Call for Abstracts: Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists 2014 Annual Conference
June 22-26, 2014 Nashville, Tennessee
Abstract submission deadline: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The conference connects more than 1,000 public health epidemiologists from across the country and will include workshops, plenary sessions with leaders in the field of public health, oral breakout sessions, roundtable discussions, and poster presentations. Attendees from across the country meet and share their expertise in surveillance and epidemiology as well as best practices in a broad range of areas including informatics, infectious diseases, immunizations, environmental health, occupational health, chronic disease, injury control, and maternal and child health. Take this opportunity to meet and build relationships with your colleagues.
Abstracts must be received no later than Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by 11:59 PM EST through the online CSTE abstract submission site. The Program Planning Committee will review abstracts for timeliness, relevance of topic, and potential to contribute to a well-balanced program. Formal letters of invitation are sent by e-mail from the CSTE National Office during the first week in March 2014.
While the Program Planning Committee will attempt to schedule selected abstracts for the requested presentation format, this will not always be possible. An option is available to select a secondary format if the Program Planning Committee cannot accommodate your preferred format.
Breakout Presentation Findings are presented on a specific topic within a breakout session with the opportunity for audience Q&A. Presentations are approximately 20 minutes, with only one (1) presenting author slot available for the submitted abstract. An option is available to select consideration for your abstract to be part of a panel presentation. The Planning Committee will determine panel presentations and abstracts selected for the format.
Poster Presentation A visual illustration of findings displayed through graphics, photographs, diagrams and limited text on a poster board. Presentations are limited to only one (1) presenting author slot available for the submitted abstract. Poster sessions will not have audiovisual equipment available. During the 2014 conference, we will pilot a rapid fire poster session and poster rounds. Please indicate your interest in either of these pilots during submission.
Roundtable Presentation Informative presentation focusing on recent findings or innovative topics, with substantial opportunity for discussion among attendees. Presentations are limited to two (2) presenting author slots available for the submitted abstract. Roundtable sessions will not have audiovisual equipment available.
Software Demonstration Software technology applications developed by a state, local, territorial, tribal or federal agency for public health. For profit agencies are not eligible. Presentations are limited to two (2) presenting author slots available for the submitted abstract.
For questions about submitting an abstract online, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.