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Abstract Submissions


The Conference was held virtually on May 11-12, 2021. We hope you were not only able to attend but also contribute your depth of knowledge and expertise by submitting a panel presentation proposal. HCSRN 2021 offers concurrent sessions for both panel presentations and oral abstracts. Panel presentations are designed to maximize value and to attract attendees from differing backgrounds. Panel topics may be scientific, methodological, operational, or anything else likely to draw a large, diverse audience. Each year, individuals may submit a panel presentation with the topic of their choosing and create their own panel participants.


The abstract and panel presentation submission sites are now closed. Join our mailing list below to get alerts for the 2022 HCSRN Conference!


Past Submission Dates

December 2020 Abstract Submission Site Opened
February 26, 2021 Abstract Submission Site Closed
April 2, 2021 Disposition Notices Sent to Submitters (new date!)
April 9, 2021 Presenter Registration Deadline (new date!)

Topic Areas

Abstract presentations focus on scientific research and findings and were submitted under the following topics.

  • Addiction Science/Substance Use
  • Health Care Delivery & Coverage
  • Cancer
  • Health Policy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Implementation Science
  • Chronic Conditions, Multi-Morbidity & Aging Populations
  • Maternal, Child & Family Health
  • COVID-19
  • Mental Health
  • Data Science, Informatics & Data Models
  • Methods, Design & Analytic Tools
  • Epidemiology & Surveillance
  • Patient, Clinician & Health Systems Engagement
  • Genomics & Precision Medicine
  • Population Health Improvement
  • Health Equity & Social Needs
  • Technology and Digital Health

Deadline and Procedures

  • The abstract submission deadline was closed on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 11:59 pm PT.
  • Applicants may have submitted more than one abstract for review. However, each submission must have been completed in full before a new submission could be started.
  • Acknowledgment of receipt of submission was sent to the presenting author's email upon completion of submission.
  • The Conference Planning Committee reserves the right to accept and determine the presentation format, or decline all abstracts. If your abstract was not accepted for an oral presentation, it may have been accepted for a poster presentation.
  • Submitters were notified of acceptance status by Friday, April 2, 2021.
  • All presenters were required to register for the Conference by Friday, April 9, 2021.
  • All accepted abstracts were published in an online supplement publication selected by the Conference Planning Committee.
  • This presentation was presented virtually. Sessions may have been presented live or pre-recorded for live streaming and/or on-demand access, which was determined by HCSRN. All presenters wereexpected to be "in attendance" for their scheduled session regardless of whether it is presented live or pre-recorded for live streaming. Presenters did not receive compensation or reimbursement of expenses at the 2021 HCSRN Conference. If selected to present, speakers agreed to adhere to the schedule established by HCSRN and compled with all requirements set forth in this submission and any future HCSRN Conference communications.

Online Submission

All abstracts must have been submitted via the online submission system on the conference website.


Abstract Formatting and Content Requirements

  • Abstract titles were limited to 150 characters.
  • Titles should have been entered in Title Case. Title case has a capital letter for the start of every significant word - where words such as "and", "of", "the", and "a" are not considered significant. This is an Example of Title Case
  • Section headers (background, methods, results, conclusion) were electronically formatted by conference organizers.
  • Abstract text was limited to 350 combined words. Abstracts exceeding 350 words were removed from the submission.

Acceptance of Abstracts

Compliance with all stated conditions including adherence to the deadline is required. Acknowledgment of receipt of submitted abstracts were sent via email upon submissions.


Presenting authors must have registered no later than Friday, April 9, 2021 for their abstract to be published in the conference materials and for their presentation to be included in the conference agenda. Presenters not registered by this deadline were removed from the conference proceedings.


Individuals submitting abstracts agreed that if their abstract was accepted, they would attend the conference and present their abstract as scheduled. The presenting author should be prepared to answer substantive questions about all aspects of the data. If a change in the presenter's ability to present occured, the presenter was asked to contact the conference organizer immediately at



All accepted abstracts were published in an online supplement publication selected by the Conference Planning Committee. Authors consent to abstract publication in conference materials and as an open-access online supplement.



By submitting an abstract, authors and co-authors transfer any copyrights and grant permissions to HCSRN 2021 and agree the submitted abstract can be published in the conference materials and shared broadly. Abstracts were not published or made public until one week prior to the start of the conference.