Public Health Poster Forum Abstract Submission 2021

Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract for the Public Health Research Poster Forum for 2021

The deadline to submit an abstract is Friday, March 5, 2021 by 5:00 pm!

Presenters may submit more than one abstract for review. Presenting author may submit abstracts to one of two categories:


This category applies to work that has a clearly defined objective, measurable outcome and a public health application. Abstracts in this category may represent, but are not limited to:

  • Original research, such as a unique or novel approach to a public health problem. Results or benefits may be conceptual.
  • Description of practical applications or findings
  • Community-based participatory research

Community Engagement

This category applies to presenters whose work describes the collaboration with the community (i.e., local, regional, national, global) towards the beneficial exchange and production of knowledge and resources. Examples of appropriate activities include but are not limited to:

  • Community engaged teaching or service
  • Evaluation or assessment
  • Program development
  • Policy recommendations

Abstract Criteria

  • Before submission confirm that you have permission to present the findings of your research or project from the community partners or organizations involved, persons or organizations that have ownership of the data used, and/or other project collaborators.
  • Title must be 80 characters or less, including spaces
  • Abstract should be a maximum of 1,700 characters including spaces (~250 words) and use the required section headings
  • Abstract should be organized, clear, concise, well-written
  • Abstract must contain the following sections and section headings. Abstracts with missing sections or section headings will not be accepted:
    • Introduction: Provide a brief background description or rationale and objectives of the study or activity. Community engagement abstracts only, state the setting and community partner(s) you engaged with in your activity.
    • Methods/Activities: Describe the research methods or activities performed. This section may describe protocols, population sampling, or statistical analyses performed. Community engagement abstracts only, explain the community engagement attributes of the project and how the activity applies to public health.
    • Results/Outcomes: Provide a brief description of the key findings, outcomes or products of your research or activities. Community engagement abstracts only, is the activity complete or still in progress?
    • Discussion: What did you learn? What is the significance of your results/outcomes or implications for public health?
  • Before submission, confirm that the abstract has been reviewed by an individual familiar with your research or project (i.e., faculty advisor, research partner or supervisor) that may provide constructive feedback.

Please indicate which category your submission qualifies for:

For all questions or concerns regarding the abstract submission process, send an email to one of the following contacts:

Lead Presenter Information

If more than one person is planning to co-present this abstract, please provide the personal information of the lead presenter or the presenter who will act as the main contact with the PHPF planning Committee.

Abstract Information

There is an 80 character (including spaces) maximum, including spaces.
First name Last name, etc...
Please read and follow the posted abstract criteria. Abstracts that do not meet the criteria will not be accepted.