Abstract Information

The abstract submission period for the 2023 Preparedness Summit, Recover. Renew: Reprioritizing All-Hazards Preparedness, is now CLOSED. This year’s Summit Planning Committee invites public health, health care, 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 will review 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 late December. As a reminder, we are unable to offer travel reimbursements for speakers/presenters.

At this time, NACCHO is moving forward with planning a hybrid Preparedness Summit for 2023, offering both in-person and pre-recorded (on demand) content. Please visit the Health & Safety page for in-person meeting details.

If you have questions about the abstract submission process, please contact Laura Harrison Palmer at NACCHOmeetings@naccho.org.

Abstract Resources

Abstracts are accepted 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.