Transplant Quality Institute - Call for Abstracts

Thank you for your interest in presenting in the 2022 Transplant Quality Institute. Please read carefully and complete the questions below. Do not forget to upload your CV & conflict of interest form, which can be found on the AFDT website. (Submissions must be less than or equal to 550 words, blinded, and include a completed Conflict of Interest form and CV.)

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Disclaimer: This form will not automatically save responses. It is strongly recommended to cut and paste your responses into each section.

This abstract has a combined total 550 word count. If the word count turns red you are over the 550 word limit and your abstract may not be reviewed.

Background:

    In a “Performance Improvement” Abstract, the Background:
  1. Describes the problem or challenge in need of improvement;
  2. Provides historical perspective or context for the problem being presented, including how the issue was identified;
  3. Utilizes available literature/research findings and/or industry best practices to support the need for the new idea or intervention;
  4. Connects clearly to the purpose statement;
  5. Is written using complete sentences, proper grammar, punctuation and spelling.

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Purpose:

    In a “Performance Improvement” Abstract, the Purpose Statement:
  1. States the problem or challenge to be resolved;
  2. Conveys the reason for conducting the project, and the goal to be accomplished;
  3. Is usually one to two sentences in length;
  4. Connects logically to the rest of the abstract;
  5. Is written using complete sentences, proper grammar, punctuation and spelling.

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Methods:

    In a “Performance Improvement” Abstract, the Methods section:
  1. Describes the action(s) taken to improve the problem or challenge;
  2. Includes the timeline during which the action(s) took place;
  3. Describes the “population” characteristics (how many participants, factors used to determine participant inclusion and exclusion, etc.);
  4. Describes the data collection or documentation process;
  5. Describes and quantifies how a successful outcome or resolution will be determined;
  6. Describes instruments and procedures (qualitative, quantitative or mixed) used to assess (1.) the effectiveness of implementation, (2.) the contributions of intervention components and context factors to effectiveness of the intervention and (3.) primary and secondary outcomes.

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Results:

    In a “Performance Improvement” Abstract, the Results section:
  1. Briefly describes the results of the actions taken - quantitative, qualitative, and/or descriptive, as applicable;
  2. Provides sufficient detail to support the conclusions;
  3. Discuss the intervention's impact on both direct and indirect costs/resources (financial, staff time, quality of care, customer satisfaction) in a quantifiable way, as applicable;
  4. Is written in a narrative format, saving "visual" elements such as lists, tables, graphs, photos and/or illustrations for the poster itself;
  5. Is written using complete sentences, proper grammar, punctuation and spelling.

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Discussion:

    In a “Performance Improvement” Abstract, the Discussion:
  1. Reminds the reader of the primary lesson learned and states whether the project goal was achieved;
  2. Explains why the outcome is interesting;
  3. States the relevance of the findings to other published work, when applicable;
  4. Addresses implications for future improvement efforts (Note: Use caution in applying the results to a broader population);
  5. Statements are clearly supported by the findings in results section;
  6. Is written using complete sentences, proper grammar, punctuation and spelling.

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Conclusion:

    In a “Performance Improvement” Abstract, the Conclusion is:
  1. A brief statement; clearly supported by the finding in results section;
  2. Is written using complete sentences, proper grammar, punctuation and spelling.

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Remember that submissions must be less than or equal to 550 words, blinded, and include a completed Conflict of Interest form and CV.