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2017 WV Rural Health Conf - Abstracts Due Aug 20

Below is a link for online abstract submissions for poster and oral presentations for the 2017 WV State Rural Health Conference which will be held at the Canaan Valley Resort in Davis, WV , October 11-13, 2017. 

Abstract Submissions:

Students, residents, fellows, faculty, health professionals and community organizations are invited to apply to present a poster on their research or rural program/project. Abstracts will be accepted for projects in-progress and completed projects, as well as those that have been presented elsewhere.

Students, residents, and fellows (only) can also request to be part of an oral panel presentation.  Submissions must be received by August 20, 2017.  The review committee will use an evaluation rubric when evaluating submissionsThe committee will include representation from three or more colleges/universities in the State. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by September 10, 2017. 

All poster presenters will be expected to set up their posters in the Willow and Elm Rooms at Canaan Valley Resort between 3:00-4:00 PM on Wednesday, October 11 and to be with their posters during the wine and cheese reception between 6:00 - 7:30 PM that evening.

Students and resident applicants who are interested in attending conference sessions will need to register for the conference.  They can apply for a scholarship to cover conference registration and if traveling greater than 50 miles, they may also apply for lodging at Canaan Valley Resort for up to two nights in a shared room. The number of scholarships are limited, apply early. The Student Scholarship form is available at

Please share this information with your students/residents and others as appropriate. 

For more information about abstract submission, please contact Dave Brown at or Brianna Sheppard Willis at

Thank you,

A. Brianna Sheppard-Willis, PhD, MA
Director of Research & Evaluation, WVU Institute for Community and Rural Health
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of Social and Behavioral Sciences, WVU School of Public Health

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