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Call for Abstracts: CLOSED

Information and Guidelines

All abstracts should be submitted using the online submission process. Be sure to review both the submission and abstract guidelines before you begin. If you have questions during this process, contact Sonia Smith at or 410-706-3767.

Conference Overview

The focus of this year’s conference is the integration of the Internet of Things in clinical practice to improve health management and outcomes at the system, population, and individual level.

Conference Objectives

At the end of this conference, learners will be able to:

  1. Explain the essentials of nursing informatics, including a perspective on the Internet of Things.
  2. Describe how the Internet of Things helps organizations improve health management, personalize care, and enhance patient engagement.
  3. Explore the impact of patient-generated data on patient safety and clinical decision-making.
  4. Analyze big data challenges related to population health and health information exchange


SINI 2017 features four educational tracks, including a special track designed specifically for nursing informatics novices.

Track A: Essentials of nursing informatics in the age of the Internet of Things (Podiums & Posters)
This track is designed for attendees with less than two years of experience in the health care informatics field and introduces essential components of clinical informatics, including eHealth/mHealth.

Track B: Integrating the Internet of Things into health management, personalized care, and patient engagement (Podiums & Posters)
This track considers how informaticians can help clinicians use data generated by patient devices to promote collaboration with patients in health management, personalize care in relation to patient behavior and health parameters, and motivate patients to take control of their health.

Track C: Patient safety, clinical decision-making, and patient-generated data (Podiums & Posters)
This track examines the impact (positive/negative) of using patient-generated data as a component of clinical decision-making on patient safety and health outcomes.

Track D: Big data challenges related to population health and health information exchange (Posters Only)
Achieving a deeper understanding of individual and population health requires integration of not only care event data but also biopsychosocial and consumer generated data. For participants with an understanding of big data, population health, or information exchange, this expert, participatory track will provide examples and direction for incorporating consumer generated data into useful tools with a consideration of return on investment.

Submission Guidelines

Review the required information and abstract guidelines.

  1. In the case of multiple authors, we recommend that only the primary presenter (person who will present at SINI) submit the abstract and required information.
  2. The primary presenter must provide the required information for all co-authors at the time of submission, whether the co-authors plan to attend SINI or not. Abstracts that name co-authors but fail to include the required information will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.
  3. Prepare your abstract as a separate Word document and have all information ready before starting the submission process.
  4. Select the appropriate category for your work: either an experience in the practice of informatics or a formal research project.
  5. Indicate your preference for a podium or poster presentation. The review committee may request that you change from your preferred presentation format to the other.
  6. Provide the title of your abstract as you want it to appear in the program.
  7. Copy and paste the text from your abstract into the box provided in the online form. The form will accept no more than 500 words. Longer abstracts will be truncated at 500 words.
  8. Incomplete forms, alternatively formatted submissions, emailed submissions, or faxed submissions will not be considered for review.


The primary presenter will receive email notification of the review committee's decision after Wednesday, Feb. 15. The primary presenter is expected to relay this information to all co-authors. Winners of Outstanding Abstract awards will be notified at that time.

Presenter Commitment and Registration

Your commitment to present and a completed registration form for the primary presenter must be received on or before Tuesday, Feb. 28. Failure to register by this deadline will constitute a decline to present.

Presenters are expected to register to attend SINI at least on the day of their presentations and to pay their own expenses. Primary presenters selected for and committed to a presentation will receive a discounted registration rate of $345 for the entire conference. Primary presenters of the Outstanding Podium and Poster Abstract awards receive complimentary registration for all of SINI.

Guidelines for Presentations

Podium Presentations

Two podium presentations are scheduled per hour. Speakers should allocate 20-25 minutes for their presentations and allow an additional five-10 minutes for Q&A.  Your presentation cannot exceed 30 minutes. A moderator will ensure that presenters do not exceed the allotted time.

Poster Presentations

Poster presenters can set up their posters Thursday, July 13, 12:45-2:35 p.m., using the stands provided. You will be assigned a numbered stand. The poster corkboard dimensions are 33 inches long and 46 inches wide. Posters should be printed on paper or other material that can be attached to the corkboard by pushpins, which will be provided.

The poster session will take place 4:15-5:30 p.m. Presenters should be stationed at their posters throughout this timeframe and plan to remove the posters immediately after the presentation.

Awards for Outstanding Podium and Poster Presentations

Four abstracts will be chosen by the review committee to receive complimentary registration for their respective primary presenters. Complimentary registration includes all sessions of SINI: continental breakfasts, luncheons, poster sessions, and receptions. Winners will be recognized on stage during the conference and their names will appear in the SINI program. In addition, winners will be given the opportunity to have their abstracts published in the journal CIN: Computers Informatics Nursing.

Podium Presentation Abstract Awards

The research abstract judged to offer the greatest contribution to the science of nursing informatics will receive the Nursing Informatics Research Award.

The practice abstract judged to represent the most exemplary practice in nursing informatics will receive the Nursing Informatics Practice Award.

Poster Presentation Abstract Awards

One abstract for a research poster and one abstract for a practice poster will receive an Outstanding Poster Award.

Attendees will vote for a People’s Choice Award. The winner will be announced at the closing session. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will receive a complimentary registration for SINI 2018.