Poster Presenters from the 2019 Fall Educational Conference  


 The abstract submission process has closed for this year.  Go to the below timeline if you submitted an abstract.


Call for Abstracts

NCPHA Fall Educational Conference 2019 

September 25-27, 2019 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro


Hosted by the Academic-Practice-Based Research Network Section (APBR)

The APBR represents North Carolina public health professionals engaged in public health practice and/or academic public health. The NCPHA Fall Educational Conference presents a venue through which to share our knowledge and experience. 


Are you working in a local health department or other public health practice? We want to hear about how you use research in local health department practice. Do you have an evidence-based intervention that you are piloting in your health department? Have you conducted a focus group in your community and used the data to drive your programming? Are you evaluating health outcomes of participants in one of your programs? Or maybe you are using innovative techniques to collect data or drive programming like GIS or texting? We need to hear from YOU!


Or, are you an academic public health investigator with insights to share from public health research and evaluation? Are you a student currently undertaking qualitative or quantitative research about population health? Maybe you are a faculty member testing health behavior theory. We need to hear from YOU, too!


The APBR section wants to hear from you and invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at the 2019 NCPHA Fall Educational Conference. Presenting at the conference is a way to share your work and also learn from others using the skills of research, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation in public health/department practice.

We encourage submissions that focus on the following areas:

1) Public health practice-based evaluation and research. This could include, but is not limited to the development, implementation, adaptation and/or evaluation of evidence-based interventions or best practices in a health department; 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, for example, 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.

There are three presentation formats: 

  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 link at bottom of page for recorded webinar on how to prepare a poster. 
  3. Speed Round: 5-minute oral presentation focusing on what you did, what you found, and why it matters to public health. 

Abstracts are limited to 350 words. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed by a panel of public health researchers, practitioners and advanced public health students. Presenting authors must be registered for the conference on the day of their presentation.


Important dates:

                                         i.      Call for abstracts: Monday, June 3, 2019

                                        ii.      Abstracts due: Friday, July 19, 2019

                                       iii.      Notice of acceptance: Friday, August 9, 2019

                                       iv.      Advice to planning committee of intention to present: Friday, August 23, 2019


Presentation prizes: The APBR 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

$50 for Student Speed Round Winner, $50 for Practitioner Speed Round 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. Podium and speed round presentations will be held on Thursday September 26th during the morning and day sessions. The poster presentations will take place on Thursday evening.


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