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

Oral Health

Meeting theme: Creating the Healthiest Nation: For Science. For Action. For Health

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, February 19, 2019

We welcome abstracts related to the annual theme and on pertinent to oral health or current topics in dental public health. Each presenter needs to submit an abstract that follows the APHA criteria (see below “CE credit”).

Listed are suggested but not exclusive topics of interest for 2019 presentation submissions:

  • Dental Materials Updates: SDF, Glass Ionomer, Sealants and their utilization for population health management
  • Dental Payment Innovation: Transitioning from volume to value-based payment systems
  • Dental Public Health Education and Workforce Issues
  • Effective Community-Based Preventive and Oral Health Promotion Programs
  • Equity in Access to Oral Health Prevention and Care Services
  • Federal Initiatives Relating to Oral Health: Surgeon General's Report and Healthy People Objectives
  • HPV Vaccination and Related Cancers: An interprofessional perspective
  • Health Information Technology: Innovations in dentistry and medicine for disease prevention
  • Health Literacy: A driver for oral health integration into primary care
  • Inter-Professional Development and Practice in Dentistry
  • Maternal and Child Oral Health
  • Medicare For All: An interprofessional perspective
  • NIDCR Research Updates and Impacts on Dental Public Health
  • Opioids: An interprofessional perspective
  • Oral Health Needs among Special Populations
  • Tobacco and E-Cigarette Use in Teens and Young Adults
  • Other Topics in Dental Public Health
Joint sessions co-sponsored with other sections, special interest groups, and caucuses are encouraged.  Abstracts will be selected through a rated peer-review process according to significance, timeliness, and overall quality. Please note: • Presenters must be Individual members of APHA, and register for the meeting in order to present. • Authors must provide complete and accurate contact information to be notified of abstract status.• Accepted abstracts may not be presented at any other meeting or published in any journal prior to the APHA Annual Meeting. • Abstracts should be no more than 250 words.

Note that the “Special Topic Session” designation is reserved for those individuals or organized groups who are submitting two or more invited oral presentations on a specific topic.

Technology-based/Technology-dependent Presentations: If your presentation is dependent on additional technology (i.e., internet, video projection) do not submit to a Section, SPIG, Caucus or Forum. Submit your presentation to the Health Informatics Information Technology Theater (HIIT) Center. The HIIT Center is an environment for live presentations of information and computer technology applications for public health. The meeting room is equipped with Internet access, and theater-quality video projection and stereo audio. For more information and detailed requirements click on the program below. (Please note there are a very limited number of openings environment).


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.)

Please note that stating “I am a Principal Investigator/Project Coordinator of this project.” is not sufficient since it only gives submitter's job title or position. Please add little more information about your experience and/or background.

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. 


Program Planner Contact Information:

Lyubov Slashcheva, DDS
College of Dentistry
University of Iowa
1716 H St
Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 5403831954