Call for abstracts

Call to submit abstracts for Poster Presentation

(Podium submission concluded January 18th)

THEME: Shortage of healthcare providers and a plan for retention.  How does this affect patient care?  

  • Podiums submissions concluded 1/18/24 -Presentations will be given a 30 minute presentation time to include questions and answer time.
  • Poster presentations will be presented on (to be determined) and required to stand by their poster for an hour during the designated session.
  • Poster Competition: all presented posters will be entered in the poster competition. The committee will judge based on submission criteria, format, and your verbal presentation during the session. Awards will be given out during the wrap up on Thursday afternoon.
  • All accepted abstracts presenters are expected to come to the conference and attend all of the sessions.  They are also required to pay for their registration for the full 2 days and cover their own travel and lodging.
  • Podium submission Deadline: January 19, 2024
    • Acceptance for Podiums will be emailed no later than February 6, 2024  and Poster acceptances will be emailed on an ongoing basis
  • Poster submission Deadline: March 20, 2024
  • Confirmation of receipt of abstract will be emailed only to the first author, please allow a few business days.

Topics of interest for presentations (but not limited to):

  • Impacts to health and wellbeing due to shortages of the health professionals
  • Mentorship for retention in health professions
  • Shortage of health professionals in rural communities
  • Health professions recruiting and retention: creative approaches
  • Leadership responses to the challenges of health professions shortages


  1. Prior to submitting your abstract, all listed authors must complete UT Health San Antonio  DLL Financial Relationships Information
  2. Follow the format listed below – THERE IS NO WORD COUNT, KEEP THE ABSTRACT TO 1 PAGE
  3. All accepted podiums & poster presenters must REGISTER, pay the registration fee, pay their own travel, lodging and all expenses related to the conference
  4. Submit abstract as an email attachment in MS Word format (do not use PDF) to Cindy
  5. Attach your CV to the abstract email.


  1. MS Word document font 12 Times New Roman
  2. Abstract title (do not put in all caps)
  3. Presenting author’s name, credentials, title, organization name, email and phone #
  4. Additional authors’ names, credentials, title, organization
  5. Identify if you are submitting for Poster or Podium (podium submissions has closed)

Abstract content- must include:

  1. Problem/Purpose relevant to conference theme/objective
  2. Background
  3. Discussion of issue or concepts/variables of interest
  4. Population, sample, setting if research & description of community resource
  5. Methods (research) or interventions (practice/teaching)
  6. Findings, conclusions & implications
  7. References (REQUIRED)