I. Call for Abstracts

The 2020 Virtual CHAMPS/NWRPCA Fall Primary Care Conference
October 19-22, 2020

Thank you for considering a presentation with us!

Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States and Northwest Regional Primary Care Association invite you to submit an abstract for consideration to present at the 2020 Virtual CHAMPS/NWRPCA Fall Primary Care Conference.

General Information: Due to the current global pandemic CHAMPS and NWRPCA have decided to make our annual 2020 CHAMPS/NWRPCA Fall Primary Care Conference virtual. We hope this opens up more opportunities for speakers and attendees to participate since travel will not be a hindrance, however it makes the speaker's job more difficult because engaging attendees virtually is more difficult and we are looking for presentations that really engage our attendees with breakout rooms, polls, interaction and other creative ways to create connection and engagement between speaker and attendees.

Audience: The 2020 Virtual CHAMPS/NWRPCA Fall Conference is mostly comprised of Community Health Center staff and partners from Regions 8 & 10 states, including Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Submission Deadline: Friday, July 10, 2020. Any abstracts submitted after Friday, July 10, 2020 may not be reviewed.

Abstract Notification: You will be notified by August 14, 2020, 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), engagement level, and strength of learning objectives. CHAMPS/NWRPCA 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 speak to current einvironment and current programs, practices, and/or policies related to Community Health Centers and Primary Care. We will have 6 (six) tracks to submit your abstract in:

  • Clinical & Care Innovations:
    • Improving Clinical Outcomes: Depression Screening and Follow-up
    • Improving Clinical Outcomes: Diabetes
    • Improving Clinical Outcomes: HIV Prevention and/or Treatment
    • Improving Clinical Outcomes: Hypertension
    • Telehealth Implementation from the Provider’s Perspective
  • Fiscal Optimization:
    • Capital Development
    • Financial Stabilization Business Models
    • Telehealth Billing
    • Value-Based Care and Payment in a Telehealth World
  • Fundamentals of Board Governance:
    • Board risk management
    • Strategic Planning
  • Healthy Communities:
    • Best and Promising Practices for Serving Special Populations
    • Conducting Social Risk Assessment
    • Integration of Community Health Workers/Care Coordinators/Patient Navigators
    • Role of Health Centers in Supporting Social Justice
    • Supportive/Collaborative Housing Models
  • Operational Excellence:
    • Care Management/Care Coordination
    • Considering Special/Vulnerable Populations during Emergencies
    • Cybersecurity
    • Emergency Regulations
    • Patient Engagement during Pandemic (may include Telehealth)
  • Workforce & HR Optimization:
    • Integrated/Team-Based Care in a Telehealth Environment
    • Pipeline Development
    • Recruitment & Retention Plans
    • Staff Resiliency

Speaker Honorarium*:
Each 60-minute session is eligible for a $250 honorarium. If there is more than one (1) speaker per session, the $250 is divided evenly among all speakers in that session. Sponsors and Exhibitors do not qualify for an honorarium. If your organization is a sponsor or exhibitor of our Fall Primary Care conference, then the speaker doesn’t qualify to receive honorarium.

*CHAMPS/NWRPCA reserves the right to alter honorarium based on 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
    • Comments: Optional
    Please note that all sessions will be 60 min breakout sessions.
  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.

    CHAMPS/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.
  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.