Call for Abstracts

Fall Educational Conference

 Thursday September 15, 2016

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center


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


  • Abstract due:  Friday, July 22, 2016 (date was extended to 22nd)
  • Notification:  Monday, August 1, 2016

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.  The students are willing to serve as coaches for anyone interested in tips/advice.  Here is their contact information:  Blair Savoca, Brenna Kirk, Kelsey Ross, Mary Jane Lyonnais

Abstract Submission Form


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.