I. Call for Abstracts

The 2019 NWRPCA/CHAMPS Fall Primary Care Conference

Thank you for considering a presentation with us!


Northwest Regional Primary Care Association and Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States invite you to submit an abstract for consideration to present at the 2019 NWRPCA/CHAMPS Fall Primary Care Conference.


General Information: The 2019 NWRPCA/CHAMPS Fall Primary Care Conference, in partnership with Western Clinicians Network (WCN), to be held in Seattle, WA, October 5-8, 2019, provides education and training, information and resource sharing, coalition building, and program and policy development for like-minded community health professionals and their partners. The audience of this conference is comprised of Regions 8, 9, & 10 states including: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.


Submission Deadline: Friday, June 28, 2019. Any abstracts submitted after Friday, June 28, 2019 may not be reviewed.


Abstract Notification: You will be notified by August 12, 2019, via email, whether your abstract is selected.


Abstract Selection: Abstracts are peer-reviewed on the basis of quality and clarity of the content, subject relevance (see relevant topics below), and strength of learning objectives. NWRPCA/CHAMPS prioritize presentations that are interactive and participatory. Abstracts should explain specific activities, methods or techniques that will be used to encourage participation in the session as well as any take home messages and/or tools that will be made available to participants.


Relevant Topics: Abstracts should examine current programs, practices, and/or policies related to Community Health Centers and Primary Care.



Topics we are especially interested in include (though are not limited to):

  • Behavioral Health
  • Clinical
  • Community Health
  • Fiscal
  • Governance
  • Integrated Services
  • Keynote
  • Operations/IT
  • Policy/Environment
  • Population Health
  • Quality Transformation/Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
  • Workforce/HR

Speaker Honorarium*:
Each 90-minute session is eligible for a $350 honorarium. If there is more than one (1) speaker per session, the $350 is divided evenly among all speakers in that session.

On top of the $350 honorarium, one speaker per session (usually the Primary Speaker) is eligible for travel support for a one-night hotel stay + flight/transportation. Hotel maximum support is $215/night and flight and/or transportation support is based on location primary speaker is traveling from.

Sponsors and Exhibitors do not qualify for an honorarium or travel support. If your organization is a sponsor or exhibitor of our Fall Primary Care conference, then the speaker doesn’t qualify to receive honorarium or travel support.

*NWRPCA/CHAMPS reserves the right to alter honorarium and travel support based on location and need.

II. Submission Process

  1. Step 1: Setup Session

    The following items are required.
    • Workshop Title
    • Submitter Full Name and Email
    • Conference Content Category: Choose the category that best fits your submission
    • Preferred Duration: 90 Minute Breakout Session or 3 hour Intensive Session
    • Comments: Explanation for duration selected, if needed. Can you make your presentation longer or shorter?
  2. Step 2: Session Abstract

    Session Abstract Guidelines:

    Abstracts are peer-reviewed and will be evaluated based on quality and clarity of the content, subject relevance, and strength of the learning objectives.

    NWRPCA prioritizes presentations that are interactive and participatory. Abstracts should explain specific activities, methods or techniques that will be used to encourage participation in the session as well as any take home messages and/or tools that will be made available to participants.

    Abstracts pertaining to the CHW workforce should describe within the text of the abstract whether CHWs will be presenting and/or the role CHWs played in the development of the abstract and presentation.
  3. Step 3: Learning Objectives

    Please enter one Learning Objective per box. Learning objectives should be clearly stated, measurable, and attainable. Below are examples of acceptable learning objectives:
    1. Assess the health care needs of farmworkers.
    2. Identify barriers to health care experienced by farmworkers.
    3. List three best practices for providing health care to farmworkers.
  4. Step 4: Session Description

    The Session Description should be a short summary of the Session Abstract. It will be used for inclusion in the conference program and related marketing materials if the abstract is selected.
  5. Step 5: Presenters

    One primary presenter is required.
    • Search for a presenter you would like to add by using email address or last name to find the names of presenters in the database.
    • If the person you are looking for is not found, select 'Not Found' from the search results, and enter the presenter's information.
  6. Step 6: Resume

    All presenters are required to upload a resume.
  7. Step 7: Confirmation

    • Review your submission on this page.
    • If you are satisfied, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the 'Conclude Submission' button.
    • If you would like to edit something, click the step you would like to edit on the left-hand menu on your screen. Please note that you are able to go back and edit your submission until the submission deadline.