The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Meeting Committee invites you to submit an abstract for a presentation or poster for the BRFSS Meeting, April 8–12, 2019 (tentative date), in Atlanta, Georgia. The submission deadline is Friday, February 22, 2019. Notifications of accepted presentations will be sent by the week of March 4, 2019.
How to Submit an Abstract for Consideration:
*To be considered, all abstracts must meet the abstract criteria listed below.
*Submit your abstract or poster proposal to BRFSS Submissions (CDC) to BRFSS@cdc.gov with the subject line “BRFSS 2019 Abstract Submission."
Abstracts related to BRFSS topics in survey research, epidemiology, evaluation, policy, and public health are welcome for consideration. See the chart below for more information on subject categories.
Writing Guidelines for Abstracts
The abstract(s) must be:
The abstracts should be divided into the following sections:
Additional information regarding abstract submissions includes the following:
Oral presentations will be no more than 15 minutes in length, with 5 additional minutes allowed for discussion. Several presentations addressing the same issue or theme will be grouped together to form a session. Presenters should report recently completed or ongoing work.
Poster presentations are exhibited with the author in attendance for an assigned period of time (1–2 hours). The contents of the poster presentation should follow the guidelines listed for abstracts. Results may be summarized in the form of graphs, tables, pictures, etc. Graphic displays should be appropriately labeled and legible. Copies of a written report or handout may be distributed.
Please submit the above items as separate files; you may attach them to the same e-mail. If you are submitting multiple abstracts, please submit each abstract as a separate file. Please save the file as presenter’s last name_abstract. If more than one abstract is submitted, add a number after the author’s name for each additional abstract. For example, if the presenter is Jane Smith, the file should be saved as Smith_abstract. If she has multiple abstracts, the second and third ones would be saved as Smith2_abstract and Smith3_abstract.
For questions concerning abstracts submission, please send an e-mail to:
BRFSS Submissions (CDC): BRFSS@cdc.gov