CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — APHA 2024 Annual Meeting and Expo

Vision Care

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

Submission Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2024

The Vision Care Section invites presentations of original research on public health issues pertaining to vision, eye health, and eye care to promote a multi-faceted program. Submissions from all disciplines are welcome, and interdisciplinary work and student abstracts are highly encouraged. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words. All presenters must be individual members of APHA and register for the meeting to present. Abstracts cannot be presented or published in any journal prior to the APHA annual meeting.

This meeting provides an opportunity to highlight a spectrum of concerns at the intersection of public health and vision and eye health for all ages, including vision loss prevention, eye and vision education and health promotion, and eye and vision care. The following topics are intended to stimulate, rather than to limit, the scope of submissions.

  • Barriers and Facilitators to Access to Eye Care
  • Children's Vision Screening in Schools and Communities
  • Digital Eye Strain across the Lifespan
  • Economic Burden and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Vision and Eye Care
  • Environmental Impacts on Vision and/or Eye Health
  • Ethics and Trust in Vision and Eye Health, and Related Care
  • Evidence-Based Policy and Practice in Vision Health and/or Eye Care
  • Health Equity: Ensuring Optimal Vision and Eye Health for All
  • Health Promotion and Vision
  • Impact of Vision Impairment on Health, Functioning, School and/or Social Participation, and the Environment
  • Knowledge of Vision and Eye Health and Care in Population Subgroups: Opportunities for Education and Practice
  • Overcoming Distrust in Science: Impact on Vision Health and/or Eye Care
  • Passport to Care for People with Diabetes: Interdisciplinary Collaborations Among Health Care Providers, Including Eye Care
  • Poster Sessions
  • Preventing Falls, Injury, and/or Violence to People with Low Vision or Who Are Blind
  • Preventing Vision Loss and Promoting Eye Health across the Lifespan
  • Rurality, Telemedicine, and Vision and Eye Care
  • Social Media, Digital Communication, and/or Storytelling in Vision and Eye Health
  • Social and/or Political Determinants of Health and Their Impact on Vision and Eye Health
  • Strengthen Social Connections to Improve Vision and Eye Health, Education, and Care at Any Age, and Minimize Vision Loss
  • Translating Eye Health and Treatment Research into Community Health
  • Vision Health: A Global Perspective
  • Vision and Aging
  • Vision and Eye Care Needs across the Lifespan: Young Children, Older School-Aged Children and Teenagers, Young Adults, Working Age Adults, and the Elderly
  • Vision in 2024: The Right to Sight
  • Other Vision or Eye Health Topics

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:

  • An abstract free of trade and/or commercial product names
  • At least one MEASURABLE outcomes (DO NOT USE “To understand” or “To learn” as objectives, they are not measureable). Examples of Acceptable Measurable Action Words:  Explain, Demonstrate, Analyze, Formulate, Discuss, Compare, Differentiate, Describe, Name, Assess, Evaluate, Identify, Design, Define or List.
  • 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 if you have any questions concerning continuing education credit. Please contact the program planner for all other questions.


Program Planner Contact Information:

Kathleen O'Connor, MPH