Due JULY 1! Call for Proposals! Midwest Chapter annual meeting in Bismarck

Call for Posters and Papers

The Program Committee invites proposals for contributed papers and posters for the Midwest Chapter/ MLA Annual Meeting to be held in Bismarck, North Dakota from October 10th through 14th, 2014.  The theme for this year is “Come West and Explore.”  Ideas for contributed papers and poster exploration are only limited by your imagination. All proposals will be considered, even those that were presented at MLA ’14.

Contributed papers will be presented Sunday afternoon.

The posters will be displayed Monday, October 13 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.  Posters are required to be staffed by the author from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Monday.

All poster and paper proposals need to include:

  • An abstract no longer than 250 words describing your paper or poster.
  • Your name, position title, address, phone number and email address.
  • Indicate whether or not you would like to be considered for the Research Awards

and if you are a current member of Midwest Chapter/MLA (See Research Awards section below).

  • Indicate in your proposal if your paper or poster was previously presented at a conference, including MLA ’14.

Email your abstracts for contributed papers to Dawn Hackman dawn.hackman at med dot und dot edu. Email your poster abstracts to Karen Anderson karen.anderson at med dot und dot edu. Contact either of the above if you have any questions.

The deadline for contributed paper or poster proposals is July 1st .

Notifications of acceptance will be made by the end of July.

Research Awards
Midwest Chapter will once again grant awards to the primary author of the best research paper and the best research poster presentations at the 2014 Annual Meeting. Monetary awards total $500 (1st place paper and poster will each receive $150, 2nd place paper and poster will each receive $100).

To be eligible for consideration for a Research Award, the papers and posters must be selected for presentation at the Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting, one author must be a Midwest Chapter member, and one author must be present at the paper/poster presentation. When you submit your proposal, be sure to indicate in your email that you are interested in competing.

The quality of the research as presented at the meeting will be evaluated and scored using standardized poster and paper evaluation forms. You can find out more about the judging criteria here <http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/2012/Research_Award_Criteria.pdf>.  If you have questions, feel free to contact Anne Beschnett (besch015 at umn dot edu).

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