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IPHAM Population Health Forum

SAVE THE DATE: December 4, 2018

9 AM - 3 PM

Where: Lurie Medical Research Building; 303 E. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60611

Who: Northwestern faculty, staff, students, and affiliates, as well as all members of the community are welcome to attend.

What: We are pleased to announce that the inaugural IPHAM Population Health Forum will take place on December 4, 2018.

The event will include a keynote speech by Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH, dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Galea's scholarship lives at the intersection of social and psychiatric epidemiology, with a focus on the behavioral health consequences of trauma, including those caused by firearms. He was named one of Time magazine’s epidemiology innovators and has been listed as one of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.” 

In addition to the keynote, the IPHAM Population Health Forum will include a research poster session and breakout sessions.

This page will be updated as more information becomes available. 


Abstract Deadline: October 31, 2018

The Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) at Northwestern University is hosting the inaugural IPHAM Population Health Forum on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. This event will include a poster session. Accepted posters will highlight work supported by Northwestern with a focus on population and public health.

*If you are a student in the Global Health program and would like to submit your poster abstract as part of the Global Health Day event that is taking place in conjunction with the IPHAM Population Health Forum, please use these instructions instead.

Instructions for Submitting Poster Abstracts

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.

Early submissions are welcome. Presenters who choose to work in groups should only submit one abstract per group.

  • Submissions should focus on population or public health. This may include a focus on broad areas of healthcare delivery, community health, global health, health equity, or health policy.
  • Submissions from the Northwestern community are welcome (This includes submissions from community stakeholders focused on research that involves at least one Northwestern researcher).
  • Posters that have been submitted or displayed at other events are eligible to be submitted for the IPHAM Population Health Forum.
  • Submit an abstract of no more than 500 words describing your poster by Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Include the following in the abstract:
    1. Introduction/Background
    2. Goals/Hypotheses/Questions
    3. Methods/Strategies/Activities
    4. Results/Findings/Lessons Learned
    5. Conclusions/Implications/Next Steps. Submissions must include a brief response to the question, "How would you describe the importance of your work to a lay person with no background in population health?"
  • Authorship—academic and community partners actively participating in the project design or processes should be recognized as authors on the poster.
  • Cite your funding source, if applicable.
  • Maximum size of poster display: 3’x5’. If you haven't created a poster yet, consider using Feinberg's template (Powerpoint).
  • Posters will be judged for an award to be presented before the keynote speaker presentation at the IPHAM Population Health Forum on December 4, 2018.
  • Abstracts will be accepted on a rolling basis. Final notices will go out no later than November 16, 2018.
  • Presenters are responsible for the cost of printing their poster. IPHAM will provide easels, tack boards, and push pins. 
  • Submit abstracts here. Direct questions to
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