The American Public Health Association is now accepting abstracts for the 142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition.
The theme of the meeting is Healthography: How Where you Live Affects Your Health and Well-being. 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 Tuesday, June 3, 2014. 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, November 19, 2014. 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.
APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Constance Jackson, MPH, Health Informatics Department, Media Health Technologies, LLC, 904 Silver Spur Rd, Suite 510, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274, Phone: 310-366-4996, firstname.lastname@example.org. Elizabeth Barajas-Román, Ed.M., The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: 617-910-6573, email@example.com. Padmini Murthy, MD, MPH, MS,CHES, New York Medical College School of Public Health, School of Public Health Building, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569, Phone: 914-594-3717, firstname.lastname@example.org. Karlene Baddy, MEd., Center for Professional Development, Public health Systems and Partnerships, APHA, 800 I St., NW, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: 202-777-2494, Fax: 202-777-2530, email@example.com
Linda Bergonzi-King, MPH, TriBella Productions, 64 Highland Avenue, Guilford, CT 06437, Phone: 2036064916, firstname.lastname@example.org. Gary R. Black, BA, Mecklenburg County Government, 3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 107, Charlotte, NC, Phone: 704-491-7799, email@example.com. Pamela Luna, DrPH, MST, Professional Development/Curriculum and Instruction/Community Organizing/Program Management, Consultant-RAND Corp & ICF International, Riverside, CA, Riverside, CA 92507, Phone: 951-208-9248, DrPam@earthlink.net. Omar A. Khan, MD MHS FAAFP, Chair, Delaware Public Health Association, Delaware Health Sciences Alliance, 3506 Kennett Pike, 2nd Floor Management Suite, Wilmington, DE 19807, Phone: 3026613328, Fax: 302-320-2638, firstname.lastname@example.org. Mike S. Bailey, MA, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 111 Market Place, Suite 300, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, Phone: (410) 659-6395, Fax: (410) 659-6266, email@example.com
Aging & Public Health
Hongdao Meng, MPH, PhD, College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, 13301 Bruce B Downs Blvd, MHC 1300, Tampa, FL 33612, Phone: (813) 974-5504, Fax: (813) 974-9754, firstname.lastname@example.org. Yu Kang, PhD, School of Health and Human Services, College of Public Affairs, University of Baltimore, Liberal Arts and Policy Building, 10 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201, Phone: 410 837 6096, email@example.com. Annie Nguyen, PhD, MPH, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, 101 The City Drive South, Building 200, Suite 835, Orange, CA 92868, Phone: 714-456-8293, firstname.lastname@example.org. Mary E. Morrissey, PhD, MPH, JD, Fordham University Global Healthcare Innovation Management Center, Fordham University, 400 Westchester Avenue, West Harrison, NY 10604, Phone: 914-714-2241, email@example.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, 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. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com. Homero Harari, MSc, 135 College Street, Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 3rd. Floor. Rm. 378, New Haven, CT 06511, Phone: 203 500 0630, Fax: 203 785 7391, 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. 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. Nancy J. Simcox, MS, Division of Public Health & Population Sciences, Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, 270 Farmington Ave, Suite 262, Farmington, CT 06030-6210, Phone: 860-679-4634, Fax: 860-679-1349, email@example.com
Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Abigail Gamble, PhD, CHES, Office of Population Health, Univeristy of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street, U020-18, Jackson, MS 39216, Phone: 609-827-0441, firstname.lastname@example.org. Kellie Carlyle, Ph.D., M.P.H., Department of Social and Behavioral Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, P.O. Box 980149, Richmond, VA 23298, Phone: 804-628-4623, Fax: 804-828-5440, email@example.com. Joni D. Nelson, MS, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior - Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 220 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210, Phone: 803-777-7096, Fax: 803-777-6290, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jill M. Oliveri, MPH, DrPH, Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Ohio State University, 1590 N. High St., Suite 525, Columbus, OH 43201, Phone: 740-963-0024, Fax: 614-293-5611, email@example.com. Sarah Gareau, DrPH, MEd, MCHES, Division of Policy and Research on Medicaid and Medicare, University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society, 1600 Hampton Street, Suite 507 (office 543), Columbia, SC 29208, Phone: 803-777-5236, Fax: 803-777-1576, firstname.lastname@example.org. Heather Brandt, PhD, CHES, Cancer Prevention and Control Program, University of South Carolina, 915 Greene Street, Columbia, SC 29208, Phone: 803-576-5649, Fax: 803-576-5624, email@example.com