This annual clinical research conference provides an opportunity for healthcare professionals, clinical experts, and academic professionals to share findings specific to clinical research. The conference boasts nationally renowned keynotes speakers, twenty-four oral research presentations, and over 50 poster presentations. In addition, 12 workshops (advanced and beginner levels) that include themes on statistics, design, and methodology make this conference an exceptional opportunity to gain new knowledge that could affect clinical programs of research. An interdisciplinary approach to facilitate future collaborative projects.

Conference Objectives:

  • Provide a forum for research collaboration and partnerships between clinicians at various institutions (clinical and academic).
  • Foster a culture of inquiry through sharing (dissemination) of research (podium and poster).
  • To enhance knowledge of methodological issues specific to clinical research.
  • Contribute to the dissemination and translation of new knowledge through discussions, networking, and workshops.


April 29 - April 30, 2019
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Marriott Cleveland East
26300 Harvard Road
Warrensville Heights, OH 44122
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Marriott Cleveland East
26300 Harvard Road
Warrensville Heights, OH 44122
Phone Number: 216.378.9191
Conference Rate: $149.00

Faculty, Agenda & Accreditation

Faculty, Agenda & Accreditation


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Cleveland Clinic Enterprise is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

In addition to submitting your abstract, the following forms must be completed:

Call for Workshop Abstracts

Submit Workshop Abstract Now!

Workshops are 50 minutes in length and include a 10 minute Q & A. Presenters should expect 50-100 attendees. The presentation needs to include some interactive component. Presentations can be at the Novice or the Advanced level. Topics of interest include the following (note this list is not all inclusive - topics suggested by submitters will also be considered):

Research Methodology

  1. Design options- How to pick the right design to fit the questions asked
  2. Solving the recruitment problem in experimental and quasi-experimental study designs
  3. Finding a sample that is generalizable- tips
  4. Qualitative methodology- interviewing options, transcription options, analysis options
  5. Quantitative measurement issues- fidelity of data and data collection
  6. Picking the right instrument to measure the right variable- theory matters


  1. What are editors looking for?
  2. Common writing mistakes, everyone makes them
  3. The ethics of publication
  4. Ethical considerations related to reviewing for a journal

Statistical Analyses

  1. Correlation versus regression, what is the difference? What questions can I answer?
  2. Calculating sample size- why it matters
  3. Understanding and interpreting confidence intervals?
  4. Comparing groups- parametric and non-parametric options

Funding Opportunities

  1. How to get funded when you do not have a PhD
  2. Grant writing essentials- Make your proposal stand out for all of the right reasons

Workshop Submissions must include the following: (submissions missing required information or attachments will not be reviewed)

  • Title of Presentation
  • Presentation level (indicate Novice or Expert)
  • Full name and credentials of presenter (one presenter only)
  • Employer and position
  • Full contact information:
    • Email address
    • Phone (work) phone (cell)
  • Overall purpose of the presentation
  • Two learning objectives
  • Brief description of the presentation (include major content and methods used by presenter)
  • Brief bio of presenter, include publication and presentation history, and topic expertise
  • Three current references specific to topic

Call for Research Abstracts

Submit Research Abstract Now!

The submission site for research abstracts is now open and will remain open until January 15th 2019. All abstracts will be peer reviewed and accepted for either a paper (podium) or a poster presentation. You will be notified January 31st if your abstract is accepted and which format you will be expected to use for your presentation (poster or podium). Presenters must register for the conference no later than February 15th 2019 – those who do not register by February 15th 2019 will be removed form the list of presenters.

Who should submit? All healthcare professionals who have a completed and IRB approved study are encouraged to submit an abstract for review.

What not to submit: Do not submit an abstract if the study is not complete at the time of submission. Do not submit non-research abstracts such as quality or evidence-based practice projects or systematic reviews.

Guidelines: Abstracts are limited to 450 words (including required headings)

Submissions must include the following: (submissions missing required information or attachments will not be reviewed)

Enter the following information into submission form:

  • Title of Presentation
  • Full name and credentials of presenter (one presenter only)
  • Employer and position
  • Full contact information:
    • Email address
    • Phone (work) phone (cell)

Abstract must include the following headings (no charts or tables can be included):

  • Title
  • Problem Statement
  • Background/significance
  • Purpose statement
  • Specific Aims, Research Questions, or Hypotheses
  • Methods
    • Methods section for qualitative studies include design, sample/setting, data collection procedures, and analysis procedures
    • Methods section for quantitative studies include design, sample/setting, data collection procedures, measures or instruments used, and analysis plan
  • Findings
  • Implications for Practice


  • Registration deadline is April 1, 2019
  • Fees included a continental breakfast and lunch
  • Deadline for registration refund April 1, 2019. A written request must be made to Esther Bernhofer via e-mail to bernhoe@ccf.org
  • For any questions, please contact Esther Bernhofer via e-mail to bernhoe@ccf.org
  • Register Now!
Exhibitors & Vendors

Exhibitors & Vendors

Vendors are welcome; space is limited to first come basis. Reservations and payment for tables, and (additional space may be purchased for an additional fee), and electrical hookup is required. Vendors may also opt to be a conference sponsor. Sponsors receive recognition in conference booklet as well as during the conference. All vendors are asked to provide a gift basket (valued at $50 or more) to be raffled off each day of the conference. Include your business details in your basket.

For additional information, please contact Sandra L. Siedlecki at siedles@ccf.org.