At this point in time, the APHA 2021 Annual Meeting and Expo is planned to be a hybrid event taking place virtually and in-person in Denver. Many of the details regarding the meeting logistics are yet to be determined and additional information will be shared in the months to come. The flexibility of all involved in the Oral Health Section program in 2020 was greatly appreciated. We thank you in advance for your continued patience as we all navigate these uncertainties together, hopeful for the ability to travel and reconvene face-to-face as soon as it is safe to do so.
Listed below are suggested but not exhaustive topics of interest for the 2021 Oral Health Section scientific program. We welcome any abstracts pertinent to oral health and dental public health.
Scientific Session Formats
• Oral Session: Typically there are 4 different presentations grouped by theme or session topic. Each presenter has roughly 15 minutes to present, followed by joint Q&A for all presenters. Only one author per accepted abstract may present. The oral sessions are 90 minutes in length.
• Poster Sessions: Hybrid meeting details are yet to be determined. If in-person, this will likely take place in the Expo Hall and the presenter should be available for the duration of the 60-minute session. If virtual and similar to the 2020 meeting, this will be a pre-recorded roughly 10 minute presentation. Each poster session typically has 10 presenters and is allocated 60 minutes. Only one author per accepted abstract may present.
Please also note the following prior to your submission:
• If accepted, only one author may present.
• Abstracts should be no more than 250 words.
• Presenters must be individual members of APHA, and register for the meeting in order to present. However, you need not be an active member at the time of abstract submission.
• Authors must provide complete and accurate contact information to be notified of abstract status and respond to other inquiries regarding their abstract.
• Accepted abstracts may not be presented at any other meeting or published in any journal prior to the APHA Annual Meeting.
• All abstract submissions must adhere to APHA criteria (please see below "Continuing Education Credit").
QUESTIONS? Please contact the Oral Health Section program planners, Chelsea Fosse (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Salma Elwazeer (email@example.com).
If your presentation is dependent on additional technology (i.e., internet, video projection) do not submit to a Section, SPIG, Caucus or Forum. Submit your presentation to the Health Informatics Information Technology Theater (HIIT) Center. The HIIT Center is an environment for live presentations of information and computer technology applications for public health. The meeting room is equipped with Internet access, and theater-quality video projection and stereo audio. For more information and detailed requirements click on the program below. (Please note there are a very limited number of openings environment).
Continuing Education Credit
Continuing Dental Education (CDE) accreditation is pending. However, APHA requires that abstracts be submitted with the quality consistent with continuing education standards. Please complete all required information when submitting an abstract so members can claim credit for attending your session, whether it is provided by APHA, at large, or by a specific section. 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.
Thank you for your assistance in making your session credit worthy.