Physician Advisors are called upon to solve complex problems and bridge departmental silos creating processes and outcomes which benefit their facilities and health system. The focus of the 2023 National Physician Advisor Conference is Physician Advisors serving as mavericks of change transforming their roles to meet the needs of a multi-faceted, rapidly changing healthcare environment. Physician Advisors produce transformative value within all aspects of healthcare; especially in the ability to adapt to new challenges, provide insight for health systems, and create collaborative efforts across the spectrum.
As the Physician Advisor role transforms and leads change, this conference is a perfect fit for your professional engagement, discourse, and shared experiences. Your contribution and in-person attendance would be invaluable to you and your organization!
We have compiled a list of scenarios, projects, and experiences Physician Advisors frequently encounter. If you identify with any of them and feel you have helped drive change, consider sharing your experience with your peers.
Instructions for submission follow the “Submit Materials” header below.
1. Choose a Session Topic Category (click here)
2. Identify your Desired Style of Presentation
- 60-minute main stage presentation
- 30-minute quick-hit session
3. Submissions - You may do either of the following:
- Fill out the “Abstract Form” below with details about your topic of interest-OR-
- Submit an abstract or completed presentation.
- Do not use abbreviations, symbols, or nomenclature. If an acronym is used, please spell it out the first time it is stated.
- Things to consider when writing your abstract may include: lessons learned; why is this a “must-know” message for NPAC 2022 attendees; is this an initiative you would recommend others implement or is it an initiative that you instead learned from and would recommend against implementation; pertinent data that supports conclusions.
- If the initiative described is underway, please include initial results and describe ongoing work anticipated in the months leading up to the conference.
- Abstract form
- Define the problem encountered
- Proposal Title (maximum 12 words)
- What assets and resources were available and/or absent/needed?
- Available tools or other such resources
- Support - e.g. data analyst
- How did you engage the problem, or what did you do to solve it?
- How did you convince stakeholders about the problem or potential solution?
- How did you secure needed assets?
- What were the challenges along the way?
- How did you navigate them?
- What was the outcome?
- What is the future of this issue at your organization? (Optional)
- Developed abstract or completed presentation
- Your abstract should be approximately 500 words. This should include an overview of the desired topic to be presented, including its relevance to the Physician Advisor field. If your initiative is based on a project you completed, please include background information, methods of intervention, and outcomes with pertinent data as applicable. You may be contacted for further information.
- Proposal title (maximum 12 words)
- Include supporting images or data tables (optional)
- You can submit up to two (maximum) images with your abstract, saved in one of the following formats: JPEG (*.jpg), PNG image (*.png), or GIF (*.gif).
4. Provide at least two Learning Objectives
This is a requirement for all CME credits. Objectives should be written keeping in mind what the learner will obtain from the information in your talk. Use Action Verbs when able (Bloom’s Taxonomy is a great resource).
5. Provide the Background Information for the Lead Presenter and Co-Presenters
We recommend a maximum of two presenters per session. Submissions must include the following information for all presenters/co-presenters:
- Name (first, last) with credentials of lead presenter
- Address you would like materials to be sent to
- Phone number & e-mail address
- Conferences speaker has presented at in the past (if applicable)
- Reference (please provide a minimum of one) of someone who can speak to your speaking skills and expertise in your topic area. Contact information should be included (name and phone and/or e-mail).
6. Provide Biosketch(es) for Presenters
This should be contained to 150 words. This should include pertinent biographical information about yourself and your role.