For Posters to be presented at: The Public's Health and the Law in the 21st Century: Fifth Annual
Partnership Conference, June 12-14, 2006, The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, Georgia.
The Public Health Law Association, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public
Health Law Program, and the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics are convening The Public's
Health & the Law in the 21st Century: Fifth Annual Partnership Conference. The Public Health Law
Association is sponsoring a poster session to offer students the unique opportunity to submit and
present original research findings on topics that address the intersection of law and public health.
Graduate students currently enrolled in a program of study
within a School of Law, Medicine, Public Health, Allied Health, Nursing, or Arts and Sciences inside
or outside of the United States may submit abstracts. Students with training in multiple disciplines (e.g. JD/MPH,
JD/MD, JD/PhD, BSN/MPH, etc.) are particularly encouraged to submit an abstract.
submitted for consideration should examine the role of law in a
particular public health problem, examine the bioethical, social or
policy ramifications of a public health policy, or otherwise
contribute to the understanding of the relationship between law and
public health. Interdisciplinary topics and issues are encouraged.
All submissions must be original research questions and solely the
work of the authors.
Abstracts must be received
by March 1, 2006 at email@example.com.
Instructions for Submission of Abstracts
Abstracts must be submitted with a cover page that
provides the title of the abstract and the names, email addresses,
institution and program of study, and telephone numbers of each
author. Abstracts must be in English, typed using 10 or 12 point
font, single-spaced and be a maximum of 250 words. The abstract
narrative section should include the purpose or objective of the
research, a description of the research design and methods, and a
summary of the major findings. Only electronic submissions to
in MS Word will be considered. Abstracts and
posters will be judged on clarity, overall organization of material,
originality of research question, and the potential for findings to
advance the understanding of the relationship between public health
and the law by a panel of public health experts selected by PHLA.
Authors will be notified electronically on or before April 15, 2006
as to whether their abstract has been accepted. Abstracts and
posters from the 2005 conference are available from the PHLA website
If an abstract is accepted for presentation, at least one of the
authors must attend the June 2006 Public Health Law Conference in
Atlanta, Georgia to present the poster. Conference registration fees
will be waived for authors whose abstracts are selected (no more
than two fee waivers per abstract). Limited scholarships for travel
costs are available; however, students are urged to seek support
from their University to cover the cost of travel, poster materials,
and production. Use of expensive poster presentation materials or
publication techniques is discouraged. Guidelines and space
limitations for poster materials will be made available on
www.phla.info by April 1, 2006.
Questions should be directed to Jean O’Connor at:
"Give a man health and a course to steer, and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not."
-George Bernard Shaw