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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Call For Abstracts - 139th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

Call for Abstracts - 139th APHA Annual Meeting (October 29 - November 2, 2011). The theme is "Healthy Communities Promote Healthy Minds & Bodies." The submission deadline is Friday, February 11, 2011.

Health Law Special Primary Interest Group (SPIG) sessions provide an opportunity to present to APHA members your research and analysis of topics relating to Health Law and Policy. The Health Law SPIG encourages submission of abstracts related to this year's Annual Meeting theme:Healthy Communities Promote Healthy Minds and Bodies; however, abstracts on other timely topics related to health law and policy also are welcome.

The topics listed below are intended as suggested categories for submission of abstracts, but should not be seen as exclusive, as the final focus (and titles) of the panel sessions for the conference will depend on the abstracts that are received. With that in mind, please submit your abstract under the topic that is most relevant. In addition, if you are proposing a session or panel, please note that on each abstract submitted as a part of the panel. Please also note whether or not you would still be interested in presenting the abstract if the panel is not accepted as a whole.

   *   Advancing human rights and social justice through law

   *   Alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and food

   *   Environmental health law

   *   Global justice through international law

   *   Health disparities, social determinants of health and the law

   *   Housing, the built environment, population health, and the law

   *   Mental health

   *   Preemption and public health

   *   Public health law research methods and legal theory

   *   The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Abstracts that focus on interdisciplinary, translational and systems sciences are particularly encouraged as well as abstracts tied to NIH and Healthy People 2020 priorities. Papers on research methods are also strongly encouraged.

Contact Annette Ferebee at if you have any questions concerning continuing education credit. Contact the program planner for all other questions.The Program Chair is Heather A. McCabe, JD, MSW, Assistant Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Social Work

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