The American Public Health Association is now accepting abstracts for the 140th APHA Annual Meeting.
The theme of the meeting is Prevention and Wellness Across the Lifespan. Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts on the theme and current and emerging public health issues.
Submission Deadline — Abstracts are due between February 9-20. See the list of components below for specific deadlines. Deadlines will not be extended.
Abstract Notification — Presenters will be notified via email of abstract status on Friday, June 1, 2012. Please make sure your email address is correct and up-to-date.
Registration and Membership — You do not have to be an APHA member to submit an abstract. However, if your abstract is accepted for presentation, the presenting author MUST become an APHA Individual member and MUST register for the Annual Meeting by the pre-registration deadline (membership does not apply to Faculty of APHA Learning Institutes or Speakers of invited sessions).
Author Disclaimer — Opinions expressed by a speaker represents only the opinions of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the American Public Health Association.
Penalties — Presenters who fail to show up for their scheduled presentations without notifying the program planner of cancellation will not be permitted to present papers or posters at any APHA-sponsored meeting for two years following the "no-show."
Publication Embargo — Abstracts submitted and accepted for the APHA Annual Meeting may not be presented at any other meeting or published prior to
Wednesday, October 31, 2012. For information on publishing in the American Journal of Public Health following the Annual Meeting please log on to http://ajph.aphapublications.org/.
Session Types — Three types of sessions are presented at the APHA Annual Meeting; Oral, Poster and Roundtable. Please note there are a limited number of roundtables sessions available. Individuals may submit as either an Oral or Poster or indicate "no preference." Oral presentations will be placed in either the formal theater style session or a roundtable session. For more information about each session type visit About the Annual Meeting.
Standard AV — All oral scientific session rooms are equipped with an LCD projector, computer and screen. Internet and video capabilities are NOT included. See information about the Technology Theater and the Film Festival below for sessions dependent on Internet access or additional equipment/technology.
If any of the below requirements are not met by submission deadline your abstract will be removed
- Abstracts must be submitted in English to a specific Section, Special Primary Interest Group (SPIG), Caucus or Forum.
- Do not submit the same abstract to more than one Section, SPIG, Caucus or Forum.
- All steps on the abstract submission form must be completed.
- Do not include trade or brand names in your abstract.
- Only one author can be identified as presenter and make the presentation.
- The presenting author may not present more than 3 accepted abstracts.
- Co-authors may be listed on multiple abstracts.
- Abstracts must be 250 words or less.
- Two-page summaries (if required) must be less than 2000 words.
- Learning objectives must be described and be from the learner's perspective. Please use one of the examples of measurable action words provided on the submission form. Learning objectives should not be included in the abstract text word count.
- Qualification statements must be specific to the abstract and describe how presenter is qualified to present on the topic.
- Scroll below to select a component/group to submit your abstract. If you are unsure where your presentation would best fit in the program view the list of topic areas suggested by each group.
- Please read and follow the instructions provided by the specific component.
- APHA suggests that abstracts be developed off-line before accessing the online submission form.
- Use the spell-check and word-count features of your word processor to check the text of the abstract before copying it into the system.
Use Detailed Instruction for the Abstract Submission Process to help you walk through the steps of submitting and abstract.
It is the policy of the American Public Health Association to hold events (meetings, conferences and professional gatherings) where physical and communication barriers do not exclude people with disabilities from attending and participating.
The Health Informatics Information Technology Theater (HIIT) Center is an environment for live presentations of information and computer technology applications for public health. The meeting room is equipped with internet access, video projection and stereo audio. For more information and detailed requirements click on the program below. (Please be advised that there are a very limited number of openings in this venue).
APHA Global Public Health Film Festival
Short or feature length films should be submitted to the APHA Global Public Health Film Festival. The Film Festival is held in a meeting room with theater-quality video projection and stereo audio. For more information and detailed requirements click on the program below. (Please be advised that there are a very limited number of openings).
APHA encourages film/video submitters to caption their videos so that deaf and hearing impaired registrants can fully participate in the Film Festival. While all public health related films are welcome, special consideration will be given to films that are captioned or will be captioned prior to the Annual Meeting.
E-ssentialLearning (expanded Access to Annual Meeting Sessions)
PowerPoint presentations and voice recordings of oral scientific sessions are synced and uploaded to the APHA website after the meeting. Packaged as E-ssentialLearning, Annual Meeting attendees may purchase the system providing unlimited access to hundreds of presentations. Oral session presenters who do not wish to have their presentation recorded and included in E-ssentialLearning may opt out. For more information log on to E-ssentialLearning.
