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

Podiatric Health

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

Submission Deadline: Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Podiatric Health section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) invites the submission of abstracts for individual paper presentation for the 148th APHA Annual Meeting, November 2-November 6, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA, "Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health.” 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
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 if you have any questions concerning continuing education. For program questions, contact the program planner listed below.


    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

    James R. Christina, DPM
    American Podiatric Medical Association
    9312 Old Georgetown Road
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    Phone: 301-581-9265
    Fax: 301-530-2752