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2017 CPHA Annual Conference

From Patient to Population Health - Disparities Matter

Following an amazing 2016 Conference event, the 2017 CPHA Program Committee is hard at work preparing for this year's Annual Conference. The date will be October 30, 2017 at the Aqua Turf in Southington, CT. This year's theme is: From Patient to Population Health - Disparities Matter.

 If you are interested in participating the the planning of this year's conference, please email


Call for Abstracts

The Connecticut Public Health Association (CPHA) Program Planning Committee is accepting abstracts for presentations for CPHA’s 2017 Centennial Conference.  The centennial conference will be held on October 30, 2017 at The Aqua Turf in Southington, CT with the theme "From Patient to Population Health - Disparities Matter.” 


Guidelines/Rules for Submission:

· Deadline: May 20, 2017 for Oral, Roundtable breakout sessions, rapid fire/ignite presentations or panel discussion.

· All submissions must be done electronically, either via the online form below or by submitting the 2017 Conference Abstract Form to

· All components of the submission form must be completed in their entirety

· Abstracts must include at least 3 learning objectives

· Presenters will be notified by June 1, 2017 of status and the committee member who will be coordinating the session

· Presentation topics should be pertinent to the theme



o   History of Public Health in CT

o   Public Health successes and challenges

o   Future of Public Health in CT

o   Future Public Health Innovations

o   Recognized public health professionals & how they are making a difference

o   Current topics affecting our state and nation such as Opioid addiction, TBI/Concussions

o   Public Health Diversity

o   Policy and public health

· Do not include trade or brand names in your abstract

General Information:

· Presenters will be responsible for bringing oral presentation audiovisuals on a personal flash drive, handouts and anything necessary for the presentation.

· Presenters do not have to be a member of CPHA to submit an abstract.  However, if the abstract is accepted for a presentation, the presenting author(s) must register for the annual meeting by the pre-registration deadline.


Preparing the Abstract: 

All abstracts need to follow the online format details, including the word limit for each session.  This will help the planning committee better understand the purpose and value of the discussions being proposed.  On the submission form, presenters will need to indicate their 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th choice of type of session.  The Program Committee will review all submissions and will notify the selected abstracts presenters by email no later than  June 1, 2017.  Once abstracts are submitted, the committee will determine session schedule for the day.  


All components of the abstract submission form must be completed.  Any presenting author may not present more than two accepted abstracts.  Co-authors and co-presenters need to be listed, when applicable.  There are 3 options for breakout sessions:


1. Oral Session

· Each session will be 45 - 60 minutes

· Presenter will provide handouts

·Submit an abstract online or fill-out and email the 2017 Conference Abstract Form to

2. Roundtable Breakout Sessions

· Each session will be 30 minutes

· Present on topic for approximately 10 minutes, then 20 minutes of discussion

· Presenter will provide handouts at your discussion

· Submit an abstract online or fill-out and email the 2017 Conference Abstract Form to

3. Panel Discussion

· Each panel will consist of 3-5 panelists.  The topic will be relevant to the theme of the conference.

· Panel discussions are expected to last 1 hour.

· Submit an abstract online or fill-out and email the 2017 Conference Abstract Form to

4. Rapid Fire/Ignite General Information

· A series of speedy presentations

· Each presenter presents no more than 20 slides

· Each slide will automatically advance every 15 seconds

· Presentation will be no more than 5 minutes

· As usual, avoid slides with excessive text.  Try to sum up the message of each slide to 3 main bullet points. Use fonts of at least 16 points for the main text, and at least 24 points for slide titles

· Use high-resolution graphs (images and plots)

· Please be advised that presentations exceeding the 5 min time limit will be cut off by the moderators in the interest of time

· You must submit your presentation to the program committee 5 days prior to the conference in order to perform a rapid fire/ignite presentation

· Submit an abstract online or fill-out and email the 2017 Conference Abstract Form to


All abstracts must describe at least three learning objectives and be from the learner’s perspective.  Qualification statements must be specific to the abstract and describe how the presenter is qualified to present on the topic or issue.


Abstract Submission Form


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