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Submit an abstract to the
2019 Minority Health Conference!

The Minority Student Caucus at The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health invites you to submit an abstract to display a poster at the 40th Annual Minority Health Conference held on Friday, February 22, 2019.

As the largest and longest running student-led health conference in the nation, the Minority Health Conference aims to raise awareness regarding health disparities and mobilize students, academics, and community members to take action for change. Since its inception in the late 1970s, the Minority Health Conference has grown significantly, attracting over 600 attendees, plus nearly a thousand more via webcast. The theme of this year’s conference is 
Advocacy for Change: Celebrating Past Successes and Planning for the Future.

What connects civil rights gains, women’s suffrage, marriage equality and the rise of progressive candidates? The answer is timing and advocacy – persistent advocates challenging the opposition and strategically responding to the greatest challenges of our time. Advocacy is an integral aspect of social change. This year’s conference theme celebrates how advocacy efforts are instrumental in advancing the health of minorities and people of color. With a rich activist history, we seek to curate a forum that carves a road for more effective and engaging advocacy efforts in our communities, far and near.

We welcome abstracts in both traditional research and non-traditional practice/process. We encourage submissions from researchers, practitioners, community members, community organizations, and students from a variety of fields (including behavioral science, basic and clinical sciences, public health, biostatistics, policy/government, social work, history, journalism, and others).

We would like to highlight our non-traditional abstract submission option, which is great for community engagement or empowerment processes, community organizing, and arts or performance-based practices or processes that connect social justice to health.

All abstract materials must be submitted through our Google Form by the deadline, Monday, December 3 at 5 PM.

Abstract guidelines can be found here. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance in the beginning of January.

Please email with any submission questions.
Please share this invitation widely with your colleagues, collaborators, and contacts. As conference planners, we strive for as much community representation and involvement as possible. Your participation is extremely important to us and will enrich the Minority Health Conference as a whole!

Best wishes,
The 40th Annual Minority Health Conference Planning Committee
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