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SAVE THE DATE: September 24-26, 2020

Join us in Winnipeg, MB September 24-26

  • Network with your peers
  • Learn from your colleagues
  • Draw upon the expertise of leaders in your field






The Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses (CAPWHN) invites nurses and other health professionals in perinatal and women’s health who are members, non-members and students to submit abstracts for presentation at the 2020 CAPWHN Annual Clinical, Education, Research Conference to be held September 24 – 26, 2020 in Winnipeg, MB.

  • Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are welcome in either English or French.
  • All abstracts are peer reviewed.
  • Abstracts must be submitted online at no later than JANUARY 31, 2020 at midnight PT.
  • All accepted abstract presenters must register for the CAPWHN National Conference and pay their own expenses (conference fees, travel, accommodation, etc.), whether or not they plan to attend any of the conference itself. Individual requests to waive this condition will only be considered upon request for patient or parent representatives.


Conference Theme:  The meeting place: Embracing evidence-informed practice, family-centred care and cultural humility.


Conference Objectives:

  1. Discuss innovative and evidence-informed practices to promote and optimize family-centred care across the continuum of women’s health.
  2. Create a “meeting place” to share learning and promote networking with other healthcare professionals.
  3. Explore strategies to optimize knowledge of and promote cultural humility in perinatal and women’s health.

Abstracts should address the conference theme and fit within one of the following categories:

  • Research (completed or in progress);
  • Quality Improvement (Innovative programs and processes);
  • Knowledge translation (Best practices);
  • Clinical Case




Please note the following:


  1. The abstract submission form is available online at
  2. Abstracts are limited to 250 words (excluding title, authors, affiliations, and the additional information regarding objectives/conference theme alignment). Submissions must be made using the online form.
  3. Abstracts are accepted for presentations in English or French.
  4. DEADLINE for abstract submission is January 31, 2020 at midnight PT. Please follow the instructions carefully. Incorrect, incomplete or late abstracts will not be reviewed.
  5. Following the submission deadline, abstracts will undergo a peer review process with author names and identifying information omitted. The abstract content should not contain identifying information.
  6. All abstracts are reviewed by the Abstract Review Working Group. The corresponding author will be notified via e-mail of the results of the review process by the end of March 2020.


**We encourage you to discuss your attendance at the conference with your supervisor prior to submission.


All presenters of accepted abstracts must register for the conference and pay their own expenses (conference fees, travel, accommodation, etc.), whether or not they plan to attend any of the conference itself. Individual requests to waive this condition will only be considered upon request for patient or parent representatives.


Detailed information is available in the call for abstracts, submission guidelines, and tips for constructing an abstract.


For more information, clarification or questions about the abstract submission process, please contact:




  • Title: should be brief and clearly indicate the nature of the abstract/presentation.
  • Abstract submissions will be a maximum of 250 words and must include the purpose, three (3) learning objectives, and a brief description of the presentation and how it aligns with the conference theme and objectives. Identifying information must not be in the text of the abstract.
  • Research abstracts should include study purpose, methods (design, sample, procedures), main findings and conclusions with implications for nursing practice. Please specify whether the project is completed or if it is work-in progress.
  • Quality improvement (Innovation and change) abstracts should include background of the issue, motivation for innovation or change, and the process of developing, implementing, and evaluating the innovation or change including implications for nursing practice.
  • Knowledge translation (Best practice) abstracts should include a review of what is currently known about a topic, a description of the implementation process, and the implications for nursing practice.
  • Clinical case abstracts should include a description of a challenging/interesting case scenario, an overview of the issue, and the implications for nursing practice.


We recommend reviewing “Tips for Constructing an Abstract” before preparing your submission.


Learning Objective Requirements:


Learning objectives must be submitted with the perspective of the session participant in mind; each typically includes an action that is measurable, and which demonstrates learning (e.g., “Following this session, participants will be able to identify the key requirements for …”).


Additional information about writing learning objectives is available at:


Examples of Measurable Verbs are accessible here:’s%20Taxonomy%20of%20Measurable%20Verbs.pdf






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