CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo

Epidemiology Late Breakers

Meeting theme: Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health

Submission Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017

Epidemiology

The Epidemiology Section is now accepting abstracts for late breakers for the 145th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association in Atlanta, Georgia. The submission deadline is on Sunday, June 30, 2017.

Late breaker sessions are a forum for presenting research findings and programs that have been completed or transpired recently (i.e., since the beginning of this year). This is a particularly appropriate venue for students to present recently completed theses and dissertation work and for all those that have new and exciting results.

All abstract submitters are invited to submit research that aligns with the main Conference topic, however, all areas of Epidemiology will be considered.

Abstracts must have no more than 350 words (structured as: Background/Purpose, Methods, Results/Outcomes, and Conclusions). You must also include at least two clear, and measurable learning objective 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.

Individuals should submit material only if they, or a designee, are committed to registering for the conference and presenting the paper or poster. Please follow the general instructions for abstract submission on the web site. Abstract text must be limited to 350 words. All submissions must include all the information necessary to receive continuing education credits.

Submissions will be reviewed and scored by independend reviewers to ensure high quality scientific submissions are selected for presentation at the meeting. The following criteria will be used to score submissions: 1) Significance of the abstract for Epidemiology and Public Health, 2) Innovativeness of ideas, methods and or approach, 3) Rigor of methods and approach (analytical design for research, systematic approach for practice and/or policy), 4) Presentation of empirical findings (not applicable if abstract does not present empirical research), 5)Implications identified for future research, practice and/or policy, and 6) Clarity of writing. 

We invite all interested presenters and attendees to become members of the Epidemiology Section and welcome all new, returning and continuing members to submit abstracts to our section!

Abstracts relating to data that have not been collected and/or not analyzed as of the abstract deadline will be rejected

Notification of abstract status will be e-mailed to all submitters in mid August.

  • Cancer Research in Epidemiology
  • Climate Change and Health in Epidemiological Research
  • Diverse Topics in Public Health Epidemiology
  • Environmental Health and Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology of Obesity
  • Methods in Epidemiology
  • Chronic Disease Epidemiology
  • Climate and Health
  • Environmental Epidemiology
  • Genetic Research in Epidemiology
  • Health Disparities in Public Health Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Physical Activity in Epidemiological Research
General Information:
Individuals should submit material only if they, or a designee, are committed to registering for the conference and presenting the paper or poster. Please follow the general instructions for abstract submission on the web site. Abstract text must be limited to 350 words. All submissions must include all the information necessary to receive continuing education credits.

Abstracts must include the following elements (please include these section headings in your abstract text):
- Background
- Objectives
- Methods
- Results
- Conclusion

Abstracts relating to data that have not been collected and/or not analyzed as of the abstract deadline will be rejected

Oral presentations are generally 10-12 minutes in length. An additional 3-5 minutes will be available for discussion and questions from the audience. Presenters at poster sessions should display their work and be available to answer questions throughout the scheduled 60 minute poster session. Preferences for oral versus poster presentation will be considered.  However, the program committee reserves the right to make all final decisions in designating abstracts as oral or poster presentations. 

Student Abstracts:

All students who submit an abstract accepted for presentation at the annual meeting are eligible for student awards. You must indicate at the time of your submission that you are a student presenter to be considered for a student award. Award winners will be notified prior to the annual meeting and will be required to present their abstracts at the meeting.

Continuing Education Credit:

APHA values the ability to provide continuing education credit to physicians, nurses, health educators, and those certified in public health at its annual meeting. Please complete all required information when submitting an abstract so members can claim credit for attending your session. These credits are necessary for members to keep their licenses and credentials.

For a session to be eligible for Continuing Education Credit, each presenter, panelist, discussant, and/or faculty must provide:

1) an abstract free of trade and/or commercial product names (example: state “a major urban health care provider” rather than naming a for-profit business or its products. However, in the methods section you can name the statistical software package that was used for the analysis);

2) at least one measurable single objective (“to understand” or “to learn” are not measurable objectives and compound objectives are not acceptable). Use only the following measurable action verbs: Explain, Demonstrate, Analyze, Formulate, Discuss, Compare, Differentiate, Describe, Name, Assess, Evaluate, Identify, Design, Define or List.

3) A signed Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form with a relevant qualification statement.
Example of Acceptable Biographical Qualification Statement: (I have been the principal or co-principal innvestigator of federally funded grants focusing on the epidemiology of chronic diseases. Among my scientific interests has been the development of strategies for preventing cardiovascular disease and the assessment of novel methods in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes).

Please note that stating “I am a Principal Investigator/Project Coordinator of this project.” is not sufficient since it only gives the submitter's job title or position. Please add sufficient and appropiate information about your experience, expertise and background. Failure to submit this information on time may cause your abstract to be excluded as it will jeopardize the accredidation of the entire session for which it was scheduled.

Abstracts without a measurable objective or a conflict of interest listed for the session will be returned to the author for completion or may be rejected.

4) All continuing education learning content must be of sound science or professional practice and serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills and professional competence of the health professional. Learning content should be evidence-based if available. A list of areas will be provided online for you to choose from. You will be asked to choose at least one or up to 6 areas that your presentation will address.

Thank you for your assistance in making your session credit worthy! Contact Annette Ferebee at annette.ferebee@apha.org if you have any questions concerning continuing education.


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Program Planner Contact Information:

Nico Rizzo, PhD, Med.Dr, M.Sc.
Department of Biosciences and Nutrition
Karolinska Institutet
Hälsovägen 7
Huddinge,
Sweden
Epidemiology.APHA@gmail.com