Presentations should feature community or research projects that use creative strategies, facilitate the
collaboration between rural and public health entities, can be replicated, and have an emphasis on educating and
developing partnerships. Presentation topic options include, but are not limited to:
Presenters for oral and poster (oral and display only) sessions receive a discounted full conference
Presenters must be registered as a conference participant for, at minimum, the day(s) they
are presenting. Full conference registration at the reduced presenters’ registration fee is highly
No honorarium or travel expense reimbursement will be provided for presenters submitting through the
“Call for Presentations” process.
Presentation descriptions may not exceed 60 words.
Presentation abstracts, used for the conference program, may not exceed 350 words.
Presenter biographies may not exceed 150 words.
Letters of acceptance will be sent electronically no later than November 27, 2019.
All correspondence, including acknowledgement of receipt of submission, will be conducted electronically.
Continuing education is sought for ALL presentations so presenter agreements must be
completed and received by firstname.lastname@example.org by
5:00 pm Central Time on Tuesday, December 10, 2019
in order to allow time for credit approval. All slides must be received by MAY 8, 2020, so
they can be reviewed by the Office of Continuing Medical Education prior to the conference.
Most sessions are 45 minutes in length and should allow for discussion time. This is a competitive process and
not all abstracts are accepted for oral presentations. Additionally, in some instances, the committee may ask
that you fill a 15, 30, or 60 minute slot.
Poster presentation sessions occur during two 45-minute sessions of the conference. The highest scoring
posters will be given 10 minutes to present their poster information. Posters submitted that did not score in
the top will be considered as a displaying-only poster presenter at the conference. Selected posters will be
hung in the poster area, but will not have a dedicated oral presentation time.
In the event that there is more than one author on a poster, only one author/presenter is required to register
for the conference (but all presenters are welcome to attend and receive the discounted presenter registration
fee). Any author attending/presenting/displaying at the conference must be registered as a conference attendee.
Those selected to give an oral presentation of their poster must submit a slide of their poster (as a
PowerPoint) by May 8, 2020 so that it can be reviewed for continuing education approval. A slide of the
poster will be projected during the oral poster presentation. No other slides will be allowed to be used.
Handouts must be submitted by May 8, 2020 to be posted online for participants to access.
Failure to display a selected poster presentation at the full time duration at the conference will result in an
automatic $50.00 cancellation fee and will jeopardize the selection of future abstracts for both oral and poster
presentations. Penalties may not apply under extenuating circumstances approved by the planning committee prior
to the start of the conference.
Kylie Nissen, Senior Project Coordinator
UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Center for Rural Health
(701) 777-5380 • email@example.com