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The 2022 Conference will offer Panel and Abstract Submissions. Abstracts may be accepted for Poster or Oral presentation.

December 1, 2021 – March 7, 2022

The 2022 Conference will offer Panel and Abstract Submissions. Abstracts may be accepted for Poster or Oral presentation.

December 1, 2021 – March 7, 2022


Interdisciplinary Approaches for Advancing Population Health Equity 

Building upon our themes from the last few conferences, we continue to address health inequities for the 2022 Annual Meeting by focusing on interdisciplinary approaches aimed at understanding and addressing health inequities. The persistence of health inequities underscores an urgent need to reevaluate traditional approaches to serving the public’s needs and to explore innovative solutions-oriented approaches to achieving health equity.  

This year’s conference aims to advance the state of the population health science on critical health equity research and practice and to promote and support the capacity to get us closer to achieving population health equity. In both existing and novel research, there is a need to develop and evaluate evidence-based population-level solutions to inequities that are driven largely by social, economic, and environmental factors. Many existing and emerging methodologies and methods are being utilized and developed to understand and address multiple forms of oppression, and ultimately health inequities, yet there are few spaces in which these are being delivered and debated. IAPHS’s role as a specifically interdisciplinary association makes the conference unique as a venue for bringing into conversation and synthesizing diverse disciplinary perspectives.  


Submission Formats

Panel Submission:

Groups of individuals are invited to submit panels that will present original research or engage in innovative discussions that push the boundaries of population health science, practice, theory, methods, student training, or technological innovations (or a combination of these) around a significant issue related to population health. Note that work presented in these panels should not yet be published. All proposed panels should include the session organizer, and 3-4 panelists.

All population health topics are welcome. Topics related to the conference theme are especially encouraged.

The IAPHS annual meeting is aimed at fostering cross-pollination of ideas among panel members and an interdisciplinary audience. Panels should not be composed of presenters from a single academic discipline. 

Submission Deadline: March 7, 2022

Abstract Submission:

Individuals or co-authored teams are welcome to submit an original abstract for consideration on the program. Accepted Abstracts will be presented in either a Poster or Oral Contributed Session. Abstract may present original research, practice, theory, methods, new ideas on student training, or technological innovations.

Submission Deadline: March 7, 2022

Submission Policy

Abstracts submitted for poster sessions or oral presentations

May be submitted: 

  • Abstracts of work that has been neither published nor presented at another meeting.
  • Abstracts derived from papers under review by a journal but not yet accepted.
  • Abstracts that have been submitted to other meetings for presentation and are under review (however, if accepted may not be presented both at IAPHS and another meeting).

 May not be submitted:

  • Abstracts derived from papers that have already been published, either in print or in an online format
  • Abstracts based entirely on research that has been presented at other meetings, even if unpublished.

NOTE: The Submission Policy listed above is based on the status of the work, at the time of submission.

Submission Guidelines and Criteria for Review

General Guidelines for All Submissions

Submissions must focus on population health, broadly defined.

  1. Submissions should not include unnecessary disciplinary jargon. Remember that there is a strong likelihood that your submission will be reviewed from at least one person outside of your field. If the reviewers do not understand your submission, it is less likely to be selected.
  2. If your panel submission or abstract is based on original research, you must include enough details about your data and/or results to convince the Program Committee that your work will be ready for presentation at the October meeting.
  3. Priority will be given to submissions that will appeal to an interdisciplinary audience.
  4. Submissions will be evaluated based on:

           a. Clarity of the formulation/conceptualization
           b. Assessment of the methodological approach(es) as appropriate
           c. Novelty of the results or discussion
           d. Innovation of the overall project or panel
           e. Fit on the program with other sessions
           f. Ability to speak to an audience that includes researchers and practitioners from
              multiple fields and sectors

Panel Guidelines

Panel proposals must include a description of the panel (as you wish for it to appear in the program, should the session be selected), a listing of the panelists, talk titles and talk descriptions (200 characters limit) for each panelist. All panel members, must indicate a willingness to attend the conference and participate on the panel. Contact information and each panelist’s professional affiliation also need to be included.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstracts that highlight original research must be 2,000 characters or less and must communicate to the Program Committee the question that is guiding the research, the significance of the research, data/methods, and preliminary results. These abstract submissions must be based on unpublished research.  Abstract submissions will be judged on the extent to which the research, practice, or training is pushing boundaries in this area of study, is clear and complete, and is related to the theme of the meeting.

If you have questions about submissions, please contact:

Sue Bevan