Call for Speakers

The Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses invites you to submit an abstract for a session at the annual conference to be held online May 27-28, 2022.
Be a part of the CAFCN National meeting!

The Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses (CAFCN) is a dynamic, growing community of nurses dedicated to advancing the practice of foot care nursing through collaboration, education, and networking opportunities.

The Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses Conference Planning Committee is inviting Canadian and International health professionals to submit an abstract for the 2022 virtual conference. Topic suggestions include a wide range of ideas such as research, education, health policy and clinical practice. If you have a voice and perspective to share, CAFCN attendees would love to learn from you. Over our years, we have found that the best educational experiences come from a robust sharing of experiences, debating ideas, and sharing solutions.

Submissions are encouraged from foot care nurses, physicians, clinicians, researchers, educators, and those who wish to share their knowledge, expertise, best evidence-based practices, and strategies from working within the community. CAFCN provides an opportunity for healthcare professionals, leaders, policymakers, researchers, and students interested in the future of healthcare to network with leaders and experts in their field.

We encourage you to add your voice to the conversation by applying to speak today! Can’t wait to hear from you and learn from your experiences!

Submission Deadline:
Must be received by CAFCN by midnight December 15, 2021. No extensions will be granted. Acknowledgement that proposal arrived on time will be sent via email.

Submission Format:
Submissions must be completed and submitted online.

Abstract Selection and Notification:
All proposals will be acknowledged with an email confirmation when received and an email will be sent to each applicant notifying them of the final selection status of their proposal by January 10, 2022.

Conference Registration Fee:
For each abstract selected for presentation, one speaker per abstract will receive a complimentary conference registration, this person is welcome to attend all the conference presentations.

Abstract Submission Process:

If the primary author is unable to attend the conference a substitute speaker is acceptable. Last minute substitutions of presenters and/or topic is permitted only with permission of the conference coordinator.

  1. All proposals must be submitted in English.
  2. Complete the Abstract Application online & submit by December 15, 2021, no extensions will be granted.
  3. Please be sure to review & verify all information before submitting entry as information you submit may be published and used in marketing materials.
  4. Please use standard abbreviation. Place special or unusual abbreviations in parenthesis after the full word when it appears for the first time.
  5. All communications will be directed only to the presenting author.
  6. Abstracts must not exceed 250 words (excluding the abstract headings, if used).
  7. An individual may submit more than one abstract.

Plenary Presentation Format: All presentations are podium-delivered, 30 or 45 minute presentation (includes 10 minutes for Q&A)

Workshop Presentation Format:
It is clear from the 2021 evaluations that members are missing the hands-on experience and we welcome presentations which incorporate a virtual hands-on experience. All supplies needed to participate in specific workshops will be mailed to the participants prior to the conference. All workshops will be 60-90 minutes. Please include a list of required supplies and associated costs.

Important dates to remember:

Deadline for submission of proposalsDecember 15, 2021
Proposals reviewed by CAFCN Conference Planning CommitteeJanuary 1-10, 2022
Invitations are issued to selected SpeakersJanuary 10, 2022
Email notification is sent to those not selectedJanuary 10, 2022

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Title: clear description of presentation and its contents
  • Conciseness, coherence, clarity and focus of presentation
  • Relevance, currency, appropriateness and significance of the topic/issue/problem
  • Theoretical and/or practical application to the field
  • Originality
  • The abstract presents issues of relevance & importance based on current evidence-based practice

Factors disqualifying a proposal:

  • The presentation promotes commercial interests.
  • The presentation does not align with promotion of foot care nursing best practices.

Download a PDF of these requirements and the form »

Abstract Submission Application

A copy of what you submit will be emailed to the email address on the form.

Abstract Submission Application
(Please submit the first and last names of everyone who will be presenting)
(list 3)
(Max. 250 words)