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

Podiatric Health

Meeting theme: Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Podiatric Health section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) invites the submission of abstracts for individual paper presentation for the 147th APHA Annual Meeting, November 10-November 14, 2018 in San Diego, CA, "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity- The time is NOW.” Abstracts from members of this and other sections, resident, students and new professionals are encouraged. Topics on access to foot and ankle and lower extremity care are encouraged but any topics on foot and ankle care related to public health will be considered.
  • Foot and ankle public health abstracts
  • Foot and ankle public health advocacy abstracts
  • Podiatry Health Business Meeting
Due to the theme of this year’s meeting, the section is interested topics that address:
  1. Foot health equity, where the APHA defines as everyone has the ability to obtain their highest level of foot health. Foot health equity can be influenced by the living and working environment including economic status, education, healthcare access, public safety, and walkability of the local environment.

Please note:

  1. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words
  2. All presenters must be Individual members of APHA in order to present
  3. All presenters must register for the meeting
  4. Abstracts cannot be presented or published in any journal prior to the APHA Annual 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;
  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 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.)
  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 Annette Ferebee at annette.ferebee@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:

James Wrobel, DPM, MS
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Diabetes
University Of Michigan
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: (734) 647-5871
jswrobel@med.umich.edu

and
Jim Christina, DPM
JRChristina@apma.org