The focus of this year's Call for Abstracts are submissions framed to fit with the 2023 theme Creating the Healthiest Nation: Overcoming Social and Ethical Challenges.
The Ethics Section is seeking abstracts that reflect research findings, case studies, promising practices, and best practices that lead to overcoming social and ethical challenges to health. This may include, but is not limited to, abstracts that address the ethical perspectives of the following:
You do not need to be a current member of the Ethics Section, or a professional in ethics, to submit an abstract. However, accepted presenters must become APHA members prior to the Annual Meeting. Please contact the program planner at ethicsprogramchair[at]gmail.com with any questions. Thank you and we look forward to receiving your abstract!
Please note that if you are submitting an abstract to another APHA section, their instructions might be slightly different. Ethics Section abstracts are limited to 350 words.
Abstracts are scored on the basis of:
|1.Relevance to public health ethics OR relevance to the meeting theme|
|3.Quality and clarity of the description of what will be presented|
|4.Quality and completeness of supporting data, theoretical model, and/or philosophical foundations of what will be presented|
|5.Importance for public health practice|
Submissions by students and trainees are especially encouraged. If you are a student or were first author on the submission while a student or trainee, please note this in the 'Presenting Author and Awards Submission' section of the abstract submission page to be considered for a graduate or undergraduate award. If you are a NIH K-awardee or other career development award recipient cultivating ethics or section related expertise, you are also eligible. Accepted international students are encouraged to contact the program chair(s) at ethicsprogramchair[at]gmail.com. Please specify the contact information of your local U.S. consulate and the chair will reach out to confirm conference attendance for business travel visas.
Session Submission Preferences and Types
Continuing Education Credit
The Ethics Section requires all abstracts conform to the APHA Continuing Education requirements.
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:
1) An abstract free of trade and/or commercial product names.
2) At least one MEASURABLE outcome. (DO NOT USE “To understand” or “To learn” as objectives, they are not measurable.) Examples of Acceptable Measurable Action Words: Explain, Demonstrate, Analyze, Formulate, Discuss, Compare, Differentiate, Describe, Name, Assess, Evaluate, Identify, Design, Define, or List.
3) 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 email@example.com if you have any questions concerning continuing education credit.
Bruce Tizes, MD JD MPH
Karen Meagher, PhD
Andrea Lowe, MPH, CPH