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Science of Community Engaged Research: Future Directions

6th Annual Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) National Conference
August 22-23, 2013



Applicants are encouraged to submit abstract poster presentations to be presented on both days of the conference.

Poster submission is closed.


Who Should Submit a Poster Abstract?

Academic faculty or staff, trainees, community based health care providers and community researchers interested in participating in the poster sessions are invited to submit abstracts that reflect the conference theme: “Science of Community Engaged Research: Future Directions”. Abstracts should demonstrate feasible and replicable methods and metrics developed by and with communities that have improved individual and community health, particularly within underserved communities.

Audience for this conference will include community researchers, practice based researchers and academic researchers interested in community engagement and partnerships in research as well as those interested in community engaged research.


Poster Abstract Submissions

Abstracts accepted for poster presentations will be reprinted for distribution in the conference binder and posted with other conference documents on a public website. Authors should consider whether sensitive or unpublished findings are appropriate for such distribution.


Preparation and Submission of Poster Abstracts

Abstracts should summarize the proposed content of the material to be presented. The body of the abstract should not exceed 300 words, text only. Poster submission is closed.


Review and Notification Process

You will be notified by Friday, July 26, 2013 regarding acceptance of your submitted abstract for poster presentation. Abstracts will be selected through a competitive process. The abstract selection committee will evaluate all submissions by the following criteria:

  • relevance to the conference objectives:
    • To explore how Community Engaged Research fits within the Translation Research continuum.
    • To discuss where the field of community engaged research has been until now and identify gaps in the field.
    • To discuss the strengths and weaknesses in the science of community engaged research.
    • To outline future directions for the field of community engaged research.
  • evidence of improved health outcomes
  • importance of the project in regards to the problem addressed
  • organization
  • quality and clarity to include the sections outlined below:
    • Objective: A clear purpose and reasons for work are stated. Importance of the project in regards to the problem addressed
    • Methods: Detailed procedures and/or investigation and testing methods are described
    • Results: Research findings are presented and appropriately quantified and substantiated, Clear evidence of improved health outcomes
    • Conclusions: Clear, concise summary of importance or relevance of work


All abstracts containing the required information and submitted by the Sunday, July 21, 2013 deadline will be reviewed. The number of abstracts that will be accepted is limited by available space.


Registration Requirements

Poster presenters MUST register to attend the conference and must be available at their posters for a designated time. We would like to stress that authors SHOULD honor their commitment of presenting their posters for which abstracts have been accepted.

Funding for travel and accommodations is not available for this conference from program organizers. We urge participants with accepted posters to contact sources at their respective institutions for funding.

Poster Set-up and Tear-Down

Set-Up Deadline: Thursday, August 22, 2013 by 8:30 a.m.
Tear Down: Friday, August 23, 2013 between 1:30 and 3:00 p.m.

Poster abstracts must contain the following key points:

  • The problem under investigation or hypothesis (Objective or Introduction are acceptable)
  • The research methods or protocols used to accomplish the research.
  • A summary of findings that are supported by the data presented.
  • All abstract submissions must acknowledge the primary source of funding, including government, industry, foundation or academic institutional support.
This year a Conference Award will be granted to the poster that receives the most registrants’ votes based on presentation, relevance to the conference topic and applicability to other local settings.


Poster Presentation and Discussion Sessions
The times below will be allocated for poster discussions and to facilitate interaction with poster presenters:

Thursday, August 22 - 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Friday, August 23 - 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Display Size:  Posters will be a maximum of 4 feet x 6 feet including the title. Poster boards/tack pins will be provided.


Questions? Please contact Barbara Gregory at


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