Call for Posters

Call for Posters

Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies invites students, providers, clinicians, managers, educators, and organizations to share their ideas, achievements, and research with the integrated care community at our upcoming 2018 integrated healthcare conference, The 5 C’s of Integrated Healthcare: Care, Collaboration, Cost, Community, & Culture, taking place in Phoenix, Arizona, March 8-10, 2018.

The ideal poster submission expresses a novel and applicable idea in a simple, concise manner. Posters are also particularly well-suited for showcasing student work and ideas that are still in progress, provided that such submissions have enough substance to add to what is known or what is being done in integrated settings to make improvements that matter to people.


  1. Research - Summarize the results of a well-defined quality improvement or clinical research project, including a hypothesis, dependent and independent variables, tests for measures of association, succinct discussion of data, etc. All work should be original. Projects may involve observational or interventional studies. If project involves human participants, including PHI, documentation of approval or exemption from an institutional review board (IRB) is required.
  2. Clinical Inquiry - Present a clinical scenario with discussion of an actual patient presentation or review of current evidence-based recommendations for a clinical topic. A clinical case presentation must include an introduction, case description, and discussion of current practice guidelines for management of the patient. An evidence-based review need not be based on an actual patient presentation, but must provide a systematic review of the current best research evidence to answer a clinical question.
  3. Community - Describe personal experience working on a community-based initiative to improve the health of a specific population. The description should include an evaluation of the project. If project involves human subjects, documentation of approval or exemption from an institutional review board (IRB) is required.
  4. Education - Describe an educational program or curricular innovation that has been evaluated for its impact. Applicant(s) should state specifically the role they played in the program. If project involves human subjects, documentation of approval or exemption from an institutional review board (IRB) is required.
  5. Entrepreneurial Venture - Present an idea or pitch for an entrepreneurial venture in the integrated care or behavioral health arena. The description should include overview the venture, market research, testing results, and potential impact. In progress ventures and concepts are welcome.

How to Submit

Please send the following to Conference Coordinator, Cecelia Maez, at The submission deadline is January 31, 2018.

  1. Resume
  2. Category for submission
  3. Poster Abstract (1 page max)

Selection Criteria

  1. Abstract
  2. Application and abstracts will be evaluated on the following criteria:

    • Relevance to conference theme
    • Originality/innovative nature of project
    • Statement of purpose/goals
    • Project description
    • Evidence-based nature of content
    • Validity of conclusions
    • Impact on future work and the marketplace


  3. On-site Poster Presentation
  4. If accepted for presentation, poster authors will be invited to display their posters at the 2018 conference. Author(s) will be required to staff their poster display during select exhibit hours at the conference. On-site judging will be held during the conference. Authors will have three minutes to present their poster and will be evaluated on the following criteria:

    • Relevance to conference theme
    • Design
    • Presentation skills


  5. Recognition
  6. Outstanding poster presentations will be recognized during the conference. No monetary awards are offered.

Poster Author Benefits

CGI acknowledges and appreciates the value of each poster author’s ideas, expertise, and experience, and offers the following benefits to its conference poster authors:

  • Opportunity to present to the conference audience during during the poster session.
  • Complimentary meals during the conference (March 9 breakfast and lunch, March 10 breakfast),
  • Continuing Education credits for conference sessions attendees
  • Name and Poster Title featured on the conference website

All poster authors are individually responsible for costs of poster printing, shipping, travel, transportation, lodging, and non-conference meals.




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The “four questions” of the refocused psychotherapist [in the Biodyne Model] and the concept of the “onion/garlic” psychodynamic enabled me to not only conceptualize a case and plan treatment more rapidly, but to rise to a new level of professional confidence in meeting the behavioral care needs of my patients.

Dr. Gayle Cordes, DBH July 12, 2016

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