Abstract Submission

National Conference on American Indian and Alaska Native Injury and Violence Prevention

Reconnecting to Promote Health Equity and Advance Practice and Science

Abstract Submission Guidelines

General Information:

  • Abstracts must be submitted through the vFairs platform.
  • When using abbreviations within the body of the abstract, spell out the word in full at first mention and follow with the abbreviation in parenthesis.
  • You will receive a confirmation email once your abstract is submitted.
  • No changes can be made after the abstract deadline has passed.
  • You can email injuryconference22@gmail.com for assistance if you have questions or problems in submitting an abstract.
  • Presenters will only have the opportunity to present virtually, and all presentations will be accessible on the virtual platform.

Submission Timeline:

The abstract submission portal will close 3 weeks after opening, on June 3rd. Speakers will be notified of their abstract’s status approximately 2 weeks after abstract submission closes.

Conference Tracks:

The National Conference on American Indian and Alaska Native Injury and Violence Prevention invites abstract submissions for oral presentations, poster presentations, panel presentation, or workshops related to the following tracks:

Oral Presentation:

Oral presentations will feature a specific research area, policy area, and/or ongoing program or project that fits into one of the conference tracks. Each presenter will have approximately 15 minutes and will participate in a breakout session with up to three to four other presentations.

Panel Presentation:

Panel presentations will feature several presenters that provide critical learning and discussion opportunities. This format will allow attendees to hear from a variety of expertise, experiences, and viewpoints on a similar topic. Panel presentations will be 90 minutes in duration and feature three to five speakers.

Poster Presentation:

Posters may share preliminary findings or an overview of the presenter’s work. Posters will be uploaded to the conference website for display throughout the conference. The conference platform will allow for virtual Q&A and informal discussions with interested attendees during designated poster sessions.


Workshops provide in-depth information about a designated topic to enhance skills necessary for the applied practice of injury prevention epidemiology and programs in attendees’ organizational setting. Workshops will be 90 minutes and feature interactive activities, discussion, case studies, etc.

Abstract Scoring Criteria:

Abstracts will be scored on the following criteria:

  • Relevance: Subject is timely and relevant to the conference, theme, and the community, and is likely to engage the conference attendees.
  • Abstract content: Abstract content is specific to presenting topic, is of sound science or promising practice and serves to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, or competence of conference attendees. Content must be objective, be free from bias and promotion, and not use commercial entities, products, or brand names.
  • Originality: Material provides new insights or approach to solving a problem that is novel or innovative; body of work advances knowledge or program development.
  • Learning outcome: Notes at least two measurable objectives that reflects what an attendee will be able to do or take-away after attending the session.
  • Quality of written abstract: The abstract is coherent and clearly states the purpose or relevance to the field of public health.