Abstract Submission

Every day, nurses ask critical questions that can change a patient’s outcome and influence practice guidelines. Share your experience and findings through an abstract submission for the APGNN annual meeting! Abstracts can highlight Quality Improvement (QI), Evidence-Based Practice (EBP), or clinical research. Abstracts are blindly reviewed and scored through the APGNN and NASPGHAN Research Committees. Those with the highest score(s) receive Poster of Distinction status for which the recipient (s) will receive $1000 plus the ability to present at the conference. 

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PLEASE NOTE – Abstract submissions are due by June 2, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET

Curious about research but don’t know where to start?

Coming soon to APGNN's professional resources: sample abstracts, templates, and an overview of different types of research
For questions and additional support, contact APGNN Research Chair, Sara Fidanza.

Accepted Abstract Submissions – 2021

Root Cause Analysis of Ambulatory Central-Line Associated Blood Stream Infections in Home Parenteral Nutrition Patients***
Jennifer McClelland,BSN, MS, RN, FNP-BC
Boston Children's Hospital

Improving Multidisciplinary Education for Patients with Newly Diagnosed Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)***
Caitlin Dolan, MS, RN, APRN, FNP-BC
Boston Children's Hospital

Reducing Waste and Improving Access for Pediatric Patients Requiring Enteral Feeds
Beth Lou Ruechel, RN
Mayo Clinic

Pediatric Gastroenterology Tool Kit for Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Caitlin Dolan, MS, RN, APRN, FNP-BC
Boston Children's Hospital

Is Salt Therapy an Effective Treatment for Granulation Tissue Around Enteral Tubes?
Julia M Perkins,MSN,RN, CPNP
Boston Children's Hospital

An Approach to Pediatric Nasogastric (NG) Tube Weaning by an Interdisciplinary Feeding Team Using Off-Label Medication and Pediatric Formula in a Child Under 12 Months Old: A Case Study
Christina Greeson, CPNP, RN
UNC Health 

Chart Review of Multiple Sibling Pairs and the Influence of Pediatric Feeding Disorders on Siblings
Natalie Adame, MSN, APRN
CHOC Children's/PSF

A Medical Passport and Emergency Care Plan for Pediatric Patients Post Total Pancreatectomy Islet Auto Transplantation (TPIAT)
Angela Marie Turner, RN
Cincinnati Children's

Development and Implementation of a Pediatric to Adult (P2A) Transition Education Tool Kit Promoting Self-Management of Pancreatic Disorders
Rachel Elizabeth  Ellison, DNP, MSN-Ed, RN, CPN
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Med Center

Your Complex Pediatric Gastroenterology Patient is Medically Cleared for Discharge, but Are They Nursing Ready For Discharge? How the Presence of an Advanced Practice Nurse Assists the Inpatient Pediatric GI Team in Preparing Children and Families for Nursing Readiness at Discharge from the Hospital
Amy C Kuzmich, CNS
UC Davis Children's Hospital

IB-STIM in Treatment for Functional Abdominal Pain, Chronic Nausea and Functional Dyspepsia as a Nurse-Driven Program
Samantha Largess RN, MSN, CNL
Children's National

Enteral Tube Hypergranulation: A Review of Treatment Strategies
Andrea Montalvo,RN, CPN, BSN 
Children's Hospital At Montefiore

A Retrospective Analysis of Initial Treatment Choice for Patients with New Diagnosis of Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Suzanne Hammett, CRNP
Children's Hospital of Alabama

Past Poster of Distinction Recipients:

2020 - The 2020 Abbott Scholarship Award Winners 
(provided to support virtual NASPGHAN annual meeting in lieu of Poster of Distinction)  

Ambulatory Pediatric GI Nursing: Disaster Preparedness: Expansion of Digital Platforms to Improve Patient Outcomes
Clinton T Smith, RN, BSN
Children's Hospital of Colorado

Anxiety, Emotional and Bored Eating, Physical Activity, and Poor Sleep in Children with Obesity: A Rapid-cycle Quality Improvement Response Within a Rapidly Evolving Pandemic
Goldie Markowitz, MSN, CNS, CRNP, APN
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Cow's Milk Protein Enteropathy in a 12 Year Old
Rosemary Pauley, APRN, MS
Boys Town National Research Hospital

Deterrents to Using the School Toilet to Defecate
Lisa Philichi, PNP
Mary Bridge Health Center


A Quality Improvement Initiative: Use of Telemedicine Visits for Post-Operative Follow-up After Enteral Tube Placement
Julia Perkins, MSN, RN, CPNP
Boston Children's Hospital

Implementation of Standardized Dosing for Vitamin D Supplementation Achieved Normal Serum Vitamin D Levels in Cholestatic Biliary Atresia Patients 2 Years of Age and Younger
Annette McCoy, BSN, RN, CPN
Children's Hospital Colorado

Transition Readiness in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Tiffany Smith, RN, MSN, BSN
Children's Hospital Colorado


Inflammatory Bowel Disease Action Plan: Educating Patients and Families to Recognize and Take Action for Flare Symptoms
Jamie L. Stevenson, BSN
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Unsedated Transnasal Endoscopy in Children: Improving Efficiency
Clinton T. Smith, RN, BSN
Children's Hospital of Colorado

The Effectiveness of Methylprednisolone as Premedication in Preventing Infusion Reactions to Infliximab
Maggie Zeng, MSN, FNP-BC
Children's Hospital of Michigan


Poster of Distinction Recipients

Jennifer  McClelland, BSN, MS, RN, FNP-BC


Jennifer McClelland, BSN, MS, RN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Home Parenteral Nutrition Program
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA
Caitlin  Dolan, MS, RN, APRN, FNP-BC


Caitlin Dolan, MS, RN, APRN, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, AL