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    Overview: HealthCare Chaplaincy’s Network’s 5th 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 comprehensive 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, ensure that it clearly conveys the purpose of your poster presentation. Email all submissions to Kim Punter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

    Notification: The deadline for submission is February 26, 2018. Submissions selected for development of a full poster session will be notified during the week of March 5, 2018.

    Registration: All expenses, including registration for the conference and overnight stays, is the responsibility of the presenting author(s). There is a special group rate at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel for conference attendees that expires on April 2, 2018. Information on making a hotel reservation can be found here.

    Important Dates and Times: Poster presentations will take place on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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