A Healthier American, One Community at a Time

A Joint National Public Health Week Conference sponsored by:

Indiana Public Health Association
Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Public Health
Indiana State Department of Health
Indiana Society for Public Health Education
Indiana Rural Health Association School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Department of Applied Health Science Purdue University

April 6-7, 2010
at the Campus Center
Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI)


The abstract submission system for the 2010 meeting is internet-based. On this website you will find the instructions and forms necessary for submitting your abstract.

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2010

For questions about, or problems with, the abstract submission process, please contact Catherine Sherwood-Laughlin, Indiana University-Bloomington, csherwoo@indiana.edu


The National Public Health Week Conference will be on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 6-7, 2010. The conference allows public health professionals, students and advocates to network and share ideas. There are two presentation options from which to choose. The conference committee will select a limited number of podium presentations for breakout sessions. Poster presentations will be on the second day of the conference. While new and fresh ideas for a wide range of topics and focus areas are welcome, we especially invite proposals that address the conference theme: “A Healthier American, One Community at a Time” and meet the conference objectives:

  • Explore the foundational skills and knowledge of public health, with an emphasis on relevant applications for current issues
  • Determine strategies for quality improvement and policy change
  • Examine current and future issues and trends in public health
  • Provide for networking and sharing of promising practices


When you begin the abstract submission system, you will be asked for an E-mail address and a password. You will be able to revise your abstract using this E-mail and password to log into the system at a later date.

To submit your abstract, you should have the following information available before proceeding to the submission page:

Author Information: Full contact information for the presenting author and names, degrees, and affiliations for all other authors.

Abstract Title and Presentation Type: Title for your proposed presentation and preference for a podium presentation or a poster presentation. If choosing a podium presentation, please indicate the specific type of audio-visual equipment necessary (i.e., overhead projector, flip charts, LCD projector).

Abstract: Abstracts are limited to 250 words. You may want to prepare your abstract using a word processing program (before beginning the submission process) and then copy and paste it into the space provided on the submission page. Use the following sub-headings: Purpose, Methods, Results, Conclusions.

Biographical Sketch: Biographical information for the presenters. This will be limited to 250 words. You may want to prepare brief biographical sketch information for each presenter before beginning the submission process and then copy and paste it into the space provided on the submission page.

Deadline: Abstracts must be received by midnight EST on March 1, 2010. Please note that all sections of the abstract submission page must be completed. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

Selection Procedure:

The Spring Conference Committee will review all proposals and select those that best meet conference objectives. The Spring Conference Committee will notify presenters of the disposition of their proposals by Friday, March 19, 2010. (No phone calls, please).