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2013 UC Global Health Day

Call for Posters

The UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI) invites submissions of abstracts for posters at UC Global Health Day on February 23, 2013 at UC Riverside. The conference will serve as a showcase for the research, training and outreach in global health being undertaken across the University of California.

This event is an opportunity for UC students, fellows, faculty, staff and visiting scholars to share their current work in global health. The day will feature two internationally-recognized keynote speakers in global health as well as breakout sessions and posters covering a broad range of global health topics.

Deadline Submission

The submission deadline has now passed. We are no longer accepting submissions for posters. Notifications will be sent by early January 2013.

Criteria for Selection

PROCESS for selection will be competitive. A limited number of posters will be selected by review committee. The review committee will evaluate abstract submissions, using the following criteria: originality, presentation and logic, topic relevance, quality and clarity, and suitability for poster presentation. Preference will be given to posters featuring interdisciplinary and cross-campus collaborations. Students are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts for posters. The review committee aims to reserve a certain number of poster slots for student posters.

TOPICS may include, but are not limited to: health policy, environmental health, bio-medical engineering, health disparities, social justice, medical and bio-ethics, women's empowerment, migration and health, one health, non-communicable diseases, health economics, journalism, technology in global health, infectious diseases, and over- and under-nutrition. The goal of UC Global Health Day is to feature the rich diversity of global health work being done in different disciplines at all ten UC campuses.

FORMAT for posters will be provided at the time of acceptance. Standard abstract elements will be required (see below).


Poster presenters will receive complimentary registration to UC Global Health Day and financial support for travel.* Students and junior faculty will receive higher priority for funding.


  • Individuals submitting poster abstracts must have an official current affiliation with the University of California (e.g. student, postdoctoral fellow, faculty, staff, visiting scholar, etc.) or be recent UC alumni (graduated from UC within the last five years). Abstracts should present global health work conducted while the submitter was officially affiliated with UC.
  • Poster abstracts should include: aims, methods, findings, conclusion, relevance and implications
  • Total word count of the abstract may not exceed 300 words
  • Abstracts must be submitted with the intention that they will be presented if selected. Submitting author is expected to attend the meeting and make the presentation. Do not submit an abstract if you do not plan to attend UC Global Health Day.
  • The submitting author must inform and have agreement from all co-authors of the abstract submission.
  • Limit of one submission per person

* details to be confirmed at the time of notification. Travel funding cannot be increased, deferred or exchanged. Amounts will be determined by the location of the team member's home UC campus. For abstracts with multiple authors, financial support will be available for the presenting primary submitting author only. Co-authors must register for UC Global Health Day and will receive no travel support.