Be a Presenter

On May 29-31, 2024, diverse partners, including healthcare, public health, community advocacy, government, academia, and multicultural leaders from across Idaho, will unite in a collaborative effort with a shared mission to promote, protect, and improve the overall health and wellbeing of all Idahoans. The conference will focus on improving population health through strategic alliances and elevating the voices of disproportionately impacted communities.

call for Abstract proposals

Abstracts are now being accepted for the inaugural Idaho’s Health Priorities: Community-Driven Solutions Conference. The conference planning committee invites local Public Health, Academia, Healthcare, and other community leaders to showcase and share their research, best practices, tools, or other resources that address health disparities and contribute to improving the health of all Idahoans. 

Workshop Speaker speaking to a group of men and women.
Speaker Abstract Form
Are you interested in being a Conference Speaker?
Important Deadlines and Information
February, 2024Call for Proposal Sub-committee reviews all proposals
March 22, 2024Presenters will be notified via email of their abstract status 
May 29-31, 2024Idaho's Health Priorities Conference
Conference Tracks

Long-standing health disparities and inequities are not unique challenges facing Idahoans. Recent events have led to an elevated need for recognition of and engagement in addressing disparities within our disproportionately impacted communities including multicultural, multigenerational, rural, and remote communities. This conference will address ways that interdisciplinary leaders can strengthen their outreach to and partnership with disproportionately impacted populations to decrease disparities and improve population health through transformational change. 

Session topic to address a minimum of one of the four conference tracks:

  • Mental and Behavioral Health: Diseases of Despair (substance abuse, suicide), Obesity/Health Lifestyle, Behavioral Health Services for Youth, Mental Health Education and Support, Risk Behavior (sexual, substance use)
  • Social & Economic Health: Family and Social Support, Access to Childcare, Affordable Childcare, Livable Wage
  • Physical Place, Environment, and Health: Housing and Transit, Affordable Housing, Transportation Access, High Cost of Living, Climate and Environment, Persons with Disabilities, Healthy Homes
  • Multigenerational Health: Care Across the Continuum of Aging, Independent Living, Social Connection 
Session Formats
  • Oral Presentation: Structured presentations where the speaker delivers information, insights, or research findings to the audience
  • Roundtable Presentation: Small group discussion of a session topic or  presenter's work
  • Workshop Session: Small group training opportunity focused on skill-building
Submission Criteria

Writing Tips: The session description will be added to the conference website, mobile app, and program booklet. Consider starting with a statement that will engage the reader’s attention and entice them to attend your session. Please make every effort to use good grammar and proper sentence structure. We ask that you do not use bullet points. Since the mission of this event is to elevate the voices of our disproportionately impacted communities, include information about the communities you represent and/or the population(s) your session is designed to serve.

Learning Objectives: Please list up to three learning objectives that participants can expect from attending your session. 

Learning Objectives: Please list up to three learning objectives that participants can expect from attending your session. 

  • Session Title: 120 characters or less
  • Session Type 
    • Oral Presentation
      • Workshop (120 minutes)
        • Includes two speakers (please indicate if additional speakers are needed)
        • Rooms will be set in rounds
      • Roundtable (45 minutes)
        • Includes two speakers (please indicate additional speakers are needed)
        • Rooms will be set in rounds
      • Concurrent Sharing Session (60 minutes)
        • Includes two speakers (please indicate if additional speakers are needed)
        • Rooms will be set in theater or rounds
        • Some sessions may receive a request to be a part of a panel discussion
  • Presenters: All individuals who will be presenting in-person are to be listed. The following information is required:
    • Contact information: Name, email address
    • Professional information: Title/position, company/organization, credentials
    • Role: Primary presenter, co-presenter
    • Other required details: Description of current position, professional experience/publications, academic degrees, speaker biography
  • Session Details
    • Track: Under which conference track does the proposed session best fit? See above for detailed tracks and their descriptions. (Select all that apply - your presentation is not limited to a single conference track).
    • Content outline: Briefly identify major concepts the amount of time spent on each topic, and the appropriate presenter.
    • Description of Presentation: Maximum of 120 words.
    • Asks of each presentation: To ensure each presentation aligns with the mission of the conference, we ask that you ensure your presentation includes all references and supporting documentation. Please be mindful of the communities your presentation may impact. Be aware of the language you use and the different learning styles of participants. the planning committee will continue to work with each presenter to ensure they have what they need to be successful.
  • Conflict of Interest and Disclosures: All accepted presentations will require a signed financial disclosure from each identified presenter.
  • Policies: Must indicate acceptance of all policies:
    • Speaker changes: We ask that there are no speaker substitutions made after the abstract proposal review process has been completed
    • Registration: Speakers who are part of an accepted oral education session will receive complimentary full meeting registration.
    • Promotional materials: The IHPC planning committee may request a change in session titles descriptions, etc. for use in the promotional materials.
    • Recording: TBD



If you have questions about the submission process, please contact