SINI 2019: 20th Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics | Health Care Informatics: A Catalyst for Value-Driven Care Transitions | July 17-19, 2019 | University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD

Extended Deadline:
Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at midnight (EST)

Submit an Abstract

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.

Track Descriptions

Track A Use of health care IT data and quality outcome measures to improve value-based care coordination and transition management.  

The health care IT infrastructure must include data elements that support care coordination, value-based health care services, and/or quality outcome measures. This track will provide actionable information that can be used by nursing informatics specialists and other interdisciplinary experts to achieve these value-based measures. 

Track B

The use of innovative technologies to support the internal transition of care as well as the external interoperability of care management. 

Transitions of care occur when patients are moved from one level of health care to another. These transitions are often a complex set of events that can have a profound positive or negative effect on the patient's health status. The purpose of this track is to provide an overview of how health care organizations can identify, select, implement, and evaluate innovative technology that can be used to manage transitions of care. 

Track C Confronting documentation burden while creating high-value, care-centered systems.

Reducing documentation burden and creating high-value, care-centered digital systems are priorities among health care professionals. Freeing nurses to provide quality care and decreasing provider burden and burnout by reducing unnecessary time spent documenting care activities is critical. This deep dive, interactive track for experienced informaticians will provide policy, regulatory, and quality reporting viewpoints to support these activities. Participants will interact with nurse informatics and administration leaders who have implemented changes to address documentation burden and promote quality care. Lastly, participants will engage in tool kit development enabling them to return to their respective sites and implement similar processes. 

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 or not co-authors plan to attend SINI. 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 of 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.

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The primary presenter will receive email notification of the review committee's decision after Monday, March 18. The primary presenter is expected to relay this information to all co-authors. Winners of Outstanding Abstract awards will be notified during this time also.

Presenter Commitment and Registration

Your commitment to present and a completed registration form for the primary presenter must be received on or before Friday, April 20. 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 presentation, and to pay their own expenses. Primary presenters selected for and committed to a presentation will receive a discounted registration rate 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 (TRACKS A & B Only)

Two podium presentations are scheduled per hour. Each speaker should allocate 20 to 25 minutes for their presentation and allow an additional 5 to 10 minutes for Q & A. The total may not exceed 30 minutes. A moderator will ensure that presenters do not exceed the allotted time.

Poster Presentations (for all tracks)

Poster presenters may set up their posters on Thursday, July 18 from 8 a.m.-noon using the stands provided. Stands will be numbered, and you will be told which stand has been assigned to you. The poster corkboard dimensions are 48 inches wide and 36 inches high 33 inches long and 46 inches wide. Posters should be printed on paper or other material that can be attached to the corkboard by push pins, which will be provided.

The poster sessions will take place on Thursday, July 18. Presenters should be stationed at their posters throughout these times and plan to remove the posters immediately after the presentation on Thursday.

Awards for Outstanding Podium and Poster Presentations

Four abstracts will be chosen by the review committee for awards. The primary presenter (only) of each winning abstract will receive complimentary registration to SINI 2019. Complimentary registration includes all sessions of SINI, the 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

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

Outstanding Poster Award One abstract for a research poster and one abstract for a practice poster will receive an Outstanding Poster Award
People’s Choice 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 2020.