Poster Presenters from the 2019 Fall Educational Conference  




Call for Abstracts

NCPHA 2023 Fall Educational Conference

September 27-29, 2023

Concord Embassy Suites

 Abstracts are limited to 350 words. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed by a panel of public health researchers, practitioners and advanced public health students. Please identify in the abstract if you are a student, practitioner, or academic researcher. Presenting author(s) must be registered for the conference by the day of their presentation.  


 Hosted by the Academic Practice-based Research Section (APBR)

The APBR Section provides a forum through which researchers (including students) and practitioners statewide can interact and work together to improve population health. The NCPHA Fall Educational Conference presents a venue through which to share our knowledge and experience to improve public health systems and services.  The APBR Section invites you to submit an abstract for presentation this fall.  Presenting is an opportunity to share your work and learn from others using the skills of research, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation in public health practice.  


Are you working in a local health department or other applied public health setting?  Or, are you an academic public health investigator with insights to share from public health research and evaluation?  We need to hear from YOU!  


We encourage submissions that focus on the following areas:


1) Public health practice-based evaluation and research. Includes but is not limited to the development, implementation, adaptation and/or evaluation of evidence-based interventions or best practices in an applied setting; or interventions that have been developed as a result of community-based work, such as focus groups, surveys, and collaborations. 


2) Public health services and systems research.  This area focuses broadly on improving the public health system, including delivery of services, information or technology used in the system, enhancing financing or the economics of local public health or workforce dynamics.


3) Emerging issues in public health practice. This focus area is on current issues in North Carolina public health. This may include, recent legislative or other policy changes and their impact, as well as new initiatives or health services programs, or other topics of interest to public health professionals.


Two presentation formats on September 28, 2023: 

  1. Podium Style: 15-20-minute formal oral presentation during the conference.
  2. Poster Session: Networking style with informal presentation to visitors of the session. See webinar at bottom of this page created by ECU MPH students on how to create a poster.

Important dates:

                                                    i.   Open Call for abstracts:  May 3, 2023

                                                  ii.    Abstracts due:  July 12, 2023

                                                iii.     Notice of acceptance:  August 14, 2023

                                                iv.     Notice to planning committee of intention to present:  August 21, 2023


Presentation prizes: The APBR Section awards prizes for student and practitioner presentations:  

  • $100 for Student Oral Presentation Winner, $100 for Practitioner Oral Presentation Winner
  • $100 for Student Poster Winner, $100 for Practitioner Poster Winner  

To be eligible for prize consideration, the presenting author must be either a student (when the work was conducted) or public health practitioner and registered for the conference on the day of their presentation.


A webinar on how to create a poster presented by MPH students from ECU can be viewed here.