CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — APHA's 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo

Family Violence Prevention Caucus

Meeting theme: Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now

Submission Deadline: Friday, February 23, 2018

The Family Violence Prevention Caucusof the American Public Health Association (APHA-FVPF) invites abstracts for individual paper and poster session presentations at the APHA 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo. Topics related to this year's theme,"Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equality Now"and in all areas are related to family violence prevention will receive high priority. Our caucus acknowledges that family violence prevention and intervention affect the core foundation of health and are central to creating the healthiest nation. Submissions may relate to the conference topic and may include any of the following topics:
  • Child Maltreatment
  • Elder Maltreatment
  • Family Violence Prevention Caucus Business Meeting
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Other Topics in Family Violence
This Call for Abstracts for the APHA-FVPC scientific sessions requests papers that present: Original empirical work (e.g. scientific studies, program evaluations, or organizational case studies), or noteworthy advances in methodology or analysis; Innovative integrative scholarship and scientific work; Programmatic reports of significant research infrastructure development; Programmatic reports of health professions curricular development or educational research; Substantive policy analyses (e.g. systems-wide assessments or policy case-studies); Informative reports on program or project management and development; Other similarly noteworthy, innovative, or informative reports and studies.

Joint sessions and sessions co-sponsored with other sections, special interest groups, caucuses, and forums are encouraged.

Abstracts will be selected through a rated review process according to significance, timeliness, and overall quality. An author's paper may not have been presented or published prior to its presentation at the Annual Meeting. The abstract is limited to 250 words. Abstracts must be submitted electronically through the APHA website. For more information, please email Laura Schwab Reese at lschwabr@purdue.edu.

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;

2) at least one MEASURABLE SINGLE outcome (to understand/to learn are not measurable outcomes and compound outcomes 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 of multiple federally funded grants focusing on the epidemiology of drug abuse, HIV prevention and co-occurring mental and drug use disorders. Among my scientific interests has been the development of strategies for preventing HIV and STDs in out-of-treatment drug users.) Please note thatI am the Principle Investigator of this study is NOT an acceptable qualification statement.

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 over 30 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 Mighty Fine at mighty.fine@apha.org if you have any questions concerning continuing education. For program questions, contact the program planner listed below.


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Program Planner Contact Information:

Laura Schwab Reese, MA, PhD
Department of Health & Kinesiology, Public Health Graduate Program
Purdue University
800 W Stadium Ave
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: 765.496.6723
lschwabr@purdue.edu