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Share your expertise at ASHHRA23! The Call for Abstracts is open!

The ASHHRA23 Annual Conference and Exposition provides trusted knowledge and critical education to healthcare human resources professionals dedicated to creating and maintaining healthier communities by advancing healthcare through HR excellence. The Call for Abstracts for ASHHRA23 is now open. To submit proposals, review this page in its entirety prior to submitting. ASHHRA relies on volunteer speakers to help deliver a robust program to our attendees – we would like to thank all who are interested in sharing their expertise. 

PRO TIP: Abstract submissions must be completed in one working session. The form will not save where you left off. Download THIS PDF GUIDE to help you gather the information you need prior to submitting the online form. 

Submission Deadline: Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

Speaking at ASHHRA23

Speakers should monitor the speaker timeline below to remain up to date on key deadlines. Primary presenters will receive communications from ASHHRA with any additional updates.

  • Sept. 12 – Oct. 14, 2022: Open Call for Abstracts
  • Jan. 13, 2023: Decisions out to ASHHRA23 speakers
  • Jan. 13 – 20, 2023: Speakers accept or decline invitation to speak (speaker contracts needed)
  • Jan. 23, 2023 (week of): Go live with learning sessions
  • March 6, 2023: Draft PPT slide decks due
  • March 10, 2023: Deadline for Speakers to register for the conference
  • March 10, 2023: Deadline for speaker and co-speaker changes
  • April 3, 2023: Final PPT slide decks due
  • April 23 – 25, 2023: ASHHRA23 Annual Conference and Exposition

Our attendees seek solution-oriented content. Share your stories, case studies and expert experience that highlight challenges, insights, developments, solutions, and more regarding the healthcare HR field. All presentations should define a problem, determine a solution (either proposed or implemented), implement ideas, and generate recommendations or changes that can be adapted for individual organizational needs.

  • Lecture: Classic session format for one to three presenters to cover content through a presentation with time for a brief Q&A at the end.
  • Panel: A panel of three to four experts or peers share their story or stories collectively through discussion with time for a brief Q&A at the end.
  • Workshop: This type of program focuses on hands-on learning, allowing for a deep dive of real world application that might include activities such as role-playing, interactive group projects, tool application, etc.
  • Roundtable: This format allows for the audience to fully interact with each other and the content, with the help of a facilitator. This might involve discussion, writing tasks, brainstorming and sharing of stories within a smaller group.

The Annual Conference Education Committee aims to create a well-balanced program. Consider the topics below to gain a better understanding of what the committee is looking for. Have an idea not listed? No problem – submit it anyway! We welcome all innovative proposals.

  • Future of the Workforce
    Transition of the Workforce to Home, Telemedicine, Healthcare Environment/Marketplace
  • Centralized HR Functions
    HRIS, EEO/Affirmative Action Plans, Call Center(s) Vendor Relationships)
  • Diversity and Inclusion
    Disparate Impact, Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Candidates, Health Equity
  • Recruitment and Onboarding
    Sourcing, Staffing, Succession Planning, Employee Health, Orientation, Credentialing, Background Checks
  • HR Operations
    HR Metrics, Delivery, HR Business Partnership, RIFs, ERIPs
  • Non-Acute Healthcare
    Rehabilitation Centers, LTACHs, Physician Practices, Retail Health, Pharma, Market Disruptors
  • Organizational Development
    Employee Engagement, Leadership Development, Culture, Talent Pipelines
  • Regulatory
    JCAHO, DNV, DOL, OSHA, Risk Management, States
  • Technology
    Cybersecurity, Use of Technology in Unconventional Methods, Risks and Vulnerabilities, Remote Work Technologies
  • Total Rewards
    Benefits, Compensation, Health and Wellness Programming, EAP, New Role Creation, Benefit Expectation Management/Perception
  • Leadership and Employee Management
    Leadership Development, Mental Health Awareness and Support
  • Employee Safety and Well-being
    Safety and Violence, Harassment/Bullying 
  • Employee and Labor Relations
    Employment Law, Labor Law, Policies, Litigation, EEOC, OIG

Speakers should monitor the speaker timeline, found below, to remain up to date on key deadlines. Primary presenters will receive communications from ASHHRA with any additional updates.

  • Sept. 12 – Oct. 14, 2022: Open Call for Abstracts
  • Jan. 13, 2023: Decisions out to ASHHRA23 speakers
  • Jan. 13 – 20, 2023: Speakers accept or decline invitation to speak (speaker contracts needed)
  • Jan. 23, 2023 (week of): Go live with learning sessions
  • March 6, 2023: Draft PPT slide decks due
  • March 10, 2023: Deadline for Speakers to register for the conference
  • March 10, 2023: Deadline for speaker and co-speaker changes
  • April 3, 2023: Final PPT slide decks due
  • April 23 – 25, 2023: ASHHRA23 Annual Conference and Exposition
  • Slides should be used as a guide to focus the audience’s attention, not as a script that is read from – limit bullet points and text.
  • Use professional colors and images to guarantee the slides are easy to view for the audience.
  • Use high-quality graphics.
  • Avoid distracting or cartoon graphics.
  • Limit transition and builds (animation).
  • Use a minimum font size of 22.
  • Remain consistent with font and text placement.
  • Avoid phrases such as “Um” or “Uh” and related placeholders.

All learning sessions should utilize the ASHHRA-provided PPT template* and additional logos should NOT be included. The draft of your presentation is due before March 6, 2023, and will be reviewed by the Annual Conference Education Committee and feedback will be provided.

*PPT Template coming soon.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The primary speaker and up to two co-speakers will receive complimentary Full Conference registration. It is the responsibility of the primary speaker to inform co-speaker(s) of any updates, requests or changes on behalf of ASHHRA. ASHHRA does not provide honorariums and will not reimburse expenses.

A maximum of three speakers are allotted to all learning session formats. Panel sessions can include up to five participants.

Abstract submissions must be completed in one working session. The platform will not save where you left off. You can preview the form here so that you are prepared to submit all of the information together. The form will give you the option to email a copy of each submission to yourself after completion. If you have an edit or update to make to your submission, please contact ASHHRA.EDU@ashhra.org.

Contact Mary Platz at ASHHRA.EDU@ashhra.org with any questions associated with the Call for Abstracts or speaking at the conference.

ASHHRA23 will be an in-person event taking place at the Charlotte Convention Center (501 S. College St, Charlotte, NC 28202) in Charlotte, North Carolina, from Sunday, April 23 – Tuesday, April 25, 2023.

Yes, you may submit up to two proposals for primary presenters. If more than two submissions are submitted, only the first two will be considered and the rest will be eliminated from the review process.

HR professionals in the healthcare field (practitioners) are invited to submit as well others who provide support services to the healthcare HR field. We encourage vendors/consultants to submit proposals and highly recommend partnering with a practicing health care HR professional in order to present a best practice session. ASHHRA conference attendees truly value solutions that have been utilized in similar health care organizations demonstrated by their peers and colleagues.

Yes, speakers should use the ASHHRA provided PPT template for learning sessions. The template should not be altered with nor should additional logos be added to the PPT.

Please reach out to ASHHRA.EDU@ashhra.org with requests and we will do our best to accommodate.

Yes, everyone who attends ASHHRA23 needs to be registered. Please contact ASHHRA.EDU@ashhra.org.

We recommend speakers plan on business casual or business professional attire for their speaking commitment.

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