Perinatology at the Intersection of
Health Equity and Social Justice

The National Perinatal Association invites you to submit proposals for poster presentations for consideration as part of our annual conference.  

We believe that everyone has the right to high-quality, respectful perinatal care.

The last year of the pandemic has reminded us that the U.S. healthcare system has failed to deliver on the promise of health equity. While standards of care have improved for some, they remain disparate for those of us who are:

To re-imagine a healthcare system that is fair, just, equitable, and accessible to all, we must examine our biases, interrogate broken systems, and explore new ways of delivering care. 

We are looking for poster presentations that relate to studying this topic or addressing such issues through institutional and community-based programs or public policy.

Posters may describe contributions to theory, policy development, program development and evaluation, delivery of services, or research. 

There are 3 categories for submissions:

  • Innovative Models of Care

  • Applied or Basic Research

  • Public policies or local initiatives developed to address healthcare inequities and disparities

We are particularly interested in presentations focusing on community-specific, family-centered, and culturally-informed approaches. 

Priority will be given to presentations that incorporate the role of families and self advocates in policy and service delivery.

We highly encourage that every poster presentation include parents as partners and co-presenters.

We encourage the submission of posters previously presented at State Perinatal Associations meetings. Presentations previously presented at other scientific conferences are also invited.


All abstracts must be submitted to submissions@nationalperinatal.org  

All poster presentations must be titled and should be structured according to the following formats: 

  • Background

  • Content/Action

  • Lessons Learned

  • Implications for Practice

  • Introduction

  • Methods

  • Results

  • Discussion

  • Introduction

  • Content

  • Practice Application

All submission received by February 10 

will be notified by February 15.

We ask that all poster authors have registered and paid by March 31.

Proposed poster presentations must be submitted electronically as e-mail attachments in MS Word format.  

Send your submission in 2 pages or less, double-spaced, in MS Word format with 1” margins to submissions@nationalperinatal.org   

Carefully proofread your proposal for your poster presentation.

Your copy will be reproduced exactly as submitted for reviewers.  

Previously presented work is welcome. 

If previously presented, please include this information within your abstract. 

Presentations will be reviewed in a rolling manner as they are submitted, with the intent to have notifications back in a timely manner.  All decisions will be e-mailed to all principal authors.  

You do not need to be a member of NPA to submit an abstract. 

But we invite you to join.  

  • Professional  $75

  • Student or Trainee  $45

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