Adapting to the Emerging Growth and Evolution of Health Promotion

How Do Employers, Clinicians, Health Promotion Providers and Communities Need to Adapt to Benefit from the Emerging Growth and Evolution of Health Promotion? 

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Art & Science Presentations

Submission Deadline: On or before September 30, 2018 (presented April 3 – 5, 2019)

Panel Discussions

Sixty-five-minute panel discussions will be scheduled throughout the conference. Priority will be given to proposals that address the conference theme. Panel discussions may address topics related to the conference theme, or other current critical health promotion topics.

Panel moderators will plan the agenda, moderate the panel, and secure two to three other panel members. Proposals for panel discussions should include a brief summary of the topic to be discussed, and a list of speakers
being considered for the panels.

Panel Discussion Submission Requirements
1. One-page document to include:
• Session title
• 150-word narrative abstract
• Outline illustrating the format of the session
• Three learning objectives stated in measurable and behavioral terms

2. One-page narrative biography which includes each presenter’s name, title, education and certification credentials, current organization, address, phone number and email address.

3. Full CV for each presenter, including education and certification credentials, work experience and a list of presentations made in the past five years.

Panel discussion presenters will receive a complimentary conference registration for one moderator and up to three panel members. All panel discussion presenters will be responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses.
All panel discussions presenters will be recognized on their nametags as conference faculty.

Proposals Due September 30, 2018 | Presented April 3- 5, 2019

Panel Discussion Proposal

  • One-page document to include: • Session Title • A 150-word narrative abstract • An outline illustrating the format of the session • Three learning objectives stated in measurable behavioral terms
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  • A one-page biography which includes each presenter’s name, title, education and certification credentials, current organization, address, phone number and email address.
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    Accepted file types: doc, pdf, docx.
  • A full CV for each presenter, including education and certification credentials, work experience and a list of presentations made in the past five years.
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    Accepted file types: doc, pdf, docx.

Program Descriptions

Sixty-five-minute program descriptions will be scheduled throughout the conference. Program descriptions should describe programs already implemented in workplace, school, clinical, community, or other settings. Program description presenters should be responsible for developing and/or managing the program they are describing. Proposals will not be considered from program vendors unless they are presented in conjunction with the client.

Program Description Submission Requirements
1. One- to two-page document including:
• Session title
• 250-word abstract with the following headings:
1) Organization (or community) description
2) Program Components: Awareness, Motivation, Skills, and Opportunity
3) Program Implementation and evaluation history
4) Program Impact: Participation, health and financial outcome
• Statement about what makes this program special
• Abstracts of published articles on the program
• Outline illustrating the format of the session
• Three learning objectives stated in measurable and behavioral terms
2. One-page narrative biography which includes each presenter’s name, title, education and certification credentials, current organization, address, phone number and email address.
3. Full CV for each presenter, including education and certification credentials, work experience and a list of presentations made in the past five years.

Program description presenters will receive one complimentary conference registration and will be responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. We discourage co-presenters for program descriptions.
All co-presenters will be responsible for paying the conference registration fee and for their own travel and lodging expenses.and for their own travel and lodging expenses. All Program Description presenters will be recognized on their nametags as conference faculty.

Proposals Due September 30, 2018 | Presented April 3 – 5, 2019

Program Description Proposal

  • One-page document to include: • Session Title • A 250-word narrative abstract under the following four subheadings: 1) Organization (or community) description 2) Program components: Awareness, Motivation, Skills and Opportunity 3) Program implementation and evaluation history 4) Program impact: Participation, health and financial outcome • Statement about what makes this program special • Abstracts of published articles on the program • An outline illustrating the format of the session • Three learning objectives stated in measurable behavioral terms
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  • A one-page narrative biography which includes each presenter’s name, title, education and certification credentials, current organization, address, phone number and email address.
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    A full CV for each presenter, including education and certification credentials, work experience and a list of presentations made in the past five years.

Research Reports

Sixty-five-minute research reports will be scheduled throughout the conference. To be considered, research reports must have superior methodology and address topics relevant to the conference theme or a topic of landmark significance.
Prior publication or presentation of the research will not influence likelihood of acceptance. Research report presenters should be the principal or co-principal investigator of the research they are describing and have a thorough grasp of research methodology.

