Call for Proposals

APPAM 2020 International Conference
July 23 - 24, 2020
Toronto, Canada

Major emerging threats to social wellbeing and public health, such as widening social inequalities and climate change, require innovative and cross-cutting policy action. Healthy public policy provides a lens to understand and evaluate policy making processes and their outcomes on community resilience, the environment, and population health across a wide range of policy domains. For example, policies affecting science and innovation, health systems, social protection, food systems, housing, education, immigration, transportation, and employment directly and indirectly affect the environment and population health. This international conference will showcase research from around the globe and across a wide range of policy domains that examines the process of designing and implementing healthy public policy and evaluates the impact of programs and policies on the environment, community resiliency, and health-related behaviors and outcomes.

Submissions will be solicited in the following policy areas for the 2020 conference. These areas are similar to traditional APPAM policy areas but have been broadened to include global framing for these issues. Papers that utilize a comparative policy lens between countries are also especially welcomed.

We are soliciting abstracts for:

  1. Individual papers to be integrated into panels
  2. Panels made up of 4-5 papers
  3. Roundtables
  4. Posters

Abstracts for individual papers and posters should be between 150 and 250 words; if a panel of papers is proposed there should be a summary of each paper plus an overarching description of the panel and its importance. Descriptions for roundtables should be between 150 and 250 words, plus a listing of participants and a summary of their contributions.

All submissions should be in English and completed no later than February 14, 2020.

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***The deadline for all submissions is Friday, February 14, 2020. After review from the APPAM Program Committee, all submitters will receive an accept or reject notice in Late March 2020.***

Steps and Instructions:


    There are 4 steps to the online submission process.

    • Title - Enter the title of the proposal (single paper or panel) and submitting author's email address.
    • Authors & Institutions - Enter contact information for submitting, presenting, and all other authors.
    • Abstract Text - Insert the body of the abstract here. Abstracts may be submitted by copying and pasting your text into the provided text box.
    • Confirmation - Please review all information carefully and complete the submission.
  2. TITLE

    Please provide paper and session titles that are no more than 15 words long.
    You will be required to select a Primary Policy Area.


    Please list all authors in the order you wish for them to appear in the program.

    Please include the submitting author, as anyone not listed in your submission will not appear in the program.

    Please include complete contact information for each author.

    When listing institutions, list ONLY the parent institution. APPAM will not publish school, office or department names, regardless of your institution's policy.

    Example: University of California-Berkeley (NOT Goldman School of Public Policy)

    Example: US Department of Education (NOT Office of Inspector General)


    Abstracts are required to have a minimum of 150 and a maximum of 250 words. This system will accept symbols. You do not need to include bibliographic or reference information with your abstract.

    Abstracts may be formatted as you see fit. APPAM does not require that abstracts be submitted with specific font, paragraph, or layout requirements as long as it is easy for reviewers to read and is 250 words or less in length.

    Abstracts may be submitted by copying and pasting your text into the provided text box.


    You will have a chance to look over the submission to make sure it is complete.


    For help in submitting an abstract online,email Tech Support.