Proposals should draw upon current research, promising practices and/or
model programs or systems solutions that offer application for rural
communities. Proposals should indicate how consumer input, diversity
and cross-cultural issues are represented and appreciated. Program
presentations should contain explicit details regarding the target
population(s) served, the context in which services are delivered, and
demonstrate effective outcomes. In addition, successful proposals also
will demonstrate content and presentation clarity.
Types of Presentations
Sessions are formed around a general theme and comprise several
presentations by different authors. The author of each piece is allotted
approximately 30 minutes for presentation which includes time for questions
from the audience at the end of the session.
60 minutes – one, two or more presenters/commentators sharing perspectives on
a single topic or several elements of a research project.
Two or three authors are encouraged to work together to develop a
panel presentation in which papers are coordinated and focus in-depth on a
particular topic. Sixty minutes is reserved for the panel presentation
(authors may choose how the presentations are to be connected), time for
questions from the audience is reserved at the end of the session.
Poster sessions are reports on applied research or practice
summarized in graphic format: tables, graphs, pictures, and text. Authors
are present during the assigned poster session time to discuss their work.
Attendees visit the author(s) individually. The purpose of the poster
presentation is to share with others the work you are doing in your
community or program, to present new research results, or to showcase new