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APHA seeks oral health abstracts for 2012 meeting

Washington—The Oral Health Section of the American Public Health Association seeks abstracts for the APHA’s 140th annual meeting and exposition set for Oct. 27-31 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The deadline for submission is Feb. 7.

This year’s theme is Prevention and Wellness Across the Life Span. The Oral Health Section seeks submissions for oral, poster or roundtable presentations related to the theme and/or dental public health issues, including community water fluoridation and other community approaches; epidemiology of oral diseases and disparities; integrated medical and oral health care delivery models; oral health literacy; oral health needs among special populations; oral health policy and financing mechanisms, oral health promotion, health communications and social media; oral-systemic health linkages and dental workforce issues and infrastructure.

Joint sessions co-sponsored with other sections, special interest groups and caucuses are encouraged. The APHA meeting attracts more than 13,000 health professionals. Its program addresses current and emerging health science, policy and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health.

Submit an abstract online or get more details on presenter policies and requirements, a presenter time line and general meeting information at www.apha.org/meetings. Or contact Kathy Lituri, RDH, MPH; Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine; 560 Harrison Avenue, #340; Boston, MA 02118; phone: 1-617-638-5202; fax: 1-617-638-6381; e-mail: lituri@bu.edu.