For the first time, NCSD will be accepting abstracts for presentations and posters for STD Engage 2018, our annual meeting. We are looking for you, our members and allies, to help shape this meeting and provide subject matter expertise. In an attempt to create the most widely representative and useful meeting for the field, we want to hear your stories and experiences. Please consider submitting an abstract on the below categories, and share with the field your strengths, successes, and challenges.
- Health Equity. MSM. Trans people. Women. People of Color. These populations and others face unique challenges to sexual health and barriers to care. This track will feature novel strategies to engage different populations and address these challenges and barriers in an effort to promote the sexual health of all people.
- DIS. DIS are essential to STD prevention and emergency responses, but not all STD programs are created equal. This track will highlight this heroic workforce, and explore the diverse ways STD programs are using DIS to combat STDs in their jurisdictions.
- Adolescent Sexual Health. Young people bear a disproportionate burden of STDs. This track features innovative approaches to advancing adolescent sexual health through youth engagement, education partnerships, youth-friendly clinical environments, sexual health education, and other health promotion activities.
- Policy and Government Relations. Monitoring, implementing, and evaluating STD policies and educating the public, providers, and key stakeholders on effective policy approaches are essential to advancing STD prevention. This track will feature how policy impacts STDs.
- Program Science. Program design, evaluation, quality-improvement, and research, oh my! This track will highlight strategies, tools, resources, and models for program science within the context of STD prevention and control.
- Heath Communications. Communications is a powerful tool for STD prevention, sexual health promotion, and education. This track will explore STD pros country are harnessing communications, especially the internet and social media, to disseminate their local data and safer sex initiatives, and to enhance their policy initiatives.
- Partnerships and Program Integration. We can’t engage in effective STD prevention activities on our own. This track will highlight programmatic successes and innovative approaches to integrated programs, unique partnerships, and strategies for effectively working across divisions in your jurisdiction.
- Deadline for submission is June 4, 2018.
- Abstracts will be reviewed on a rolling basis internally by NCSD staff and the STD Engage 2018 planning committee, comprised of NCSD members.
- Abstract selection will be prioritized based on innovative and new methods around STD prevention, health equity and sexual health promotion.
- All selected authors will be notified by June 15.
- If your abstract is selected, your registration fee will be discounted but all other expenses to attend will be your responsibility.