Dear ASPE Community,
The days are darkening earlier here in North Eastern America, the weather is growing chill, and the call for abstract submissions has been made for ASPE’s June conference in Indianapolis, Indiana (USA). This year, the conference committee has given ASPE members a little extra time to flesh out ideas and put projects together before the submission deadline January 6, 2014.
To encourage as many ASPE members as possible to submit work this year we have focused this issue of ASPE News on abstract building. Articles on How to Write an Abstract, as well as published abstracts and summaries of research that have gained attention from ASPE, SSH and other organizations, are the main focus of this edition. We hope these examples will prove helpful to you as you write your own abstract submissions.
Many professions, in healthcare and otherwise, are currently represented in our membership. Strong submissions from a variety of members promise to provide rich and diverse conference programming this year. As we continue to grow as an organization around the world, research and publications in our field continue to be the most effective way to help other communities understand the impact of SP educational methodology. We hope the published work in this edition inspire you and your organization to participate by submitting this year.
Valerie Fulmer, Editor- in-Chief, Publications Chair
How to Write a Successful Abstract – by Angela Blood
Award Winning Poster Abstracts 2013
SSH Journal Publishes ASPE Abstracts – by Val Fulmer
SSH Article Response : SPs and Confederates: Similar but Still Different – by Kris Slawinski
SSH Article Summary : Cognitive Demands of Standardized Patients – by Ben Blohowiak
MOOCs for Professional Development – by Kris Slawinski
Grants and Research Committee Annotation October 2013 – by Cate Nicholas