Dr. Ben Hooker, NCPHA Intern, Healthy Babies Initiative poster
                                                 FEC 2017


Call for Abstracts

Fall Educational Conference

Thursday, September 20

Hilton Charlotte University Place


Hosted by the Academic Practice-Based Research Network Section


Abstracts will be peer-reviewed by a panel of academic researchers and public health practitioners.

Abstract Procedures Information


If your abstract is accepted, you must register for the conference in order to present an oral presentation or poster.  To register go here

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

Abstract Information

NCPHA reserves the right to reject or alter abstracts based on, but not limited to, the following criteria:

  • Abstracts do not comply with style guidelines, including excessive length (contributed abstract body text is limited to approximately 1300 characters)
  • Abstracts contain inappropriate content
  • Abstracts fall outside of the topical scope of the meeting

Instructions for Online Web Submission Process:

  1. Go to the Abstract Submission application
  2. Log in with your NCPHA member credentials. Don't have credentials? Create a profile here!
  3. Enter the Title of your Abstract in the box labeled "Abstract Title"
  4. Select "2018 FEC Abstract Submissions" in the drop down menu
  5. Click Continue
  6. Fill in the text boxes and dropdown(s), then paste in your Abstract and click Submit
  7. If needed, Edit your existing submission or Submit another entry.  Be sure to note your user name and password in case you want to edit your submission at a later time. 
  8. Only first authors will be notified of acceptance status.  Please share this information with your co-authors.  
  9. Upon acceptance, first authors are required to notify organizers if they intend to present within one week of acceptance.  

Submission Timeline:

  • Call for Abstracts:  Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • Last Day to Submit:  Tuesday, July 10, 2018
  • Notice of Acceptance:  Tuesday, July 24, 2018
  • Advice to planning committee of intention to present:  July 31, 2018


We encourage submissions that focus on:

1)   Public health practice-based research and evaluation: This could include the development and implementation of evidence-based interventions, as well as interventions that have been developed as a result of community-based research. For example, programs that were designed as a result of community surveys and focus groups or the analysis of community health assessment data would fall under this category.

2)   Public health services and systems research:  This research focuses broadly on improving the public health system, including financing and economics, information and technology, system structure and performance, and workforce.

3)   Emerging issues:  This would focus on the public health system, health populations, and current issues in North Carolina Public Health.  Addressing the social determinants of health, new laws and their impact, etc. would fit under this category.