Abstract Submissions

We invite abstracts from health care organization researchers, including faculty and doctoral students. Submissions on all topics are welcome. Up to five abstracts will be chosen for podium presentation based on peer review, with preference given to those that indicate research that directly integrates and contributes to organizational theory, and that the related paper will be completed by the time of the conference. Papers that are not selected for podium presentation will be considered for poster presentation, another key part of the conference.

Research using qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods is welcome. Theory development papers are also welcome (these should be original contributions to theory and not review articles).

If you would like to present your research at the conference, please submit an abstract for your work to othcassociation@gmail.com. Abstracts are due on Wednesday, February 27 at 9pm ET.

Abstract may be up to two pages double-spaced, 12-point font, and should include the following sections.

For Empirical Papers: Title of abstract; Author names/affiliations/titles; Presenting author, email, and phone number; Study objectives; Hypotheses/ theory/ conceptual model/ research questions; Study design; Data sources; Measures; Methods; Results; Conclusions; Implications for policy or practice, or both; Implications for theory.

 For Theoretical Papers: Title of abstract; Author names/affiliations/titles; Presenting author, email, and phone number; Problem to be addressed; Purpose of the conceptual approach; Logic and structure of the conceptual approach; Potential hypotheses; What is new in the conceptual approach; Implications for Research and, potentially for practice.

For either type of abstract, please include at the end:

  • a statement describing the state of completeness of the work upon which the abstract is based, and
  • whether you wish your abstract to be considered for podium and/or poster presentation.

Key Dates for Conference Abstracts and Papers

  • Abstracts Due: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 9PM ET            
  • Authors Notified of Selection: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 ET via email
  • Complete Papers Due: Monday, May 6, 2019 at 12PM ET
  • Papers Emailed to Conference Registrants: Wednesday, May 8, 2019