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SHINE Conference

IN-PERSON | VIRTUAL | ON-DEMANDApril 17-19, 2023 healthcare workers conference advance to content

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • There is no cost associated with an abstract submission.

  • Most conferences require abstract submissions to adhere to a character or word limit. A character is any letter, number, space, or symbol in your text. Abstracts are meant to provide a brief overview of your project. Setting a character or word limit forces the author to only share the most important aspects of the project.

    The submission site will automatically calculate the number of characters used. You will not be able to exceed the maximum character limit.

  • No. Abstract submissions are limited to words. If your abstract is accepted, you may use tables, figures and images in your presentation.

  • Most conferences require abstracts to be submitted many months before the conference. This allows adequate time to review abstracts, notify authors of  acceptance or rejection, create a conference schedule, and develop conference materials. 

  • No. Abstracts cannot be edited once they are submitted.

  • Unfinished projects may be considered; the project must be finished by the time of presentation submission, February 19, 2023 (11:59 PM EST). For EBP projects, at least the evidence appraisal and summary must be completed by the time of abstract submission. For QI and research projects, at least the data collection must be completed by the time of abstract submission. In addition, a detailed plan of how the project will be completed must be included in the abstract. Note: your abstract will be stronger as a completed project. 

  • Yes. School projects can be submitted, as long as they meet all other eligibility criteria. A complete list of eligibility criteria can be viewed here.    

  • Maybe. Nurse Residency Program (NRP) projects can be submitted on a case-by-case basis. Contact the Johns Hopkins Center for Nursing Inquiry at to determine your eligibility. 

  • Notifications will be sent to the corresponding author by January 1, 2023. Only the person listed as the corresponding author will receive this notification. The corresponding author is then responsible for notifying all co-authors.

  • No. There is no limit to the number of authors listed on an abstract.

  • Yes and no. You can use abbreviations in the body of your abstract; you cannot use abbreviations in the title of your abstract. Note: abbreviations increase the difficulty of reading and evaluating abstracts.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts you can submit. 

  • No. You must select that you would like to be considered for an award in the submission system.

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