AALNC Annual Forum 2022 Call for Speakers

Event Details: April 28 - 30, 2022, Pre-Forum Sessions: April 28, 2022, Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, Orlando, Florida
Submission Closes: Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at 11:59 PM Central Time 

You are invited to submit an abstract to present a Pre-Forum or Forum session at Annual Forum 2022. Proposals are reviewed anonymously by AALNC's Forum Planning Committee. Notification of acceptance/decline will be sent no later than September 17, 2021. 

Criteria for selection include:

  • Relevance of topic to current challenges in legal nurse consulting based on needs assessment data, AALNC strategic goals, and expert opinion
  • Professional practice gap clearly identified, with measurable outcome described
  • Clarity of description of the content
  • Absence of evidence of patient care product promotion

Presentation Submission Guidelines

Be prepared to enter all of the information below. There will not be the option to save your submission and come back to edit it later before submitting.

Session Tracks

  • Pre-Forum Session - Annual Forum 2022 will feature two half-day workshop tracks offering specialized and in-depth learning on topics geared toward the emerging LNC as well as a more experienced audience. This pre-conference add-on is scheduled for the morning of April 28, 2022. Abstracts are accepted for both the Beginning LNC and Experienced LNC tracks. 
  • Forum Session - The conference will feature general sessions as well as concurrent breakout sessions. The selection of general sessions is at the discretion of the Forum Planning Committee. 

Educational Types

AALNC plans all educational activities in accordance with needs assessment criteria and processes established by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Based upon the learning needs expressed by our target audience, the Forum Planning Committee identifies the overall subject categories to be addressed at next year's Forum.

  • Clinical Issues
    • Clinical Issues entail the practice of nursing as a profession. Standards, guidelines, and principles for the professional management of medical conditions are the basis for LNCs to objectively evaluate patient care.
  • LNC Business Skills
    • LNC Business Skills are necessary to be a successful independent or in-house LNC. Topics include how to develop, market, and grow your business, as well as, communication and leadership skills for all LNCs.
  • LNC Practice
    • LNC Practice is a foundation for the skills required in the diverse LNC roles. An understanding of litigation cases and the legal system are core components for LNCs as they define and grow their practice. 

Session Description

  • Limit 175 characters, including spaces (approximately 22 words)
  • Short, compelling description of session
  • Describes what participants should expect by attending your session
  • For use in promotional materials such as forum programs if accepted


  • Limit 1750 characters, including spaces (approximately 250 words)
  • Contains no personal or organizational identifiers
  • Addresses essential components of the presentation (reviewers should be able to evaluate the content of the presentation)
  • Concise and cohesive

Abstract Citations (minimum 2)

  • Examples: evidence-based practice/peer review journals, clinical guidelines, best practices
  • Current (no older than 5 years) unless classic work
  • Contain complete publication information in a format such as APA (Resource: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/05/)

Level of Intended Audience

  • Emerging - New to legal nurse consulting, with up to two years of practice experience

  • Competent - Mid-level career experience

  • Experienced - Provides mentorship to other LNCs and integrates various roles of the LNC into practice

Proposed Presentation Length

  • Most presentations will be 50 minutes in length with a 10-minute question/answer period; however, there may be an opportunity for an extended session.

Identification of Professional Practice Gap

  • Specify the change in practice, the problem in practice, or opportunity for improvement. Include current state and desired state. Example:
    • Current State: Legal Nurse Consultants struggle to connect with and convert prospective clients.
    • Desired State: Legal Nurse Consultants will incorporate exhibiting at conferences into their LNC business strategy.

Learning Outcome

  • Measurable: Describes and quantifies indicators of performance.
  • Learner-centered: Describes what the learner will be able to do as a result of participating in the activity.
  • Aligns with the content of the learning activity.

Learner Engagement Methods

  • Methods and instructional strategies to actively engage the learner
  • Congruent with desired outcome and content

Speaker Introduction

  • Limit 700 characters, including spaces (approximately 100 words)
  • For use at the AALNC Annual Forum if presentation selected
  • Needed for each speaker in the group

Speaker Contact Information

  • Needed for each speaker:
    • Full Name
    • Email, Phone Number
    • Professional Title and Company
    • Photo - Encouraged but not required. To be used in promotional materials if selected.
    • CV or Resume - needed for each speaker, to be submitted at the end of the form.

Other Instructions

  • Spell out abbreviations, acronyms, or initials with first use
  • Proofread submission carefully to ensure correct spelling and grammar (points are deducted for misspelled words and incorrect grammar)

Submit Your Presentation for Consideration

Select a session track below to get started. If you do not see the session track options please be sure to log in. If you do not yet have an AALNC account please create a free guest account to submit your presentation for consideration.

Session Submissions are disabled for this event.

Don't forget - the deadline for submissions is Wednesday, August 11, 2021. Notification of acceptance/decline will be sent no later than September 17, 2021.

Please contact speakers@aalnc.org or call (877) 402-2562 with any questions.