The American Public Health Association is now accepting abstracts for the APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo.
The theme of the meeting is Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health. Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts on the theme and current and emerging public health issues.Submission Deadline — Abstracts are due between Feb. 20-24. See the list of components below for specific deadlines.
Abstract Notification — Presenters will be notified via email of abstract status on Thursday, June 1, 2017.
Rules and Regulations
- You do not have to be a member to submit an abstract. However, if your abstract is accepted for presentation, the presenting author MUST become an individual APHA member and MUST register for the Annual Meeting by the pre-registration deadline (membership does not apply to Faculty of APHA Learning Institutes or Speakers of invited sessions).
- Abstracts submitted and accepted for the APHA Annual Meeting may not be presented at any other meeting or published prior to Mon. Nov. 6, 2017.
- An author may not present more than three abstracts during an APHA Annual Meeting and each abstract must be different. Violators will be removed from the program.
- It is the policy of the American Public Health Association to hold events (meetings, conferences and professional gatherings) where physical and communication barriers do not exclude people with disabilities from attending and participating. Presentations must be accessible to all including closed captioning of videos.
- Abstracts can be submitted to only one component/group, otherwise all abstracts will be removed and not considered for presentation.
- Presenters whose abstracts were accepted for presentation but subsequently withdrawn two or more times within the last five years may not be considered for inclusion in the program.
If any of the below requirements are not met by submission deadline your abstract will be removed
- Scroll below to select a component/group to submit your abstract. If you are unsure where your presentation would best fit in the program view the list of topic areas suggested by each group.
- Please read and follow the instructions provided by the specific component.
- Learning objectives must be described and be from the learner’s perspective. Please use one of the examples of measurable action words provided on the submission form. Learning objectives should not be included in the abstract text word count.
- Only one author can be identified as the presenter and make the presentation.
- Qualification statements MUST be specific to the abstract and describe his/her qualification and areas of expertise as it relates to the topic.
- Do not include trade or brand names in your abstract.
- APHA suggests that abstracts be developed off-line before accessing the online submission form.
Use Detailed Instruction for the Abstract Submission Process to help you walk through the steps of submitting an abstract.
Continuing Education Requirements
As an organization committed to providing quality continuing education (CE) activities to its membership and meeting registrants, APHA must adhere to the requirements of various accrediting bodies and professional organizations with which it collaborates. APHA has made CE credits/contact hours available in a variety of professional disciplines. Each discipline has its own unique requirements of educational activities, and of the organizations that provide them. Because APHA strives to make as many of its educational activities as possible eligible for CE, it is essential that the presenters (authors, faculty, etc) meet all CE requirements and follow discipline-specific regulations.