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:
- Environmental/social influences on achieving optimal health and prevention of disease and injury.
- Evidence-based practices in multiple settings designed to engage people in healthy living and chronic disease self-management and health improvement efforts.
- Interdisciplinary collaboration impacting the health of communities relating to health promotion, chronic disease and injury prevention and control.
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.
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.
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
- Submit your abstract online with all requested information at Click here for Online Abstract Submission
- We recommend that you compose your abstract in MS Word, then cut and paste it into the appropriate field boxes in the online form. This should include title, author, purpose/background, objectives, methods, results, and conclusion.
- Presenters will be prompted to indicate the type of presentation preferred- oral panel, poster or roundtable presentation.
Oral Panel Presentations – concurrent breakout sessions
- 15 minute presentation and 5 minutes for questions and answers per presenter
- One presenter per abstract (if there is more than one author per abstract, list the presenter first)
- Select one Summit theme per abstract
- Submission of more than one abstract per presenter is allowed
- Posters should not exceed 4 feet by 4 feet in size
- All accepted posters will be displayed once during the conference
- 20-25 roundtable presentations taking place concurrently in a large ballroom
- Presenter sits at a table with a small group of participants to discuss a program or research topic
- Presenters should use a discussion/interactive format
- No Power Points permitted
Note: Remember to keep a copy of your abstract in your own files.
ABSTRACT FORMAT AND REQUIREMENTS
- The online form will prompt you to cut and paste your abstract into the following headings: title, authors, purpose/background, objectives, methods, results, conclusion
- Use text only. Do not use italics, diagrams, boxes, borders, tables or graphics.
- Abstract titles must be no longer than 15 words or 100 characters.
- Abstract text must be no more than 250 words or 1,500 characters.
- All abstracts must be accompanied by the presenter’s Biographical Data Form (must be 250-400 characters)
- Proposed abstracts should relate to one or more of the Summit Themes and meets the overall Summit Objectives.
- Abstract components should be complete, clear and well described
- Work should be performed using rigorous scientific methods (scientific/epidemiologic related submissions) or appropriate program planning and evaluation methods (programmatic submissions).
- Results and outcomes should be described in the abstract and relevant to the Summit Purpose.
To be considered for the program, submit abstract(s) according to the instructions by Thursday, October 15th, 2009.
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.
- Presenters are responsible for all expenses related to participating in the Summit, including transportation, registration fee, lodging and meals.
- Presenters are strongly encouraged to furnish handouts for 30-50 Summit participants.
For more information contact:
Kate Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org, 785-291-3739
Candace Ayars at email@example.com, 785-296-6801