APHA 2023 Call for Abstracts

APHA 2023 Annual Meeting & Expo, Atlanta, Nov. 12-15, Creating the Healthiest Nation: Overcoming Social & Ethical Challenges

The general call for abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the APHA 2023 Annual Meeting and Expo is now closed.

The call for late breaker abstracts for 2023 is also now closed.

2023 Timeline and Deadlines

More items and deadlines will be added as finalized.

Jan. 9 Call for Abstracts opens
March 31 Abstract submission deadline - 11:59 p.m. PDT
June 6-7
Abstract status notification email sent to all submitters.
If you did not receive an email and it is not in your email filters or "SPAM", drop a note to the team.
June 6-July 31  Late Breaker Call for Abstracts Open (limited sections/caucuses, see below)
August 31 Late Breaker notifications sent out by this date
August 31 Waitlisted abstract notifications will be sent by this date
Nov. 9-11 APHA 2023 Pre-Meeting Sessions and Events
Nov. 12-15  APHA 2023 Annual Meeting and Expo

Rules and regulations

  • It is the policy of the American Public Health Association to hold events (meetings, conferences, and professional gatherings) where physical and communication barriers do not exclude people with disabilities from attending and participating. Presentations must be accessible to all including closed captioning of videos.
  • Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the presenting author to present their work if the abstract is accepted.
  • You do not have to be a member to submit an abstract. However, if your abstract is accepted for presentation, the presenting author MUST become an individual APHA member and MUST register for the Annual Meeting. The membership requirement does not apply to APHA Learning Institutes faculty or invited session speakers. Discounted individual membership rates are available to employees of Agency/Organization Members.
  • Session organizers and moderators are required to register for the meeting.
  • APHA records presentations for on-demand viewing. The recordings will also be available for sale after the meeting. There is no option to present and not be recorded. Please keep this in mind when determining if/what to present.
  • Abstracts submitted and accepted for the APHA Annual Meeting may not be presented at any other meeting (unless presented internally within your organization/university) or published prior to November 2023. It is the author's responsibility to submit their paper to a journal for publication after the meeting. Guidelines for manuscript submissions to the American Journal of Public Health.
  • Word count for abstract text must be 250 or less unless otherwise noted in the section’s Call for Abstracts instructions.
  • Authors submitting abstracts are responsible for ensuring that all authors listed on the abstract have been notified of the submission.
  • Each abstract will be blind reviewed by the 2023 Review Committee, and decisions to accept or reject abstracts rest with the Program Chair of your section.
  • You may review, modify, or withdraw your abstract any time before March 31, 11:59 (PDT).
  • Program Chairs will determine presentation format and time.
  • Presenters who fail to show up for their scheduled presentations without notifying the Program Chair of cancellation will not be permitted to present papers or posters at any APHA-sponsored meeting for two years following the "no-show."
  • Copyright issues: Speakers who use original work (pictures, charts, graphs, videos, etc.) in their presentation must cite the original source. If you are drawing heavily on another source, it is your responsibility to seek permission to use the material.
  • An author may not present more than three abstracts during an APHA Annual Meeting, and each abstract must be different. Duplicate submissions will not be accepted. Violators will be removed from the program.
  • Presenters whose abstracts were accepted for presentation but subsequently withdrew their abstracts two or more times within the last five years may be excluded from the program.