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                                                       2018 Arkansas Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo

                                                                               Little Rock, Arkansas | May 9-11, 2018

The Arkansas Public Health Association (APHA) is no longer accepting abstracts for the 70th Annual Meeting. The theme for the meeting is "Pathways to Health Equity." Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts on the theme and current and emerging public health issues.

Dates and Deadlines:

  • Presenter registration deadline is March 9, 2018

General Information:

Abstract Notification: Presenters will be notified via email of abstract status on February 9, 2018. Please make sure that your email is correct and up-to-date.

Registration and Membership: You do NOT have to be an APHA member to submit an abstract. However, if your abstract is accepted for presentation, the presenting author MUST register for the Annual Meeting by the pre-registration deadline.

Author Disclaimer: Opinions expressed by a speaker represent only the opinions of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Arkansas Public Health Association.

Penalties: Presenters who fail to show up for their scheduled presentations without notifying the program planner of cancellations will not be permitted to present papers or posters at an APHA-sponsored meeting for two years following the "no-show."

Session Types:

Oral: A 75-minute spoken presentation, including questions and answers

Poster: Authors present their papers using a visual medium with key excerpts from the papers displayed on a 4' high x 8' wide / 1.2 m high x 2.4 m wide free-standing bulletin board.

                                                                 To submit an abstract, click here.

This year's conference theme "Pathways to Health Equity," is centered on the five social determinants of health. In order to strive toward creating pathways to health equity, we as public health advocates must take into account the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age, as well as our role in influencing policy and advocacy.


  • Accessibility to Healthcare
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Built Environment
  • Community Health
  • Disaster and Public Health
  • Disability
  • Environmental Public Health
  • Epidemiological Methods
  • Equity Issues in Public Health
  • Ethical Issues
  • Ethnic and Racial Populations
  • Food Safety
  • Gun Violence
  • Health Analytics
  • Health Behavior
  • Health Communications
  • Healthcare Costs
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Economics
  • Health Education
  • Health Insurance
  • Health Interventions
  • Health Policy
  • Health Research
  • Health Technology
  • Healthy Active Arkansas
  • Healthy Communities
  • Healthy Environments
  • Healthy Families
  • Healthy Homes
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Immunizations
  • Information Technology and Public Health
  • Illness Prevention
  • LGGBTQ Individuals
  • Management in Public Health
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Medical Public Health
  • Mental Health
  • Methodological Issues and Innovations
  • Occupational and Industrial Health
  • People with Special Needs
  • Pharmacovigilance in Public Health
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Physical Health
  • Prevention Research and Promotion
  • Public Health Education
  • Public Health Engineering
  • Public Health Ethics and Legality
  • Public Health Dentistry
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Public Health Policy
  • Public Health Systems
  • Public Health Promotion
  • Public Health Research
  • Quality of Life
  • Reproductive and Child Health
  • Research and Development
  • Rural Healthcare
  • Social Determinants of Health in Arkansas
  • Theoretical and Conceptual Innovations
  • Transgender Health Issues
  • Urban Public Health
  • Veterinary Public Health
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene

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