APHA 2018 Call for AbstractsThe highlight of every APHA Annual Meeting and Expo is the incredible diversity of public health research that’s presented at the five-day event.

During the meeting’s hundreds of scientific sessions, researchers from across the globe present new findings from every public health discipline imaginable, potentially reaching an audience of thousands. It’s a unique opportunity to share new research with leaders in the field, connect and compare with colleagues doing similar research, and gather the kind of feedback and insight that can help propel your research to the next level. Fortunately, today marks your chance to experience all this and more first-hand.

That’s because the official call for abstracts is now open for APHA’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo, which will take place Nov. 10-14 in San Diego and have a theme of “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now.” While we definitely encourage abstracts that align with the meeting’s health equity theme, abstracts related to any and all public health disciplines are welcome. Here’s how it works: Each of APHA’s member groups — Sections, Special Primary Interest Groups, Caucuses and Forums — puts out their own call for abstracts, and a single abstract can only be submitted to one member group for consideration.

Make sure to prepare your abstract submission according to the particular instructions provided and follow the submission process. Submission deadlines vary depending on the member group to which you’re submitting, with deadlines ranging from Feb. 19-23 (some program’s deadlines have been extended into March).

The next question you’re probably wondering is: Can I submit an abstract if I’m not an APHA member? Absolutely! But, if your abstract is accepted, the presenting author must join APHA as an individual member and register for the Annual Meeting. (And with that membership, comes all the benefits of joining one of the country’s premier public health organizations.) You’ll be notified via email with your abstract status on June 4, 2018.

If you want a better idea of the kinds of research and presentations that take place at the APHA Annual Meeting, check out the online program from our 2017 meeting in Atlanta.

We hope you’ll consider presenting at next year’s Annual Meeting in San Diego — we can’t wait to hear about the exciting ways you’re making the world a healthier place for all. For all the information you need to get started on your submission, visit our call for abstracts page or email annualmeeting@apha.org with any questions.

For more from APHA 2017, register for APHA Live. APHA Live includes on-demand, online access to 13 of the top sessions from the meeting along with the opportunity to earn up to 16.5 continuing education credits. Watch, learn and be inspired.

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