The call for abstracts/workshops ended March 1st, 2020. Notification of acceptance will be before April 1st, 2020.
We are seeking 15 minute oral presentations and poster presentations. Submissions are limited to 250 words and should follow the traditional format of Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusion/Discussion. Selected abstracts will contain the following: relevance to refugee health, sample size, results/outcomes, new and innovative data, and be well written. (See our tips for NARHC abstracts below for more pointers).
When entering the abstract submission program you will be prompted to identify if you are submitting for an oral presentation or poster. Reviewers may change that designation based on their review. You will also be prompted to identify which category your abstract addresses: Mental Health, Models of Care, Pediatrics, Vaccines, Community, Education/Research, Advocacy, Screening, Chronic Disease, Women’s Health, Infectious Disease, or Nutrition and Body. Scientific abstracts are also eligible for our Annual Student and Trainee Abstract Award (see criteria for this award below).
Workshops and Panel Discussions
We are seeking submissions for workshops and panel discussions. These are one hour time slots to provide in-depth coverage of a topic. You will be prompted to identify which category your workshop addresses: Mental Health, Models of Care, Pediatrics, Vaccines, Community, Education/Research, Advocacy, Screening, Chronic Disease, Women’s Health, Infectious Disease, or Nutrition and Body.
Workshop abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words plus 3 keywords. The subheadings should be:
- Background/Rationale – describe the rationale for the workshop, drawing upon theory and/or evidence as applicable.
- Content – describe the workshop objectives and 2-3 key points you will be making.
- Instructional methods – briefly describe the instructional methods to be used during the workshop.
We were pleased to receive over 500 abstracts for 2018 NARHC. Download our tips for NARHC abstracts to improve your chances of being selected.
Student and Trainee Abstract Award
The Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers and the North American Refugee Health Conference (NARHC) are pleased to offer the 4th Annual Student and Trainee Abstract Award. The Award will be given to the winner and one runner-up who submit the best original research abstract for presentation at NARHC. The winning author and runner-up must present their abstracts at the conference and commit to publishing the primary manuscript from their research in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. The winning author will receive a $500 award from the Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers in addition to a guarantee of publication in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. The runner-up will receive the same publication opportunity and be awarded $250. (The manuscripts must be submitted to the Journal within six months of the date of the conference, and publication is conditional on submission of a manuscript that meets standards and approval for publication set by the Journal’s editorial staff).
To qualify for the award, students must meet the following criteria:
- Submit an abstract of original research in refugee health through the conference abstract submission system.
- Lead author must be a full-time student at an accredited college or university, a resident physician, or a post-graduate fellow.
- Submit a cover letter stating the lead author’s desire to be considered for the award and describing the above criteria, as well as pledging to attend the conference if given the award or runner-up status, submit a manuscript to the Journal, and work with the Journal’s editors to ensure that the manuscript is publishable.
- Submit a letter from a faculty adviser or mentor on college, university or hospital letterhead providing evidence of the student/trainee’s enrollment at an accredited program; and,
- Be a member of the Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers at the time of abstract submission.
All supporting materials must be received by email before the call for abstracts closes.
Non-research abstracts will not be considered.