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Women's Health Project
Orange County Women’s Health Summit

Sponsored by The Orange County Women’s Health Project, in collaboration with the Crean College of Health & Behavioral Sciences, Chapman University; the Health Promotion Research Institute, California State University, Fullerton; and the UCI Initiative to End Family Violence.

This event is intended to facilitate information exchange between women’s health stakeholders, identify potential areas for collaboration, and generate action items to advance women’s health in Orange County.

Date: Friday, October 21, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: California State University, Fullerton – Titan Student Union (TSU), University Conference Center
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Registration: $45.00 (parking included).
Parking location TBA. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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Call for Abstracts

The OCWHP and its partners have analyzed approximately 200 data sets from national, state and local sources and identified four health issues that affect large numbers of women in Orange County and reflect significant health disparities and/or systems gaps.  Accordingly, research involving Orange County women and related to any health issue affecting women in Orange County is sought, but special consideration will be given to projects that address one or more of the following:

Breast Cancer – specifically, interventions to improve (1) disparities in screening and early detection among low-income women and women of color in Orange County, or (2) the gap in diagnostic resources for low-income women under 40 with a breast mass in Orange County
Cervical Cancer – specifically, interventions to improve (1) low HPV vaccination uptake in Orange County, or (2) disparities in screening and early detection among low-income women and women of color in Orange County
Health & Domestic Violence – specifically, interventions that (1) strengthen the local healthcare sector’s response to domestic violence, or (2) integrate the healthcare sector with shelter, legal, social (including behavioral health) and other services that support domestic violence survivors in Orange County
Teen Reproductive Health – specifically, interventions to improve (1) disparities in the teen birth rate within Orange County, or (2) the slowly increasing rate of STIs in Orange County

Important Dates

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. PST Online abstract submission deadline
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Notification of acceptance/rejection of oral/poster presentation
Friday, October 21, 2016 4th Orange County Women’s Health Summit

 

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts should contain no more than 500 words, follow APA format, and be submitted no later than Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. PST using this link: 2016 OC Women’s Health Summit – Abstract Form.

The review process will be competitive, so successful applicants should highlight the significance of their work in a clear and concise manner.  Abstracts that do not follow the approved format or that are submitted after the deadline will not be considered.  Questions may be directed to Dena Rubin, OCHWP Project Manager, at (949) 291-1593 / rubin@ocwomenshealth.org.

Abstract Reviewers Sought

Based upon the potentially wide range of topics to be submitted as abstracts, we anticipate needing reviewers with a variety of expertise.  Thus, we invite interested researchers to volunteer as an abstract reviewer for this Summit.  If selected as a summit abstract reviewer, we anticipated assigning no more than 15-20 abstracts to review and score within a one-month time period.  If you are interested in volunteering to be an abstract reviewer, please send an e-mail entitled “Volunteer Reviewer for 2016 Summit” to rubin@ocwomenshealth.org, explain your area of women’s health expertise, and attach a copy of your CV.  You will be notified by April 15, 2016 of your selection.