Abstracts should be no more than 250 words. Abstracts cannot be presented at any conference or published in any journal prior to the APHA Annual Meeting. Each abstract should clearly state the purpose, the relevance, content, and evidence within the context of LGBT health.
Scientific Session Formats
The LGBT Caucus accepts three scientific session formats for abstracts – preferred format, if any, should be identified when the abstract is submitted. Scientific session formats include:
APHA Membership and Meeting Registration Requirements
Submitting abstracts does not require APHA membership. However, if accepted, presenters must be individual members of APHA and have registered for the meeting in order to present.
Abstract Review and Selection
All abstracts submitted to the Caucus undergo blinded, peer review and must comply with the criteria outlined below. Reviews will not be forwarded to abstract authors.
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” or “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 healthcare access and healthcare quality in the transgender community. My scientific interests include improving access to healthcare for transgender individuals, community based participatory research and health issues specific to transgender aging.
Please note that “I am the Principal Investigator of this study” or “I am a Professor at LGBT Public Health University” are NOT acceptable qualification statements.
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 six areas that your presentation will address.
Thank you for your assistance in making your session credit worthy. Abstracts that do not adhere to these requirements will not be accepted. Contact Mighty Fine at email@example.com if you have any questions concerning continuing education. For program questions, please contact the program planner listed below.
Walter J. Lear Outstanding Student Research AwardThe Caucus strongly encourages student participation and has established the Walter J. Lear Outstanding Student Research Award to recognize exceptional work by students on LGBT-related issues. The award consists of a scholarship and free Caucus membership for one year. Students are invited to submit abstracts at all levels of presentation (oral or poster). Please indicate student status when submitting the abstract to be considered for the award.
Brittany Charlton, ScD
Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Don Allensworth-Davies, PhD, MSc, CPH
School of Health Sciences
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, IM-117
Cleveland, OH 44115