Native American Child Health

Home | Awards | Locum Tenens | Activities | Resources | Reach Out & Read

Call for Oral/Poster Abstracts

The 5th International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health will be held in Portland, Oregon, April 19-21, 2013. The meeting provides an opportunity for general pediatricians, family physicians, nurses, community providers, and others who work with indigenous children and youth to come together to share, support, network and build partnerships to improve indigenous child health.

The purpose of this international, collaborative conference will be to focus on innovative clinical care models and community-based public health approaches for children and youth in First Nations, Inuit, Métis, American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Additional conference information can be found at: and .

The Planning Committee invites oral/poster abstracts on all topics pertaining to Indigenous child health. Submissions will be accepted from individuals working with indigenous populations, and are not limited to medical providers. The deadline for proposals is November 1 , 2012.


Oral Presentations
Oral presentations (15 minutes) offer an opportunity for community-based researchers or those involved in community programs to share their finidngs in a smaller, interactive format. Abstracts on similar topics will be grouped together. Expected attendance is 25-50 delegates.

Poster Presentations
Poster presentations provide community-based researchers or those involved in community programs with the opportunity to display their findings in a poster format. Presenters will have the opportunity to informally discuss their findings with conference delegates during a 90-minute "idea sharing session."



Environmental Health

Maternal-Child Health

Healthy Communities

Cultural/Traditional Health

Social Determinants of Health

Skills Building

Medical Home


Infectious Diseases

Community Participatory Research

International Health


Special consideration will be given to workshops on these subjects:

Injury Prevention
Substance Abuse
Psychosocial/Behavioral Health
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder



The Planning Committee will evaluate submissions based on:

  • Content and relevance to the pediatric community
  • Clarity of content and objectives
  • Relevance to the conference theme.

Special consideration will be given to submissions:

  • By indigenous (i.e., First Nations, Inuit, Métis, American Indian or Alaska Native) communities, professionals or students
  • Demonstrating exemplary partnerships between health care professionals and tribes/communities
  • Covering topics that are common to indigenous populations in both Canada and the US
  • Including a discussion of “outcomes.”

The Planning Committee reserves the right to refine session content and/or speaker selection


Oral/poster abstracts must be received by close of business on November 1, 2012.

We will notify the primary contact of the acceptance or rejection no later than November 26, 2012.

All proposals should be submitted at  All portions of the survey must be completed before a proposal will be considered.



First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health Committee
Canadian Paediatric Society
2305 St. Laurent Blvd
Ottawa ON  K1G 4J8
Phone:    613/526-9397 ext 263
Fax:        613/526-3332


Committee on Native American Child Health
American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Blvd
Elk Grove Village, IL  60007
Phone:   847/434-4722
Fax:        847/434-4993