I. Call for Abstracts

2019 Spring Primary Care Conference

Thank you for considering a presentation with us!


Northwest Regional Primary Care Association invites you to submit an abstract for consideration to present at the 2019 Spring Primary Care Conference.


General Information: The 2019 Spring Primary Care Conference, to be held in Anchorage, AK, May 18 -21, 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.


Submission Deadline: Friday, January 11, 2019.


Abstract Notification: Notifications of selected abstracts will be sent, via email, in early February. If multiple presenters are listed, only the individual submitting the abstract (the primary presenter) will be notified.


Abstract Selection: Abstracts are peer-reviewed and selected on the basis of quality and clarity of the content, subject relevance, and strength of learning objectives. NWRPCA promotes peer-to-peer learning, therefore presentations facilitated by community health providers will be given priority. Abstracts should explain specific activities, methods, or techniques that will be used to facilitate participant engagement as well as applicable resources and/or tools that will be made available to attendees. Presentations that are interactive and participatory will be highly rated.


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

  • Behavioral Health
  • Board Governance
  • Clinical Care Best & Promising Practices
  • Community Health Improvement
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Fiscal & Business
  • Health Center Leadership
  • Human Resources
  • Integrated Services
  • Operations
  • Policy & Advocacy
  • Quality Transformation
  • Workforce

Session Formatting Options:

  1. Keynote: An address designed to present issues of primary interest to large groups of conference attendees.
  2. 90 Minute Workshop: An oral presentation that provides a comprehensive exploration of a relevant issue, programmatic innovation, or industry initiative. Presentations may include slides, videos, group activities, skills practice, facilitated discussion, and case studies. Creative and interactive formatting outside of traditional lecture/Q&A is encouraged.
  3. Panel: A live discussion between a varied group of subject matter experts about an identified, relevant topic. Panelists need to represent a diversity of role and informed perspective. Discussions should include attendee Q&A.
  4. Roundtable: An oral presentation followed by discussion between attendees seated in table groups. Presenters prepare and offer targeted questions to inspire conversation. This format is ideal for networking and sharing ideas.


Strong workshops include the following elements:

  • Slide show, videos
  • Introduction of presenters, presentation outline, and learning objectives clearly stated at start of session
  • Case studies and real-life examples of concepts
  • Skills demonstration
  • Practical tools for implementation
  • Group discussion or peer-to-peer learning
  • Q&A


II. Submission Process

  1. Step 1: Setup Session

    The following items are required.
    • Workshop Title
    • Submitter Full Name and Email
    • Session Format
      1. Keynote
      2. 90 Minute Workshop
      3. Panel
      4. Roundtable
    • Preferred Language for Presentation: English or Spanish
      Please note that simultaneous interpretation services will not be available in all breakout sessions.
    • Session Content Areas
    • Comments
      Explanation for duration or language preference selected, if needed. Can you make your presentation longer or shorter? Are you able to present in English or Spanish?)
  2. Step 2: Session Abstract

    Session Abstract Guidelines:

    Abstracts are peer-reviewed and selected on the basis of quality and clarity of the content, subject relevance, and strength of learning objectives. Abstracts should explain specific activities, methods, or techniques that will be used to facilitate participant engagement as well as applicable resources and/or tools that will be made available to attendees. Presentations that are interactive and participatory will be highly rated.

    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.

    Abstracts should describe the role of presenters in relation to the proposed topic, abstract development, and presentation. NWRPCA promotes peer-to-peer learning, therefore presentations facilitated by community health providers will be given priority.
  3. Step 3: Learning Objectives

    Please enter one Learning Objective per text box. Learning objectives should be clearly stated, measurable, and attainable. Below are examples of strong Learning Objectives:
    1. Assess the common health care needs of farmworkers.
    2. Identify barriers to accessing 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. This will be included 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.
    • To edit your submission, click the step you would like to update on the menu to the left of the screen. Please note that you are able to make changes to your submission until the submission deadline.