Call for Abstracts | U.S. Conference on African Immigrant Health (Deadline 8/15/17)

Conference Info:

October 5th – 8th, Washington DC. Read more about the conference here, and register here.

Deadline for abstract submission: August 15th

Abstracts are invited for poster and oral presentations related to all health issues affecting the African Diaspora, these can be advanced through research and advocacy and engagement within the context of their culture, integration processes and challenges.

Researchers, clinicians, graduate students, legislators, academics, policy makers, community service organizations and community members are especially encouraged to submit a 200-250 word abstract of research or applied projects (programs, training, policies, etc.), and participate in the conference.

The abstract should fit within the overall conference theme, Advancing the health of African Immigrants through Research, Advocacy and Community Engagement, and reflected through one of the following sub-themes or tracks:

Conference Tracks

  • Behavioral and Mental Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Religion, Culture and Health
  • Research and Practice in African Immigrant Communities
  • Immigration, Integration and Health
  • Education, Training and Workforce Development

Student Poster Session

  • ATTENTION: Undergraduate and Graduate Students:  In addition to regular research workshops sessions, this years USCAIH conference solicits a special call for abstracts for students poster presentations on a research or applied projects (programs, training, policies, etc.) you are working on or have completed.
  • As with the regular workshop sessions, the abstract should fit within the overall conference theme, Advancing the health of African Immigrants through Research, Advocacy and Community Engagement, as explored through one or more of the 7 sub-tracks.
  • Please note: A Poster is a graphic presentation of your research. The student author(s) should illustrate their research findings or project content by using a reduced amount of text with a focus on displaying results via graphs, charts, photos, and diagrams.
  • This student poster session will take place during a designated day and time at the annual meeting.  Student authors must be prepared to be at the poster during the assigned time period to facilitate discussions and answer questions with attendees who will be circulating among the poster boards. It is helpful to present a brief over of your research/program/project/practice. This will help answer obvious questions and then allow more time for in-depth discussions.
  • Abstracts for student poster sessions should be SUBMITTED HERE 

Submission Guidelines

Please read the following guidelines carefully before submitting your abstract

  • All authors are requested to choose a topic area for their abstract during the submission process
  • All abstracts must have a title, name(s) or author(s) and institutional/organization or community affiliation.
  • Abstracts based on primary research must contain background, objective(s), methods, results, and discussion/conclusion. Those based on applied research must contain introduction, the problem or issue, activities or strategies, and outcomes/lessons learned.
  • Student presenters must either be currently in school or had completed the work while they were a student studying. The student submitting the abstract must be the first author. Faculty advisor(s) must be noted on the abstract.
  • Up to three authors may be identified as co-presenters
  • The presenting author may not present on more than two (2) accepted papers
  • You do not have to be registered for the conference in order to submit an abstract. If your abstract is accepted, you   will be required to show proof of registration to confirm your attendance as presenter. You may register here.



Abstract Submission Deadline:      August 15, 2017

Abstract Notification Date:           September 1, 2017

Preliminary Program Available:     September 20, 2017



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