This year, abstracts related to the following topics are especially welcome: (1) LGBTQ+ people in the Deep South; (2) structural determinants (e.g., laws, policies, social norms) of LGBTQ+ health; (3) bisexual, pansexual, and other plurisexual people’s health; (4) transgender and gender diverse people’s health; (5) lesbian, bisexual, queer, and other sexual minority women’s health; (6) health of LGBTQ+ older adults; (7) Black, Indigenous, Asian, and other LGBTQ+ people of color; (8) LGBTQ+ adolescent and young adult health; and (9) health of LGBTQ+ parents and caregivers.
When submitting an abstract, please identify it as falling into one of the following priority areas:
Scientific Session Formats
The LGBTQ Health Caucus accepts abstracts both through this open call and following the invitation of solicited abstracts. Scientific session formats include:
Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and may not be presented at any other meeting or published before November 12, 2023.
APHA Membership and Meeting Registration Requirements
Presenters do not have to be a member to submit an abstract. However, if the abstract is accepted for presentation, the presenting author MUST become an APHA member and register for the Annual Meeting by the pre-registration deadline.
Presenters who fail to show up for their scheduled presentations without notifying the program planner of cancellation will not be permitted to present at any APHA-sponsored meeting for two years. Presenters whose abstracts were accepted for presentation but subsequently withdrawn two or more times within the last five years will not be considered for inclusion in the program.
Abstract Review and Selection
All abstracts undergo blinded, peer review; reviews will not be provided to abstract authors. Abstracts that address one of this year’s priority areas will take precedence over those that do not.
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:
The LGBTQ Health Caucus will not accept abstracts that do not adhere to these requirements. Contact Mighty Fine at email@example.com if you have any questions concerning continuing education credit. Please contact the program planner for all other questions.
Walter J. Lear Outstanding Student Research Award
The Walter J. Lear Outstanding Student Research Award recognizes exceptional student work on LGBTQ health research. The award is given to the student with the highest scoring abstract and includes a year-long LGBTQ Heath Caucus membership as well as a stipend to attend the annual meeting. Please indicate student status when submitting the abstract to be considered for the award.