THE SIXTH ANNUAL MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
December 12 -13, 2000
Tentative Location: The Westin Peachtree Plaza
201 Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta GA 30303, Tel. 404-659-1400
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The Sixth Annual Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology (MCH EPI)
Conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday and Wednesday
December 12 and 13. The Conference organizers are seeking abstracts
for consideration for oral, poster, or case study presentations
during the workshop. The organizers are also seeking proposals for
training sessions. Accepted abstracts will be published in the
workshop program booklet.
The Sixth Annual MCH EPI Conference theme is "Reducing Disparities in
Maternal and Child Health Outcomes." The workshop discussions will
focus on successful efforts in using data to design, implement and
evaluate the effectiveness of programs targeted towards reducing
disparities among the various populations within the United States
(e.g. racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, geographic, etc). The theme may
include: (1) Qualitative and quantitative research targeted towards
understanding the factors that contribute to or reduce disparities;
lessons learned from interventions to reduce disparities; studies
that examine factors which contribute to or reduce disparities or
perception of disparities in: access to care, content of care,
quality of care, satisfaction with care, etc., and, (2) Methodologic
considerations in the design and evaluation of interventions - e.g.
sample size, power, etc.
While the documentation of disparities is an important aspect of
epidemiologic work, highest priority will be given to papers which
present new knowledge of factors which contribute to or reduce
disparities. As in previous years, the organizers encourage the
submission of abstracts dealing with other MCH epidemiology issues.
Provocative conceptual and methodologic papers which are deemed by
reviewers to contribute to an improved understanding of prevention
strategies will also be considered. All abstracts will be peer
reviewed. Abstracts are more likely to be accepted if the methods are
clear and the results specific with clear relevance to state and
local prevention efforts. Most authors will be given 10 minutes for
the presentation of accepted papers; however, longer case studies
which reflect the priority themes can also be submitted. The deadline
for submitting abstracts is May 1, 2000. NO LATE ABSTRACTS WILL BE
CONSIDERED. Authors will be notified of the decision no later than
July 14, 2000. A completed registration form MUST accompany abstract
submission. Authors are encouraged to pre-register and to attend the
meeting regardless of decisions on abstract. Additional detailed
information about the workshop will be mailed to registrants as the
information becomes available.
For more information, visit
or call Ms. Jan Gray 770-488.5147
Isabelle Melese-d'Hospital, Ph.D.
Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center
111 Michigan Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20010-2970
phone: (301) 650-8059 fax: (301) 650-8045
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