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Call for Abstracts
NPHA Annual Conference | April 17, 2024 | Virtual
Improving Preventive and Harm Reduction Strategies: Community-Driven and Population-Based Approaches 

Call for abstracts is now closed. 

Call for abstracts is open for limited concurrent (breakout) session presentations. Content areas should address the conference theme, particularly research and programs displaying application to public health practice. The deadline to submit an abstract is March 31, 2024. at 5:00 pm. Authors will be notified of the status of their submission no later than April 3, 2024. 

You do not need to be a member of NPHA to submit an abstract. However, if your abstract is accepted for presentation or poster session you and all presenting authors MUST 1) become NPHA members; 2)  register for and attend the conference; and 3) pay the conference registration fee.  

Why should I submit an abstract?

  • Share your research with a large public health audience.
  • Enhance your CV.
  • Expand career opportunities.
  • Disseminate your findings.
  • Receive feedback from colleagues.
  • Be part of the largest public health gathering in Nevada.

Who should submit an abstract?

Anyone who works or is involved in Public Health in Nevada!

  • Public Health professionals
  • Students
  • Researchers
  • Policy makers

What can I submit an abstract about?

Abstracts should present emerging public health topics including but not limited to policy, research, program development, interventions.  

What are the Abstract Guidelines?

Abstracts must be 175 to 250 words or less and provide a brief description of what to expect in your presentation. An abstract is a brief summary of your work, intervention and/or research. It is designed to inform the reader about your project/research in a concise manner. It should include the following components:

1) Introduction - Statement of the research problem, purpose and/or hypothesis 2) Methods, 3) Results and 4) Discussion

In addition, because it is a conference abstract, the author should indicate how it relates to the theme of conference and the mission of the community based public health caucus.

Questions to consider when addressing each component (University of California, Berkeley, 2000):

1) Motivation/problem statement: Why do we care about the problem? What practical, scientific/theoretical gap is your research or community based intervention filling?

2) Methods/procedure/approach: What did you actually do to get your results? (e.g., analyzed 3 novels, completed a series of 5 oil paintings, interviewed 17 students)

3) Results/findings/product: As a result of completing the above procedure, what did you learn, invent, create, observe? Was there enhanced knowledge, increased participation, self efficacy, etc.?

4) Conclusion/implications: What are the larger implications of your findings, especially for the problem/gap identified in step 1?

What is a Learning Objective?

Learning objectives must be included with your submission (Learning Objectives WILL NOT be included in the abstract text word count). Learning objectives must be measurable. Guidelines for Writing Learning Objectives can be found here:

Examples of Learning Objectives:

  • List five factors that contribute to hypertension
  • Describe the procedure for assessing the health status of a patient with cancer
  • Design a community based breast screening model

What are some examples of abstracts?

How do I submit an abstract?

Please develop your abstract off-line before accessing the online submission form. Use the spell check and word count features of your word processor to check the text of the abstract before submitting it. When you are ready, access the online submission form. If you have questions, please contact Melissa O'Brien at or 775.784.1983.

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