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

Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Late Breakers

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

Submission Deadline: Monday, July 8, 2019

The ICEHS Section is now accepting abstracts for late breaker sessions of the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. The submission deadline is 11:59 pm PT on Monday, July 8, 2019.

Late breaker sessions are a forum for presenting research findings and programs that have been completed or transpired recently (i.e., since the February deadline of the original ICEHS Call for Abstracts). A brief statement should be included in the expanded summary that justifies how the work meets this criterion of being "late-breaking." This is a particularly appropriate venue for student recently completed theses and dissertation work. Additionally, authors with waitlisted abstracts are welcome to use this time to strengthen their abstract submissions and resubmit under late breakers. Authors taking advantage of this avenue should withdraw their waitlisted abstract either before or at the time of their new submission.

Abstracts may be related to the prevention and control of injuries and violence in all settings; delivery of emergency health services; and issues related to emergency preparedness, disaster response and recovery, and population safety. We welcome abstracts on ALL unintentional and intentional injury mechanisms, emergency health services and disaster. Abstracts submitted by the deadline will be peer-reviewed and considered for presentation at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. APHA guidelines require that the work be original, unpublished and not previously presented at a professional meeting. Please note that abstracts must contain data and results – abstracts containing results such as “the authors will discuss” will not be considered for oral presentation.

Individuals who present abstracts at the Annual Meeting must be members of the APHA. Abstracts must be submitted through APHA's website.

Abstracts must be structured as follows: Background/Purpose, Methods, Results/Outcomes, and Conclusions. The abstract word limit is 250 words. 

An expanded summary must be submitted with the abstract. The purpose of the expanded summary is to provide additional information to help reviewers judge the relevance and quality of your work. It should not repeat the abstract material, but instead should provide complementary details about the work. The average length of an expanded summary is 500 words (maximum 2,000).

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. Abstracts missing learning objectives will receive a lower priority accept score and risk being rejected.
  3. A completed electronic Conflict of Interest (Disclosure) form with a relevant qualifications statement. The qualification statement should include the research or programmatic experience of the presenter as it relates to this abstract as well as the educational training of the presenter. Please note that stating “I am a Principal Investigator/Project Coordinator of this project” is not sufficient since it only gives the submitter's job title or position. Please add sufficient and appropriate information about your experience, expertise and background, as they relate to the abstract content.
  • ICEHS Latebreaker


Program Planner Contact Information:

Erin Wasserman, PhD

Janice Springer, DNP, RN, PHN
American Red Cross
8200 70th Ave NE
Foley, MN 56329
Phone: 320-290-9532