Research Report Submission Requirements
1. One to two-page document including:
• Session title
• 250-word abstract with the following headings:
1) Statement of the problem
2) Intervention (if appropriate)
3) Study design (study structure and variables of interest)
4) Measures utilized (form, validity and reliability)
5) Analysis method
6) Results in quantitative form
7) Conclusions
• Statement about what makes this program special
• Abstracts of published articles on the research
• Outline illustrating the format of the session
• Three learning objectives stated in measurable and behavioral terms
2. A one-page narrative biography which includes each presenter’s name, title, education and certification credentials, current organization, address, phone number and email address.
3. A full CV for each presenter, including education and certification credentials, work experience and a list of presentations made in the past five years.Research report presenters will receive one complimentary conference registration and will be responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. We discourage co-presenters for research reports. All co-presenters will be responsible for paying the conference registration fee and for their own travel and lodging expenses.
All research report presenters will be recognized on their nametags as conference
faculty.

Proposals Due on or before September 30, 2018 | Presented April 3 – 5, 2019

Research Report Proposal

Sixty-five-minute Research Reports will be scheduled throughout the conference. To be considered, Research Reports must have superior methodology and address topics relevant to the conference theme or a topic of landmark significance. Prior publication or presentation of the research willnnot influence likelihood of acceptance. Research Report presenters should be the principal or co-principal investigator of the research they are describing and have a thorough grasp of research methodology.
  • 1. One- to two-page document to include: • Session Title • A 250-word narrative abstract under the following seven subheadings: 1) Statement of the problem 2) Intervention (if appropriate) 3) Study Design (Study structure and variables of interest) 4) Measures Utilized (Form validity and reliability) 5) Analysis Method 6) Results 7) Conclusion • Statement about what makes the research special • Abstracts of published articles on this research • An outline illustrating the format of the session • Three learning objectives stated in measurable and behavioral terms
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  • A one-page biography which includes each presenter’s name, title, education and certification credentials, current organization, address, phone number and email address.
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    Accepted file types: doc, pdf, docx.
  • A full CV for each presenter, including education and certification credentials, work experience and a list of presentations made in the past five years.
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    Accepted file types: doc, pdf, docx.

 Activity Sessions

Submission Deadline: On or before September 30, 2018 (presented April 2 – 5, 2019)

One-hour sessions, scheduled each morning and afternoon of the conference, may include aerobics, water exercise, dance, walking or jogging groups, yoga, meditation, or any other safe, effective activity.

Activity Session Submission Requirements
• Description of the proposed activity
• Type of equipment and space required. (Activity sessions requiring equipment will not be considered, unless provided by the activity session leader.)
• One-page summary of the presenter’s education credentials and work experience, which includes the presenter’s name, title, education and certification credentials, current organization, address, phone number and email address.
Activity session leaders will be asked to lead up to three activity sessions during the conference.
They will receive one complimentary conference registration and will be responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. They will also be responsible for providing their own equipment, mats, etc.
Activity session leaders will be recognized on their nametags as conference faculty.

Proposals Due on or before September 30, 2018 | Presented April 3 – 5, 2019

Activity Session Proposal

  • Description of the proposed activity
  • Type of equipment and space required. (Activities that require little or no equipment will be given priority)
  • One-page summary of the presenter’s education credentials and work experience, which includes the presenter’s name, title, education and certification credentials, current organization
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Poster Presentations

Submission Deadline: September 1, 2018 – February 15, 2019
Accepted on a rolling basis ( Presented April 4 & 5, 2019 )

Posters will be on display Thursday and Friday, April 4 & 5, 2019 with presenters at their poster for 90 minutes each day during the lunch break.

Poster Presentation Submission Requirements
1. Poster type: Research or Case Study poster
2. 200-word abstract with a title (See details below)
3. One-page summary of the presenter’s education and work experience, which includes the presenter’s name, title, education and certification credentials, current organization, address, phone number and email address.
4. Name, education and certification credentials and current organization of all poster authors.

RESEARCH ABSTRACTS must be organized in eight separate paragraphs with the sub-headings and contents as listed below:
a. Statement of the problem: What overall problem were you trying to study and why is it important?
b. Intervention (if appropriate): Describe the intervention you tested.
c. Study design: Describe the structure of the study and the variables of interest.
d. Sample size and composition: How many subjects were in the study and what are their characteristics?
e. Measures utilized: What measurement tools did you use to measure the variables of interest?
f. Analysis method: What statistics did you use to analyze your data?
g. Results: Report the results of your analysis in quantitative form.
h. Conclusions: What overall conclusions can you draw from this study?

