BCPH Research Summit

BCPH Research Summit for Justice and Equity
December 10, 2022

The Boston Congress of Public Health (BCPH) has expanded its poster sessions into monthly Research Summits for Justice and Equity. These will be held virtually, as follows:

DECEMBER 10, 2022
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Geared to clinicians, academics, public health students and professionals, community-based health workers and advocates, medical residents, and others aligned with public health, the Virtual Research Summit for Justice and Equity provides unique opportunities for attendees to present and/or hear the latest research addressing issues on public health through a social justice lens!  

We highly encourage attendees to share posters of new.emerging and other research produced in the past five years. Posters from previous meetings and conferences are welcome:

  • Showcase their poster detailing their research and/or innovative projects addressing public health issues through the lens of justice and equity;
  • Opt to present their poster either live or as a pre-recorded session;
  • Network with fellow public health thought leaders, on a state-of-the-art platform;
  • Potentially win an award; and
  • Publish in a special edition of HPHR Journal with a dedicated DOI.

In addition, participants will have an opportunity to hear from and engage a keynote speaker and an panel of experts addressing equity and social justice through their research.

These special live and recorded presentations will will provide insight into facilitating innovative, ethnical, equitable, and sustainable research projects addressing the needs of underserved populations.

PLATFORM

Rather than a glorified Zoom meeting, you’ll engage with fellow participants and view posters in a Virtual Poster Hall powered by the online conference and meeting platform, Brazen. Other content featured in the Poster Hall “booths” include speaker presentations and resources.

Brazen platform

REGISTRATION FEES

This event is open to both poster presenters and those interested in hearing presenters’ findings and participating the keynote presentation and interactive panel of experts. Fees for all attendees are as follows: 

  • BCPH Members: Free
  • Non-BCPH Members: $25.00

Authors may submit an UNLIMITED number of posters for research conducted within the past 5 years. Additional posters are $5.00 each. (Please submit each poster separately.) 

Payment is not due at the time of registration.

POSTER SESSION REGISTRATION

Submit your poster for consideration by selecting the date(s) you wish to present:  

If selected, you will receive an email with detailed information on your next steps. Registrants will be sent a payment link. 

POSTER SESSION INFORMATION

TEMPLATES

We strongly encourage poster presenters to use a template rather than submit anything “freestyle.” Below are links to traditional and “new style” scientific poster templates: 

CONTENT GUIDELINES

Overall notes
  • Each poster cannot have more than 12 authors. (All authors must be members or pay to participate.)
  • Different posters from the same research team or group can be entered as long as the posters are substantially different from one another.
  • Posters must meet the content guidelines BEFORE they are ACCEPTED to the poster session

As indicated in the poster templates, the
general poster format is comprised of the following sections:

  • Title must convey the research presented, and be limited to one to two lines of text.

  • Authors: List authors’ first and last names, with author affiliations listed underneath. Examples
    • Jane Doe1, John Smith2, Jill Johnson1
    • 1 Department of Health Behavior, 2 Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • Introduction or Background should provide context, impetus, and definition-of-terms for the study (approx. 125 words):
    • situate research issue in the context of published primary literature,
    • provide a justification of the research, and
    • provide a clear statement of the hypothesis or hypotheses and/or the goal of the research.

  • Methods: The methods section should provide information on the study design, population included in the research, and a description of how the data were collected and analyzed. A sub-section of the methods should provide a high-level description of the approach for conducting the statistical analyses.

  • Results: This section should comprise the bulk (e.g., two-thirds) of your poster and should be comprised of tables and figures. The first objective is to summarize the primary outcome of the research by providing a brief description of the results. This general statement should be followed by a presentation of data (charts, images, or tables) that specifically addresses the hypothesis. The results section is typically the largest section of the poster.

  • Discussion: The discussion (approximately 200 words) summarizes the research results and puts them in the context of the related literature.

  • Conclusion: The conclusion provides a concluding statement and mentions areas where further research is needed (i.e., next steps).

  • Acknowledgments: This section may not be applicable to all posters. Use this section to thank individuals for their contribution to project if they are not authors. You may also use this section to acknowledge financial and other relevant support for the project.

  • References: Literature cited should be listed in a consistent AMA bibliographic format used in your area of research. Journal articles are considered to be primary references and are a preferred source for information. Some posters do not have references; those that do limit references to 10 citations maximum.

POSTER EVALUATION CRITERIA

 
  • Health Equity and/or Social Justice: Does the poster address the implications for health equity and social justice in the research?

  • Communication and Presentation: How well does the presenter convey the information presented on the poster within the five minute time limit?

  • Balance and Conciseness: Is proper emphasis and coverage given to pertinent issues?

  • Validity: Is the poster and presentation sufficiently supported by data or facts?

  • Impact and Innovation: Will the research move the field forward? Is the research innovative?

  • Organization: Is the poster easy to follow in terms of information flow and layout?

  • Timing: The poster is presented within a 7 minute timeframe.

AWARDS

We will recognize posters that are “Best Overall” in each poster session. Additional awards also might be granted based on other merit.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please email communications@bcph.org for more information.

The Boston Congress of Public Health held its Inaugural Research Poster Session, held virtually this past May 7, 2022. Researchers, clinicians, academic professionals, medical students, public health advocates and others from around the world findings from their cutting-edge health research. All of the presentations will be published this June on HPHR.org.

In addition, the following presentations received additional commendation as Best Overall based on their poster’s appearance, style of presentation, explicit discussion of health equity and social justice implications for public health:

  • Promoting Public Health Initiatives through Partnerships with Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), by Rayna Haque; Marzia Maliha; Kaneza Kadambaya, MPH; Maha Sheikh; and Senila Yasmin, MPH
  • Diagnostic Imaging and Treatment for Sclerosing Cholangitis in Critically ill Post-COVID-19 Patients: A Literature Review, by Helen Huang and Zaid Al-Ghazawi
  • The Association Between Antihypertensive Medications and Suicidality in the UK Biobank Sample, by Clement Zai
  • Coverage of Optional Vaccines in 3-6 year Olds in an Urban Setting, in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, by Sneha Kurian
  • Investigating Mental Health of Intracontinental Asian Migrant Communities through a Case Study of ASSIST, by Naryeong Kim, BS & BA Candidate; Isha Shah, BS Candidate; Deney Li, BS Candidate; Philip Ding, BS Candidate; and Megan Rabe, BS Candidate
  • Timeline in Pictures of Oral Aphthae as a Presenting Symptom for Behcet’s Disease, by Dr. Adam Ramsey