Call for Poster Abstracts

Abstract Guidelines

The Science of Research on Discrimination and Health Planning Committee invites abstracts on research relevant to racial discrimination and health for consideration at the conference scheduled for February 2–4, 2011. Each submitter may submit just one abstract on which he/she is listed as the lead author. Presenters whose abstracts are accepted are expected to register for the conference and be available to discuss their poster for the duration of the assigned time. One presenter should be designated as the contact person. All correspondence pertaining to the abstract submission will be sent to the contact person. Presenter information will be listed in the conference program as submitted.

Each presenter will be responsible for their expenses related to travel and participation in the conference.

Submission Requirements

Abstracts are limited to 250 words and should utilize the following headings: Background, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion.

Deadline: A Microsoft Word document containing the abstract must be submitted to Ms. Michelle Murray via e-mail at no later than December 15, 2010. Abstracts submitted as PDF files will not be accepted.

Abstract Review Process

Submitters will receive confirmation of receipt via e-mail. Members of the Conference Program Planning Committee will review the submissions and make selections for poster presentations. Each abstract will be rated according to the following review criteria:

  1. Responsiveness – Abstracts should report results of studies that specifically examine the measurement, instrumentation, prevalence, perception of racial/ethnic discrimination, bias, stereotypes, prejudice, and their association with health. Abstracts that merely examine racial/ethnic differences in outcomes will not be considered responsive. Questions regarding the responsiveness of specific topics can be sent via e mail to Ms. Michelle Murray at the following address:
  2. Quality of Content – Innovativeness, evaluation of purpose and objectives; appropriateness of research methodology; analytical strategy; and consistency between results and study conclusions.
  3. Quality of Abstract Organization – How clear and well thought out the information in the abstract is presented; conformity with standard grammatical rules; and adherence to the abstract format described above.

The lead presenter will be notified by e-mail of the Conference Program Committee’s acceptance or rejection of each abstract submission by December 29, 2010.

Submissions will be accepted September 13, 2010, through December 15, 2010.

Poster presentations will be reviewed and ranked by conference judges. Awards for the top two posters will be presented at the end of the conference.