CASE STUDY ABSTRACTS must be organized in four separate paragraphs with the sub-headings and contents as listed below.
a. Description of the organization (or community): Describe the organization or community in which your program is based.
b. Summary of the primary program: Describe the core elements of the program you offered.
c. What outcomes or processes have you evaluated and what will you evaluate; how have you evaluated them and how will you evaluate them?
d. Summary of the program impact: Explain in quantitative form the results the program has demonstrated to date.
Poster presenters will be responsible for paying the core (3-day) conference registration fee before the start of the conference and for their own
travel and lodging expenses. Poster presenters will be recognized on their nametags as conference faculty.

Poster Presentation Submission Requirements:

  1. Poster type: Research or Case Study poster
  2. A 200-word abstract with a title (See details below)
  3. One-page summary of the presenter’s education and work experience, which includes the presenter’s name, title, education and certification credentials, current organization, address, phone number and e-mail address.
  4. The name, education and certification credentials and current organization of all poster authors.

Research Abstracts must be organized in eight separate paragraphs with the sub-headings and contents as listed below: 

a. Statement of the problem: What overall problem were you trying to study and why is it important?
b. Intervention (if appropriate): Describe the intervention you tested.
c. Study design: Describe the structure of the study and the variables of interest.
d. Sample size and composition: How many subjects were in the study and what are their characteristics?
e. Measures utilized: What measurement tools did you use to measure the variables of interest?
f. Analysis method: What statistics did you use to analyze your data?
g. Results: Report the results of your analysis in quantitative form.
h. Conclusions: What overall conclusions can you draw from this study?

Case Study Abstracts must be organized in four separate paragraphs with the sub-headings and contents below:

a. Description of the organization (or community): Describe the organization or community in which your program is based.
b. Summary of the primary program: Describe the core elements of the program you offered.
c. Explanation of the evaluation plan: What outcomes or processes have you (and will you) evaluate and how have you (will you) evaluate them.
d. Summary of the program impact: Explain in quantitative form the results the program has demonstrated to date.

Poster presenters will be responsible for paying the full three-day core conference registration fee before the start of the conference and for their own travel and lodging expenses. Poster presenters will be recognized on their nametags as conference faculty.

Submission Deadline: September 1, 2018 – February 15, 2019
Accepted on a rolling basis

Poster Presentation - Research

  • A 200-word abstract with a title. Abstracts must be organized in eight separate paragraphs with the sub-headings and contents as listed below: a. Statement of the problem: What overall problem were you trying to study and why is it important? b. Intervention (if appropriate): Describe the intervention you tested. c. Study design: Describe the structure of the study and the variables of interest. d. Sample size and composition: How many subjects were in the study and what are their characteristics? e. Measures utilized: What measurement tools did you use to measure the variables of interest? f. Analysis method: What statistics did you use to analyze your data? g. Results: Report the results of your analysis in quantitative form. h. Conclusions: What overall conclusions can you draw from this study?
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    Accepted file types: doc, pdf, docx.
  • One-page summary of the presenter’s education and work experience, which includes the presenter’s name, title, education and certification credentials, current organization, address, phone number and email address.
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    Accepted file types: doc, pdf, docx.
  • The name, education and certification credentials and current organization of all poster authors.
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    Accepted file types: doc, pdf, docx.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Poster Presentation - Case Study

  • A 200-word abstract with a title. Abstracts must be organized in four separate paragraphs with the sub-headings and contents as listed below. a. Description of the organization (or community): Describe the organization or community in which your program is based. b. Summary of the primary program: Describe the core elements of the program you offered. c. Explanation of the evaluation plan: What outcomes or processes have you (and will you) evaluated and how have you (will you) evaluated them. d. Summary of the program impact: Explain in quantitative form the results the program has demonstrated to date.
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    Accepted file types: doc, pdf, docx.
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    Accepted file types: doc, pdf, docx.
    One-page summary of the presenter’s education and work experience, which includes the presenter’s name, title, education and certification credentials, current organization, address, phone number and email address.
  • The name, education and certification credentials and current organization of all poster authors.
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    Accepted file types: doc, pdf, docx.

