Abstract Information

The abstract submission period for the 2020 Preparedness Summit, Fixing Our Fault Lines: Addressing Systemic Vulnerabilities, is CLOSED. This year’s Summit Planning Committee invited public health, healthcare, disaster relief, emergency management, and other professionals nationwide to showcase and share their research findings, best practice training models, tools, or other resources that advance the field of public health and healthcare preparedness and response. Summit Planning Committee members are reviewing all abstracts and final selections will be made by the Summit Chair.

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the Abstract Submitter by close of business on December 9, 2019. As a reminder, we are unable to offer travel reimbursements for speakers/presenters. 

If you have questions about the abstract submission process, please contact Maeve Carey at 703-964-1240 x360 or by email at summitspeakers@conferencemanagers.com

Abstract Resources

Applicants submitted abstracts in the below categories. To learn more about what's expected for each category, please read the application preview.  

  • Workshop/Training (3 hours)
    Maximum of 3 speakers, plus 1 moderator
  • Learning Session (90 minutes)
    Maximum of 3 speakers, plus 1 moderator
  • Demonstration (90 minutes)
    Maximum of 3 speakers, plus 1 moderator
  • Quick Hit Session (45 minutes)
    Maximum of 2 speakers, plus 1 moderator
  • Poster Session
    Maximum of 2 speakers
View descriptions of the conference tracks and session learning objectives.