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CHNC is accepting poster submissions till March 29, 2024. Submissions for oral presentations are closed.

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The abstract should be no more than 300 words. Abstracts should be written using plain language. You may submit an abstract for either a poster or an oral presentation. Oral presentations will be 10 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions (subject to change).

We encourage service providers, health system administrators, decision makers, researchers, trainees, and people with lived experience, among other stakeholders to submit an abstract. 

To facilitate peer review, include the following headers and corresponding information in each section:

  • Introduction: Discuss the importance and objective(s) of the proposed presentation.
  • Design: Include research methods, or specific details of the presentation, such as a description of a navigation program.
  • Results: Describe final or preliminary results, and/or lessons learned from your experiences.
  • Conclusion: Include conclusions, discussion points, and/or implications for the field of healthcare navigation.


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2024 Conference Theme

This year’s theme is Innovations in Healthcare Navigation.

Healthcare in Canada is often fragmented and challenging to navigate. As a result, patients may have negative experiences and not receive the care they need. Healthcare navigation is emerging as a strategy to reduce the barriers that patients and their care partners experience when navigating health and related services across settings and sectors. This is sometimes referred to as patient navigation, family navigation, systems navigation, and care navigation, among other terms. This year’s conference will highlight innovations in healthcare navigation. We welcome abstracts on a variety of topics, including innovations in healthcare navigation practice, education, administration, and research.

If you have any questions, please contact us.