The Planning Committee for the 2014 USPHS Scientific & Training Symposium invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at the Symposium, which will be held June 10-12 at the Raleigh (NC) Convention Center. The theme for the 2014 USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium is "Public Health Today: Prevention, Innovation, Progress." The focus of this year's Symposium will be on the novel and impactful efforts based on the Strategic Directions of the National Prevention Strategy to address the broad scope of public health challenges. The objectives of the plenary and track sessions will be on sharing innovative practices to address knowledge gaps needed to create a prevention-oriented society to improve the health and wellness of all.
The deadline for abstract submissions is December 20, 2013.
Accepted abstracts will be selected for a 30-minute oral presentation as part of a themed track session presented on Wednesday, June 11. A separate Call for Posters will be issued in early 2014.
The committee seeks abstracts that provide an opportunity for those engaged at all levels and settings of public health to share innovative and effective best practices and research. Abstracts should identify how the presentation will improve the competence or performance of the attendees or improve public health or clinical outcomes. Any topics falling within the scope of the overall theme or sub-themes will be considered. The topics listed under each track are intended to stimulate your thinking not limit it!!
Abstracts should be submitted online.
Abstract proposals require:
· A title,
· Three learning objectives,
· A brief description of the proposed topic that explains how it will build on a professional’s knowledge, science or practice,
· A biography/resume of the presenter that explains why they are qualified to present on the topic along with references or citations if available,
· A financial disclosure.
Abstract narratives should specifically address the way in which the presentation will enhance the competency or performance of the attendees or how it will result in improved clinical or public health outcomes.
Those selected to present will be contacted by the conference planning committee by April 7, 2014.