Overview of Theme

“Public Health: Preparing for the Future”

Pre-Conference Sessions

Details for 2022 activities will be posted as they become available.

If you have any technical issues or questions about the abstract submission process, please contact: [email protected].

Scientific Track Oral Presentations

The 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 advance the health and safety of our nation.  Abstract submissions of original research, education, practice, policy changes, program evaluation, or case studies related to the theme are welcome.

The scientific track sessions of the COF Symposium 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, and include clear results (or lessons learned), and conclusions or recommendations with for future policy, programs, clinical practice, or research. Abstracts will be scored lower if any of these key components is missing or incomplete. For further guidance, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Writing Effective Scientific Abstracts for the USPHS Symposium document.

2022 Call for Abstracts
How to Write Measurable Objectives
2022 Scientific Abstract FAQ

If you have any technical issues or questions about the abstract submission process, please contact: [email protected].

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 CPO.

More information about Category Day presentations will be available soon.

Poster Presentations

The Scientific Programs committee plans to open a call for posters in early 2022.
​Details will be posted as they become available. To see the call from 2020, please view the file below.

Call for Posters