Late Breaking and Encore Presentation Abstract Submissions
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Late Breaking and Encore Presentation Abstract Submissions

Rules for Submission

The American Academy of Home Care Medicine recognizes that late breaking research (data collected or analyzed after the official abstract deadline) and encore presentations should be made available for presentation at the Annual Meeting.  Specific criteria have been developed for late breaking and encore abstract submissions.

  • All accepted late-breaking abstracts will be presented as posters in the Exhibit Hall .A named author must be present in person at the designated time and place.
  • Late-breaking abstracts must not be a revision of an abstract submitted prior to the original submission deadline.
  • Late-breaking abstracts must not be pending presentation, accepted for presentation, or a published manuscript at any other scientific meeting or journal at the time of submission.
  • Late-breaking abstracts will not be considered for awards.
  • Previously presented or published abstracts (encore presentations) may be submitted for presentation at the AAHCM Annual Meeting.
  • Encore presentations will not be considered for awards.  


Abstract authors do not need to be AAHCM members in order to be considered for a late
breaking or encore poster presentation at the annual meeting.

Abstracts must be the presenter’s original research. Authors must be available to present
during poster exhibition sessions and to discuss questions from participants.

All authors should have 1) provided substantial contributions to the conception or design of the project, or acquisition,
analysis, or interpretation of data; AND 2) draft the work or critically revise it for intellectual content; AND 3) provide
final approval of abstract and poster; AND 4) agree to be accountable for all aspects of work related to accuracy and integrity.

Please provide complete author information (name, credentials, title, facility, and location) and indicate the name of the presenter
attending the conference.

Submission Process for Late Breaking and Encore Presentation Abstracts

Selected abstracts will be presented as posters at the annual meeting. Type the abstract title in "title case", capitalizing the first letter of each word only. Submissions must have a title to be considered for the conference program.

All information entered on the abstract form will appear in print exactly as it is typed. It is recommended that the abstract is typed offline in a word processing document. After spelling and grammatical errors are edited, and the word count is verified, copy and paste the text into the PDF fillable form.

Review Process

Annual Meeting abstracts undergo an anonymous review by volunteer AAHCM members. The work group makes final selections based on the results of the initial review. Abstracts that do not fulfill all requirements will not be reviewed.


All Late Breaking and Encore poster abstracts must be submitted by 11:59pm PST, August 18, 2017 to Dawn Herman, Director of Professional Development at 

Responsibility for Expenses

The AAHCM Annual Meeting gives home care medicine professionals the opportunity to present their work within an atmosphere of support by peers and national leaders. Only those presenters committed to attending the conference may submit an abstract. Presenters are responsible for all expenses such as production and shipping of posters, and for personal expenses such as travel, hotel, and meeting registration fees.

Avoidance of Commercialism

All presentations must avoid commercialism. Presentations that constitute promotion and advertising (including the use of logos) will not be considered. If the cost of any presentation has been underwritten to any extent, a clear acknowledgment stating the support, identifying the source, and describing the methods for keeping the content unbiased should be included. Advertising matter that in any way promotes the commercial interest of a particular company, enterprise, or the author(s) may not be distributed or displayed. Statements made in the presentation are the sole responsibility of the author and are not viewed as, or considered representative of, any formal position taken on any product, subject, or issued by AAHCM.


Notices of acceptance and declination will be emailed to the address provided.

Click HERE to download the Abstract submission form.