2020 GMHC Research Poster Presentations (Virtual)

The Global Missions Health Conference is excited to announce the second year of our Research Poster Presentation offering at the 25th Anniversary of the GMHC.  The poster session is designed to give attendees an opportunity to informally present and discuss their research with colleagues.  We invite abstracts involving research in any area of healthcare missions (including but not limited to medicine, nursing, behavioral health, public health, dentistry, OT/PT).  Posters must present new and unique research. Encore abstracts are allowed, given there is new or additional information added to the abstract and that the submitted abstract is not an exact copy of an abstract that has been presented at another conference. All abstracts submitted will be reviewed by our Research Poster Committee and authors will be notified of the status of their submission.

The submission deadline for the GMHC 2020 has already passed. However, we will begin accepting new abstracts for the GMHC 2021 starting Dec 1, 2020 through May 1st, 2021


Submission of an abstract signifies the intent to display a poster during the GMHC Poster Session at the GMHC conference.  The total body of the abstract may not exceed 2,500 characters including spaces. Figures and tables are not allowed. The abstract must include the following: title/heading, background, objectives, methods, results, and conclusions. If IRB approval was needed, authors must provide IRB approval number. To submit an abstract, click on the submit an abstract button (link will be active from Dec 1 2020--May 1 2021). 

Title/Heading: Include name of presenting author(s) and any associated institution.

Background: One or two sentences that describe the importance of the study question as well as study location.

Objectives: The main objective(s) or study question should be explicitly stated. If a study was designed to test a prior hypothesis, it should be stated.

Methods: Should include statements that address the study design, setting, subjects, and the method of data collection and analysis. 

Results: The main outcomes of the study should be provided and quantified, including any outcomes of interest and main outcome measures.

Conclusions:  A summary of the research should be provided as well as implications for practice or further research. 


General Information

  • Authors who have submitted abstracts will be contacted by Sept 15th in regards to the the status of their submission.
  • Authors of accepted abstracts must register for the GMHC within 30 days of abstract acceptance.
  • The GMHC does not cover registration costs for poster presenters.
  • A link to view the Virtual Poster Session will be available to attendees during the entire conference.
  • Posters will be presented by the authors for discussion via Zoom from 3:45-4:45pm on Saturday, November 14th.
  • Poster presenters must be available virtually during this time frame to answer questions about their abstract.

2020 Virtual Poster Presentation Information (for accepted abstracts)

  • Posters will be presented in a PDF/JPEG format.  Formatting must me of high quality and allow attendees to zoom in to read if necessary.
  • Authors will also be given the opportunity to provide a video or power point/slide deck discussing their research that can be optionally posted with their Poster PDF/JPEG,  if they so choose (this is optional and not required). 
  • Authors will be invited to a Zoom link for discussion of their poster on Saturday, November 14th during the 3:45-4:45PM time slot.  The Zoom Discussion will be hosted by one of our Poster Committee members and will utilize a GMHC Zoom account. The URL will be provided to attendees and presenters.
  • Please click the link below to upload your Poster PDF and video or power point/slide deck (optional) .
  • For additional questions, please contact Angie Thomas at exhibitors@medicalmissions.com