Abstract Submission is now CLOSED!
Presentation types include the following:
Single-presenter Oral: Recommended presentation length is 15-20 minutes. Related abstracts will be combined to make a 90 minute session.
Single-presenter Poster: Poster sessions will be held at designated times during the conference to allow participants to view research findings and interact with authors.
Thematic Panel Proposal: Total length of session is 90 minutes and must include 3-4 individuals who collectively submit a proposal based on a common theme or topic. The proposal requires a summary describing the importance of the panel theme and an abstract from each panel member.
To Advance Science
The purpose of this track is to share new concepts and knowledge that would influence theory-based and evidence-based practice of health communication and marketing. This track invites papers that present original research, findings from pilot studies, and results of comprehensive evaluations of health communication and marketing campaigns and programs. Works discussing emerging trends, new theories, theoretical refinements or theoretical applications, and new conceptual models that can contribute to the success of health communication and marketing programs are welcomed. Submission to this track should be based on rigorous analysis of data and/or extant literature.
To Explore Innovative Communication Tools and Technologies
The purpose of this track is to share new ideas about the use of internet and new communication technologies (e.g., digital productions such as podcasts and video games, social media, SMS texting) in health communication and marketing programs. Abstracts in this track should focus on emerging trends in and the development and application of new communication tools and technologies in health communication and marketing programs. Presentations that are data-driven and that help participants understand and leverage innovations to improve health communication, marketing, and media programs are encouraged.
To Improve Practice
The purpose of this track is to share insights into evidence-based programs that successfully translate knowledge into health communication and marketing practice. This track invites submissions that contribute to the better practice of health communication and marketing by presenting lessons learned, scalable model programs, or on improving the process by which health communication and marketing programs are managed. Presentations of model campaigns should focus on implementation details, contextual information for where the program was successful, and strong evidence for effectiveness. Abstracts on processes should focus on key elements such as program development, implementation, and evaluation.
To Bridge Divides
The purpose of this track is to share health communication and marketing discoveries and strategies to enhance effectively reaching underserved populations and promote reduction of health disparities. This track invites submissions concerning research findings, best practices, and emerging trends that address health information dissemination to The purpose of this track is to share health communication and marketing discoveries and strategies to enhance effectively reaching underserved populations and promote reduction of health disparities. This track invites submissions concerning research findings, best practices, and emerging trends that address health information dissemination to hard to reach and vulnerable populations, that identify and describe health disparities, and that provide examples of models and programs that promote health equity.
Who Should Submit?
Health Communication Faculty and Consultants
Community-Based Organization Staff
Federal, State and Local Public Health Practitioners
Marketing and Communication Faculty
Private Sector Health Marketing Consultants
Public Health Communication and Health Promotion Faculty
Health Promotion Specialists
Non-profit Health Advocacy Organizations - Health Promotion NGOs
Public Health Students
Program Planners and Administrators
All presenting authors must register for the conference and are eligible for the early bird registration fee.
Review Criteria All abstracts will be peer-reviewed and notification to authors is expected to occur in early May 2013. Submissions addressing one of the conference tracks will be evaluated on the following criteria:
(1) Significance of research, theoretical or practice question(s)
(2) Demonstration of proper methodology for research and evaluation abstracts; adequate backing by literature for theoretical abstracts; value to specified programs for practice abstracts based on originality, sufficient detail necessary for adoption and supporting evidence for effectiveness.
(3) Originality and contribution of presentation content to health communication and marketing knowledge
(4) Clarity of content