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Call for Abstracts

ACPM is accepting scientific research-based abstracts for Prevention 2019 through January 29 (11:59 PM ET). Carefully read the below guidelines—which pertain only to scientific abstracts—and submit your abstract before the deadline.

The call for abstracts is an opportunity for attendees to submit original research to be considered for a poster or oral presentation at Prevention 2019. Most accepted submissions will have the opportunity to present a poster and the highest quality submissions will be selected for a short oral presentations.

The call for sessions—closed in October 2018—was seeking ideas and themes for concurrent sessions at the meeting. Subscribe to annual meeting updates to make sure you receive the latest news about Prevention 2019 and future calls for sessions and abstracts for Prevention 2020.


All scientific abstract submissions must be received no later than January 29, 2019, 11:59 PM ET. Late or incomplete submissions will be ineligible for review.

Submit your abstract online through the Prevention 2019 Abstract Submission Site.

Submission Site


Authors are encouraged to submit scientific abstracts for oral or poster presentation in one or more of the following categories:

For additional details, view the meeting track descriptions. Abstract topics addressing occupational medicine/employee health and productivity, environment health, military health, aerospace medicine, as well as general preventive medicine or public health topics are welcome.

Abstract Requirements

Sample accepted abstracts from previous conferences are available for review.

Abstract Submission Process

Abstracts must be submitted online through the Prevention 2019 Abstract Submission Site. You will need to create an account to upload your abstract, even if you used the Preventive Medicine 2018 website last year. Please note: the abstract submission website does not support the Internet Explorer browser.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact Jessica Bradshaw ( or 202-466-2044 x112).

Abstract Review and Selection

All abstract submissions will be reviewed by members of the ACPM Scientific Review Committee. All submitted abstracts undergo blinded, peer review and must comply with the requirements outlined in Section III. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified of the results by the end of March 2019. Reviews will not be forwarded to abstract authors.

Abstracts are selected on the basis of scientific merit and will be arranged to fit into the overall conference structure. Guidelines for oral and poster presentations will be provided to authors of accepted abstracts.

Criteria for Evaluation of Abstracts

Abstract Presentation Categories

Abstracts accepted will be considered for oral presentation, CME poster presentation, or non-CME poster presentation.

Oral Presentations

All Poster Presentations

CME Poster Presentations

Scientific Award

Recognition for outstanding poster presentations will be announced after the conference. First authors of abstracts selected for poster presentation are eligible to receive an award, including residents and students are eligible for these awards.

Recognition Criteria

Selection criteria for scientific awards include demonstration of rigorous scientific methodology, clarity, original and creative graphic design, and relevance to preventive medicine and public health. Certificates of recognition will be mailed to the awardees (first author of the abstract in each award category) at the conclusion of the meeting.

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