CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — 141st APHA Annual Meeting

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

PHEHP Student Award Contest

Submission Deadline: Monday, April 15, 2013

The Public Health Education and Health Promotion (PHEHP) section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) announces a call for abstracts to a dedicated student poster session at this year's annual meeting, being held in Boston, MA November 2nd – 6th, 2012.  Students are encouraged to submit abstracts that relate to the conference theme, "Think Global Act Local," as well as other themes related to public health education and health promotion. Student awardees can be active at the doctoral, masters, or undergraduate level. Ten student awardees will be invited to present their work (poster format) at the conference and will receive a certificate for their participation. Students are also eligible for a $50 stipend if all required information is provided.  The criteria for selection of awardees can be found at the end of this document.  We are interested in student abstracts that show an individual student’s work on an applied research or evaluation project, abstracts designed to document the community health education and/or health communication work of a student or group of students or projects that contribute to the translation of research. The student submitter must be the first author.  Multiple student authors are acceptable, but only the first author will receive the stipend and certificate.  Faculty members may not be the first author.   The student author or an author from the student group must register for and attend the conference to accept the award.  Abstracts are limited to 250 words, must include at least 2 learning objectives, and must be submitted along with a faculty endorsement letter by 5 p.m. (PST) on Monday, April 15, 2013.

This year the submission process will be online and the instructions are as follows:
1. Click on "Start Abstract Submission" below
2. Complete steps 2-6
3. Check "Poster Only" for Preferred Presentation Format in step 2 (Title step)
4. Email your faculty endorsement letter in pdf form on school letterhead to
  • PHEHP Student Awards Contest

Program Planner Contact Information:
Abigail Gamble, PhD, CHES
PHEHP Program Co-Planner
210 West
Greenwood, MS 38930
Phone: 609-827-0441

Krista D. Mincey, MPH, DrPH
Public Health Sciences
Xavier University of Louisiana
Campus Box V
1 Drexel Drive
New Orleans, LA 70125
Phone: 504-520-5702