ASPE News October 2011

Dear ASPE Members – Welcome to our 2nd monthly edition of ASPE news – it’s October and it’s Abstract Submission time!  Below we’ve included some information from the Conference Committee about the Call for Abstract Submissions, and our articles this month take a closer look at the types of proposals being solicited this year, some suggestions on how get an abstract accepted, and an example of a “Conference Gem” from our 2011 meeting.  In addition, don’t miss our usual features: Member News – this month featuring the four winning 2011 poster abstracts, an abstract of a different kind, the new Grants and Research committee Research Annotation, and our updated Conference Calendar.  As always, we welcome your feedback and, most importantly, your participation!  ASPE News needs articles, news snippets, ideas, and editors – if you are interested, please let us know.

Jennie Struijk, Chair, Publications and Website
Valerie Fulmer, Publications Editor

Association of Standardized Patient Educators  11th Annual Conference, June 3-6, 2012
Hyatt Regency, San Diego, CA — Abstract Submission Deadline:  December 19th, 2011, 11:59 PM, CST

The 2012 ASPE Conference in San Diego is set to promote further appreciation and awareness of the depth and complexity of current SP methodology throughout the world.  The 2012 program also seeks to challenge participants with the virtually unlimited potential offered by this increasingly diverse, rapidly evolving field.  We are planning an innovative program that builds on the strengths and potential of our membership through collaborative forums, shared expertise, and professional networking. The ASPE Annual Conference continues to welcome all submission proposals related to SP methodology aimed at novice, veteran or all audience levels.  For updated information on the ASPE 2012 San Diego conference, please visit our website at

October 2011

How to Submit an Abstract (and turn it into a Poster when it is Accepted!) Simplified by Kris Slawinski

ASPE 2011 Conference Gem by Jamie Pitt

ASPE 2012 Submission Information by the ASPE Conference Committee

Grants and Research Committee Research Annotation, October 2011 by Lou Clark

Member News – Award-Winning Poster Abstracts compiled by Angela Blood

Conference Calendar

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