Call for Abstracts: The 2018 Environmental Public Health Tracking Virtual Conference, May 2-3, 2018

Submit an abstract for the opportunity to be a part of this innovative event and make plans to attend the 2018 Environmental Public Health Tracking Network Virtual Conference May 2-3, 2018!


In preparation for The 2018 Environmental Public Health Tracking Virtual Conference, the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) is seeking abstracts for poster presentations that demonstrate how environmental health impacts chronic disease. We also are interested in poster presentations that explore how Environmental Public Health Tracking has partnered with environmental and public health practitioners to address chronic disease.

The 2018 Environmental Public Health Tracking Virtual Conference will be held May 2-3, 2018, and will include topics such as asthma, air quality, heart disease, health equity and the environment, and others.

Conference Tracks

Track 1

Children’s Chronic Disease and the Environment

Track 2

Health Policy and Chronic Disease

Track 3

Tracking in Action for Chronic Disease Prevention

Track 4

Healthy Air, Healthy You

Track 5

Health Equity, the Environment and Chronic Disease

Track 6

Emerging Topics in Chronic Disease


This is a valuable opportunity to help advance and interact with environmental health professionals and chronic disease practitioners in a variety of sectors and industries.

To submit an abstract for consideration, please read and follow the NACDD 2018 Abstract Submission Guidelines listed below.


1.    Align your submission with the conference purpose     
Conference Purpose: The 2018 Environmental Public Health Tracking Virtual Conference will serve as a venue for collaboration between state leaders, decision makers, and practitioners working in environmental health and chronic disease prevention as well as provide a forum for public health leaders, subject matter experts, and public health practitioners at state health departments to share best practices and lessons learned.

The conference aims to increase awareness and knowledge about the role of environmental hazards in asthma and other chronic diseases and to highlight the utility of the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program in addressing these public health issues. Conference content will include topics such as asthma, air quality, cancer, heart disease, health equity and the environment, and others.

2.    Abstract submission details    

Session Title: Provide the official name of the poster presentation. Select a title that represents your topic and that will appeal to attendees. Please refrain from using technical terms and acronyms within your title wherever possible. Limit the title to 12 words.

Abstract: Provide a description of your proposed poster presentation in no more than 350 words. Describe the poster purpose and goals. Please be as thoughtful, specific, and clear as possible. The submitter will be responsible for developing the poster presentation according to what is described in the abstract.
 Develop a brief and enticing description of your poster presentation for the virtual platform and for promotions. Include three sentences that describe: 1) the problem or background/relevance; 2) the approach you take/recommend; and 3) and the takeaway (learning objective) for the attendee.

Additional information needed to complete your submission 

  • Contact information (for authors and co-authors)
  • Institutional or organizational affiliation and contact information (for authors and co-authors)
  • Short biography (to accompany your poster)

3. Submit Abstract by March 7, 2018, at 5:00 PM EST                                            

All abstracts must be submitted through email at the following address:


As the submitter of a poster presentation for this conference, you assume responsibility for meeting all the deadlines established by the conference organizers once your proposed poster presentation is accepted. This includes, but is not limited to: confirming your acceptance of the offer to present, providing the conference organizers with complete and accurate contact information, and responding to the conference organizers communications as requested.

Questions? Send an email to 

For more information about the conference and poster presentation guidelines, visit the NACDD/EPHT Virtual Conference website.

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