Abstract Submission for 2021 Pediatric Potpourri Conference

Posted about 2 months ago by Michelle Yu

Houston Area Chapter of NAPNAP is tentatively planning for an in-person meeting taking place November 13th, 2021 in Houston, TX (with possible virtual and hybrid components). We will continue to monitor the safety of holding an in-person meeting as we get closer to November. Please consider if your proposal could be presented both in-person and virtually and you will have the ability to note this when submitting your proposals.

Abstracts selected for the 2021 Pediatric Potpourri will be presented in oral platform sessions. All accepted abstracts will be published on the Houston Area Chapter of NAPNAP ENP website.


  1. PREPARATION OF ABSTRACTS: Abstracts must conform exactly to the instructions provided for electronic submission.
  2. CONFLICT OF INTEREST: If the research was partially funded or fully funded by a Proprietary organization (e.g., a pharmaceutical or device manufacturer) a statement to that effect must be included as noted within the online submission program. Example: "This research was funded in part by the XYZ Corporation, Baltimore, MD."
  3. PERSON FIRST LANGUAGE: Houston Area Chapter of NAPNAP is committed to the respect of all people. Abstracts should be free from able-ist language and use the appropriate person-first language.
  4. COMPLETENESS OF DATA. The abstract should include all study results. All research presented at Pediatric Potpourri should be completed and we discourage submissions including preliminary data.
  5. MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS: There is no limit on the number of abstracts submitted by an author, but the submission of multiple, similar abstracts from the same investigator(s) or laboratory is strongly discouraged PARTICULARLY IF THEY ARE HIGHLY OVERLAPPING AND COULD BE COMBINED INTO A SINGLE SUBMISSION. Due to the high number of quality submissions received each year, the program committee may limit the number of accepted abstracts to four per institution/research group.
  6. GRADING: Abstracts will be graded anonymously. Authors should be cautious in using institutional references in the body of the abstracts. Do not put author names or affiliations within the abstract title or the abstract body section.  Note: All information in the abstract body should be provided by identifying presenter/author names as Presenter A (Ph.D., Nursing); Presenter B (MD, Pediatrics); Author C (DNP, APRN), etc., in order for the Potpourri committee to review blind submissions.

NOTE: Responsibility of submitting author: The person submitting the abstract is listed as the presenting author. This author will be the sole point of contact for information regarding the submission and is responsible for notifying all co-authors regarding the outcome of the workshop submission and any changes to the program, as communicated by the Potpourri committee in a timely manner.


  1. ABSTRACT STYLE: Please check your abstract carefully for typographical errors, misspellings, poor hyphenation, etc. They will be glaringly apparent in the published abstract.
  2. TITLE: The title should be brief, but long enough to identify clearly the nature of the study. Use upper and lower case.
  3. ABSTRACT STRUCTURE: WE RECOMMEND YOU COPY AND PASTE FROM A WORD PROCESSING PROGRAM. The body of the abstract should be organized as follows:
  • A sentence stating the study's purpose.
  • A brief description of methods.
  • A summary of the results.
  • A statement of conclusions reached. Do not state simply the "the results will be discussed."

  • Abstracts should describe the results of a scientific study. Abstracts that describe case reports or clinical programs are not usually accepted.
  • ABBREVIATIONS: Avoid abbreviations in the abstract title. Place nonstandard abbreviations in parentheses after the full word the first time it appears. Use no more than three nonstandard abbreviations.
  • DRUG NAMES: Nonproprietary (generic) names in lower case are required the first time a drug is mentioned. Proprietary names are capitalized, e.g., furosemide (Lasix). Abstracts must be prepared according to the guidelines for submission. Those not conforming to the required format may be rejected.

Acceptance of Policy… (this is a required field)
I affirm that this abstract meets all the requirements stated in this program, that I accept the Pediatric Potpourri abstract policies and procedures as detailed in this program, and that authors are familiar with the presented data.

It is expected that all research has received IRB permission at the host institution. If your institution exempts certain types of research, we suggest that you obtain a letter verifying the exemption for your study. (please indicate in the appropriate area within the program and we will contact you for the letter of exemption). Research completed without IRB review or exemption in writing will not be accepted or published.

This section contains helpful information to guide you through the online submission process. We recommend that you print this page and use it as a reference during this process.

  • Email your abstract to HOUSTONNAPNAP@GMAIL.COM
  • ALL Abstracts may be considered for platform presentation or poster presentation.
  • The abstract review process utilizes a blind grading system and demographic information collected from the corresponding author will not be considered in the review process.
  • The abstract is to be typed or cut and pasted directly into the space provided on the submission form. Do not include the title of the abstract or the author(s) name in the body of the abstract.  The maximum character limit accepted for the abstract is 1000 and this includes spaces.
  • Verify that your abstract is correct by clicking Preview Abstract.

Meeting Registration for Selected Submissions:
Authors and presenters will be responsible for all of their own travel expenses and will be required to register for the Annual Meeting.

Instructions for Oral Presentations

The recommended method for having your presentation projected Session rooms will be equipped with a data projector and computer as well as microphones.

Bring your presentation on a Windows-readable USB stick/flash drive. 

All presentations must be downloaded to the central computer. No personal computers will be used at the podium.

When building your presentation, use standard fonts (e.g., Times Roman, Helvetica, Arial, Times New Roman). Basic fonts are included on the session room computers but if an unusual font is used it may not translate.

Include in the same folder as your presentation any external files utilized, e.g., movie files. Copy the entire folder to the USB flash drive.

Test your presentation on a separate PC-compatible computer to insure fonts are standard and components such as movies are included rather than merely linked in your presentation.

Review these specifications when preparing your presentation.

The computers in the session rooms will support PC and Mac presentations.

We recommend that you bring a backup presentation format to cover the possibility of luggage loss, theft, and/or incompatibility.


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