CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — APHA 2024 Annual Meeting and Expo

Early-Career Professional

Meeting theme: "Rebuilding Trust in Public Health and Science"

Submission Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2024

The Early-Career Professionals Membership Group (ECP) represents recent public health graduates and former APHA student members to promote professional development, career building and networking for up to 3 years after graduation. It is the ECP’s goal to highlight the exceptional research of those new to their public health career and provide opportunities to showcase this work. 

APHA has created poster sessions exclusively available to Early-Career Professional members at the 2024 APHA Annual Meeting & Expo in Minneapolis from Oct. 27 – 30.  Submissions for these sessions are limited to ECP members. Please submit abstracts addressing one of these topics:

  • Emergency preparedness of all types; including workforce transition during pandemic and recovery phase
    This includes emergency preparedness in general as well as during pandemic and post pandemic phase, how was the workforce transitioned? What are the best practices that can be adopted for future pandemic scenarios etc.
  • Research and programming by ECPs
    Topics that highlight the role of and/or the need for ECPs that align with the Annual Meeting theme: “Rebuilding Trust in Public Health and Science."

Abstracts should be 250 words or less and cannot refer to webpages or URLs. All abstracts will be reviewed based on relevance to the conference theme (“Rebuilding Trust in Public Health and Science”) and/or the ECP topics above, noteworthiness of problem, and quality of design, methods and interpretation. All submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. PST on the due date listed on the Call for Abstracts webpage. No late submissions will be accepted. All abstracts must be submitted online through APHA’s easy-to-use online platform.

Authors will be contacted via email on June 4, 2024 regarding poster abstract selection. Submission of an abstract to the ECP Poster Sessions is an expression of the author's intention to attend the Annual Meeting and exhibit their work, should it be accepted for a poster session. Presenters must be APHA Early-Career Professional Members at the time of the meeting, and they will also be expected to register for the Annual Meeting by August. Currently, the ECP member group does not offer stipends to cover the cost of registration, poster printing or travel.

Check out the complete Early-Career Professionals Call for Abstracts page for a full description of abstract format, review guidelines and continuing education credits.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the ECP Poster Committee at


Program Planner Contact Information:

Garvita Thareja, PhD