The American Society for Health Care Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA), a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association (AHA), is currently accepting educational abstracts for ASHHRA20. Attendees are looking for timely, innovative, engaging and health care-specific education. This is your opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise with health care HR leaders.

Please read the following in its entirety.
You may begin the abstract submission process at the bottom of the page.

Preparing Your Abstract

As you prepare your ASHHRA20 abstract submission, please consider the following: 


  • Be specific to health care 
  • Align with ASHHRA’s five HR Leader Model competencies
  • Demonstrate the best practices in the field
  • Provide implementable solutions
  • Reflect innovative, cutting-edge content and evidence-based practice
  • Utilize sound adult learning principles
  • Explore issues important to diverse audiences
  • Demonstrate relevance of lessons through “real life” case studies


  • Attendees are human resources professionals in the field of health care who are new to the profession, mid-level and executive level.
  • The audience represents health care systems, hospitals and other care providers.


  • Stimulate and provoke discussion
  • Engage audience 
  • Facilitate knowledge transfer
  • Focus on outcomes


Consider a few hot topics to share your expertise (including but not limited to):

  • Executive Content
  • Strategic Workforce Planning
  • Future of the Health Care Workforce
  • Retention and Turnover
  • Recruitment
  • Health Care Disruptions
  • Workplace Violence
  • Succession Planning
  • Academic Partnerships
  • Employee Engagement
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Developing Physician Leaders
  • Non-Clinical Staff Recruitment


  • Workshop Intensives: 2 - 4.5-hour workshop
  • Concurrent Learning Session: 1-hour presentation
  • NEW! Roundtable Discussion: 1 - 1.5-hour presentation
  • NEW! Micro Session: 30-minute presentation

Reasons to Present at ASHHRA20

As an ASHHRA20 presenter, you will: 
  • Receive complimentary Full Conference registration for one Primary Presenter and a 25% discount for up to two co-presenters.
  • Speak to key health care HR leaders and decision-makers.
  • Contribute to the health care HR field by sharing your expertise and best practices.
  • Gain recognition as a thought leader and enhance your professional credibility.
  • Have your publication posted in the conference mobile app.*
  • Earn professional development credits for your CHHR, SHRM and HRCI certifications.
  • Record a complimentary promotional video to market your speaking experience.**

*ASHHRA will list your publication as a presenter benefit; presenters are not to sell or promote products or services at any time.
**Promotional videos are limited and offered until recording schedule is filled.

Selection Measures

All completed submissions will be reviewed by the 2020 Annual Conference Committee. Selected abstracts will be measured on the following categories:

  1. Organization
  2. Learning Outcomes and Outline
  3. Research/Case Studies
  4. Implementable and Innovative Solutions
Additional key factors include ASHHRA membership, submissions from practitioners, topics that address emerging trends and content for both rural and urban health systems.
If chosen as a presenter, you agree to:
  • Use ASHHRA’s conference themed PowerPoint template for presentations
  • Have open availability between Aug. 22-25, 2020
  • Adhere to the presentation best practices guidelines
  • Audio/video recording
  • Be the primary contact for conference communications sent by or on behalf of ASHHRA for both primary and co-presenters
  • Register yourself and any co-presenters for the conference
  • All additional requirements outlined in the Speaker Agreement Form


A vital component of a well-planned conference is adhering to timelines. We ask that you provide as much information as possible to assist in the decision-making process. Please make note of the following dates:
Nov. 15, 2019: Call for Abstracts closes 5:00 p.m. CT
Jan. 20 - 24, 2020: Presenter notifications sent by ASHHRA. Accepting the invitation confirms your commitment to attend the meeting and present.
May 1, 2020: Rough draft of presentation due to ASHHRA.
July 20, 2020: Last day to add/change co-presenters and final presentations due, no exceptions.*
If your presentation will contain newly founded information or research not yet determined, you will need to speak on the newly founded information during your presentation or print handouts for attendees as we will not accept presentations beyond July 20, 2020. 
*If we have not received the requested materials by the deadline date, ASHHRA reserves the right to secure another presenter.




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