Texas Public Health Association

Call for Public Health Presentations Abstracts

86th Annual Educational Conference
“Cresting the Wave: 2010 and Beyond”
April 21-23, 2010
Sheraton Hotel & Condominiums
310 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, Texas 78597
Phone (956)761-6551 Fax (956)761-6570

This conference offers presenters and participants a unique opportunity to promote TPHA’s emphasis on continuing education. Abstracts describing original research in a public health area for a paper or poster presentation or educational materials display are now being accepted. Submissions may include graduate student research projects, program evaluations or other original work. Exhibits, descriptions of programs, advertising of products, etc. are not considered to be posters or public health education material.

TPHA and affiliate members, local and regional health departments, hospitals, universities, and students are eligible to submit abstracts. Presenters are not required to be a member of TPHA, but ARE required to pay TPHA registration fees before the pre-registration deadline and must attend. A $200 award and a plaque will be presented to the winner in each of the 3 categories. Submissions from each category may be considered for publication in the Texas Public Health Journal.

All Presentations (posters, research papers and education materials projects) are automatically eligible for the additional $100 “Members’ Choice” award. The winner of this award is chosen by majority vote of meeting attendees.

Attention Students: If you are a graduate student in a School of Public Health or related health science program, you have an opportunity to compete  for a travel scholarship up to $400. To compete, include a letter of endorsement from a faculty member (can be an email attachment) with your abstract and check the box for “wish to compete in student abstract competition” on the abstract form. If selected, you then will present your work at our annual meeting. Get forms at www.texaspha.org.

Categories of Competition: 1. Public Health Education Materials: Projects designed to educate the public on a public health topic. Some examples are: pamphlets, brochures, slide shows, videotapes, computer programs, etc. 2. Research Papers: (Original research of an empirical nature, conceptual or methodological issues or innovative techniques in a public health area) Paper presentations will have a time limit of 15 minutes. 3. Poster Presentations: (Original research of an empirical nature, conceptual or methodological issues or innovative techniques in a public health area) Posters must present original work with a problem statement and results presented in poster form.

Judging of all presentations is weighted most heavily on  Evidence of public health contribution;  Also judged on: Clarity; Overall plan and organization of material; Delivery of research paper; Ability to answer questions; and Knowledge of topic.

DEADLINE for submission of abstracts for all categories is January 31, 2010.

Electronic submissions only please! Forms may be downloaded from our website www.texaspha.org Or obtained by calling the TPHA office at 512-336-2520 Email abstracts and submission forms to Txpha@aol.com AND abstractspdb@yahoo.com

NOTE: An individual creation may only be entered once. Presenters may enter more than one paper or poster, provided each covers a different topic. Both a paper and a poster may be presented, provided that each covers a different topic.

If you are interested in presenting at the annual conference, but do not wish to participate in this competition, please contact the TPHA office for the name of the appropriate contact person. For more details go to www.texaspha.org.

Click here for a link to the Call for Papers Abstract Form

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