Abstract Submission Guidelines

The National Perinatal Association invites you to submit an abstract for consideration as a poster presentation at our annual conference.

Improving Access
to Perinatal Care:

Confronting Disparities and Inequities in Maternal-Infant Health

The conference will focus on innovative ways to address the growing disparities in accessing and delivering healthcare to women and newborns in the perinatal period.  We will be looking for posters that relate to studying this topic or addressing such issues through institutional programs or public policy.

Abstracts may describe contributions to theory, policy development, program development and evaluation, delivery of services, or research. 

There are three categories for submissions

      • Innovative Models of Care
      • Applied or Basic Research
      • Public policies or local initiatives developed to address healthcare disparities

We are particularly interested in abstracts focusing on community-specific, family-centered, and culturally-informed approaches. 

Priority will be given to abstracts that incorporate the role of families and self advocates in policy and service delivery. We highly encourage that every abstract include parents as partners and co-presenters.

We encourage the submission of abstracts previously presented at State Perinatal Associations meetings. Abstracts previously presented at other scientific conferences are also invited. 

NOTE: Speakers and poster presenters register at our reduced rates.

  • $375  Poster Presenter
  • $150  Student Presenter

Have a question? Email klove@nationalperinatal.org

All abstracts must be submitted to submissions@nationalperinatal.org by Friday, December 28, 2019.

  • All abstracts must be titled and should be structured according to the following formats:


    ·       Background

    ·       Content/Action

    ·       Lessons Learned

    ·       Implications for Practice


    ·       Introduction

    ·       Methods

    ·       Results

    ·       Discussion


    ·       Introduction

    ·       Context

    ·       Practice Application

      • Abstracts must be submitted electronically as e-mail attachments in MS Word format. 
      Send your submission in 2 pages or less in MS Word format with 1” margins to submissions@nationalperinatal.org  by December 28, 2018.

        • Carefully proofread your abstract. Your copy will be reproduced exactly as submitted for reviewers. 

          • Abstracts will be reviewed as they are submitted, with the intent to have notifications back in a timely manner.  All decisions will be e-mailed to all principal authors by January 7, 2019.

            • Previously presented work is welcome.  If previously presented, please include this information within your abstract.

              • You do not need to be a member of NPA to submit an abstract. But we invite you to join
                • Professional $75 
                • Student/Trainee $45

                If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the NPA at info@nationalperinatal.org.

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