CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — APHA's 2020 Annual Meeting and Expo

Women's Caucus Late Breakers

Meeting theme: "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Preventing Violence"

Submission Deadline: Friday, July 31, 2020

The Women's Caucus invites abstracts (250 word maximum) on topics related to the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls. The Women's Caucus welcome's conceptual abstracts the discuss the emerging impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women's health, as well as data-driven abstracts.

  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Girls
Abstract Evaluation Criteria

Peer review of abstracts is blinded. Abstracts will be peer reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • Abstract Content: Specific to the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls, must be of sound science, or evidence-based practice (promising practice) and serve to maintain, develop or increase the knowledge, skills or competence of the public health professional. Content must be objective, free from bias and promotion, no use of commercial entities, products, services, logos, or brand names.
  • Learning Objectives: At least one measurable learning objective that reflects what the learner will be able to do as a result of participating in this educational activity.
  • Gap Addressed: Were gaps identified? Was it based on sound science, evidence-based (promising practice) that identified the change in skills, knowledge, and/or the opportunity for improvement?
  • Qualification Statement: Did the author clearly describe his/her qualification and areas of expertise?
  • Advancement: Extent to which the work described has the potential to inform and advance women's health.
  • Relevance: How well the abstract relates to the impact of COVID 19 on women and girls
  • Innovation: Innovative information/cutting edge/topic not addressed elsewhere


Instructions for Submitting a Proposal for an Entire Session:

1. Submit each abstract separately (up to four abstracts per session).

2. Contact the program planners with:

  1. a brief overview of the session (including relevance to health in all policies);
  2. at least three proposed learning objectives in APHA format for the entire session (Each individual abstract that will be part of the proposed session must also have at least two individual learning objectives); and
  3. the title, first author, and abstract number of all abstracts that will be included in the session.

Session proposals may also include suggestions for moderators (please provide a name and contact information). Session proposals that do not adhere to these requirements will not be considered. Please contact the program chair or co-chairs if you have any questions.

For more information about the Women's Caucus visit our website:


Program Planner Contact Information:

Michelle S. Williams, PhD, MSPH, MPH, CHES
Cancer Institute
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS 39211

Nakesha Powell, MPA
Atlanta, GA
Phone: 678-360-2020