Reminder: SAAPHI Call for Abstracts

24 Jun



American Public Health Association 141st Annual Meeting – Boston, MA

Think Global, Act Local: Best Practices Around the World

November 2 – 6, 2013

ABSTRACTS DUE: June 28, 2013

The Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI) is soliciting abstracts for the 2013 annual scientific symposium to be held in Boston, MA, on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Black Caucus for Health Workers and the SAAPHI pre-conference meeting. The overarching theme of this year’s pre-conference meeting is “Think Global, Act Local: Achieving Health Equity throughout the African Diaspora”.

Topics of the abstracts should center on the SAAPHI/BCHW themes and/or the APHA theme. While abstracts reflecting new and innovative information in any area of public health disproportionately impacting African Americans will be reviewed, presentations on the following topics are of particular interest:

Life Course Research (focusing on populations from birth to the elderly)

Gender Issues

Research focusing on African Diasporic Populations (African-American, Afro-Latino, West Indian and African populations)

Social Determinants of Health

In addition, abstracts that reflect integrative approaches to individual and community health promotion using evidence-based research, intervention guided-research, and health policy advocacy are also encouraged.

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed, evaluated, and ranked for originality, quality, topic applicability, and relation to SAAPHI issues. Please address how your research can inform current or future policies.  If your research project includes an intervention, please address its sustainability. For secondary analysis, please address how this research can influence or inform current or future policies.

*Students and early professionals are especially encouraged to submit abstracts pertaining to their academic research. Please designate in your submission whether you would like your abstract to be reviewed for an oral presentation, poster presentation, or both.

Awards will be presented following delivery of the presentations and posters at the 2013 SAAPHI annual meeting.  Winners must be members of SAAPHI or become members at the time of the meeting.

•  Abstracts must be submitted online to

•  Abstracts must be 250 words or less

•  Abstracts should follow the standard format:  Purpose/Objective, Methods, Results and Conclusion

•  Authors will be notified by July 15, 2013

NOTE: Presenters who fail to show up for their scheduled presentations without previously notifying the program planner of cancellation will not be permitted to present papers or posters at the SAAPHI annual scientific symposium for two years following the “no-show.”

* A student is a person enrolled full- or part-time (minimum of 6 credit hours) who is actively pursuing a degree. An Early Career Professional is a person who graduated in the last 24 months and is transitioning into the workforce.

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