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Call for Presentation Proposal Summary

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Due to the current situation with COVID-19 and the uncertainty of timing of future gatherings, we have made the decision to cancel the September conference.  We are still accepting abstracts as we are working to alter our plans to provide some virtual sessions via webinars, etc.  We will be posting more information on the plan for virtual learning opportunities here soon!


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Deadline to submit an abstract is EXTENDED TO APRIL 30, 2020 at 5:00pm!

The Illinois Public Health Association’s 79th Annual Conference Planning Committee invites presenters to submit proposals on a wide variety of topics supporting the theme “2020 Vision for a Healthy Illinois”. 

Selected presentation proposals will be invited to facilitate a 75-minute concurrent breakout session, which will be held on September 9th or 10th.  The sessions are an excellent forum to highlight public health success stories, develop new skills, demonstrate best practices, exchange lessons learned, share current research, and discover valuable resources on topics such as:

  • Policy, Systems and Environmental Change Efforts
  • Innovation in Physical Activity, Nutrition, Environmental Health, Chronic Disease, HIV/STDs, Behavioral Health, Emergency Preparedness, Communicable Disease, Workplace Wellness, etc.
  • Partnerships, Collaboration and Community Engagement
  • Health Equity / Social Determinants of Health
  • Communications and Health Advocacy
  • Leadership and Skills Development
  • National/State/Local Priorities
  • Research, Data, Needs Assessment, and Quality Improvement
  • …and so much more!

Benefits of participating as a presenter 

  • Network with your peers and advance your professional reputation
  • Promote your project and experience to an engaged audience
  • Contribute to the industry knowledge base
  • Waived registration fee, for 1 presenter per session, to attend the full conference
  • Travel stipend up to $100, for 1 presenter per session, based on eligibility

Deadline to submit an abstract is EXTENDED TO APRIL 30, 2020 at 5:00pm!


Check back soon for more information!