Continuing Education Requirements
As an organization committed to providing quality continuing education (CE) activities to its membership and meeting registrants, APHA must adhere to the requirements of various accrediting bodies and professional organizations with which it collaborates. APHA has made CE credits/contact hours available in a variety of professional disciplines. Each discipline has its own unique requirements of educational activities, and of the organizations that provide them. Because APHA strives to make as many of its educational activities as possible eligible for CE, it is essential that the presenters (authors, faculty, etc) meet all CE requirements and follow discipline-specific regulations.
Click here to review the 2015 Meeting Purpose, Learning Objectives and Target Audience before submitting an abstract.
Jennifer Bruno-Garza, BS, Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 401 Park Drive, Landmark Center Building, 3F, East #49, Boston, MA 02215, Phone: 617-384-8768, Fax: 617-384-8767, APHAabstracts2012@gmail.com. Alberto Caban-Martinez, PhD, DO, MPH, CPH, Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, 1120 NW 14th Street, Miami, FL 33134, Phone: 305-401-4150, Fax: 305-243-5544, acabanAPHA@gmail.com. Tainya C. Clarke, MPH, MS, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, 1120 N.W. 14th Street, 10th Floor, Clinical Research Building, Miami, FL 33136, Phone: 954-670-4127, Fax: 305-243-5544, email@example.com. Brittany Marshall, MPH, CPH, CHES, School of Public Health, UNT Health Science Center at Ft. Worth, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., Ft. Worth, TX 76107, Phone: 561-346-7091, firstname.lastname@example.org
APHA-Student Assembly Latebreakers
Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, PhD, DO, MPH, CPH, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine - NIOSH Research Group, 1120 N.W. 14th Avenue, 10th Floor (R-669), Clinical Research Building, Rm 1075, Miami, FL 33136, Phone: 305-243-7565, Fax: 305-243-5544, email@example.com. Jennifer Bruno Garza, BSE, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard University School of Public Health, firstname.lastname@example.org. Tainya Clarke, MPH, MS, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, 1120 N.W. 14th Street, 10th Floor, Clinical Research Building, Miami, FL 33136, Phone: 954-670-4127, Fax: 305-243-5544, email@example.com
Rosemarie G. Ramos, PhD, MPH, University of Texas School of Public Health, 13611 Liberty Oak, San Antonio, TX 78232, Phone: 210-885-5170, firstname.lastname@example.org. Surili Sutaria, Environmental Health, APHL, 8515 Georgia Ave, Suite 700, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Phone: 3013675381, email@example.com. Diana Degen, MSPH, Environmental Health Solutions, The Cadmus Group, Inc., 1555 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 20009, Phone: 703-247-6180, Fax: 703-247-6080, firstname.lastname@example.org. Jyotsna Jagai, MS, MPH, PhD, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Public Health Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, MD 58A, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, Phone: 919-966-6209, email@example.com
Catherine L. Troisi, PhD, Division of Management, Policy, and Community Health and Epidemiology, University of Texas School of Public Health, 1200 Herman Pressler Drive, E909, Houston, TX 77030, Phone: 713-500-9164, firstname.lastname@example.org. Patrick M. High, DrPH, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, 1225 South Clark Street, Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22202, Phone: 703-310-5687, Fax: 703-310-5655, email@example.com. Aaron B. Mendelsohn, PhD, MPH, Scientific Affairs, Quintiles, Rockville, MD 20850, Phone: 301-448-7969, firstname.lastname@example.org. Manley Finch, PhD, DrPH(c), MPH, HIV Nutrition Network, NPO, 1524 Shady Grove Rd, Irmo, SC 29063, Phone: 845-705-7046, email@example.com
Food and Nutrition
Leah Rimkus, MPH, RD, Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1747 West Roosevelt Road, M/C 275, Room 558, Chicago, IL 60608, Phone: 312-413-4884, firstname.lastname@example.org. Margaret Read, MA, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Yale University, 309 Edwards Street, Box 208369, New Haven, CT 06520-8369, Phone: 203-432-4957, email@example.com. Laura Bellows, PhD, MPH, RD, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University, 1571 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1571, Phone: 970-491-1305, Fax: 970-491-7252, firstname.lastname@example.org. Ashley Barbee, MPH, CHES, School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Emory University, 1762 Clifton Rd, NE, 2200, Atlanta, GA 30322, Phone: 213-248-3431, Ashley.Barbee1@gmail.com
