Kansas Prevention Conference 2018

Be in the group of presenters at the first
Kansas Prevention Conference!

Kansas Prevention Conference 2018

Call for Presentations

Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center

1717 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66612

September 19-20, 2018

Registration opens July 1st

Important Dates

Online FormOpen:
May 10, 2018
Presentation Application Deadline:
June 10, 2018 5:00pm CST
Poster Presentation Application Deadline:
June 30, 2018 5:00pm CST
Letter of Notification:
Week of June 15, 2018
Presentation and Resource File:
September 1, 2018
Travel and lodging is not included.
Block your lodging as soon as possible if you plan on attending to ensure you have a room at the host hotel.

Benefits of Presenting

  • Registration fee is waived for selected presenters
  • Share expertise, research or program information with colleagues
  • Play an important role in an exciting new Kansas statewide conference
  • Expand your professional portfolio
  • Meals, participant items, Continuing Education Hours and/or any other item available to participants
  • Thank you message from Kansas Governor or Secretary Tim Keck
  • Certificate of Participation for contact hours of presented session
  • Listing on the conference electronic marketing/program materials

Presenter Responsibility and Guidelines

  • Presenters are responsible for travel and lodging accommodations, and other associated costs for this conference. These fees and costs will not be reimbursed by the Conference Committee.
  • Presenters should bring all presentation files with them to the conference on a portable drive.
  • Presenters are responsible for sending a PDF file that will be made available for participants to download in advance of the conference from the conference website by September 1. If your presentation is selected you will receive instructions at a later date on where to send your presentation.
  • Presenters, when possible, are encouraged to use the logos and marketing logos available on the conference website in their presentations to brand the presentation.
  • Presentations that appear to be promotional in nature may not be considered.
  • Presenters are encouraged to interact and participate on conference social media accounts.
  • Limit panels of speakers to no more than 4 people (including a facilitator).
  • Participants may present in multiple workshops.

Workshop Topics and Conference Purpose and Theme

Workshop proposals should fit into one of seven (7) topics. Proposals should address the conference theme, Connecting Communities and Purpose: The Kansas Prevention Conference provides educational opportunities to increase awareness of emerging trends, build skills and knowledge to prevent suicide, alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse, and advocate for best practices.

The Committee Invites Proposals that:

  • Reflect emerging techniques and cutting-edge content related to substance use or suicide prevention
  • Stimulate and provoke discussion and audience engagement
  • Deliver model practices using approaches for different types of learners
  • Present evidence-based strategies
  • Use multimedia approaches to enhance attendee learning

Note: Presenters may submit proposals on other topics; however, they must relate to substance use prevention

Highlighted Topics Include:

  • Evidence-based strategies and emerging practices
  • Coalition-building strategies such as engaging sectors, civic leadership, or data collection
  • Emerging drug and behavioral health trends
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, or Marijuana Abuse Prevention
  • Prescription Drugs, Stimulants, Methamphetamine, or Synthetic Drug Misuse Prevention
  • Connecting Communities and Collaboration with Related Fields, such as Business/Industry, Education, Local/State/Federal Government, and Community Partners

Scoring Criteria

Each proposal is scored on seven (7) criteria for a maximum of 100 points. The Review Committee will score applications on the following seven (7) criteria, allocating the points listed below for a maximum total of 100 points. Workshop presentation proposals must address all of the criteria listed below:

  1. Relates to the Conference Theme (10 points)
  2. Clear Learning Objectives (10 points)
  3. Substance Use or Suicide Prevention Best Practice Information (20 points)
  4. Cultural Relevance and Competence (15 points)
  5. Application for Policy, Practice and Advocacy (20 points)
  6. Resources for Proposed Audience (20 points)
  7. Answered All Questions Completely (5 points)