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ABSTRACTS

Call for Abstracts
     
Since 2005, the Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit series has provided an interdisciplinary, interactive forum for the presentation of research findings on the relationship of housing status and HIV prevention and care, and continued dialogue on public policy implications and strategies.

The theme of the 2010 Summit is Evidence into Action, with a focus on evidence-based policy and practice that targets housing as a key social determinant of HIV risk and health outcomes. The Summit conveners invite abstracts presenting the results of scientific research, economic analyses, program evaluations, community-based interventions, and public policy strategies that reflect this theme.

Of particular interest is work that broadens our understanding of:

  • Housing need among populations disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS, including Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Black Canadians, and people of African, Asian, Caribbean and Latino descent living in North America.
  • Work in areas of emerging housing need, such as persons re-entering the community from prison or jail, victims of violence and other forms of trauma, and military veterans.

International research is welcome.

The deadline for abstract submission is March 22, 2010.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts must be submitted online via the Research Summit website for oral and poster presentations. Abstracts may be no more than 600 words and must include the presentation title and a complete list of authors including affiliations.

How to Submit an Abstract

Abstracts must be submitted electronically by email to the Summit Coordinator for oral and poster presentations. Abstracts may be no more than 600 words and must include the presentation title and a complete list of authors including affiliations.

Format

Please submit an abstract in one of the following formats:

For scientific research presentations:

  • Background: study objectives, hypothesis, or a description of the problem.
  • Methods: study design, including a description of participants, procedures, measures, and statistical analyses.
  • Results: specific results in summary form.
  • Conclusions: description of outcomes, implications and limitations.

For presentations on policy, programs, interventions, and other types of research evaluations:

  • Issues: a short summary of the issue(s) addressed by the authors.
  • Description: description of the project, experience, service, or advocacy program.
  • Lessons learned: a brief description of the results of the project.
  • Recommendations: a brief statement of next steps.

No section may be left blank.

Of particular interest is work that broadens our understanding of:

  • Housing need among populations disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS, including Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Black Canadians, and people of African, Asian, Caribbean and Latino descent living in North America.
  • Work in areas of emerging housing need, such as persons re-entering the community from prison or jail, victims of violence and other forms of trauma, and military veterans.


Abstract Submission Deadline

The deadline for abstract submission is March 22, 2010.

Technical Support

For assistance with abstract submission or other questions or concerns, please contact Conference support via e-mail at summit@ohtn.on.ca or toll free at 1-877-743-6486, ext 2215.

Notification of Acceptance

Abstracts will be peer reviewed.  Selected presenters will be notified of the abstract disposition, presentation format and time/date of presentation via e-mail by April 16, 2010. Summit organizers will waive the registration fee for selected presenters.

Poster Presentations

Posters should be a maximum of four feet wide by four feet tall. Pushpins will be provided on-site. Poster presenters are asked to be at their poster during the scheduled poster sessions.

Guided poster tours will be scheduled and these times will be noted in the program.

Oral Presentations

Oral presenters are asked to use Power Point to prepare their presentations. Oral papers are scheduled with 15 minutes of slide (PowerPoint) presentation followed by five minutes of discussion. A computer will be available in each session room for use in presenting PowerPoint presentations. Presenters are asked to bring a memory stick or CD containing their presentation to the Speaker Ready room on the day of their presentation.

Publication


All abstracts and presentations that are accepted for presentation at the 2010 North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit will be included as a supplement to the official summit program. They will also be made available on the OHTN website.

Travel Scholarships

Limited travel scholarships will be available to support abstract presenters based on financial assistance required to attend the event. Please contact the conference coordinator for more information by toll free phone at 1-877-743-6486, ext 2215 or by email at summit@ohtn.on.ca.

Important Dates
Deadline for Abstract Submissions: March 22, 2010
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: April 16, 2010
Early Bird Registration Deadline: April 30, 2010

For assistance with abstract submission or other questions or concerns, please contact the Summit Coordinator at 1-877-743-6486, ext 2215.

     
 
 
If you have any questions, please contact the Summit Coordinator summit@ohtn.on.ca or 416 642 6486 ext. 2215