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Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health

Submission Formats, Review Process and Submission Instructions

Call for Submissions

Submission deadline: July 15, 2014 (decisions by August 1)

The theme of the NCRE 2014 conference is " Implementation Science: Applications for Tribal Settings”
Presentations do NOT have to fit this theme.  Presentations of ALL RESEARCH addressing children’s development within American Indian and Alaska Native community contexts are welcome. 
Submissions that address the following are, however, particularly encouraged:
  • A focus on the etiology, prevention, or treatment of substance use problems directly, or on early risk factors in development that are associated with later substance use problems
  • Risk and prevention/intervention at the individual, family, and/or community level
  • Collaboration between tribal and university partners
  • Student research


NCRE is made up of scholars from diverse disciplines. One of NCRE’s primary goals is to provide a forum for greater dissemination of research across disciplinary lines. Thus, the submission of material that may have recently been presented elsewhere is welcome here to foster broader dissemination.

Submission Formats
Paper Presentations
Paper presentations will occur in breakout sessions with 1 presentation per session, to facilitate discussion among presenters and participants. Each presenter will have 45 minutes for an oral presentation of research, followed by 30 minutes discussion with the audience (75 minutes total).
Poster Presentations
Posters provide an ideal format for material that can be explained briefly and is suited for graphic or visual presentation. Poster presentations also provide opportunities for higher levels of interaction and discussion. Accepted posters will be grouped thematically into poster symposia sessions of 3-4 posters; each symposium will last 1 hour, with the first 30 minutes allowing time for the audience to visit each poster and interact with authors and the last 30 minutes dedicated to a group discussion regarding all the posters in the session.
Review Process and Criteria for All Submission Formats
  1. Sufficient empirical data (coded and analyzed, even if not yet complete) or relevant theoretical data should be included in your summary to provide a basis for evaluation of your submission.
  2. Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the NCRE steering committee.
  3. Submissions will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
·         Clarity of formulation/conceptualization
·         Adequacy of methods
·         Appropriateness of interpretations
·         Importance of topic
·         Inclusion of elements of the theme of this conference
Submission Instructions
  1. Prepare an abstract (limited to 300 words) that briefly provides background for the research, states hypotheses, describes the participants and methodology, and highlights key results.
  2. Complete the online submission form and paste the abstract in the space provided on the form.
  3. Submit online by July 15th.


You will be notified via email of the review decision by August 1, 2014.

Abstracts for accepted presentations will be published in the conference program and posted on the NCRE website.
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