CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — APHA's 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo

Chiropractic Health Care

Meeting theme: Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health

Submission Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2019

Call for Abstracts APHA CHC 2019

This call for abstracts will consider scientific presentations in areas related to public health and Chiropractic Health Care section priority topics. The highest quality scientific submissions will be selected.

The deadline for submission of abstracts for the Chiropractic Health Care section is February 28, 2019. Those who submit will be notified by email of their status in June.

The Chiropractic Health Care Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA-CHC) invites abstracts for presentation at the 2019 Annual Meeting to be held in Philadelphia, PA from November 2-6, 2019.

Topics related to this year's theme, Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health. and in all areas related to chiropractic health care will receive high priority.

Study designs may include: clinical trials, cohort studies, population based research, cost/clinical effectiveness, surveys, educational programs, and other research designs.

Topics of interest include:

  • Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health. (conference theme)
  • Prevention of chronic diseases & conditions
    • Back & neck pain
    • Osteoarthritis & osteoporosis
    • Cardiovascular disease & stroke
  • Prevention of neurological & musculoskeletal conditions
    • Spinal disorders
    • Nerve & musculoskeletal injuries
    • Physical & mental stress
  • Promote healthy lifestyles & mindful living
    • Physical activity & exercise
    • Healthy diet & nutrition
    • Tobacco & drug free
    • Injury-free daily living, work, & play
  • Promote optimal function
    • Healthy mind & body
    • Endurance, strength, & balance
  • Public health & chiropractic
    • Prevention & promotion
    • Focus on the classroom, clinic, and community
This Call for Abstracts for the APHA-CHC 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.

An author's paper may not have been presented or published prior to its presentation at the Annual Meeting. All presenters must become individual members of APHA and must register for the Annual Meeting to make their presentation. All presenters must provide an abstract free of trade and/or commercial product names, at least one measurable single learning objective, and a signed Conflict of Interest form with a relevant qualification statement.

The structured abstract is limited to 250 words. The abstract should consist of 4 paragraphs, labeled: Objectives, Methods (include relevant information such as design, subjects/population, setting, statistical methods, etc), Results, and Conclusions. Abstracts must be submitted electronically through the APHA website.


Program Planner Contact Information:

Dana Madigan, DC, MPH
National University of Health Sciences
200 E Roosevelt Road
Lombard, IL 60148
Phone: 773-680-9955