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2019 Council on School Health (COSH) Abstracts Program

All abstracts submitted to COSH should be focused on health issues within school. Priority selection will be given to the following categories: 1) racial equity 2) serving families and communities through school-based health centers 3) addressing social determinants of health, 4) integrating health into the educational curriculum, 5) school health as a pediatric training resource, 6) disaster preparedness and response.

Three types of abstracts are accepted: 1) research abstracts presenting original research findings, and 2) program or policy abstracts describing ongoing or completed prevention or intervention projects conducted in partnership with schools or evaluations of school health policies and 3) quality improvement. This may include programs or policies that have been implemented but not yet fully evaluated.

Research abstracts MUST have the following headings: Background, Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. These headings are required by the online abstract submission program.

Program and policy abstracts have the following headings: Program or Policy Goals, Evaluation (preliminary results are acceptable), and Discussion. These headings are required by the online abstract submission program.

Quality Improvement abstracts accepted may be eligible for free MOC Part 4 credit through the AAP's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Portfolio. Additional information, including requirements for MOC eligibility and instructions can be found at

Abstract submissions are expected to have received Institutional Review Board approval when appropriate.

Submission will not preclude submission for journal publication, nor does prior publication disqualify submission. However, abstracts previously presented at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition will not be accepted.

Accepted abstracts will be presented as part of round table discussions. Selected authors will be asked to deliver a brief oral presentation summarizing the abstract and highlighting key issues/findings.There will NOT be podium presentations or posters.

Authors selected to present must register and pay for the meeting (as well as any additional travel and housing expenses). The COSH does not have funds to cover the costs for authors of abstracts.

Presenters of accepted abstracts should notify Peter Gorski ( and Stephanie Domain ( as soon as possible if they must cancel their presentation.

If you created an account in a different program, you may use the same username and password. If this is your first time submitting, please create a new account.

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Questions? Organizer: Beth Sholtis -