Call for Abstracts

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 10th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON STIGMA
Conference Theme: “Youth Power Up for a Stigma Free Future
 Howard University, Washington, DC, Friday, November 22, 2019 (8 AM– 5 PM)

Deadline for Submission: Friday, September 20, 2019 by 5:00pm (EST) 

The goals of this conference are to increase awareness of the stigma of HIV and other health conditions and to explore interventions to eradicate this stigma. The conference also serves to educate healthcare providers and the general public about stigma as both a human rights violation and a major barrier to prevention and treatment of illnesses. We are looking for original research that addresses HIV or other health-related stigma (such as mental illness) to be presented as a POSTER during the conference poster session. Abstracts that focus on youth and stigma or that focus on specific health needs and concerns of youth are particularly encouraged. The Best Scientific Abstract Award recipient and the second-place scientific abstract will have the opportunity to provide a BRIEF PRESENTATION of their work in addition to their participation in the poster session. Monetary prizes will be given for the top three scientific abstracts. The Best Scientific Abstract Award recipient will receive a $500 prize, the second-place scientific abstract will receive a $200 prize, and the third-place scientific abstract will receive a $100 prize.

Abstract Guidelines:  Submit an abstract, with a maximum of 300 words, to Victoria Hoverman at vicki.hoverman@gmail.com and Shirin Sultana at ssultana@brockport.edu, by 5:00pm (EST) on Friday, September 20, 2019.  Please include the full name, position/job title, affiliation and email address of each contributing author at the top of the page along with the abstract title.  Author information and the abstract title are not included in the 300-word count.  First author or another presenter must register for the conference if the abstract is accepted.  The first author of the winning abstracts must attend the conference to receive the prizes (or be willing to let an attending author or other representative accept the prize).  Students are welcome to submit abstracts and attend the conference!

Notifications will be sent by October 20, 2019.  These are poster presentations only, with the exception of the Best Scientific Abstract Award winner and the second-place scientific abstract winner, which are also brief oral presentations.

For questions about abstracts, contact Victoria Hoverman at vicki.hoverman@gmail.com and Shirin Sultana at ssultana@brockport.edu.  For general questions about the conference contact Patricia Houston at phouston@howard.edu.

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