The theme of the meeting is Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health. Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts on the theme and current and emerging public health issues.
Submission Deadline — Abstracts are due February 19-23.
Abstract Notification — Presenters will be notified via email of abstract status on Monday, June 3, 2019.
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 Saturday, November 2, 2019.
- Presenters who fail to show up for their scheduled presentations without notifying the program planner of cancellation will not be permitted to present papers or posters at any APHA-Sponsored meeting for two years following the “no-show.”
- 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.
- Presenters whose abstracts were accepted for presentation but subsequently withdrawn two or more times within the last five years may not be considered for inclusion in the program.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 outcomes 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 outcomes 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. Download and review a detailed PowerPoint with instructions and tips for submitting an abstract.