A place for bold ideas.

Students and residents in training are invited to submit abstracts of rural health projects/research for podium or poster presentation.

Faculty, health professionals and community members are invited to submit abstracts of rural health projects/research for poster presentation only.

If presentation space is an issue, priority for poster presentations will be given to students, residents and fellows.

Submitted projects/research should be applicable to the health of rural West Virginians. Abstracts will be accepted for projects in-progress and completed projects, as well as those that have been presented elsewhere.

The review committee will use this rubric for evaluating abstracts.

Posters must be freestanding and no larger than 3’ x 3’. There will be two posters to a 6’ table.

Use the form below to submit your abstract.
The deadline for submissions is Aug. 27.
Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by Sept. 17.

ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Upon completion of this form you will prompted to email a letter addressing ethical considerations from your Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, or an acknowledgement letter from your IRB that the project is non-human subjects research.

If this is a community project, you may submit a letter that briefly explains that the process or project does not include data about persons.

Applications that do not address ethical considerations will not be considered.

If you have any questions, please contact the review committee chair, Dr. Brianna Sheppard-Willis at absheppard@hsc.wvu.edu or 304-293-1444.

 

ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE

If you are interested in attending conference sessions in addition to the poster presentations, you will need to register for the conference.

You can apply for a scholarship to cover the conference registration fee. If traveling more than 50 miles to attend, your scholarship may cover lodging at Pipestem Resort for up to two nights in a shared room. Scholarships are limited so apply early.

Registration and scholarship information at wvrha.org/2018-west-virginia-rural-health-conference/

 

QUESTIONS?

For more information about research presentations at the conference, please contact the review committee chair, Dr. Brianna Sheppard-Willis at absheppard@hsc.wvu.edu or 304-293-1444.