Call for Abstracts

The 2021 Public Health in the Rockies (PHiR) conference will take place from August 25 to 27.

Thank you for your interest in the 2021 PHiR Call for Abstracts.

Deadline for submission is NOW CLOSED.

The PHiR Planning Committee invites abstract submissions from a person or organization wishing to present a:

  • Program/Research “Showcase” Session (30 minutes)
  • Program/Research “Showcase” Session (1 hour)
  • Skill building Session (2 hours)
  • Poster Session
  • Breakfast Roundtable Session

Submission Options:

Program/Research Showcase Session (30 minutes): These short (30 minutes) Program/Research Showcase Sessions are intended to provide attendees with a quick synopsis of a public health program or relevant research. Attendees should learn about how the program or research relates to the three core functions of public health (assessment, policy development, and assurance) and to the theme of the conference, Public Health HEROES: Health. Equity. Resiliency. Outcomes. Engagement. Safety. Presenters should ensure time is available for questions and answers during the 30-minute session.  

Program/Research Showcase Session (1 hour): 1 hour Program/Research Showcase Sessions are intended to provide attendees with in-depth presentation and discussion opportunities, featuring a successful practice, program, or research on key issues. Attendees will learn about how the practice, program, or research relates to the three core functions of public health (assessment, policy development, and assurance) and to the theme of the conference, Public Health HEROES: Health. Equity. Resiliency. Outcomes. Engagement. Safety. This session differs from a 30 minutes Program/Research Showcase Session in that presenters are expected to engage participants in interactive learning activities and discussions. 

Skill-building Session (2 hours): Skill-building or workshop sessions are intended to teach a specific skill needed by public health professionals and include one or more exercises that let attendees practice using this skill. Attendees should begin to develop a skill that is important for public health and related to one or more of the three core functions of public health (assessment, policy development, and assurance) and to the theme of the conference, Public Health HEROES: Health. Equity. Resiliency. Outcomes. Engagement. Safety. This session differs from a Program/Research Showcase Session in that attendees will have a hands-on opportunity to practice the skill versus a lecture-based session.

Poster Session: Poster Sessions are intended to provide a graphic presentation of program or research findings by displaying graphs, photos, diagrams and descriptive text. Attendees should learn about how the program or research relates to the three core functions of public health (assessment, policy development, and assurance) and to the theme of the conference, Public Health HEROES: Health. Equity. Resiliency. Outcomes. Engagement. Safety. The authors will then hold discussions with the registrants who are circulating among the poster boards during the designated poster session time frame. The presenter should remain by his/her poster board for the duration of the one hour session to answer questions.

Breakfast Roundtable Session: Roundtable Sessions are intended to provide opportunities for presenters to share their topics with smaller audiences (~8 participants) for 60 minutes. The presenter(s) will share their topic for about 20 minutes and then facilitate a Q & A and discussion with the participants at the table. Attendees will learn about how the program or research relates to the three core functions of public health  (assessment, policy development, and assurance) and to the theme of the conference, Public Health HEROES: Health. Equity. Resiliency. Outcomes. Engagement. Safety. Selected roundtable presenters will be assigned a specific table that will be labeled so attendees can select a topic of interest. No audio-visual equipment is provided for roundtable sessions, but presenters are encouraged to bring handouts or any other materials to assist in the brief presentations. 

Abstract reviews and selection of sessions will be completed by a diverse conference planning committee and recruited reviewers. Based on the abstracts submitted, the planning committee will ensure that the program will be representative of the variety of topics and geographic areas represented in public health.

Please Note: Acceptance to present requires all presenters to register and pay to attend the conference.

Questions about the abstract submission requirements? Check out our instructions here!