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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

PHEMCE Stakeholders Workshop Abstract Submission

ASPR invites non-federal partners (drug and vaccine developers; healthcare providers; state and local public health professionals; first responders; and other professionals) nationwide to showcase and share their research findings, best practices, or other resources that advance the fields of medical countermeasure development and effective utilization in an emergency.   

We are currently accepting abstracts for: 1) Participation in evening poster sessions and 2) Presentation of a tabletop exhibition booth.

Abstracts will be evaluated by a program committee comprised of scientists and policy experts from the Federal Government using the following criteria:

  • Alignment with the Federal Government’s top priority medical countermeasure programs, as defined by the 2014 PHEMCE Strategy and Implementation Plan
  • Manner in which the abstract ranks against the PHEMCE Prioritization Framework primary and moderating criteria (as identified in the 2014 PHEMCE SIP):
    • Primary criteria - addresses a priority threat, multifunctionality, operational capacity
    • Moderating criteria – addresses at-risk population needs, time to availability, cost  
  •    Potential for increasing national preparedness to develop, manufacture, stockpile and effectively use medical countermeasures in a public health emergency
  • Level of maturity of the research,   program, or resource

Presentation Formats

All those wishing to present their technology in poster or exhibit booth must submit an abstract. These abstracts will be evaluated by a program committee. ASPR will accept submissions for one or more of the following presentation options:

  • Posters must be 3x6 feet. Posters will be available during the first 2 days of the Workshop and presenters may be assigned to a specific day.
  • Exhibition booths will be given an 8x10 standard booth. Exhibitors will be expected to staff their booths during all exhibit hours.

Abstract Format

The total character limit is 2,000 characters. Only submitted abstracts that include a character count of 2,000 or less will be reviewed by the program committee. Abstracts exceeding the 2,000 character count will not be reviewed by the program committee or considered further.

Presentation Type

Indicate all of the categories for which your abstract should be considered. Applicants are encouraged to select multiple possibilities for presenting, as your first choice may not be available.

Review Your Work

It is important to review your abstract submission in order to proof accuracy of all elements of the submitted abstract, including authors' names and scientific terminology.


Please note that registration for this event is separate from the abstract submission process.  Please ensure that all presenters have registered to attend this event.


Unless otherwise requested, all abstracts submitted will be made available to attendees as part of the meeting materials. As a reminder, the PHEMCE Stakeholders Workshop will be open to the public, and we are anticipating significant interest from both industry and Government representatives. Each participant is responsible for determining that the information contained in both abstracts and presentations is not procurement-sensitive and/or business confidential.

Whether or not an abstract is selected for presentation, poster, or exhibit booth, it will be made available to all attendees in the abstract compilation that will be part of the meeting materials. Please indicate if you do not want your abstract included in this compilation.

compensate any respondent for any cost incurred in developing information provided to the Government.

Logistical Details

  • This page last reviewed: December 29, 2015