Call for Abstract Submissions

Extreme Affordability: Disrupting Barriers to Strengthen Global Health
University of Utah Health
January 19-21, 2017
Salt Lake City, Utah
Extreme Affordability gathers those who envision a world where the highest standards of health
are accessible and affordable for everyone.

University of Utah Health is accepting submissions for presentation at the conference titled Extreme Affordability: Disrupting Barriers to Strengthen Global Health to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, January 19-21, 2017. Key themes for this year’s conference are Inspire, Innovate and Implement.

Inspire: What is Extreme Affordability?
Innovate: How do we identify barriers and create solutions?
Implement: How do we turn ideas into action?

Submission Instructions  DEADLINE - November 1, 2016                                   Click Here to Download Instructions
  • Three categories of submissions will be considered
    • Scientific abstracts for poster presentations
    • Podium presentations
    • Art & Humanities
  • Submissions received prior to November 1, 2016, 11:59pm MST will be considered
  • Submission of your work indicates that the author/creator or co-author/co-creator will register for the conference and be present to show their work
  • Conference organizers will notify authors/creators by email if the submission is accepted or declined by November 15, 2016
  • If you have not received notification by November 15, 2016, please contact jackie.earl@hsc.utah.edu
    • Scientific abstracts for poster presentations
      • Abstracts for scientific poster presentations should be related to global health, including public health, global surgery, clinical care, program implementation/evaluation, and original research
      • Abstracts relevant to the themes of Inspiration, Innovation and Implementation will receive preference
      • Email submissions (MS Word or PDF document) to: jackie.earl@hsc.utah.edu
      • Abstract format should include: background, methods, results and conclusion
      • Abstract word limit = 300 words
      • Figures, tables and graphs are not necessary for abstract submissions
    • Criteria for Selection - Scientific abstracts will be judged according to the following:
      • Relevance to conference themes
      • Originality
      • Global Health Merit & Importance
      • Quality of research, design and analysis
      • Quality of Conclusion(s)

Scientific Posters Guidelines - Scientific poster presentations highlight researchers’ work in an interactive format. Posters will be displayed concurrently during the poster session on January 21, 2016.  Scientific posters should measure no more than 1 meter wide  by 0.75 meters in height (approximately 40 inches wide by 30 inches high)

  • Posters should include the title of the poster and list the authors
  • Posters should include legible font readable from a distance of at least 3 meters
  • Try to minimize text on the poster while retaining the key aspects of the background, methods, result and conclusion
  • Figures, tables, graphs and images should be utilized to maximize impact of the poster
  • Color posters are preferred
    • Podium Presentations
      • Abstracts for Podium presentations should be related to global health, including public health, clinical care, program implementation/evaluation and original research. Abstracts relevant to the themes of Inspiration, Innovation and Implementation will receive preference.
      • If your abstract is selected for a Podium Presentation, you will have 10 minutes for your presentation with a five minute question & answer session
      • Email submissions (MS Word or PDF) to: jackie.earl@hsc.utah.edu
      • Abstract format should include: background, methods, results and conclusion
      • Abstract word limit = 300 words
      • Figures, tables and graphs are not necessary for abstract submissions
      • Abstracts that are not selected for a Podium Presentation will be considered for the Scientific Poster session
    • Criteria for Selection - Scientific abstracts will be judged according to the following:
      • Relevance to conference themes
      • Originality
      • Global Health Merit & Importance
      • Quality of research, design and analysis
      • Quality of Conclusion(s)
    • Arts & Humanities
      • Arts & Humanities submissions should be related to global health.  Those relevant to the themes of Inspiration, Innovation and Implementation will receive preference
      • Submissions may include original works of art, including: visual arts such as photographs, paintings, drawings and sculpture
      • Email submissions (pdf or jpeg image for visual art) to: Jackie.earl@hsc.utah.edu
      • Visual artists are responsible for transportation, set-up, display and removal of their work
    • Criteria for Selection – Arts & Humanities submissions will be judged according to the following:
      • Relevance to conference themes
      • Originality
      • Global Health merit & importance
      • Aesthetic appeal
    • Student Awards
      • Awards for best student Scientific Abstracts and Arts & Humanities submissions will be given at the conference
      • Each student awardee will present their work during a five to seven minute platform presentation at the conference on Saturday, January 21st
      • Rules:
        • Current undergraduate and graduate students from any academic institution are invited to submit works in the Scientific and the Arts & Humanities categories
        • Awards will be offered for the best Scientific Poster and the Arts & Humanities submission authored/created by undergraduate and graduate students
        • Post-doctoral student and resident submissions will not be considered for student awards but medical students may submit as graduate students
        • Collaborative works are encouraged; but to be eligible for awards an undergraduate or graduate student must be first author for Scientific abstracts or primary creator/originator Arts & Humanities submissions
        • Students must be present at conference in order to show their work during the platform presentation on Saturday, January 21st
        • Please indicate when you submit your entry whether you are eligible for the Student Abstracts and Arts & Humanities Awards