CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — APHA's 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo
Meeting theme: Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health
Submission Deadline: Sunday, March 3, 2019
The Vision Care Section invites presentations of original research on public health issues pertaining to vision and eye care. Submissions from all disciplines are welcome, and interdisciplinary work and student abstracts are highly encouraged. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words. All presenters must be individual members of APHA and register for the meeting to present. Abstracts cannot be presented or published in any journal prior to the APHA annual meeting. This meeting provides an opportunity to highlight a spectrum of public health concerns for vision and eye health, from vision loss prevention to eye health promotion. We want to promote a multi-faceted program. The following topics are intended to stimulate, rather than to limit, the scope of submissions.
Barriers and facilitators to access to eye care
Children's vision and eye care needs
Children's vision screening in schools and communities
Digital eye strain across the lifespan
Economic burden and cost-effectiveness analysis in vision and eye care
Environmental impacts on vision and/or eye health
Evidence-based policy and practice in vision health and/or eye care
Health promotion and vision loss
Impact of vision impairment on health, functioning, school and/or social participation, and the environment
Passport to care for patients with diabetes: A collaborative session with PHEHP, Oral Health, Pharmacy, Podiatry, and PHSW
Preventing vision loss and promoting eye health across the lifespan
Rurality, telemedicine, and vision and eye care
Social media, digital communication, and/or storytelling in vision and eye health
The right to sight
Translating eye health and treatment research into community health
Vision and aging
Vision health: A global perspective
Continuing Education Credit
APHA values the ability to provide continuing education credit to physicians, nurses, health educators, veterinarians, 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:
An abstract free of trade and/or commercial product names
At least one MEASURABLE outcomes (DO NOT USE “To understand” or “To learn” as objectives, they are not measureable). Examples of Acceptable Measurable Action Words: Explain, Demonstrate, Analyze, Formulate, Discuss, Compare, Differentiate, Describe, Name, Assess, Evaluate, Identify, Design, Define or List.
A signed Conflict of Interest (Disclosure) form with a relevant Qualification Statement. See an example of an acceptable Qualification Statement on the online Disclosure form.
Contact Mighty Fine at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions concerning continuing education credit. Please contact the program planner for all other questions.
Program Planner Contact Information:
Kathleen S. O'Connor, MPH National Center for Health Statistics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Health Care Statistics 3311 Toledo Rd, #3454 Hyattsville, MD 20782 Phone: 301-458-4181 email@example.com