Conference Announcements


2018 Public Health Law Conference

Thu, 04 Oct 2018 – Sat, 06 Oct 2018

Call for Abstracts

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2017

We are accepting abstracts for proposed panels and individual presentations for the 2018 National Public Health Law Conference. We encourage submission of abstracts related to this year's Conference theme, Health Justice: Empowering Public Health and Advancing Health Equity, as well as abstracts on other timely public health law topics.

Preference will be given to panel submissions, but individual abstracts will also be considered and ultimately be placed in a panel of related presentations. (See guidelines for panel submissions, below.)

Relevant areas for abstract submissions include, but are not limited to:

  • Strengthening Public Health Protections. (Strengthening state and local health departments, service providers, and communities to provide foundational protections such as substance use prevention, communicable disease control, and food safety)
  • Public Health Across Sectors. (Highlighting collaborative cross-sector initiatives critical to addressing social determinants of health and advancing health equity)
  • Access to Care and Health Equity. (Identifying barriers and opportunities in access to health care services)
  • Public Health Law Practice. (Critical legal issues and current local, state, and federal efforts)
  • Trending Topics. (New, emerging, or late-breaking issues in public health law and policy)

Important abstract guidelines:

  • The time allotment for presentation panels is usually 75 minutes, with 15-20 minutes per presenter and 15-30 minutes of Q/A after the panel.
  • Abstracts are limited to 250 words.
  • For individual abstract submissions: If we are unable to identify abstracts that fit with your topic, we will assign you to a panel on a related topic.
  • Panels are groupings of individual abstracts. Panels are limited to three presenters, including the session lead and moderator. Panel proposals must adhere to the following procedure:
    • One abstract must be submitted for each individual presentation with a unique title and abstract body. Do not include names or other identifying information in the body of the abstracts. During submission process, be sure to check the box for “Panel Submission.”
    • If you are submitting as part of a panel, you will need to provide the names of proposed co-panelists and the titles of their abstracts.


The Network for Publc Health Law
Conference Website:
Sheraton Grand

5594 W Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226,
Phoenix, Phoenix
United States

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