How can I become a presenter? 

Abstract submission is open in the Spring. Each abstract is reviewed multiple times by a panel of public health professionals. Abstracts that are accepted for presentation will be announced in June.

 Who attends the WSPHA Annual Conference?

The table below shows the breakdown of where conference attendees work. Please use this information to design a presentation that is relevant and applicable to your audience.

Primary Professional Setting of Attendees %
Professional Association   1%
County Health Department/District   35%
Academic   11%
State Gov – DOH/HCA   32%
Non Profit   10%
Other Local/State/Fed Gov   1%
Health Care   4%
Other   2%
Business   1%
Tribal Health   1%
Research Center/Institute   1%
Advocacy Org/Coalition/Alliance   1%
Total (updated 9.5.2017)    


When and how will I be notified of acceptance? 

Lead presenters will receive an email with your abstract status from WSPHA’s Conference Coordinator, Laura Nalbandian ([email protected]) by June 30.

How do I make corrections to my abstract?

You cannot change your abstract content once the submission deadline has passed. However, minor corrections (i.e. spelling errors, etc.) can be made by WSPHA staff. Email Laura Nalbandian ([email protected]) to make a correction.

Can we substitute a presenter?

Yes. Notify Laura Nalbandian ([email protected]) as soon as possible. The new presenter must complete a conflict of interest disclosure form and register for the conference. Be sure to let the moderator and rest of the presenters know about the change.

Do I have to register and become a member in order to present at the WSPHA Annual Conference?

Yes. All presenters must be individual members of WSPHA and registered by August 30th. Membership must be valid through the conference dates. You may register as a member at the same time you register for the conference (after your abstract has been accepted).

 Can I register for one day only?

Yes. Presenters and moderators may register for the day of their presentation.

 Why must I complete a Conflict of Interest form?

Presenter Conflict of Interest Forms are a required component of WSPHA’s application for continuing education credits.

Do you have guidance or advice on preparing my presentation?

Yes! Check out the following document: Conference Presentation Best Practices.

 Will there be Audio/Visual equipment available for each presentation?

If you plan to use a PowerPoint presentation for your session, it is your responsibility to bring a laptop.  If you are bringing a Mac laptop, it is also your responsibility to bring a mac adaptor. (We cannot guarantee that there will be one available.) Please make sure to have your presentation backed-up to a jump drive, or a secondary laptop in the event we need to switch out equipment due to technical difficulties. It is advisable to check your equipment before your presentation – please allow enough time for troubleshooting. If your presentation has video or audio that requires a high speed internet connection, try to obtain a copy of the segment that you can use on a computer without an internet connection, or talk to Laura Nalbandian ([email protected]) to confirm internet access during the conference. WSPHA will provide projectors, screens and tech assistance.

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