Abstracts wanted for third annual Penn State Public Health Day Symposium

HERSHEY, Pa. — The third annual Penn State Public Health Day Symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, May 9, at the Central Penn College Conference Center in Summerdale. This year's theme will explore the relationship between public health and law.

Abstracts addressing public health research (including public health law and policy-related research), community programs and other public health projects will be considered. Preference will be given to topics related to public health law, particularly in the areas of population health, global public health, and mental health/substance abuse. Conference proceedings for presentations related to public health law and policy research may be submitted for publication. Abstracts should be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 29, to https://redcap.ctsi.psu.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=MCCFHPAJRA. Only one submission per presenter will be considered.

Submissions will be accepted from individuals from private, nonprofit or governmental organizations conducting public health-related projects and/or research. Students (undergraduate, medical, nursing, law and graduate), faculty and staff from Penn State, as well as regional colleges and universities, are encouraged to submit abstracts.

Abstracts should be structured and include the following:

  • Title
  • List of authors (including names, degrees, department/institution and email address for the presenting author)
  • Background or significance of the Issue
  • Purpose, hypothesis statement or objectives
  • Methods or process
  • Results or evidence of impact
  • Conclusion, recommendation or implication for practice
  • Conflict of interest (if any)
  • Source of funding (if any)

Do not include literature citations, tables or images in the abstract. When using abbreviations, please spell out the full name at first mention and then follow with its abbreviation in parenthesis.

All presenters will be required to register online for the event and pay the $25 registration fee, except for full-time students.

Last Updated February 18, 2016