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Conference Submissions

You are invited to submit abstracts and panel proposals for the 2018 National Conference on Health Communications, Marketing, and Media (NCHCMM).  Submissions focusing on the areas of health communication, social marketing, media, partnerships, public health policy communication, and other topic areas that relate to the multi-disciplinary nature of this conference are sought.

The Conference Planning Committee invites abstracts for single-presenter oral and poster presentations.  Also, proposals for thematic panel sessions are invited.  A broad spectrum of submissions is encouraged including works that address specific issues and approaches such as research and evaluation, theory/model development, and practice/program-based foci.

Presentation types include the following:

Single-presenter Oral:  Recommended presentation length is 15-20 minutes.  Related abstracts will be combined to make a 90 minute session.

Single-presenter Poster:  Poster sessions will be held at designated times during the conference to allow participants to view research findings and interact with authors.

Thematic Panel Proposal:  Total length of session is 90 minutes and must include 3-4 individuals who collectively submit a proposal based on a common theme or topic.  The proposal requires a summary describing the importance of the panel theme and an abstract from each panel member.

Who Should Submit?

  • Health Communication Faculty and Consultants
  • Social Marketers
  • Behavioral/Social Scientists
  • Community-Based Organization Staff
  • Federal, State and Local Public Health Practitioners
  • Marketing and Communication Faculty
  • Private Sector Health Marketing Consultants
  • Public Health Communication and Health Promotion Faculty
  • Health Promotion Specialists
  • Non-profit Health Advocacy Organizations – Health Promotion NGOs
  • Public Health Students
  • Program Planners and Administrators

All presenting authors must register for the conference and are eligible for the early bird registration fee.

Review Criteria

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed and notification to authors is expected to occur in early June 2018.

Submissions addressing the conference tracks will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. Significance of research, theoretical or practice question(s)
  2. Demonstration of proper methodology for research and evaluation abstracts; adequate backing by literature for theoretical abstracts; value to specified programs for practice abstracts based on originality, sufficient detail necessary for adoption and supporting evidence for effectiveness
  3. Originality and contribution of presentation content to health communication and marketing knowledge
  4. Clarity of content
  • Page last reviewed: May 31, 2018
  • Page last updated: August 2, 2018
  • Content source:
    • Office of the Associate Director for Communication, Office of Communication Science