open.

November 10, 2017: Submission deadline.

November 20, 2017: Those who submitted an abstract will be notified via email whether their abstract was accepted or not accepted.

November 27, 2017 : Email will be sent to accepted presenters requesting required forms for us to provide education units if applicable.

December 15, 2017: All forms required due.

January 23, 2018: Poster set-up at 3:00 PM

January 24-25, 2018: California Breastfeeding Summit Poster Session

If you have questions, please email Sherri Mendelson at Sherri.Mendelson@providence.org or Robbie Gonzalez-Dow at robbiegd.cbc@gmail.com

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