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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are frequently asked questions about submitting an abstract for GLMA’s Annual Conference.  Be sure to read the Instructions document as well.  To contact us, please email us at annualconference@glma.org.

Q: Do I need to be a member of GLMA to submit an abstract?
A: No; you do not need to be a member of GLMA to submit an abstract. However, you will need a GLMA account (i.e., login information). Contact annualconference@glma.org to request an account or become a member online now.

Q: I receive GLMA emails, but I don’t have a login for the website.
A: Yes, you do! If you receive GLMA emails, you have an account with GLMA. If you don’t know your login information, follow this link and enter the email address where you receive GLMA emails. You may also contact annualconference@glma.org to receive your username and password.

Q: May I present my research if it has been published or presented elsewhere?
A: Yes; GLMA encourages the submission of research that has been published or presented elsewhere as well as research not previously published or presented. You will be asked during the abstract submission process to indicate if it has been published or presented previously.

Q: Does my research need to be completed to submit an abstract?
A: Yes; all research must be completed in order to submit an abstract. Research results are expected to be included in the abstract.

Q: Does the word count stated in the abstract submission process include citations and statistics?
 Yes; the word count in the online abstract submission system includes all text as well as citations, references and statistics.

Q: May I present multiple times during the conference?
A: Yes; individuals are permitted to submit multiple abstracts and, if selected for inclusion, permitted to present multiple times during the conference.

Q: Will my abstract be considered for the GLMA Annual Nursing Summit?
A: If your abstract is relevant to nursing, you will have the option to indicate whether you would like your abstract considered by the planners of the day-long pre-conference GLMA Annual Nursing Summit being held on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Consideration and/or selection by the GLMA Annual Nursing Summit neither precludes nor guarantees selection for the GLMA Annual Conference.

Q: Do I need to have all my speakers lined up (and included on my abstract) prior to submitting the abstract?
A: Yes; all speakers MUST be determined prior to submitting the abstract. Additionally, all speakers must submit the required speaker forms during the abstract submission process. Speakers’ qualifications are considered when selecting abstracts for inclusion in GLMA’s Annual Conference. Only in special circumstances (and with GLMA’s permission) will abstracts accepted for inclusion in the conference have the opportunity to add speakers. Note: Only workshop sessions are permitted more than one speaker.

Q: I didn’t receive a confirmation that my abstract was submitted. Was it?
A: Once you click “submit” in the online system, you should see a screen that says “OK: Your submission has been added. OK: A confirmation email has been sent.” If you did not see this screen and did not receive a confirmation email from annualconference@glma.org, please resubmit your abstract and/or contact us to check its status.

Q: When will I know if my abstract has been selected?
A: Authors will be sent a notification via email by the end of May alerting them of the Education Committee’s decision.

Q: Do I get to choose if I will present my research as an oral presentation or as a poster presentation?
A: No. If your research abstract submission is accepted, GLMA’s Education Committee will select if it will be an oral or poster presentation.

Q: If my abstract is selected, will I receive a discount to the conference?
A: Yes. All speakers at the Annual Conference will receive a discounted registration rate. Speakers who are GLMA members will receive an additional discount. Join GLMA now! 


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