The Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions (HCHDS) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is now accepting abstracts for poster presentations at the fourth annual HCHDS symposium. The theme is "Creating connection between research and community," and it will be held as a hybrid event on April 25. The poster session will be in-person.
The HCDHS is dedicated to eliminating disparities in health and health care. The center conducts multidisciplinary basic, community-engaged, and translational research with the goals of advancing knowledge on the causes of health disparities, and developing programs and policy interventions to eliminate disparities. The symposium was established to provide a way for local and regional health disparities researchers, public health researchers, practice professionals, policymakers, and community partners to share best practices and lessons learned from health disparities research and practice with students, faculty, staff, and the community. For more information on the HCHDS, visit the center's website.
The poster session is intended to highlight work from members of the Johns Hopkins University academic community, as well as our local community partners. Thus, Johns Hopkins University faculty, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and students, and members of the Baltimore community, are eligible to submit abstracts for a poster to be displayed during the symposium.
Posters may describe completed research and nonresearch projects, works in progress, new and untested ideas, or proposed opportunities for collaborative work. We welcome abstracts on research, policy, education, or practice work (that address health disparities and promote health equity) related to the symposium theme and encourage those from community organizations.
Abstracts can be written as a single paragraph with no subheadings (i.e., unstructured), and should be no more than 250 words. Please be sure to include a title, list of authors and affiliations, and contact information for the person responsible for the submission. Please review the attached document for a sample abstract.
Abstracts will be reviewed and selected for a poster presentation based on relevance to the theme; implications for research, policy, practice, and/or education; and clarity of the abstracts. Abstracts should be submitted to HCHDS@jhu.edu by 5 p.m. ET on Monday, March 28. Please include "Symposium Poster Session Abstract Submission" in the email subject line. Decisions about abstracts will be made by Friday, April 1.
If you have questions about this submission, please send them to HCHDS@jhu.edu.