2020 Call for Papers
26th Annual Professional Development Conference
November 9th, 2020- Virtual Conference
Child Life of Greater New York is offering our first virtual educational opportunity for Child Life professionals, educators and students to come together and focus on issues that relate to Child Life. This year’s conference will offer participants a keynote presentation and continuing educational workshops with which to build their professional knowledge and skills. This year has been extremely challenging for healthcare professionals nationwide. The global pandemic continues to present child life specialists with opportunities to share best practices in working with patients and families coping with COVID-19, while it has also highlighted the importance of health justice within the healthcare systems. Applicants are encouraged to focus on these topics and how they impact our work as child life specialists, however we welcome proposals relating to other child life topics. We invite the submission of proposals as outlined below.
Proposal Guidelines: Please read and follow these guidelines carefully.
- Presenters must designate the Domain and Task for the topic of the abstract. Please include both the category name and number.
- Topics should be educational and not promotional of certain products or organizations.
- For abstracts reporting research activities, research must be completed at the time of submission.
- PLEASE NOTE. CLGNY uses a blind review process. Authors and institutions must not be identified in the cover sheet, abstract, outline, or summary. The use of institution letterhead is not permitted.
- Authors whose abstracts are accepted are expected to present and register for the conference.
- One presenter’s registration fee will be complimentary. Additional presenters will be required to pay the full conference fee.
- Only electronically submitted abstracts will be accepted and should be submitted to: email@example.com
Child Life of Greater New York seeks entry to advanced level abstracts on topics including but not limited to:
Private Practice Child
Professional Growth and Development
Interdisciplinary Team Building/Collaboration
Utilizing New Technologies
Effective Intern Supervision
Play Therapy/Therapeutic Play
Autism and “Neurodiversity” Populations/Sensory Interventions
Pre-surgical/ Radiology Areas
All Proposal Packets should be e-mailed as separate attachments within one single e-mail. The subject heading for the email should include the title of your presentation. Please attach the author information sheet separately to ensure the blind review process. Attached documents should include the following items:
1. Author(s) Information Sheet: (Fill out sheet provided) One author should be listed as the contact person. All correspondence pertaining to the submission will be sent to the contact person identified. However, for each author list the following:
a) Full name
b) Academic and professional credentials
c) Position title and affiliation.
d) Mailing address (Home or Work) telephone, fax number, and an e-mail address.
e) Author’s expertise that qualifies him/her to present this
2. Curriculum Vitae (for each author) ATTACH RESUME FOR ALL
3. Cover Sheet: (Fill out sheet provided)
One page to include the following information:
a) Title – Make it descriptive and engaging, one to two sentences.
b) Domain and Task –Cover sheet must identify the Domain and Task specific to each area of the child life practice.
c) Presentation Level-
Entry – Intended for child life professionals, educators, fellows, assistants and students with less than 3 years of clinical practice. Presentations include broad information, basic theory, skills and interventions.
Intermediate – Intended for child life professionals and educators with more than 3 years of clinical practice. Presentations are based on the understanding that that the registrant has experiences in a variety of therapeutic situations and is seeking to enhance his/her knowledge base.
Advanced – Intended for child life professionals and educators with extensive clinical and/or administrative skills. Presentations are based on the understanding that the registrant has considerable knowledge of the subject matter and no minimal introduction is required.
d) Presentation Format–
Workshop: One-hour examination and discussion of a specific topic/issue, may include 1 – 2 authors
Clinical Case Study: One-hour presentation of issues through case study, may include 1 – 2 authors
Panel Discussion: One-hour examination of specific issues from several perspectives, may include 3 – 4 authors
Skills Demonstration: One-hour analysis of techniques for intervention/skill, may include 1 – 2 authors
a) Summary– Include a 30 word or less summary of the presentation. This summary will be printed in the conference program.
- Abstract Sheet: (Fill out sheet provided)
Each abstract must be written in narrative form. The abstract must be a minimum of 300 words and maximum 400. The abstract must include:
a) Exact word count of abstract.
b)Purpose of the presentation.
c) Standard(s) of clinical practice outlined in abstract
d) A description of the originality, innovation, and/or timeliness of the topic
e) Application of the information to other Child Life programs and benefits it will offer
f) Any cultural implications
g) Reference to the theoretical base or research that supports the issue at hand
2. Organization of Presentation -Provide a detailed outline of the presentation with general key points of your topic.
3. Objectives– Presenters must list at least three behavioral learning objectives.
Deadline: Submission must be received via e-mail by September 1st, 2020: Contact authors will be notified of the acceptance/declination of submissions in early October.
Again, only electronically blinded submitted abstracts will be accepted.
For additional information or question regarding the call for papers please use the same address: firstname.lastname@example.org