2022 IPHAM Population Health Forum & 10th Anniversary

Save the Date: December 8, 2022

The 2022 IPHAM Population Health Forum & 10th Anniversary Celebration will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2022 from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The event will be held in the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center at 303 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611.


Schedule of events

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Welcome and 10-year review with IPHAM Director, Ronald T. Ackermann, MD, MPH
Baldwin Auditorium, Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center

10:00 – 11:50 a.m.
Poster Session
Potocsnak Family Atrium, Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center & Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Family Atrium, Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Keynote Speech & Awards Presentation
Keynote title:"Healing and Justice through the Lens of Racial Trauma and Health Equity"
Hughes Auditorium, Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
John A. Rich, MD, MPH
Director of BMO Institute for Health Equity
Rush University System for Health

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Keynote Lecture

"Healing and Justice through the Lens of Racial Trauma and Health Equity"

IPHAM is pleased to welcome John A. Rich, MD, MPH, inaugural Director of RUSH BMO Institute for Health Equity, as the keynote lecturer for the IPHAM Population Health Forum and 10th Anniversary. 

The keynote lecture is titled "Healing and Justice through the Lens of Racial Trauma and Health Equity" and will be held at 12 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

In Memoriam

IPHAM honors the memory of Dr. Virginia (Gini) Bishop, a beloved member of the Northwestern community, who passed away in February 2020.  Dr. Bishop co-founded the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) and served as ARCC’s co-director from 2007–2010.

In 2020, ARCC renamed the Community-Engaged Research Partnership Award to honor the leadership and partnerships of Dr. Bishop. The award, now named "ARCC Dr. Virginia Bishop Community-Academic Research Partnership Award," recognizes exemplary partnerships that use a community-engaged research approach to impact the health of their community. 

Poster Session & Awards

Poster sessions give presenters an opportunity to discuss their project/research and exchange ideas with colleagues and new audiences. The purpose is to visually stimulate interest on collaborative research approaches to health research. We hope it will promote conversations and networking among session attendees.

Anyone with ties to the Northwestern community is invited to submit an abstract for presentation (including Northwestern faculty, staff, trainees, students, and community partners). The focus of this poster session will be to highlight research and projects relevant to population and public health. 

External applicants are welcome to submit an abstract by invitation. 

Application Process

Due dates for abstract submission is as follows:

DEADLINE EXTENDED to Monday, October 31, 2022

Posters that have previously been submitted to other conferences/poster sessions are eligible to be re-submitted for inclusion in the IPHAM Population Health Forum Poster Session. 

We will notify applicants on the status of their poster submission on a rolling basis, but no later than November 14, 2022.

Poster session schedule on December 8:

  • 8 - 9:30 a.m.: Poster check in and set up
  • 10 - 11:50 a.m.: Poster session
  • 1:30 - 2 p.m.: Poster tear down

Poster Instructions

The IPHAM Population Health Forum planning committee will provide large tack boards on which to display your poster. 

It is strongly recommended that posters be professionally designed and printed to project a positive image of the presenter's work. Posters must not exceed 6 feet in width and 4 feet in height (5 feet wide by 3 feet high is recommended). Posters will be displayed on frames that are 6 feet wide by 4 feet high and secured by push pins supplied at the event.

Printing and Duplicating Services provides poster printing services to scientists across the Northwestern University.

To obtain files of the Northwestern Medicine and Feinberg logo for poster use, please visit the Office of Communications logo download page. Usage guidelines are also available on the Communications site. 

Participants should be available at their poster to discuss their research with attendees and potentially, judges, during the poster session.

If you haven't created a poster yet, consider using our template (Powerpoint).

Informational Tables

If you would like to set up an informational table at the IPHAM Population Health Forum, please fill out this form.

Set Up

Poster and table check in will open at 8 a.m. on December 8. Participants may set up their posters from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Posters must be ready for viewing by 10 a.m.

Awards & Judging

Upon submitting an abstract, each participant will be entered into the poster session competition. Abstracts will be reviewed and rated prior to the event. The judging staff is comprised of senior IPHAM faculty. On the day of the event, judges will visit the posters of the top-rated abstracts to make their final rankings. Those selected as finalists will be notified prior to the event and are expected to remain near their posters to answer questions from judges during the judging if possible.

We will award a first place poster award and a community poster award. 


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