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Guidelines for Integrated Panel Presentations

Integrated panel presentations are designed to encourage a group of presenters from diverse disciplines to discuss health disparities and related findings on a similar theme. Panel discussions allow three or four presenters to develop and present issues of health disparities on a topic or topics identified under the selected theme.  All panel abstracts should focus on science, practice, policy, and include a community component or discuss societal issues that impact health disparity populations. Integrated panel submissions that fail to include this perspective will receive lower priority. 

Integrated panel abstracts may focus on any of the three Summit tracks. For example, panels linking policy, practice, and research findings to real-world issues within health disparity neighborhoods or the global community might fit Track 1: Translational and Transdisciplinary Research.

Scholarly debate among presenters is encouraged. For instance, a science or policy researcher might present findings, and a public health professional or clinician could discuss the implications of those findings for practice. Alternatively, a group of clinicians could present their strategies for dealing with a specific health disparity issue (e.g., obesity, cardiovascular disease, or bioethics), and a policy expert might then explain how the scientific evidence can be translated into effective real-world policies. A community discussant could subsequently provide perspective on the community impact of such policies.

Additional Requirements

Integrated panel abstract proposals must be submitted by the lead author and should include: 

  • The title of the panel presentation, and all the contact, affiliation, and degree information of the lead author and co-authors/presenters;
  • A brief overview (500 words or less) of the panel presentation, which summarizes the presentation of each of the three or four presenters;
  • A note from the lead author confirming that all presenters have agreed to participate; and
  • The perspectives of each of the areas on the chosen theme i.e. science, policy, practice, and community.

 To submit an abstract click here.