SOCIAL JUSTICE & PUBLIC HEALTH: STUDENT POSTERS -- APHA 2017 (Tues, Nov 7, 12:30 - 1:30pm):
For the APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo (Atlanta, GA, November 4-8, 2017), the Spirit of 1848 Social Justice & Public Health Student Poster Session is having an *OPEN CALL FOR ABSTRACTS* for posters that highlight the intersection between social justice and public health from a historical, theoretical, epidemiological, ethnographic, and/or methodological perspective (whether quantitative or qualitative).
Abstracts are due on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017.
We welcome submissions by students (undergraduate and graduate) that are focused on work linking issues of social justice and public health, with a particular emphasis on work pertaining to climate change & toxic politics. This can include but is not limited to abstracts focusing on health equity, sustainable societies, discrimination, and decriminalization, including as related to health impacts of the social, economic, and health policies of the Trump administration.
We are interested in submissions not only from students in schools of public health and other health professions (e.g., nursing, medicine) but also from students in schools & programs focused on law, political science, public policy, government, economics, sociology, urban planning, etc. The work presented can be global, country-specific, or local.
Moreover, given that the call is open to students who may not have any experience submitting abstracts for a public health conference (e.g., undergraduates, and also students in disciplines outside of public health), we would like to point interested students to examples of abstracts selected in prior years for the student poster session (see 2016). Additionally, we plan to pair any undergraduates who have an abstract accepted with a student poster session committee member, to offer technical as well as conceptual guidance with regard to preparing a poster!
- We encourage students at ALL levels of training to submit abstracts, whether undergraduates, MPH or other master’s students, medical or nursing students, or doctoral students; submissions will be judged in accordance to expectations appropriate for each level of training. Postdoctoral fellows are NOT eligible to submit posters.
- Abstracts should focus on furthering understanding and action to address the ways that social inequality harms, and social equity improves, the public’s health. Examples of social inequality include inequitable social divisions within societies based on social class, race/ethnicity, nativity, Indigenous and immigrant status, gender, and sexuality, as well as inequitable relations between nations and geographical regions.
- This session will take place at the APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo (Atlanta, GA, November 4-8, 2017) on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in the 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm APHA time slot.
-- Please note that if your abstract is accepted we expect you to present your poster at the APHA conference. We understand that emergencies may occur; however, if you are not able to attend we ask that you find someone to present or stand with your poster so that we can maintain a full program. We make this request out of our commitment to fairness to other students – because any slot that turns into a “no show” could have been a slot in which another student could have presented. We will accept 10 abstracts (the maximum permitted) and create a waitlist, in case there are any cancellations among the 10 accepted abstracts.
For any questions about this session, please contact Spirit of 1848 Coordinating Committee members Nylca Munoz (email@example.com),other subcommittee members are: Jerzy Eisenberg-Gyuot, Lauren Stein, David Stupplebeen, and Jelena Todic.
APHA Reminders re: Abstract Requirements & Continuing Education Credits:
APHA ABSTRACT REQUIREMENTS:
• Abstracts should be no more than 250 words
• All presenters must be Individual members of APHA in order to present.
• All presenters must register for the meeting.
• Abstracts cannot be presented or published in any journal prior to the APHA Annual Meeting.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
APHA values the ability to provide continuing education credit to physicians, nurses, health educators and those certified in public health at its annual meeting. Please complete all required information when submitting an abstract so members can claim credit for attending your session. These credits are necessary for members to keep their licenses and credentials.
CE: SESSION PLANNING: ITEMS REQUIRED TO QUALIFY FOR CE CREDITS
Each session presenter, faculty, responder, or panelist MUST HAVE: (a) Abstract Content; (b) Learning Outcomes; and (c) Conflict of Interest Disclosure
- Title- Individual titles cannot be the same as the session title
- Abstract- Each presenter needs an abstract describing what will be presented.
• An abstract should clearly state the purpose, the relevance, content and evidence based on the needs assessment for the topic
• At least one singular measureable learning outcome (formerly referred to as learning objectives)
• No mention of commercial entity brand names product or service or promoting a single or specific product or service
• Author/faculty information
- Learning Outcomes (formerly learning objectives)
A learning outcome reflects what the learner will be able to do as a result of participating in this educational activity. Each abstract needs at least onemeasurable SINGLE learning outcome based on the presenter’s abstract. No compound learning outcomes.
• Use the following verbs ONLY: explain, demonstrate, analyze, formulate, discuss, compare,differentiate, describe, name, assess, evaluate, identify, design, define or list.
• Understand or learn are not measureable outcomes.
- Qualification Statement
Each presenter MUST fill out the statement that describes their qualification for presenting and area(s) of expertise.
NOTE: this has been a big issue in the past and some sessions were not granted CE for this reason. Having a poor qualification statement can make a session ineligible for CE.
Good Example: “I am qualified because I have conducted research in the area of maternal and child health for the past 20 years and have given multiple presentations on this subject.”
Bad Example: “I am qualified because I am a professor at XYZ University.”
- Conflict of Interest Statement
Each organizer, moderator, presenter, faculty, respondent, etc,MUST answer the “Required Disclosure” section on the Conflict of Interest Disclosure form.
“During the past 12 months have you, or your spouse or partner had a financial relationship that might potentially bias and/or impact content of the educational activity/session?”
Each organizer, moderator, presenter, faculty, discussant, responder, panelist MUST also sign the Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form. Electronic signatures are accepted.
“Resolution: I agree not to promote any products, goods or services or to bias the educational content and to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest Policy, Commercial Support Standards, as they become applicable to me.”