Jason D. Coleman, PhD, MSPH, School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, University of Nebraska Omaha, 6001 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68182, Phone: 402-554-3236, Fax: 402-554-3693, email@example.com. Christopher Fisher, PhD, Department of Health Promotion, Social & Behavioral Health, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 986075 Nebraska Medical Center, SLC #2022, Omaha, NE 68198-6075, Phone: 402-559-3835, Fax: 402-559-3773, firstname.lastname@example.org. Michael W. Plankey, PhD, Department of Medicine / Division of Infectious Diseases, Georgetown University Medical Center, 2115 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Suite 130, Washington, DC 20007, Phone: 202-784-2607, Fax: 202.784.0791, email@example.com. Jennifer Kibicho, PhD, CENTER for AIDS INTERVENTION RESEARCH, MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN, 2071 N. SUMMIT AVE, Milwaukee, WI 53202, Phone: 414-955-7700, Fax: 414-287-4209, firstname.lastname@example.org. Jose A. Bauermeister, MPH, PhD, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 1415 Washington Heights, Rm. 3822, SPH I, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, Phone: 734-615-8414, email@example.com
Occupational Health and Safety
Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH, Dept of Environmental & Occupational Health, George Washington University, 102 Senisa Court, Washington, DC 78666, Phone: 512-938-3312, firstname.lastname@example.org. Lina Lander, ScD, Department of Epidemiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 984395 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-4395, Phone: 4025599402, email@example.com. Homero Harari, MSc, Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell, One University Ave. Kitson Hall 200, Lowell, MA 01854, Phone: 978 888 3634, Homero_Harari@student.uml.edu. Nancy J. Simcox, MS, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences, University of Washington, 4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98105, Phone: 206 221 7107, firstname.lastname@example.org. Peter Dooley, MS, CIH, CSP, LaborSafe, 6301 North Zeeb Road, Dexter, MI 48130, Phone: 734-320-5160, email@example.com. Kerry Souza, ScD, MPH, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, CDC-NIOSH, 395 E St. SW, Patriots Plaza Building, Suite 9257, Washington, DC 20201, Phone: 202-245-0639, firstname.lastname@example.org. Mark D. Catlin, BS BA, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), 1800 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 730-7290, email@example.com. Kevin Riley, PhD MPH, Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program, University of California, Los Angeles, 10945 LeConte Ave, Suite 2107, Box 951478, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1478, Phone: 310-983-3059, firstname.lastname@example.org. Sherry L. Baron, MD MPH, Coordinator Occupational Health Disparities, National Institutes for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC, 4676 Columbia Parkway MS R17, Cincinnati, OH 45226, Phone: 513-458-7159, email@example.com. Miriam Weil, MPH, ScD, Environmental Health and Safety, Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, 217 Wolbach, Boston, MA 02115, Phone: 617-869-1318, firstname.lastname@example.org
Edward Strickler, MA,MA,MPH,CHES, School of Medicine, University of Virginia, PO Box 800660, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0660, Phone: 434-924-5126, Fax: 434-924-5788, email@example.com. Lisa M. Lee, PhD, MS, Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Suite C-100, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: 202-233-3960, Fax: 202-233-3990, Lisa.Lee@bioethics.gov. Edward L. Strickler, MA, MA, MPH, CHES, School of Medicine, University of Virginia, PO Box 800660, 1230 Cedars Court, Suite B, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0660, Phone: 434-924-5126, Fax: 434-924-5788, firstname.lastname@example.org
American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus
Kamahanahokulani Farrar, MHRM, Office of the Secretary, The Department of Health and Human Services, 300 Independence Avenue, Cohen 1067, Washington, DC, Kamahanahokulani@gmail.com. Jessica Folkman, MPH, Urban Indian Health Institute, Seattle Indian Health Board, PO Box 3364, Seattle, WA 98114, Phone: (206) 851-7237, email@example.com. Deana Around Him, DrPH, ScM, Department of Population, Family & Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21205, Phone: 605-441-3615, firstname.lastname@example.org. Audrey Solimon, MPH, Public Health, Consultant, Phone: 505-263-4257, email@example.com
Joann T. Richardson, PhD, Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University, P.O. Box 843021, 500 Academic Center, 1020 W. Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23284, Phone: 804-827-9345, Fax: 804-828-1948, firstname.lastname@example.org. Jessica D. Bellinger, PhD, MPH, South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, University of South Carolina, 220 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 204, Columbia, SC 29210, Phone: 803-251-6317, email@example.com. Sarah Gareau, DrPH, MEd, MCHES, School of Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Lenoir-Rhyne University, 625 7th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC 28601, Phone: 803-586-6771, firstname.lastname@example.org. Erica S. Breslau, PhD, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, 6130 Executive Boulevard, EPN 4098, Bethesda, MD 20892-7331, Phone: (301) 435-2839, Fax: (301) 480-6637, email@example.com. Candace K. Webb, MPH, HIV/AIDS Bureau, Department of State HIV/AIDS Programs, Northeastern/Central Services Branch, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 7A-15, Rockville, MD 20857, Phone: 301-443-9089, firstname.lastname@example.org