Abstract Submission
Online Abstract Submission

The 2009 Summit Planning Committee has issued a call for presentation abstracts for the 2009 Cultivating Healthy Kansans: A Leadership Summit on Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention. Please review the information provided below prior to submitting an abstract.

SUMMIT PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES
The purpose of the Summit is to increase the capacity of public health partners to actively engage in implementing recommendations of the Kansas Chronic Disease Action Plan and to focus attention on how health promotion, chronic disease and injury prevention plays a role at every stage of life as well as across private and public sectors.

Participants attending the Summit will be able to describe:

SUMMIT THEMES
Each presentation abstract must fit within the scope of one of the following learning tracks or themes.  

  Policy and Action in Chronic Disease Prevention
Abstracts should outline programs, policies, and initiatives focused specifically on the primary prevention of chronic disease.

Community Development/Grassroots Strategies
Abstracts should demonstrate the use of community development strategies to support and/or complement chronic disease prevention and management.

Physical and Built Environment
Abstracts should demonstrate how specific strategies, programs or initiatives positively impact the health of people who are affected by a range of physical and social environments including the home, school, workplace, neighborhood, community, region and society at large.

Health Inequalities and Inequities
Abstracts should describe the affect on the quality of health by the conditions in which people live and work that contribute to increasing inequalities and inequities in health.

Patient Self-Management
Abstracts should demonstrate how patient self-management can improve chronic disease care and control the escalating economic and public health impact of chronic illness.

Quality of Care
Abstracts should demonstrate best practices for improving quality of care that leads to reducing the burden of chronic disease and its associated healthcare costs.

Injury Prevention
Abstracts should illustrate a public health approach to prevent injuries and minimize their consequences by a systematic process that may include (1) defining the injury problem; (2) identifying risk and protective factors; (3) developing and testing prevention interventions and strategies; and (4) ensuring widespread adoption of effective interventions and strategies.

WHO SHOULD SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT
Public health professionals, clinical practitioners, healthcare providers, community-based health leaders and academic researchers are invited to submit abstracts describing their work in the Summit themes.

HOW TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT

PRESENTATION OPTIONS
Oral Panel Presentations – concurrent breakout sessions

 
Poster Presentations 

Roundtable Presentations

Note: Remember to keep a copy of your abstract in your own files.

ABSTRACT FORMAT AND REQUIREMENTS
Format

Length

Required Forms

EVALUATION CRITERIA

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
To be considered for the program, submit abstract(s) according to the instructions by Thursday, October 15th, 2009.

CONFIRMATION
Those who submit abstract(s) will be notified of acceptance or rejection no later than November 11th, 2009. Those whose abstracts are accepted will receive subsequent communication to confirm both their availability to attend and present at the Summit and logistical details including type of presentation, format, date and time scheduled.

PRESENTER RESPONSIBILITIES


For more information contact:
Kate Watson at kwatson@kdheks.gov, 785-291-3739
Candace Ayars at cayars@kdheks.gov, 785-296-6801