Structured Abstract Format: Abstracts should be submitted in a structured format. Please use one of the following two formats:
An alternative format, suited for abstracts about policy, programs, interventions, and other types of research evaluations, may be used:
In addition please clearly state whether a supplemental summary is to be considered;
Please indicate if your abstract submission is directly related to an abstract submitted by another author and the intent is for the two abstracts to be presented during the same session;
Make sure work is original and not previously presented;
Follow proper protocol for APHA abstract submission;
No use of brand names or organizations is permitted;
All abstracts are to be submitted electronically through the APHA on-line electronic abstract submission website.
Abstracts should be 250 words and must include clear and concise learning objectives.
NO EXTENSIONS WILL BE GRANTED BEYOND February 22, 2018. Incomplete abstracts will not be considered.
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 must provide:
1) an abstract free of trade and/or commercial product names
2) at least one MEASURABLE objective (DO NOT USE understand or to learn as objectives, they are not measurable).
Examples of Acceptable Measurable Action Words: 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. See an example of an acceptable Qualification Statement on the online Disclosure form. Thank you for your assistance in making your session credit worthy. Contact Annette Ferebee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions concerning continuing education credit. Contact the program planner for all other questions.
Linked-Abstract and Panel Session Details
Scientific program sessions are 90-minutes and typically hold four to five abstracts within a similar theme. If you are interested in linking abstracts to be presented in the same scientific session, please be sure to link all submitted abstracts together. You MUST link each abstract within the APHA on-line abstract submission program. Further, you must notify either Jill Dingle -email@example.com , George R. Smith, Jr. - firstname.lastname@example.org, or Selena Smith- email@example.com that these abstracts are a collection. Please be aware, however, that all abstracts are scored on their individual merit. It is possible that not all linked abstracts will be selected. If you are assembling a panel presentation for review, please be aware that a full abstract submission including speakers must be included at the time of the abstract submission. It is highly recommended that any person(s) submitting for a panel presentation, provide supplemental information to the BCHW as previously indicated. The panel will be reviewed based on individual merit and anticipated presenters, topic area, and how it relates to both the APHA theme and the BCHW’s mission.
BCHW Student Poster Session
The BCHW is actively seeking posters for presentation by Graduate Students (Masters / Doctoral) at accredited graduate schools. Student status must be stated at the point of abstract submission. Student status including anticipated graduation date will be verified prior to abstracts being accepted for presentation. All presentations must be original work that has not been previously presented, in-press, or published. Student posters should follow the conference theme and/or BCHW focus areas as well as meet all appropriate eligibility requirements including but not limited to, membership to BCHW and/or APHA. For additional information, please email BCHW Program Planners
Jill W. Dingle at firstname.lastname@example.org , George R. Smith, Jr. at email@example.com or Selena Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BCHW is interested in individuals who can present on original, basic, advanced or applied research that addresses public health research, programs and policies impacting the health and quality of life of African Americans and related, vulnerable populations. Please email Jill Dingle, email@example.com , Selena Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org or George R. Smith, Jr. , email@example.com regarding instructions for full session proposals and/or any questions.
Jill Dingle, MPH
NYSDOH- AIDS Institute
90 Church Street, 13th floor
New York, NY 11233
George Smith, EdD, MPH
College of Health Sciences
Chicago State University
9501 South King Drive/BHS 201
Chicago, IL 60628
Selena Smith, MPA
Urban Health Program
University of Illinois at Chicago
808 South Wood Street Rm 173
Chicago, IL 60612