Poster Presenters from the 2019 Fall Educational Conference  




Call for Abstracts

NCPHA 2021 Fall Educational Conference

October 6-8, 2021

Crowne Plaza Hotel and Golf Resort, Asheville

Submit Your Abstract Here



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 Virtual 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 October 7, 2021: 

  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.

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.  Please go here to register and for the registration fees.  


Important dates:


                                                    i.     Open Call for abstracts: April 30, 2021

                                                  ii.     Abstracts due: July 30, 2021

                                                iii.     Notice of acceptance: August 19, 2021

                                                iv.     Notice to planning committee of intention to present:  August 23, 2021


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.

Additional opportunity:   

The Academic/Practice-Based Research Section invites you to apply to the Open Forum at the NCPHA Fall Educational Conference. The session will be held on October 7th from 3:00-4:00 pm. This is an opportunity to discuss your current projects, processes, or findings with peers. Presenters will provide an overview of their topic for 5 minutes followed by an informal discussion with the audience. Please submit topics that align with the three priority areas: 1) Public health practice-based evaluation and research 2) Public health services and systems research, and 3) Emerging issues in public health practice. Please email your abstract of 250 words or less to [email protected] using Open Forum Session in the subject line. Abstracts should be submitted prior to September 13.

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