Call for Proposals

The call for proposals has closed. Notifications to all those who submitted proposals will be sent via email on or before November 22, 2013. 

Guidelines and Criteria for Review

Each review committee for the four tracks will use a tailored set of guidelines or criteria to evaluate proposals:

Criteria for Health Care Delivery Track

Criteria for Administrative Track

Criteria for Policy and Advocacy Track

Criteria for Research Track – Those submitting research track proposals are also required to submit an abstract.

High Priority Workshop Topics

We encourage submissions related to advanced clinical topics; outreach and enrollment best practices; electronic medical records (EHR) implementation; mobile medical units and street medicine teams; hands-on clinical practice guides; workforce and service capacity development; staff and provider recruitment and retention; quality improvement/quality assurance; integration of housing, healthcare and employment; coordination and referrals; collaborations; research on outcomes; translational research; consumer-lead presentations; implementation of health reform initiatives such as health home/PCMH/ACO models of care; Medicaid expansion and managed care lessons learned; medical respite care; social media; single payer; and effective/innovative advocacy approaches.

We also seek topics related to youth and families. Suggestions by past conference attendees include: impact of homelessness on emotional development, mental health, chronic illness, and education in children; sheltering youth and families; nutrition and obesity; trauma-informed care; behavioral health care needs; and engaging youth and families.

Pre-Conference Institutes

Pre-conference institutes will occur on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, the day prior to the start of the conference, and will allow the opportunity to explore topics in greater depth and detail than can be accomplished in a workshop. Preference will be given for advanced level pre-conference institute proposals. Space for pre-conference institutes is limited.


The two-and-a-half-day conference consists of more than 70 workshops, which are 90-minute sessions that may include slideshow presentations, group exercises, and/or roundtable discussions focused on a particular topic. We strongly encourage presenters to look beyond the lecture/Q&A only format.


Posters are an important part of the conference and offer a succinct view of programs and practices or research analysis. We ask those submitting a poster to include a PDF of the poster or an abstract in their submission.


The conference registration fee will be waived for up to three presenters for a pre-conference institute, two for a workshop or one for a poster presentation. Speaker fees and compensation for travel and accommodation are not available.

Submit Proposals

Submit your proposal via the online form [form has closed]. You may download a copy of the full form here to help with your proposal development. You may wish to consult this guidance for writing learning objectives and this overview of introductory and advanced topics. Please be sure that your workshop description is accurate so that conference attendees understand exactly what they will be learning.

If you have any questions about the proposals and review process please contact Victoria Raschke at 615.226.2292 or