atrn 2021 virtual health summit call for abstracts

The 2021 ATRN Virtual Health Summit is accepting abstracts for presentations and posters. The theme for the 2021 Virtual ATRN Health Summit is Bridging the Gap: Research Networks for Positive Change in Appalachia.

The Penn State College of Medicine will host the 11th Annual Summit on October 19-20, 2021. The Summit will be held virtually on our Virtual Event Platform, Airmeet.

We are most interested in research, programs, and/or community efforts that highlight success in improving health and well-being in the Appalachian Region. The Summit will showcase both podium presentations and poster sessions. There is no cost for abstract submission. Abstracts are due August 31st at 11:59 PM. We encourage student attendance and abstract submission. 

We accept presentations and posters on a variety of themes focused around health topics, special populations, and methods and programs.

Some themes identified include:

  • Quantitative research on social connectedness and isolation in Appalachia
  • Mechanisms of action by which social connectedness and isolation affect health and well-being in Appalachia
  • Evidence-based programs to address social connectedness and isolation in Appalachia

Click Here to Submit an Abstract 

If your abstract is selected, you will be required to submit a recording of your presentation prior to the event. We will be broadcast the recording of the presentation and ask that you be available for a Q&A session live after the broadcast. More details will be provided to you upon acceptance.


Please email questions to our ATRN Headquarters Office at 

461 Cochran Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15228

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