Abstracts must be submitted by October 27, 2023 at 11:59 PM, Pacific Daylight Time.Abstracts describing innovative research protocols for proposed or on-going health behavior research studies are invited this year. (Innovation could be related to the overall study design and/or the specific study methods, which could include the analytic approach.) Submissions must clearly indicate whether an abstract is submitted (a) prior to data collection, or (b) during data collection. Abstracts focused on procedures or methods submitted after the conclusion of data collection should be sent to the standard research-study based AAHB poster track.
Protocol poster presentations are designed to describe planned inquiry around novel and/or significant research questions, describe rigorous research methods, discuss methodological challenges (if applicable), and solicit feedback from the AAHB scientific community. Abstracts should be formatted as follows:
We encourage authors to refer to the “Standard Protocol Items: Recommendations for Interventional Trials” (SPIRIT) Guidelines for recommended content in clinical trial protocols. *Do not include identifiable information, e.g., university name for affiliated IRB or trial registry numbers, in the abstract.
Links to published protocol abstract examples are provided below for reference. Please note that the AAHB abstract submission word limit is 300.
Abstract reviewers will use a rubric based on the criteria below to rate all poster protocol presentation abstracts on a Likert-type scale ranging from "poor" to "excellent." Preference will be given to abstracts describing innovative study protocols describing methods that can be broadly applied in health behavior research.