2016 Abstract Submission

The Epidemiology Congress of the Americas (Congress) meeting will hold a Late-Breaker Session.  This session will provide a forum for presentations of investigations, analyses, or methods that have been conceived, conducted, and/or completed so recently that authors could not meet the deadline for regular abstract submission (November 2, 2015).  Abstracts on all topics will be considered.  Accepted abstracts will be distributed at the June meeting and will also be listed online.  Each accepted abstract will be presented at the meeting in typical Late-Breaker format as a five-minute oral presentation followed by five-minutes of discussion.

Please use the following guidance to prepare your abstract for online submission:

1. All abstracts must be submitted, in English, online. Use sentence case for your title.

2. Do not include references, figures, tables, or mathematical equations in the abstract. Avoid acronyms and, where necessary, spell them out when used for the first time (ORs, RRs and CIs do not need to be spelled out). Select one topic area from the list below, which will be used to organize concurrent contributed sessions. The abstract should not exceed 2,000 characters, INCLUDING spaces. Author information is in addition to the 2,000 characters.

3. Presentation of specific data and methodologic details assist reviewers in judging the quality of the research and are weighed more favorably than affirmation of known relations. Clarity and brevity of writing will allow evaluation of the importance of the research. Each abstract is scored by two reviewers. An overall acceptance proportion is applied to each subject area. The allocation of papers therefore represents the number of abstracts submitted for the subject areas.

4. The submitting author will be notified by email on or before May 2, 2016 with a final decision. If you do not receive a notification, please contact Ms. Courtney Long (clong@epiresearch.org) after this date.

Abstract Submission Policy

We recognize that abstracts submitted before the early deadlines in a Congress year may include results that are published before the Congress meeting. In this case, presenters should note that the work has been published and cite the work in their presentation or poster. The expectation that work will not be presented at another meeting before the Congress remains in effect.

2016 Congress Abstract Categories





Cardiovascular disease

Child Development

Climate Change


Comparative Effectiveness

Current Topics (natural disasters, slavery/war, indigenous populations, refugee and migrant health, etc.)

Environmental Epidemiology

Epidemiologic Methods


Female Cancer


Global Health

Health Equity

Health Services Epidemiology

Infectious Disease (including HIV/AIDS, HPV)



Musculoskeletal Epidemiology

Neurologic Epidemiology






Prevention, Behavior, and Lifestyle (including Tobacco)

Psychiatric Epidemiology

Reproductive/Perinatal Epidemiology


Social Epidemiology

Substance Abuse

Teaching Epidemiology


Women’s Health