Call for Proposals Poster Presentations

HIMSS invites you to submit a proposal to present a poster at the 2018 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference will be held Monday, March 5, 2018 – Friday, March 9, 2018. If your poster is selected, it will be displayed in tandem with the HIMSS18 Career Fair on Wednesday, March 7 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Wynn Las Vegas. Poster presenters will be required to attend the Career Fair during a designated time to participate in a question and answer session regarding the poster being presented.  For HIMSS18 we are seeking proposals for two categories, Early Careerists and Students.  Please reference the eligibility criteria for each below. 

Early Careerists Poster Presentation consideration, applicants must:

  • Have less than 5 years’ experience in the health IT industry at the time of HIMSS18 (Monday, March 5 – Friday, March 9, 2018);
  • Be a current HIMSS member in good standing;
  • Cannot currently be serving on any HIMSS Board (Health 2.0, HIMSS, HIMSS Analytics, HIMSS Asia Pacific, HIMSS Europe, HIMSS Media, HIMSS North America, or PCHAlliance); and
  • Cannot be currently employed nor serving in an internship capacity for HIMSS, nor engaged in a consulting contract with any business unit of HIMSS.

The call for applications are now closed. Poster Presenters will be notified in late November/December 2017. For more information, contact earlycareerists@himss.org 

Student Poster Presentation consideration, applicants must:

  • The applicant at the time of HIMSS18 (Monday, March 5 – Friday, March 9, 2018) must be a student in good standing and actively taking coursework in an accredited undergraduate, graduate or doctoral program related to the health information or management systems field;
  • The specific degree program is not a critical factor, although it is expected that programs similar to those in industrial engineering, operations research, bioinformatics, health informatics, computer science and information systems, mathematics, quantitative programs in business administration, clinical disciplines, or health administration will predominate;
  • Be a current HIMSS member in good standing;
  • Cannot currently be serving on any HIMSS Board (Health 2.0, HIMSS, HIMSS Analytics, HIMSS Asia Pacific, HIMSS Europe, HIMSS Media, HIMSS North America, or PCHAlliance); and
  • Cannot be currently employed nor serving in an internship capacity for HIMSS, nor engaged in a consulting contract with any business unit of HIMSS.

The call for applications are now closed. Poster Presenters will be notified in late November/December 2017. For more information, contact earlycareerists@himss.org 

Poster Presentation Topics

Posters should address one of the below topics which align with the main education topics for the 2018 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition.  Further definition regarding each of these topics can be found here.

  • Clinical Informatics and Clinician Engagement
  • Compliance, Risk Management, and Program Integrity
  • Connected Health and Telehealth
  • Consumer and Patient Engagement
  • Culture of Care and Care Coordination
  • Data Analytics/Clinical and Business Intelligence
  • EHRs
  • Emerging Payment Models for Value-Based Care
  • Health Informatics Education, Career Development and Diversity
  • Health Information Exchange, Interoperability and Data Integration
  • HIT Infrastructure and Standards
  • Human Factors, User Experience and Design
  • Improving Quality Outcomes through Health IT
  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Investment
  • Leadership, Governance, Strategic Planning
  • Patient Safety and Health IT
  • Pharmacy Standards & Technology
  • Population Health
  • Precision Medicine/Genomics
  • Privacy, Security and Cybersecurity
  • Process Improvement, Workflow, Change Management
  • Public Policy
  • Social, Psychosocial, and Behavioral Determinants of Health

What is a Poster Session?

Poster sessions are designed in the vein of storyboards, using graphics, charts and other eye-catching information posted on a 4’ x 8’ bulletin board to provide attendees with a more visual means to learn about useful tools and successful case studies.

A poster session is a graphic presentation of project findings that displays graphs, charts, figures, photos, or tables, and a small amount of text on a poster board (like a storyboard). The participant is invited to prepare and post a visual summary of facts, experiences or opinions for viewing by conference attendees. The posters will be grouped together in exhibition-style rows.

The poster format allows one presenter an opportunity to speak in a more informal environment, standing next to your poster, speaking to smaller groups of people. The interaction is more personalized to the questions of the attendee/reviewer.

Poster Presentation Benefits

Should your proposal be selected, as a poster presenter, you will receive:

  • Professional visibility;
  • 1 (one) complimentary registration to the 2018 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition*; and
  • 5 (five) HIMSS advancement points.

For questions regarding poster submissions, please contact Maggie Van Vossen (mvanvossen@himss.org), Manager, Professional Development at (312) 915-9245.

*The complimentary registration is non-transferrable, cannot be combined with other discounts. The complimentary registration cannot be used for future conferences or other HIMSS events. Please note that several authors may contribute to the poster session, but only one complimentary benefit package will be granted per poster session.