This major conference in the fall may be of interest to some of you. The NIH Institute on
Minority Health and Health Disparities, which is sponsoring the summit, has taken an
increasing interest in transportation determinants of health disparities. The Summit
website is now online: http://www.nimhd.nih.gov/summit_site/
. They are accepting abstracts
for another month.
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From: NIMHD News and Announcements list [mailto:NIMHD-INFO-L@LIST.NIH.GOV] On Behalf Of
2012 Summit (NIH/NIMHD)
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 6:59 PM
Subject: Call for Abstracts: 2012 Health Disparities Summit
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The 2012 Summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities is now accepting
abstracts for program sessions. All abstracts must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m.
Eastern Time on June 15, 2012. The abstract submission website will be available within
the next few days with more detailed information. You will receive a follow-up e-mail as
soon as the site is available for abstract submissions.
The Summit is organized around the core principle of integrating science, policy, and
practice, and offers a forum to advance scholarship and translate new knowledge into
Abstracts will be accepted in three categories: posters, oral presentations, and
integrated panel presentations. Applicants may submit abstracts to more than one category,
but each submission must be based on a separate research project. Additional information
about each category is available below.
Abstracts accepted in this category will be presented during the poster session on either
November 1st or November 2nd, 2012. You will receive further details about the scheduled
presentation date if your abstract is accepted.
Word Limit: Please limit poster abstracts to 300 words.
Oral presentations will take place in a roundtable panel format. Each panel will have an
assigned moderator in order to promote dialogue and stimulate discussion. Abstracts that
are accepted for oral presentations will be presented as concurrent sessions. There is
also the option of submitting an abstract in this category with the option to be
considered for a poster presentation if the abstract is not accepted for oral
Word Limit: Please limit oral presentation abstracts to 300 words.
Integrated Panel Presentations
Integrated panel presentations are designed to allow a group of presenters from diverse
disciplines (i.e., Science, Practice, and Policy) to discuss health disparities and
related findings on a similar theme. Abstracts for this category should focus on science,
practice, policy, and include a community component or discuss societal issues that
influence health disparities.
Word Limit: Please limit integrated panel presentation abstracts to 500 words. This should
also include the presentation title for each panelist.
Proposals, regardless of category, should also fall under one of three tracks:
Track 1: Translational and Transdisciplinary Research
These presentations should promote the integration of science, practice and policy.
* Science or research abstracts might include basic and applied, health services,
patient-oriented, epidemiological, environmental, behavioral, and social sciences research
related to health disparities.
* Policy-oriented abstracts delve into policies linked to health or healthcare, or
other areas impacting health such as public, social, and economic policies.
* Practice abstracts examine public health practice related to community health,
healthcare, or social services delivery, and education and training.
Applicants must clearly articulate how findings lead to new knowledge in science,
practice, or policy interventions in health disparities. For example, policy abstracts
should include the scientific evidence or practice concept that led to the policy. If the
submission is a science abstract, then applicants should indicate how the science
translates into either practice or policy.
Themes: The following themes fall under Track 1: Translational and Transdisciplinary
* Integrating Biological, Social, Behavioral and Environmental Determinants of
* Health Disparity Populations, Disease Conditions and Risk Factors
* Primary Prevention and Health
* Discrimination, Racism and Stress
* Healthcare Disparities and Quality Research
* Best Practices and Approaches for Community Engagement
* Health Information Technology
* Global Population Health
Track 2: Capacity-Building and Infrastructure
Abstracts submitted under Track 2: Capacity-Building and Infrastructure, will explore the
challenges and opportunities associated with building capacity for research, public health
and primary care practice, services delivery, training, and education. These presentations
will also investigate the implementation and sustainability of infrastructure and economic
development in disparate communities.
Themes: The following themes fall under Track 2: Capacity-Building and Infrastructure
* Multi-sectoral Capacity-Building
* Health Workforce
* Community Capacity-Building and Sustainable Economic Development
* Data and Research Evaluation
Track 3: Outreach, Partnerships, Collaborations, and Opportunities
Eliminating health disparities requires effective outreach, partnerships, and
collaborations across federal agencies, academic institutions, foundations, non-profit and
private organizations. Track 3: Outreach, Partnerships, Collaborations, and
Opportunities, provides a venue for representatives from various agencies and
organizations to showcase their innovative partnerships, outreach, and dissemination
efforts, including successful collaborations on addressing health disparities.
Themes: The following themes fall under Track 3: Outreach, Partnerships, Collaborations,
* Public Public-Private Partnerships
* Community Partnerships
* Outreach Dissemination
* Global Health Networks
* Abstracts will be peer reviewed
* Authors must select the track and theme under which their abstracts should be
considered. Abstracts may be submitted under only one Summit theme, and must be related to
one or more of the topics listed under the selected theme.
* General selection criteria will be based on: (1) quality of abstract; (2)
implications for health disparities research, policy, or practice, or its application; (3)
new insights for health disparities research or its application; (4) clarity and
completeness of abstract; and (5) relevance to specified theme.
* Applicants may submit abstracts to more than one category, but each submission
must come from a distinct research project.
* All abstract submissions are final, no changes or modifications will be
Abstract Awards/Recognition: Abstracts will be considered for recognition in the following
award categories: outstanding scientific poster, outstanding policy poster, outstanding
public health practice poster, outstanding clinical practice poster, and outstanding
community-based health disparities research or intervention poster. Early investigators,
junior faculty, community researchers, and policy professionals are eligible for
recognition. More details to come.
For additional inquiries, please contact
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