Thursday, January 24, 2013

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — 141st APHA Annual Meeting

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — 141st APHA Annual Meeting

Theme: Think Global, Act Local: Best Practices Around the World

Vision Care Section

Submission Deadline: February 4th

The Vision Care Section invites presentations of original research on public health issues pertaining to vision and eye care. Submissions from all disciplines are welcome, and interdisciplinary work and student abstracts are highly encouraged. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words. All presenters must be Individual members of APHA and register for the meeting in order to present. Abstracts cannot be presented or published in any journal prior to the APHA Annual Meeting. The 2013 APHA Meeting's “Think Global, Act Local: Best Practices Around the World" theme provides an opportunity to highlight a spectrum of public health concerns for vision and eye health, from vision loss prevention to eye health promotion. We are interested in promoting a multi-faceted program. The following topics are intended to stimulate, rather than to limit, the scope of submissions.

Barriers and facilitators to access to eye care

Children's vision and eye care needs

Economic burden and cost-effectiveness analysis in vision and eye care

Evidence-based policy and practice in eye care

Health promotion and vision loss

Impact of vision impairment on health, functioning, social participation, and the environment

Integrated medical, oral health and vision care delivery models (Organized Jointly with Vision Care Section)

Preventing vision loss and promoting eye health across the lifespan

The right to sight: A global perspective

Translating ocular research into community health

Vision and aging


For more information, visit the APHA Abstracts webpage or contact John Crews at or 404-498-3013 or Nita Patel at or 312-363-6019.

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