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ETSU issues call for abstracts for primary care conference

April 17, 2009

JOHNSON CITY Abstracts are currently being accepted for the Sixth Annual Primary Care and Prevention Research Day, an event hosted by the department of family medicine at East Tennessee State Universitys James H. Quillen College of Medicine.

The early submission deadline for abstracts representing both oral and poster presentations is May 15, and the final deadline is June 15. The conference, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12, provides a forum for health professionals in academic institutions, teaching hospitals, and practice sites to present and learn from other research, interventions, and programs intended to improve the health and address disparities within the Southern Appalachian region.

An estimated 40 papers and posters will be presented by ETSU faculty and students and representatives from other institutions in the region on various primary care topics.  The conference is open to physicians, nurse practitioners, public health professionals, nurses, resident physicians, health professions students, and others with an interest in primary care, prevention issues, and research.

There is no registration fee to attend the conference.  Instructions for submitting an abstract can be found at  For more information on the conference, or to request special accommodations, contact the ETSU Office of Continuing Medical Education at (423) 439-8027 or visit

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