Call for Panel/SIG/Workshop Proposals

Panels, Special Interest Groups and Pre-Conference Workshops

(Call for Abstracts begins in April 2018)


10th Annual Health Literacy Research Conference (HARC)

October 22-23, 2018, Bethesda, MD

Hilton DoubleTree Bethesda

 Download submission form: Call for Proposals 2018.

(If you have trouble downloading the file, please email us at the address below
and we will send it to you directly.)

Submissions due by March 1, 2018

To submit: complete pages 2-4 and email to


Presentation Formats

Panel (90 minutes)Panel presentations involve three to five individuals (one of whom must be designated as leader/moderator) who present different perspectives on a common theme or topic. Following the presentations, the panel moderator will lead a discussion/Q&A with audience members. The proposal should describe the common theme/topic and the major points of discussion. Presentations should ideally be based on recent publications or completed work that has not been presented elsewhere.

  • Each panel group will be offered travel reimbursement of up to $4,000 total, to be divided at the presenters’ discretion.

Special Interest Group (60 minutes) – Interest group leaders facilitate an intensive, interactive discussion among participants, based on the topic proposed.


Pre-Conference Workshops (60-90 minutes) – Workshops provide the opportunity for in-depth discussion and instruction on a focused topic. Demonstrations, exercises, group activities, and other methods of experiential learning are appropriate and desirable. Proposals should outline the specific objectives of the workshop, the intended audience (novice or experienced researchers, prerequisite knowledge/skills, etc.), the instructional techniques, and the qualifications of the instructor(s).

  • Pre-conference workshops will be offered on Sunday October 21, 2018


Based on peer review and its mandate to create a balanced and varied program, the Program Committee may propose a variation of the theme initially proposed, and will normally not accept multiple submissions for presentation from the same author or group of authors.


March 19, 2018
Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine