Call for Abstracts

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The Midwest Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health is seeking abstracts from stakeholders in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin to highlight successes and lessons learned related to the following topics:

  • The policy environment for population health and health system transformation
  • Using data for care coordination and population health
  • Aligning financial incentives and payment for population health
  • The role of purchasers and payers in population health
  • Integrating physical and behavioral health
  • Developing clinical/community linkages
  • Connecting health with community development
  • How to engage consumers and patients in population health
  • Collaborating on and leveraging community health needs assessment and planning
  • Partnerships for health equity and social determinants of health
  • Promoting livable communities
  • Collaborating for community health and equity in rural areas

Concurrent breakout sessions will be 75 minutes. Proposals can be for either:

  1. A 20 minute presentation that will be combined with 2 other presenters during the concurrent session
  2. The full 75 minute workshop in which the proposer will organize multiple presenters and/or facilitate interactive dialogue among participants

If you’d prefer to present a poster, please indicate that on your abstract submission and we’ll provide you more details about the poster session.

Abstracts submissions are due Friday, August 11, 2017, 11:59pm CT. Submissions should be emailed to:

To Submit an Abstract

All abstract submissions must include the following information:

  1. Lead presenter’s name
  2. Co-presenter name(s), if applicable
  3. Organization(s)
  4. Contact information, including phone and email address
  5. Time requested: 20 minute presentation or 75 minute workshop (or indicate if you’d prefer to participate in a poster session)
  6. List 2-3 learning objectives for the presentation/workshop
  7. A brief summary of the presentation/workshop (up to 200 words). If you are proposing a workshop,please include information about the types of presentations/presenters included and any interactive elements included in the session.
  8. Speaker bio(s) (no more than 100 words each)

Abstract Review

A group of Midwest Forum Planning Committee members will review all submitted proposals and will
make selections based on the following:

  1. Proposal content aligns with one of the several topics and themes for the Midwest Forum
  2. Geographic diversity of the speakers across the Midwest
  3. Sector diversity- ensuring multiple sectors are represented in presentations and workshops
  4. Interactive nature of the workshops—ensuring workshops are engaging for multi-sector stakeholders

Notification and Registration

The lead presenter will be notified of acceptance by email no later than Sept. 8th, 2017. All presenters will be required to register for the Midwest Forum no later than November 15, 2017. Due to the limited budget for the Midwest Forum, we are unable to waive registration fees for those whose abstracts are accepted. There are a limited number of needs-based scholarships available and the early-bird registration rate will be extended for accepted presenters.