Submissions may be for poster, oral, or roundtable session formats; please note the desired format on the abstract form. If your abstract is accepted for presentation, you must become an individual member of APHA and register for the Annual Meeting in order to present. Abstracts cannot be published in any scientific journal or presented at any other conference prior to the APHA Annual Meeting.
Specific areas of interest to the Aging and Public Health Section include but are not limited to:
We also invite submissions for 90-minute symposium sessions. Please e-mail the program chairs if you are submitting a symposium; these require special processing for appropriate review. There will only be a few open time slots available for consideration as symposia sessions. Because of the volume of abstracts we receive and the limited number of oral sessions we are allotted, we cannot consider symposium sessions containing fewer than four papers. Abstracts for proposed individual papers must be submitted along with an overall symposium abstract. This complete package gives the reviewers more substance from which to judge the overall merits of the proposal. Symposium submissions should:
Please be aware that each paper in the symposium is scored individually and the symposium is also scored as a group. The individual abstract for each paper must score reasonably well in order to be considered for a symposium session.
All abstract submissions are evaluated based on the following criteria:
Aging and Public Health Section Awards
The Aging and Public Health Section sponsors several awards in various categories of aging and public health. To be considered for one of the following awards, please indicate this on your abstract submission form by selecting the award from the drop-down box.
We would like to highlight two of the above awards. Through the generous support of the Retirement Research Foundation and its president, Marilyn Henessey, Aging and Public Health Section offers two student research awards. The Retirement Research Foundation Masters Student Research Award recognizes outstanding research led by a student while matriculating in a Master’s program. Individuals who are currently in doctoral programs, or are in other settings but who completed the research as masters student are eligible to submit an abstract for this award. Similarly, the Retirement Research Foundation Doctoral Student Research Award (also known as the Lawrence G. Branch Doctoral Student Research Award) is awarded to outstanding research led by a student while matriculating in a doctoral program. The student is eligible even if the doctoral degree has been recently been completed.
All award recipients will be recognized at the Aging and Public Health Awards session, receive a monetary award, and be recognized on the website of the Aging and Public Health Section.
Each abstract will be considered for only one award. You may, however, submit different abstracts to be considered for different awards. Previous award winning authors and authorship teams may apply again in the same award category. However, submitted papers must represent scientific or programmatic investigations that are substantively different from that of previous winning papers. The Awards committee retains the right to compare submitted papers with previous submissions.
For submission for the Archstone Foundation Award, please contact Irena Pesis-Katz, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. For more information about the individual awards, contact Aging and Public Health Awards Chairs: Lesley Steinman, MSW, MPH (email@example.com), or Amanda Grimes, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For questions and inquiries, please contact the 2019 Aging and Public Health Program Chairs: Ruth Little, EdD, MPH (email@example.com), or Isis S. Mikhail, MD (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Maryam Tabrizi, RDH, DMD, MPH, CFMP (Maryam.Tabrizi@uth.tmc.edu)
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:
Contact Mighty Fine (email@example.com) if you have any questions concerning continuing education credit. Please contact the program planner for all other questions.
Nancy Ruth Little, EdD, MPH
Department of Public Health
East Carolina University
600 Moye Blvd
Greenville, NC 27834
Isis Mikhail, MD DrPH MPH
Scientific Review Branch
National Institute on Aging
7201 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20892
Maryam Tabrizi, ,DMD,MPH,RDH, CFMP
General Dentistry and Dental Public Health
The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
7500 Cambridge St, Suite 5300
Houston, TX 77054
Annie Nguyen, PhD, MPH
Department of Family Medicine
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
1000 S. Fremont Ave
Alhambra, CA 91803