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AMCHP 2020 Annual Conference Session & Poster Proposals

We are no longer accepting submissions at this time. The 2020 AMCHP Annual Conference will be held March 21-24 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Crystal City, Virginia.

The submission deadline was Friday, October 11th, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Submitters with completed submissions by this deadline will be notified of their session status by the end of November. The submissions site is now closed.

The theme for the 2020 conference is The Power of Connections: Building Equity for Healthy Generations.

The tracks for this year’s conference are:
• Adolescent and Young Adult Health*
• Advocacy
• Child Health
• Epidemiology/Data, Assessment and Evaluation (includes health outcomes: impact of investment/ROI, etc.)
• Family and Youth Engagement (includes fatherhood involvement, family-centered care)
• Health Care Financing and Coverage (includes health reform)
• Health Equity
• Infant Health
• Life Course Approach
• MCH Systems Building
• Mental Health/Behavioral Health*
• Women’s and Maternal Health
• Workforce Development and Leadership
*New/revised for 2020

The AMCHP Annual Conference is the ideal venue to present your ideas, research, innovative programming, best practices and effective outreach strategies to MCH and other public health practitioners. Our audience includes directors of state programs, federal officials, advocates, family leaders, researchers and health care providers.

For more information about the conference audience, click here.

For additional information regarding what is required during the submission process, please click here.

Submission Type Descriptions (see below): (You will select one type per submission.)

• Skills- Building: 3 hours in length, Skills-building sessions precede the AMCHP conference and differ from sessions offered during the conference in that they are longer (3-hours in length), highly interactive sessions designed to teach specific skills or allow for more in-depth exploration of an area of knowledge and include opportunities for session attendees to practice the new skill(s) or apply new knowledge with carefully planned exercises or demonstrations.

• Workshop: 60 minutes in length, Workshops are informative sessions that often include a panel of presenters representing varying perspectives, include audience interaction and allot a minimum of 10 minutes for Q&A.

• Poster: Graphic presentation of research or program results to be placed on an 8’ long x 4’ tall poster board. One author must be available at the conference to set-up, answer questions during poster presentations, and dismantle.

Students are invited to submit an abstract for a poster, workshop, or roundtable presentation using a different
STUDENTS ONLY form available here. Regular submitters should create an account/login using the form at the bottom of the page. For more information about the special student opportunities, contact Theresa Chapple-McGruder at

Note regarding login: All presenters/submitters accessing this site for the first time must first create an account.

Log in to the submission site

Questions? Organizer: Hannah Brawley -