Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited, to:
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:
We welcome proposals for full sessions (90 minutes in length). Session proposals are encouraged for any topic of special interest or topics related specifically to this year's theme. In addition to the electronic online submission of an individual abstract for EACH of the 4-5 papers to be included in a Session, a one-page overview of the proposed Session MUST be submitted directly to ICEHS.APHA.ScientificProgram@gmail.com with a cc to Dr. Erin Wasserman (firstname.lastname@example.org). All abstracts are due by the general abstract deadline in February. The one-page special session overview should include:
Please note that each individual abstract to be included in a proposed Special Session must be submitted through the APHA electronic abstract submission process, with objectives, speaker qualifications and a conflict of interest must be completed by each person speaking or moderating at the session. In the "Comments to Organizers" box for each abstract submission, the authors should indicate that the abstract is to be considered as part of the proposed session (indicated by proposed Special Session title).
The last date to withdraw an abstract accepted for presentation, without penalty, is July 15th. This date allows the program committee time to provide the presentation opportunity to other submitting authors whose work may not otherwise have a program slot. Penalty: All authors/coauthors whose abstracts are accepted for oral or poster presentation who fail to arrange for the submitted work to be presented, fail to show for the meeting, or fail to withdraw by the withdrawal date of July 15th, will be ineligible to have abstracts considered for presentation for the following two years. Exceptions will be considered if the program committee is promptly notified of any extreme, unforeseen circumstances.
Erin Wasserman, PhD
Janice Springer, DNP, RN, PHN
American Red Cross
8200 70th Ave NE
Foley, MN 56329
Amy Hunter, MPH, PhD
Injury Prevention Center
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
12 Charter Oak Place
Hartford, CT 06106