2017 annual conference

Call for Posters

Overview: HealthCare Chaplaincy’s Network’s 4th Annual Caring for the Human Spirit® Conference continues its tradition of offering poster sessions as a great opportunity for interactive presentation of emerging ideas, late-breaking results, experiences and challenges on spiritual care topics. Poster sessions are informal and highly interactive, and allow authors and participants to engage in in-depth discussions about the presented work from which new collaborations, ideas and solutions can emerge.

The annual Caring for the Human Spirit® Conference is the preeminent professional education and networking event for the multiple health care disciplines that provide spiritual care ─ chaplains, social workers, nurses, doctors, educators, community clergy, and more. All presentations are focused on the crucial objective of advancing the integration of spiritual care in health care.

Submission Process: Proposals should include a title and a description of how your poster relates to the theme. Abstracts can be up to 500 words. Posters are a visual medium, so please provide some information about how your poster will convey information visually. If your poster includes data, be sure to explain in your abstract how the data was gathered and evaluated. Because HealthCare Chaplaincy Network evaluates only the abstract in its decision, be sure that it clearly conveys the purpose of your poster presentation. All submissions should be emailed to Kim Punter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Proposals must include:
Title
Problem
Action Taken
Outcomes/Data
Institution/Organization
Contact Name, Email Address, and Telephone

Notification: The deadline for submission is February 1, 2017. Submissions selected for development of a full poster session will be notified on February 13, 2017.

Registration: All expenses including Registration for the conference is the responsibility of the presenting author(s). There is a special group rate at the Sheraton Grand Chicago for conference attendees that expires on February 18, 2017.

Important Dates and Times: Poster presentations will take place on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 1:30pm – 2:00pm and Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 1:30pm – 2:00pm.

Dimensions: Poster board surface area is 4 feet high x 6 feet wide.