Call for Abstracts: Second National Health Impact Assessment Meeting

May 20, 2013, 1:52 PM

The Second National Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Meeting takes place September 24-25 in Washington, D.C., and the deadline for abstract submissions is fast approaching. The conference will bring together policymakers, public health professionals, HIA practitioners; community-based organizations; researchers and decision makers from non-health agencies all who may use or rely on the results of HIAs in the fields of planning, transportation, housing, agriculture, energy, environment, and education.

The planning committee for this year’s meeting is currently seeking abstracts for a variety of sessions, particularly from presenters who will be releasing new research. Abstracts, due by Wednesday, May 29, should clearly state what new information will be presented and its impact on a specific sector or the field of HIA more generally.

Aside from the typical poster sessions and presentations, the HIA Meeting will also feature opportunities to dive deep on specific and cross-cutting topics.

Working Group Topics, hosted on day two of the meeting, allow people interested in a specific topic to meet more informally to share questions and brainstorm solutions together. Facilitators, who should be listed in the abstract submissions, introduce the topic and questions for an interactive discussion of the issue rather than a formal presentation.

Full Session Topics/Formats are led by an invited ensemble of speakers who will address different aspects of the same high-interest topic. Cross-cutting topics that extend beyond the field of HIA and innovative session formats that deepen audience engagement are highly encouraged. Abstract selection will occur during the month of June and applicants will be notified by early July.

>>Register for the National Health Impact Assessment Meeting to access the online application. Abstracts are due May 29.

>>View abstract application questions before you start your application here.

This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF New Public Health blog.