Tulane University’s 2nd Annual Black Women’s Health Conference

“Violence, Trauma, Resilience, Recovery: Factors in Black Women’s Health”

Presentation and Poster Submissions 

The Black Women’s Health Taskforce invites submissions for posters and presentations based on the theme for 2014: “Violence, Trauma, Resilience, Recovery: Factors in Black Women’s Health” Submissions are due October 15, 2013.  For a detailed description, see the 2014 Call for Proposals.

Presentation and Poster Submission Requirements 

In order to submit a presentation proposal, you must register to attend the conference. Submissions relevant to any aspect of the health and/or wellness (e.g., esteem, career, community, body, mind) of Black women will be considered.

Our online system contains your abstract submission as well as your meeting registration. When you start the submission or registration process for the first time you will be taken to the conference registration page. After your registration is confirmed, you will have the option of generating a presentation or poster submission.

Format of Presentation Submissions:

Each presenter will have approximately 15-20 minute to present on a topic relevant to the health and wellness of black women. Talks will be grouped based on keywords by the conference planning committee so that each session will include three or four talks on a common topic. Each presentation will be printed as symposia abstracts in the Proceedings/Meeting program. Your presentation submission must include a title that is no more than 20 words long, a 250-word (maximum) abstract describing the empirical or theoretical work that will be submitted, a 50-word maximum summary that will be used for publication in the Proceeding/Meeting program, a maximum of 5 keywords, plus the affiliations and the email address of the first author.

Submission Content 

  • Submissions should be relevant to the conference theme.
  • Abstracts must contain the specific goals of the work, the methods used, a summary of the results, and a conclusion.
  • Work (e.g., data collection) should be completed prior to abstract submission. We will not consider abstracts for work that has not yet been conducted.
  • The title of the abstract should clearly define the work discussed.
  • A maximum of 5 keywords.
  • Use only standard abbreviations.
  • All submissions must be in final form, ready for publication in the convention program. Please check your work carefully. No typos or other errors will be corrected.

 Submission Review Process

Submissions will be reviewed with regard to scholarly/theoretical merit, soundness of methodology, relevance to the health and wellness of Black women, clarity of presentation, significance, and originality. Final selection among submissions deemed meritorious will be made with an eye toward achieving a balanced and broadly representative program.

Acceptance Notification

Notices of acceptance for presentation and poster proposals are emailed to the first author. It is the first author’s responsibility to inform the authors of the acceptance or non-acceptance of the symposium. Authors submitting a presentation that is not accepted into a symposium may have the opportunity to present a poster in place of a talk. Instructions are included in the acceptance email.