CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — 141st APHA Annual Meeting

Theme: Think Global, Act Local: Best Practices Around the World

Injury Control and Emergency Heatlh Services Late Breakers

Submission Deadline: Saturday, July 6, 2013

Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section

The ICEHS Section is now accepting abstracts for late breaker sessions of the 141st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association.  The submission deadline is 11:59 pm PST on Saturday, July 6, 2013.

Late breaker sessions are a forum for presenting research findings and programs that have been completed or transpired recently (i.e., since the February deadline of the original ICEHS Call for Abstracts). A brief statement should be included in the abstract (or in the expanded summary, described below) that justifies how the work meets this criterion of being "late-breaking".

Abstracts may be related to prevention and control of injuries and violence in all settings; delivery and evaluation of emergency health services; and issues related to emergency preparedness and population safety. We welcome abstracts on all unintentional and intentional injury topics. Abstracts specific to the meeting's theme, "Think Global, Act Local: Best Practices around the World" are encouraged.

Abstracts must have no more than 250 words (structured as: Background/Purpose, Methods, Results/Outcomes, and Conclusions). An expanded summary must be submitted with the abstract. The average length of an expanded summary is 500 words (maximum limit of 2,000). Its purpose is to provide additional information to help reviewers judge the relevance and quality of your work. It should not repeat the abstract material, but instead should provide complementary details about the work.

You must also include clear, MEASURABLE learning objectives with your submission. Detailed instructions for writing learning objectives, including a list of acceptable measurable action words, can be found on the abstract submission page. Learning objectives are not included in the word count. The expanded summary software will not accept tables or figures.

Only one abstract can be submitted per primary author. Individuals who present abstracts at the Annual Meeting must be members of the APHA. Abstracts must be submitted through APHA's website.

Submissions will be reviewed and scored by ICEHS section members to ensure high quality scientific submissions are selected for presentation at the meeting. The following criteria will be used to score submissions: 1) ability to advance the practice/knowledge base of ICEHS; 2) importance and originality of work; 3) overall clarity and appeal; 4) clearly defined objectives, purpose and methods; 5) data and statistical analysis are included; 6) conclusions are supported by data; 7) programs/policies are suitable for replication; and 8) completeness and quality of the expanded summary.

Student Paper Award. Students are encouraged to submit a late breaker abstract. Accepted late breaker abstracts are eligible to be considered for the Student Paper Award and/or for best poster awards. Your preference to be considered can be indicated using the menus in the online submission website. To be eligible for the paper award, students must submit a complete manuscript by September 1, 2013. See ICEHS website for details:

Notification of abstract status will be e-mailed to all submitters in late July.

For additional information, contact the ICEHS Scientific Program Committee Chair:

Dr. Joyce C. Pressley

  • ICEHS Oral Latebreakers
  • ICEHS Poster Latebreakers

Program Planner Contact Information:
Joyce C. Pressley, PhD, MPH
Depts of Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management
Columbia University
722 W. 168th Street, Room 812J
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212-342-0421