2021 GMHC Research Poster Session

Poster Abstract Submissions for GMHC 2021 are now closed. 

The Global Missions Health Conference is excited to announce the second year of our Research Poster Session that will be offered at the 2021 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.

We will begin accepting new abstracts for the GMHC 2022 starting Dec 1, 2021 through May 31st, 2022


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 (Dec 1 2020--May 31 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 June 1st 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.
  • Poster set up will occur between 8am-12pm on Thursday.  All posters must be in place by 12pm on Thursday for the start of the conference.
  • Posters will be presented by the authors on Friday, November 12th between 12:00-1:00pm.
  • Poster presenters must be available  during this time frame to answer questions about their abstract.
  • Posters will be displayed from 12pm on Thursday to 12pm on Saturday. 
  • All posters must be taken down by 12pm on Saturday. (The GMHC will not be responsible for any poster that is lost or damaged)

Poster Set-Up

  • A poster board will be provided 3 feet tall by 4 feet wide, mounted on a stand.
  • Metal clips or tape will be available on-site for mounting the displays.
  • A chair will be provided for each Poster Session presenter.
  • No audiovisual equipment is permitted for poster presentations.