Individual presentations that are a part of a proposed pre-arranged panel must be submitted through the standard abstract submission process by the specified deadline. These abstracts will undergo peer review. Submission of a pre-arranged panel does not guarantee that all individual abstracts will be accepted.
Special sessions: If you are interested in proposing a special session (for example, a training, a key note speaker, or a reception/event) please email Dr. Kimberly McBride at Kimberly.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify “APHA Special Session” in the subject line of the email.
Attention public health students: The SRH section advocates for rising professionals in our field and seeks submissions from students and junior scholars for both oral and poster presentations. Best student poster awards will be announced and presented at the annual meeting during the SRH Section Award Reception. All poster authors are encouraged to attend.
Continuing education credit guidelines: 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, EVERY presenter, panelist, discussant, and/or faculty member must follow these guidelines:
1) Do not use trade names or commercial product names.
2) Include at least one measurable objective: Use ONLY the following measurable action verbs: Explain, Demonstrate, Analyze, Formulate, Discuss, Compare, Differentiate, Describe, Name, Assess, Evaluate, Identify, Design, Define or List. Do not use (a) unmeasurable objectives such as “to understand” or “to learn” or (b) compound objectives.
3) Submit a signed conflict of interest disclose form with a relevant qualification statement (short biography).
Example of Acceptable Biographical Qualification Statement:
"I have been the principal or co-principal of multiple federally funded grants focusing on the epidemiology of drug abuse, HIV prevention and co-occurring mental and drug use disorders. Among my scientific interests has been the development of strategies for preventing HIV and STDs in out-of-treatment drug users."
4) Base your abstract on the best available science: All continuing education learning content must be of sound science or professional practice and serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills and professional competence of the health professional. Learning content should be evidence-based if available. A list of over 30 areas will be provided online for you to choose from. You will be asked to choose at least one or up to six areas that your presentation will address.
Thank you for your assistance in making your session credit worthy. For program questions, contact Dr. Kimberly McBride at Kimberly.email@example.com.
April Bell, PhD, MPH
Stacey Griner, PhD, MPH, CPH