New York State Public Health Association

2018 Annual Meeting


Invitation to Submit Presentation Proposal

The New York State Public Health Association (NYSPHA) invites you to submit a proposal to present at the 68th Annual Meeting and Conference to be held April 19-20, 2018 at The Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, New York. The Annual Meeting is a one-of-a-kind event in NYS where public health professionals from all settings can engage in public health learning opportunities designed to enhance personal growth and renewal as well as to benefit the communities we all serve.  

Presenting a session provides an opportunity for you to share your expertise with public health professionals on a variety of current and emerging issues while building a rich networking community.


Presentations are encouraged that address innovative interventions, best practices and achievements.  We are now accepting abstracts for presentations on the following topic areas:

  • Public-private partnerships and coalitions building to improve public health
  • Innovative ways to address disparities/social determinants of health
  • Prevention in the age of addiction as a public health epidemic
  • Bridging the gap between healthcare and the public health community: models of integration
  • Interpretation of data for public health programming/performance improvement
  • Population health strategies for rural communities
  • Program and Funding Sustainability Through Advocacy and Action 

Other areas of public health may also be submitted but priority will be given to those meeting the above topic areas.


Available formats include roundtable discussions, “hot topics” panel presenter and plenary session presentation. Please select your preferred presentation format(s) during submission.

How to Submit

All concurrent sessions proposals must be submitted online via our abstract submission website at   Submissions must be made by 11:59 PM on November 30, 2017.

Individuals may submit a multiple person panel, not exceeding four presenters, but must have one lead presenter for each proposal.

Proposal Requirements 

The following must be included in the proposal:

•      Name of each presenter with highest academic degree and institutional affiliation listed for each.

•      Full contact information for corresponding presenter (address, phone, affiliation and email) and brief bio for each presenter.

•      Presentation title (short, descriptive).

•      Presentation description (no more than 350 words; be detailed so the review committee has as much information as possible to best evaluate your program; address evidence-based methods and how the program promotes attendance).

•      Abstract/Program Book Listing (100-125 words; concise and accurate; describe and “sell” the program to conference attendees).

•      Three learning objectives written in measurable terms.

Please indicate your preferred presentation format(s). You may select more than one option:

  • Breakout Session Presentation (60 minutes plus Q&A)
  • Roundtable discussion (25 minute discussion with groups of attendees, repeated twice, no A/V)
  • Plenary session (30-45 minutes. These are limited in availability)
  • "Hot Topics" panel (15 minutes plus Q&A)


Proposals must be received by 11:59 PM on November 30, 2017. Notification of acceptance or rejection of proposal will be sent to the corresponding author on or by December 30, 2017. Authors may also login to to view proposal status and reviewer comments.

Conference Registration

All presenters wishing to attend the full conference must register. Presenters will be allowed to register at a discounted rate upon notification of proposal acceptance. 


If we can address any questions or assist you in any way, feel free to contact us at or (518) 427-5835.

Please share this information with anyone you think may also be interested in submitting a proposal.

Click HERE to download these directions as a PDF. 

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