June 24, 2017 ǀ New Orleans ǀ 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Call for Abstracts 

The 2017 LTSS IG call for abstracts is now closed. Incorporating feedback from 2016, the model for the meeting this year focuses on attracting the best research currently being conducted on long-term services and supports issues across the continuum of care, and providing ample time for presentation and discussion of each paper. The agenda will feature a panel of paper presentations with discussants, a poster session with assigned faculty member discussants and networking breaks to allow individual discussion.

Submission Deadline: January 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.mE.T
We encourage you to submit early to ensure prompt confirmation and processing.

Abstracts that are not selected for oral presentation may be selected for poster presentations.

For more information about the call for abstracts, please visit the Interest Group tab on the ARM website or contact AcademyHealth, at interest.group@academyhealth.org.

Evaluation Criteria
Submissions will undergo a blind peer review and will be evaluated by the following:

  • Importance of the topic for advancing long-term services and supports research;
  • Appropriateness of techniques and methods;
  • Quality and originality;
  • Policy and practice implications;
  • Clarity of writing and presentation; and
  • Indication that the research will be completed in time.

In choosing among the best abstracts we will also consider how the topics complement one another and provide an array of issues of interest to members.

Student Travel Award
The LTSS IG will provide a travel award to the top abstract submitted by a student.


ARM Call for Abstracts:
AcademyHealth believes the audience for work submitted to an IG is different from the audience at the main meeting, therefore welcomes you to submit your abstract to both calls. However, IG review committees will factor acceptance to the main ARM into their deliberations. An abstract that is accepted for podium presentation in the main ARM will not be permitted to have a podium presentation at an IG meeting but can be considered for an IG poster. Submissions to interest groups must be submitted separately to the specific IG. The deadline for submission to ARM is January 12, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. E.T.