2024 Symposium Theme:

“Inclusivity and Innovation:  Reducing Disparities in the Service of Health


  • To encourage innovation in sharing, modeling, and reinforcing best practices.
  • To ensure all communities have opportunities to be protected, and their health and safety needs met.
  • To identify health impacts across the diverse communities and environments that we serve.
  • To address elements of social determinants of health and any intrinsic biases that have implications for public health, health care, and biodefense preparedness.

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Training Day

The call for 2024 Training Day abstracts is closed.

Training Day abstract submissions have been reviewed and submitters notified.

If you have any questions please contact [email protected].

Scientific Track Oral Presentations

The call for abstracts for the 2024 meeting is closed.

The USPHS Scientific & Training Symposium’s Scientific Track Sessions focus on the measurable impacts achieved by USPHS Commissioned Corps officers and our public health partners and how these efforts protect, promote, and advance the health and safety of our nation.

Abstract submissions of original research, education, practice, policy changes, program evaluation, case studies, and development of guidance or recommendations are welcome.

The Symposium’s scientific track sessions are distinct in that selected presentations must demonstrate adherence to scientific methodology. While any topic relevant to the Symposium theme is welcome, all submitted abstracts must include a background section, structured methodology, clear results (or lessons learned), and conclusions or recommendations for future policy, programs, clinical practice, or research. Abstracts will be scored lower if any of these key components are missing or incomplete. For further guidance, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Writing Effective Scientific Abstracts for the USPHS Symposium document.

2024 Call for Abstracts
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2024 Scientific Abstract FAQ
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If you have any technical issues or questions about the abstract submission process, please contact: [email protected].

2024 Category Day Presentations

Symposium category agendas are formed through committees led by Category Representatives appointed by each Chief Professional Officer (CPO). If you are interested in presenting during your category day, please contact your Category Representative.

2024 Poster Presentations

The call for posters closed on April 2, 2024.