Call for Abstracts


Welcome to the Call for Abstracts for NANT 12
Presented by the National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT)
Conference Dates:
Main Conference: April 1-2, 2022
Pre-Conference: March 31
Location: Cincinnati, OH USA*
*Barring any restrictions to the contrary, NANT 12 is scheduled to be held in- person. However, in the event such restrictions occur, the event will be hosted online including all accepted sessions/posters.

Dear colleagues,

The theme for NANT 12 is Mission: Excellence.

At NANT, excellence means that we constantly recommit to the highest intention for the greatest good. And that all roads lead to serving babies and families in the NICU. It is not synonymous with perfection.

It is less about exhaustive professional striving and more about refueling and elevating. Less about chasing excellence and more about igniting and demonstrating it in everything we do on the mission to improve developmental outcomes for babies all over the world.

Through that lens, how does your research/work support neonatal therapy, specific facets of neurodevelopment, oral feeding, neonatal outcomes, infant-parent bonding, the environment of care, collaboration, and more?

What clinical initiatives have expanded the competence and confidence of your therapy and/or NICU team? What advances have you made that would help another team avoid reinventing the wheel?

Sharing your valuable work in this internationally attended conference is a powerful way to fuel the mission, advance the science and specialty, support each other, and exemplify excellence.

We invite you to submit an abstract to present an oral or poster presentation at NANT 12.

Best regards,

Sue Ludwig
Chrysty Sturdivant
Sue Ludwig, OTR/L, CNTChrysty Sturdivant, OTR, CNT
President & Founder, NANTVice President, NANT

NANT 12 Presenter Abstract Submission

If you already submitted your form, you may continue to complete Steps 2-4 below. Please complete all steps below.

*If 2 speakers for one presentation: Speaker 1 (primary contact) must complete steps 1-4. Speaker 2 must complete steps 2-4 for your submission to enter the peer review process.

*Presenter discounts will be communicated during the presenter acceptance process, if applicable.

**PLEASE use the Helpful Tips for Writing Objectives (right sidebar) when writing yours. MOST people do not write objectives using the correct verbs and structure. (Don’t be most people.)

Step One


Speaker submission

Poster submission

Step Two

Step Three

If your consent differs per abstract submission, please submit a separate “Step 3 – Recording Consent Form” for each topic.

Step Four

This final step must be completed in order for your submission to be reviewed. Please do not submit this form unless you have completed all the steps above.