Making Connections

Submission Deadline: September 1, 2018 – February 15, 2019
Accepted on a rolling basis ( Presented April 3 – 5, 2019 )

Opportunities for “Making Connections” will be scheduled throughout the conference. The purpose of “Making Connections” is to provide a mechanism for people with similar professional or personal interests to get together at the conference for a conversation, a discussion, a meal, a workout or a fun activity. “Connections” might include meeting for coffee or wine to talk about the health promotion programs they manage, going for a run, discussing legislative advocacy, going out for a meal, etc. They might attract as few as two or as many as 50 or more people.
Individuals who offer a “Connection” should be prepared to start the discussion, meal plan or activity and let the group take it from there, and should not plan to present a lecture or promote a product.

“Making Connections” Submission Requirements
1. Name, credentials, title and organization of the individual suggesting the “Connection.”
2. Three- to ten-word description of the “Connection” (i.e. the discussion topic, meal, or activity proposed)
3. Preferred dates and times for the session “Making Connections” leaders will be responsible for paying the conference registration fee before the start of the conference and for their own travel and lodging expenses. “Making
Connections” leaders will be recognized on their nametags as conference faculty.

Making Connections Proposal

  • A three- to ten-word description of the Connection (i.e. the discussion topic, meal, or activity proposed)
  • Preferred dates and times for the session. Indicate Wednesday, March 28, Thursday, March 29, or Friday March 30. Morning, noon time, or evening.

Breakout Sessions

Submission Deadline Passed

Sixty-five-minute breakout sessions will be held in the mornings and afternoons throughout the
conference. Sessions should combine structured lecture with group discussions and exercises as
appropriate. Priority will be given to proposals that address the conference theme.

Breakout Session Submission Requirements
1. One-page document to include:
• Session title
• A 150-word narrative abstract
• An outline illustrating the format of the session
• Three learning objectives stated in measurable and behavioral terms
2. A one-page narrative biography which includes the presenter’s name, title, education and
certification credentials, current organization, address, phone number and email address.
3. A full CV, including education and certification credentials, work experience and a list of
presentations made in the past five years.

Breakout session presenters receive one complimentary conference registration, and an allowance
for travel and lodging for one presenter. We discourage co-presenters for breakout sessions. All copresenters will be responsible for paying the conference registration fee and will be responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. All breakout presenters will be recognized on their nametags as conference faculty.


Intensive Training Seminars

Submission Deadline Passed

Two-day Intensive Training Seminars (ITS) will be presented on Monday and Tuesday, April 1 & 2,
2019 as preconference sessions (eight hours each day). Experienced workshop speakers are invited
to submit proposals.

ITS Proposal Selection Criteria
Selections will be based on the following criteria:
1. Compelling topic that will engage health promotion professionals.
2. Masterful speaker with extensive public speaking experience. Speakers must have presented
at least 50 invited presentations and led at least 5 one- or two-day workshops.
3. Impeccable credentials based on education and professional assignments relevant to the
topic.
4. In-depth knowledge based on extensive experience relevant to the topic.
5. Ability and willingness to attract registrants through personal outreach efforts.
6. Agreement to avoid all self-promotion in the seminar

Compensation: ITS presenters will receive three nights hotel and round trip transportation to the
conference for one person plus a stipend based on the number of people who register for their ITS.
All ITS presenters will be recognized on their nametags as conference faculty.

ITS Submission Requirements
Proposals should address each of the six elements below.
1. Seminar Content Document
• Seminar title
• Narrative abstract – Up to 450 words.
– Why is it important to health promotion professionals?
– What will the session cover and in what format?
– What topics will be covered by lecture and what exercises will be used engage participants?
• Outline of major topic headings, specifying the approach used for each, ie. lecture, discussion, exercises, etc.
• Three or four (not more, not less) learning objective stated in measurable and behavioral terms

Speaking experience. A list of invited presentations during the last two decades or more. List the dates, topic, type of presentation (e.g. keynote, workshop, one or two-day seminar), location and hosting organization. Links to video recordings of sessions are welcomed.

Credentials. A resume or CV listing degrees earned, certification credentials, professional experience, honors received, and work experience.

Biography. A one-page narrative biography including presenter’s name, title, education and certification credentials, current organization, address, phone number and email address.

Knowledge. Up to 350 words. Describe how the presenter developed their knowledge on this topic.

Marketing. Up to 350 words. Describe how the presenter will promote the ITS to their constituents.

Self Promotion. Presenter must state that they agree to not promote their products or services in the ITS.