Call for Abstracts

Virtual 2021 14th Annual RNS Conference

Abstract Submission, Review, and Acceptance

We invite you to submit your latest rheumatology research in an abstract format to be displayed at the Virtual 2021 RNS Annual Conference. All abstracts will be displayed through our online platform and will be accompanied by an audio recording from the lead author. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to showcase your research while we continue to thrive in a virtual environment.

Abstract Submission and Review

Submit the abstract on or before July 1, 2021, by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered for the 2021 Annual Conference. Please, direct questions to events@rnsnurse.org.

The RNS Abstracts and Posters Committee will direct a blind review of all abstract submissions. The abstract will be evaluated for the completion of the requested information, adherence to all instructions, and stated criteria. Multiple abstract submissions are permissible. Notice of the review outcome will be sent to the lead author by July 30, 2021.

Prizes and Compensation

If the abstract is selected to present, the lead author will receive a complimentary registration for the Virtual 2021 14th Annual RNS Conference. A $100 Amazon e-gift card will be awarded to lead authors for posters ranked highest in each category by the RNS Abstracts and Posters Committee.

Grading rubrics for abstracts in the following categories:

  • Clinical
  • Quality Improvement
  • Creative Solutions
  • Research
  • Evidence-Based

Abstract Application

Submit applications on or before July 1, 2021 by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered for the 2021 Annual Conference.

Presenters grant permission for their photo and poster for inclusion in RNS publications or website unless otherwise stated.

RNS members and non-members are invited to submit abstracts. The lead author will be the contact person for future correspondence. The lead author/investigator submits the abstract with the full consent of all authors/ investigators and has obtained the necessary institution clearances.

Poster presenters must be registered to attend the full conference.

There will be only one free conference registration per poster presentation.

Encore Posters

RNS Encore posters are welcome; however, they are not eligible for any prizes, awards, or free conference registration.

Learn more: Abstract and Poster Requirements and Tips

Abstract Submission Form

  • Lead Author

  • Additional Authors / Investigators

    If applicable: The lead author/investigator submits the abstract with the full consent of all authors/ investigators and has obtained the necessary institution clearances.
  • Abstract Information

  • Body should be no more than 500 words
  • - Must have at least two objectives - Objectives must be behaviorally stated (e.g. words such as define, describe, list, identify, demonstrate) and reflective of the content