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Call for Posters for USPHS Symposium in Atlanta in May

The fiftieth annual U.S. Public Health Service Symposium, a conference for USPHS officers and state and local health professionals, will be held on May 18-21 at the Sheraton Atlanta.  Academic partners for the conference are the Emory Rollins School of Public Health and the Morehouse School of Medicine. Plenary speakers will include Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health Karen DeSalvo, Dean of the Emory Rollins School of Public Health Jim Curran, Rear Admiral Scott Giberson, Captain Inger Damon, Lieutenant Commander Leisha Nolen, and author Mike Stobbe.


The Symposium Planning Committee invites you to submit an abstract for a poster presentation.  The theme for this year’s conference is “Public Health Diversity: Succeeding in a Flatter World.”  The focus will be on the innovative solutions health practitioners apply in addressing the interconnected public health needs of diverse places, populations, and problems.

The deadline for poster submissions is Friday, March 6.

All accepted posters will be included in our poster competition.  There will be two categories: officers/civilians and students.  The top posters in each category across all tracks will be recognized at the closing plenary on Thursday, May 21. The top student poster presenters will also receive a cash prize courtesy of the Commissioned Officers Foundation.  The top officer/civilian poster presenter will receive complimentary registration for the 2016 Symposium and a certificate of recognition.

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