APHA Call for Poster Abstracts

The American Public Health Association’s Council of Affiliates (CoA) is inviting Affiliates and students to submit abstracts for posters which will demonstrate Affiliate best practices or promising programs for exhibition at the 2016 APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition in Denver, CO, October 29 – November 2, 2016.

There are two student poster sessions of high-caliber abstracts for undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in public health-related coursework. Students are encouraged to submit proposals for public health-related work they have either recently completed or in the process of completing. Student posters accepted for exhibition at the annual meeting will be judged by a sub-committee of the CoA, and top winners will be selected and awarded a cash prize of $200 and a certificate acknowledging their work.

This year the conference will explore the theme “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring Right to Health”. In keeping with this theme, proposals on programs that impact policy will be especially welcomed. However, posters can be on any topic related to any work of the Affiliate. Affiliate posters accepted for exhibition also will be posted on the Affiliate Online Community so that all Affiliates will have the opportunity to learn from these model programs.

The deadline for submitting poster abstracts is May 31, 2016. Authors will be contacted in early September regarding poster abstract selection for exhibition. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Jennifer Tran, APHA Student Assembly Representative to the CoA, at: jennifertran.apha@gmail.com. For more details and to submit your abstracts, view the APHA website.


APHA-Council of Affiliates
The Council of Affiliates (CoA) is the APHA unit established to provide leadership to and represent the 54 affiliated public health associations: two each in California and New York; one in the remaining states; one in Metro Washington, DC; and one in Puerto Rico. Affiliates support critical public health efforts in their geographic locations.