Call for Abstracts! STUDENT Deadline Jan. 31, OTHER submissions deadine Mar. 4


The Maryland Chesapeake Chapter NAPNAP will be hosting a Spring Dinner Meeting with an educational presentation tentatively scheduled for the evening of May 4, 2023. The aim of the meeting is to encourage networking among our members as well as provide an engaging presentation on a pediatric disorder.

We would like to present posters from our members (students or practicing nurse practitioners) showcasing your endeavors. The posters may present your initiated or completed pediatric health care-related nursing project(s) or provide innovative practice models and topics with a future-oriented perspective. Two submissions will be chosen as “Exemplar Posters” but all authors will be asked to provide a brief overview of the project during the meeting.

We are looking for presentations with strong clinical applicability, evidence-based practice implications, innovative role development or practice models. Students are encouraged to submit!

Submission Guidelines

  1. Deadline for STUDENT abstract submission is January 31st, 2023; deadline for all other submissions is March 4, 2023.
  2. Prepare your abstract as a separate Word document. Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and utilize APA format.
  3. On a cover page, please include the following information:
    1. Name and credentials
    2. Email address
    3. School of Nursing or Place of Employment
  4. If there are multiple authors for the abstract, please only provide contact information for a primary presenter.
  5. Please submit abstracts to Jessica Ditto at


  1. Once all submissions have been received, they will be reviewed for scientific merit and overall presentation.
  2. Students will receive email notification of the committee’s decision by February 28th, 2023.
  3. All other applicants will receive notification of the committee’s decision by March 31, 2023.


  1. If your poster is selected for presentation, at least one author is expected to register for the conference and arrive prior to the program start time for set-up. The presenter will be available several times during the evening for questions and discussion and will give a brief, 3 minute overview of the project.
  2. At this time we have not confirmed whether the meeting will be in-person or virtual. More details regarding the actual presentation will follow once these details are finalized.

If you have further questions please contact Jessica Ditto, DNP, at