Conference Theme:

Emerging Trends in Providing Allied Health Education

Preparing students to excel in the allied health education arena involves promoting innovative thinkers, caring and engaged learners, and those with an openness to learn and share information. There is a variety of methods to assist students in the acquisition and retention of information. The diverse and ever-changing world of education is just one of the ways we can promote educational well-being, health, and purposeful meaning in allied health. Approaches of education can involve traditional face-to-face learning, personalized learning systems, hybrid and totally online educational programs. Via the use of active learning techniques, gaming, simulation labs, artificial intelligence techniques, and specific technology learning systems, allied health professions will continue to grow and provide many career opportunities. We invite you to take advantage of this research-based opportunity to provide evidence-based advocacy, policy development, research, and dynamic interventions to demonstrate and discuss how the emerging trends in healthcare education affect allied health programs via workshops, poster presentation, and roundtable discussions.

Topics may include, but are not limited to, trends in recruitment and retention; how articulation agreements of community colleges and high schools to allied health programs are completed and the benefits thereof; trends in patient care instruction to include simulation labs; active learning activities; residency; and capstone development. Also, the conference will address trends in educational technology – hybrid; online; retention concerns; active learning techniques; use of apps, and how to choose those that work for your program purpose. Some attention will be paid to development of webinars or training for program development with use of technology, e.g. the use of platforms such as Blackboard, Canvas, or Moodle. The provision of this broad theme for presentations of best practices and techniques will allow valuable opportunities for dissemination of relevant information.

Abstract Submission Instructions

Abstracts must be submitted to the following e-mail address:  with the subject line of  “Abstract Submission for the 2019 NSAH Annual Conference”.

Abstracts must be received by close of business on Friday, December 14, 2018.

Abstracts must be submitted in the following format:

  •  Abstract Title (all caps)
  • Author Name(s) (First Name, Middle Initial, Surname, Highest Degree Earned, Institutional Affiliation)
  • Body of Abstract (no more than 250 words, single-spaced, formatted in Times New Roman, 12-point font)
  • Preferred Presentation Format (platform or poster presentation)

All accepted abstracts will be published in the Journal of the National Society of Allied Health.
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