Best Paper Competition 

Although you have already been selected to present your research at the conference, your paper is not automatically entered in the ELSS Best Paper competition. To be considered, all papers should follow the guidelines set forth by the program committee and must be submitted by June 30 !


2017 BP winner Johanna Ficatier, Mayo Clinic Rochester; presenting the award Ahmad Elshennawy, Ph.D., University of Central Florida.2017 Best Paper Competition Winner 
A DMAIC Approach to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance Rate
Johanna Ficatier, Health Systems Engineer, Mayo Clinic Rochester

Entering the Best Paper Competition affords you an opportunity to gain additional recognition for your research and add to your CV/resumé. To compete in the competition an abstract is require and your abstract must have been selected for presentation at the 2018 ELSS Conference in Atlanta. 

Three finalists will be selected from among the Best Paper competition submissions using a blind review process. Cash award prizes totaling $600 will be distributed to three finalists based on their finishing position first place, first runner-up and second runner-up. All others will receive honorable mention. These finalists will be announced at the conference and will be recognized during the Sept. 26 keynote and awards presentation. All finalists' papers will be listed in the on-site program. 

General Rules and Guidelines

2018 ELSS Paper Guidelines
Submit Your Paper

Important Dates 

  • Deadline: Final paper due no later than June 30, 2018.
  • Deadline: Finalists will be notified by July 16, 2018.
  • Deadline: Submission final paper by August 1, 2018                  
  • Deadline: PowerPoint of the Presentation: August 31, 2018
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  • First Place: $300 cash award
  • First Runner-Up: $200 cash award
  • Second Runner-Up: $100 cash award
  • All Others: Honorable Mention

Don’t miss out – submit your paper to the 2018 ELSS Best Paper competition today. 


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