SOPHE 2001 Annual meeting
2001 Odyssey : Mentoring, Partnering, Leading the Way
Call for Abstracts

Submission Form - Deadline: March 15, 2001

Directions: Please complete ALL sections. Incomplete or incorrect submissions will not be considered.
Complete one submission form for each proposed presentation.
You are invited to submit a proposal for a paper, pre-conference workshop, or poster session at the SOPHE 52nd Annual Meeting. This year's theme is "2001 Odyssey: Mentoring, Partnering, Leading the Way." The theme takes a future orientation to professional practice by reaching back into Greek mythology for inspiration. In the Odyssey, an epic poem by Homer, Odysseus leaves his son in the care of Mentor while he goes about fighting the Trojan War. Mentor serves as a guide to the young Telemackhos and assists both father and son to recapture their heritage as they return home from the War. In contemporary times, the term "Mentor" has come to mean wise counselor who represents knowledge, experience, wisdom, reflection, and insight. Mentors guide others so that they may experience the pleasure and power of information. Mentors also play a critical role in the career development of young professionals and in the translation of information to diverse populations. Health educators must be effective mentors and partners to improve the health status of people in schools, worksites, health care environments, and communities.

This year's SOPHE meeting will build on this Greek classic to showcase creative strategies and opportunities for public health education research and practice. The five conference sub-themes are: dimensions of health education mentoring, building partnerships and coalitions to strengthen community capacity and mobilization, quantitative and qualitative evaluation, public health education workforce development through technology and distance education to eliminate health disparities, and best practices in coalition building, community development, and leadership capacities for improved global health. Health education professionals should enhance these skills in their professional journeys, cultivate these skills among others, and continue the profession's heritage of effective practice and research. You are invited to submit abstracts that relate to the following conference objectives:

     - Expand dimensions of health education mentoring - involving students, new professionals, researchers, seasoned practitioners - and the opportunities for leadership development of the future public health education workforce;
     - Explore theoretical foundations and best practices for building partnerships and coalitions to strengthen community capacity and mobilization, including effective policy advocacy strategies;
     - Stimulate science-based dialogue and skill-building for enhanced quantitative and qualitative evaluation of coalitions and partnerships;
     - Explore the role of health educators in developing the public health workforce to address Healthy People 2010 objectives and eliminate health disparities by using distance learning and other emerging technologies;
     - Expand the international dialogue of best practices in coalition building, community development, and leadership capacities for improved global health.

Abstract Type: (check one) Research (Includes background, theoretical framework, hypotheses/research questions,
      methods, results, conclusion and implications for practice)

Practice (Includes background, theoretical basis, objectives, interventions,
      evaluation measures)
Title:
Topical Issue: (check all that apply)   Dimensions of health education mentoring
Building partnerships and coalitions to strengthen community capacity and mobilization
Quantitative and qualitative evaluation
Public health education workforce development through technology and distance education
Coalition building, community development, and leadership capacities for improved global health
Setting:   Community
Health Care
Worksite
School
University
Type:   Single-presenter session (If several single-presenter proposals on related subjects are received, you may be asked to participate in a combined session. Note that up to four presenters will be combined in a 90-minute concurrent session. Your proposal should include a title, 1-2 learning objectives, 250-word abstract, and a biosketch of presenter.)

Multiple-presenter session (This type of session involves 3-4 presenters for a 90-minute session. Please include: Title, brief overall session description, contact information for session chair, overall session learning objectives (up to 4), abstracts for each presentation (limit 250 words each), and a biosketch for each presenter. If the name of a chairperson is not submitted, the conference planners will designate a chair/moderator. All abstracts/information should be submitted as one package and will be peer-reviewed in its entirety.) Please submit an online form for each abstract presenter.
  Session Title:   Session Summary: 

Pre-conference workshops are 3-4 hours in length and focus on intensive skill-building. Workshop proposals should specify: Title, up to 4 learning objectives, health education competencies to be addressed, method of presentation, 250-word abstract, and a biosketch for each presenter.

Poster sessions allow participants to peruse at will and interact with poster session authors. Posters will be displayed throughout the conference, with a designated time for authors to be present and to provide handouts. Your proposal should include a title, 1-2 learning objectives, 250-word abstract, and a biosketch of presenter.

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Presenting Author

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Corresponding Author: (name, institution, address, phone, fax, and email)
Method(s):   Lecture
Lecture/Discussion
Discussion
Panel
Debate/Dialogue
Small Group Activity
Participatory Learning
AV Needs:
Please note that an overhead projector, a regular (non-digital) slide projector and screen will be standard equipment in each room. Other equipment listed may be paid for by the presenter.
  VCR/monitor
Flip Chart
LCD Panel
Other
Education:      Degree                              Institution(Name, City, State)     Major Area of Study       Year Degree Awarded
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Speaker Qualifications Related to this Topic:
Education, training, work experience, publications, past presentations, research, memberships in relevant professional organizations.
Objectives:   By the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:
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Abstract

Your abstract should follow the guidelines provided. Note: If your abstract is selected you must agree to the program format assigned by the Abstract Review Committee. Abstract is limited to 250 words.