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Call for abstracts now open for the 2023 OTHC conference

  • 1.  Call for abstracts now open for the 2023 OTHC conference

    Posted 01-31-2023 06:17

    Dear HCM Division Colleagues,

    The call for abstracts is now open for the 2023 Organization Theory in Health Care conference. The conference will be held on Thursday, May 18th and Friday, May 19th, with a pre-conference reception on Wednesday, May 17th. The conference will take place in-person at Stanford.   

    Abstract submission for research presentations

    We invite abstracts from health care organization researchers, including faculty, doctoral students, and postdocs. Submissions on all topics are welcome. Up to five abstracts will be chosen for podium presentation based on peer review, with preference given to those that directly integrate and contribute to organizational theory and to those that indicate the related paper will be completed by the time of the conference. Papers that are not selected for podium presentation will be considered for poster presentation, another key part of the conference.

    Research using qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods is welcome. Theory development papers are also welcome (these should be original contributions to theory and not review articles).

    If you would like to present your research at the conference, please submit an abstract for your work to othcassociation@gmail.com. Abstracts are due by Tuesday, March 1 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

    Abstracts may be up to two pages double-spaced, 12-point font, and should include the following sections:

    • For Empirical Papers: Title of abstract; Author names/affiliations/titles; Presenting author, email, and phone number; Study objectives; Hypotheses/ theory/ conceptual model/ research questions; Study design; Data sources; Measures; Methods; Results; Conclusions; Implications for policy, practice, or both; Implications for theory.
    • For Theoretical Papers: Title of abstract; Author names/affiliations/titles; Presenting author, email, and phone number; Problem to be addressed; Purpose of the conceptual approach; Logic and structure of the conceptual approach; Potential hypotheses; What is new in the conceptual approach; Implications for Research and, potentially for practice.

    For either type of abstract, please include at the end:

    • A statement describing the state of completeness of the work upon which the abstract is based, and
    • Whether you wish your abstract to be considered for podium and/or poster presentation.

    Key Dates for Conference Abstracts and Papers

    Open call for abstracts: January 30, 2023

    Abstracts due: March 1, 2023

    Authors notified of selection: March 22, 2023

    Complete papers due: May 1, 2023

    Papers emailed to conference registrants: May 3, 2023

    Conference: May 17-19, 2023


    Information about the conference can be found at http://www.ot-hc.org/annual-conference.html. We will continue to update the website as more details are finalized, so please check back here periodically. We will also send additional details on the conference schedule, registration, and hotel accommodations via email shortly. In the meantime, please feel free to send questions to OTHCAssociation@gmail.com.

    On behalf of the Stanford-Berkeley Planning Team,

    Sara Singer


    Organization Theory in Health Care Association



    Sara J. Singer, MBA, PhD
    Stanford University School of Medicine
    Stanford Graduate School of Business (by courtesy)
    Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
    Stanford Health Policy
    Clinical Excellence Research Center
    Center for Innovation in Global Health
    Woods Institute for the Environment
    1265 Welch Road, MSOB 328
    Stanford, CA 94305
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