Held a day prior to the AcademyHealth Annual Research meeting (ARM) on Saturday, June 23, the Annual Interest Group (IG) Pre-Conference Sessions give attendees the opportunity to convene around specific topic areas in health services research and health policy. Since the audiences for these IG Pre-Conference Sessions reflect those of each IG, submitting an abstract for presentation during these sessions gives researchers the unique opportunity to present their work to a group of peers, colleagues, and subject matter experts who are actively interested and engaged in a specific subject area.
New this year, there will be a “Best of IGs” session during the ARM. This special session will showcase a presentation of the top few Interest Group abstract submissions. AcademyHealth believes the audience for research that is submitted to an IG Pre-Conference Session is different from the audience at the main meeting, and therefore welcomes you to submit your abstract to both calls.
However, IG review committees will factor acceptance to the main ARM into their deliberations. The exact same abstract cannot be presented in a podium presentation at both the IG Pre-Conference Session and the ARM. Should an abstract be submitted for both, the IG committee may consider the presentation for the poster program. Substantively different results from the same project/same authors can be presented in both venues.
Submissions to interest groups must be submitted separately to the specific IG.The deadline for submission to the ARM is the same date as for the Interest Groups, January 11 at 5:00 p.m. ET. To learn more, visit the ARM Call for Abstracts webpage.