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Presentation Information

Call for Presentations
Rural and public health professionals are encouraged to submit abstracts for the 2021 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health.

Deadline: 5:00 pm Central on October 14, 2020

Presentation Topics
Presentations should feature community or research projects that use creative strategies, facilitate the collaboration between rural and public health entities, can be replicated, and have an emphasis on educating and developing partnerships. Presentation topic options include, but are not limited to:

  • Administration
  • Creative strategies
  • Diverse populations
  • Financing
  • Prevention/promotion
  • Professional development
  • Quality
  • Workforce

Presenter Information

  • Presenters for oral and poster (oral and display only) sessions receive a discounted full conference registration fee.
  • Presenters must be registered as a conference participant for, at minimum, the day(s) they are presenting. Full conference registration at the reduced presenters’ registration fee is highly encouraged.
  • Abstract submissions must be received no later than 5:00 pm Central on October 14, 2020.
  • No honorarium or travel expense reimbursement will be provided for presenters submitting through the “Call for Presentations” process.
  • Presentation descriptions may not exceed 60 words.
  • Presentation abstracts, used for the conference program, may not exceed 350 words.
  • Presenter biographies may not exceed 150 words.
  • Letters of acceptance will be sent electronically no later than November 20, 2020.
  • All correspondence, including acknowledgement of receipt of submission, will be conducted electronically.
  • Continuing education is sought for ALL presentations so presenter agreements must be completed and received by by 5:00 pm Central on December 15, 2020 in order to allow time for credit approval. All slides must be received by April 29, 2021, so they can be reviewed by the Office of Continuing Medical Education prior to the conference.

Oral Presentations

Most sessions are 45 minutes in length and should allow for discussion time. This is a competitive process and not all abstracts are accepted for oral presentations. Additionally, in some instances, the committee may ask that you fill a 15, 30, or 60 minute slot.

Presentations with more than three speakers must send additional speaker information to Be sure to include the name of the presentation and the names of all authors presenting.

Submit an Oral Presentation Abstract

Poster Presentations

Poster presentation sessions occur during two 45-minute sessions of the conference. The highest scoring posters will be given 10 minutes to present their poster information. Posters submitted that did not score in the top will be considered as a displaying-only poster presenter at the conference. Selected posters will be hung in the poster area, but will not have a dedicated oral presentation time.

In the event that there is more than one author on a poster, only one author/presenter is required to register for the conference (but all presenters are welcome to attend and receive the discounted presenter registration fee). Any author attending/presenting/displaying at the conference must be registered as a conference attendee. Those selected to give an oral presentation of their poster must submit a slide of their poster (as a PowerPoint) by April 29, 2021 so that it can be reviewed for continuing education approval. A slide of the poster will be projected during the oral poster presentation. No other slides will be allowed to be used. Handouts must be submitted by April 29, 2021 to be posted online for participants to access.

Failure to display a selected poster presentation at the full-time duration at the conference will result in an automatic $50.00 cancellation fee and will jeopardize the selection of future abstracts for both oral and poster presentations. Penalties may not apply under extenuating circumstances approved by the planning committee prior to the start of the conference.

Posters with more than three authors must send additional speaker information to Be sure to include the name of the poster and the names of all authors presenting.

Submit a Poster Presentation Abstract


Amy Breigenzer, Project Assistant
UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Center for Rural Health
(701) 777-8002 •