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Call for Poster Abstracts for Population Health Summit 2017

October 2, 2017

NYSHealth, The New York Academy of Medicine, and the Department of Population Health, NYU Langone Health invite you to submit an abstract for poster presentation for the fifth annual Population Health Summit, "Five-Year Retrospective: How Far We Have Come, and What Lies Ahead," by October 2, 2017.

This call is open to community practitioners, researchers, clinicians, and students across sectors and disciplines, including (but not limited to) economics, community development, business, medicine, pharmacology, public health, education, transportation, and urban planning. Student submissions are strongly encouraged.

Participating in the poster presentation provides an opportunity to:

  • showcase your work to more than 400 diverse professionals interested in advancing population health;
  • obtain feedback on your work;
  • network with summit attendees; and
  • contribute to the advancement of population health in New York State.

Submissions may include case studies, original research, or project proposals for public feedback. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Progress and challenges related to population health endeavors led by community-based organizations, coalitions, community health centers, hospitals, or other anchor institutions;
  • Population focused opioid prevention, intervention, and treatment strategies (e.g., prescription reform, recovery support medication availability, treatment on demand) that are aimed at improving health; or
  • Other population strategies that address social determinants of health including integrating meaningful data use to advance population health and public-private partnerships.

The poster session will be held concurrently with summit activities and feature a dedicated viewing in the early afternoon for poster presenters to respond to attendees’ questions.

Abstract Requirem​ents
Each abstract should not exceed 500 words (not including titles, names, and organization) and should include the following:

  • Poster Title
  • Authors and Affiliations
  • Name, email address, and telephone number for the corresponding author
  • Name, email address, and telephone number for the presenting author (if different from corresponding author)
  • Learning objectives
  • 500 words (or fewer) describing the population health activity or intervention, policy or study, and importance, as well as changes in health processes, outputs, or outcomes. If submitting a research study, please include information about the research methodology (e.g., design, analysis, results).
  • In addition to the abstract, please also provide the lead presenter’s bio sketch (not to exceed 250 words).
  • Please identify any potential conflicts of interests.

In preparing your abstract, please consider the planning committee’s working definition of total population health that will frame the summit:

“As health reform efforts in New York State proceed to drive the improvement of the health of populations either receiving clinical care and/or insured by a specific program, it is important to align these ‘enrollee’ and ‘panel’ population health efforts with broader initiatives to achieve ‘total’ population health. Improving total population health means improving the health and wellbeing of all people in a population in a given geographic area while eliminating health inequities. Substantive partnerships with communities, and across sectors affecting health (including but not limited to public health, health care, housing, education, and social services), as well as shared responsibility/accountability and supportive financing models, are required to achieve these goals."

Deadline for Abstracts: 5:00 p.m. October 2, 2017
Applicants will be notified regarding their acceptance by October 20, 2017. 

Selected participants will be asked to set up their poster at the summit on December 11, 2017 by 8:15 a.m., and must be present between 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. to answer questions. Dimensions for the poster should be 36 inches tall and 60 inches wide. Abstracts for posters previously presented in other conferences may be submitted.

Each poster abstract that is accepted will include two registrations (conference is free, but there is a maximum number of participants). The presenting author will be registered automatically. A request to provide contact information for the second registrant will accompany the abstract decision.

Poster abstract applications should be submitted to:

Please direct all questions concerning this call for poster abstracts to:

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