February 20-23, 2014


The goal of Unity Through Diversity: The Power of Unity is to uplift the voices of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People of Color (LGBT POC), while promoting social change, healthy sexuality, violence-free living, social activism and safe spaces for LGBT POC.


The Health Summit Abstract Application Form should be used for the submission of abstracts for panel discussions and workshops. The Health Summit consists of four tracks:
1.    Education and capacity Building
2.    Advocacy and Public Policy
3.    Wellness and Treatment
4.    Women-Who-Have-Sex-With-Women (WSW)

We welcome proposals for workshops in Spanish in order to promote the professional development of Latina/o service providers and to promote the awareness of native Spanish speaking community members. 

All abstracts should reflect the overall Conference theme.
Each abstract must be related to one specific track. The abstract cannot include both.

Each abstract should also reference one or more of the following populations and/or issues:
Adolescents and young adults
Lesbians and WSW
Gay men and MSM
Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People
Substance Use
Older populations
Abstracts should answer or address any one or more of the following questions:
1.)   What trends are emerging in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people of color (LGBT POC) communities?
2.)  What innovations have been applied to work with LGBT POC?
3.)  What lessons can be shared with providers and researchers?
4.)  How has your project, research, or initiative yielded measurable improved health outcomes for LGBT POC?
5.)  What are the successes and challenges of partnerships between academic institutions, community agencies, medical centers, and other institutions?
6.)  What advocacy models have worked in LGBT POC communities?

Abstracts to be considered for presentation at the 2014 Health Summit must be submitted on the attached Abstract Submission Form, which is also available online at, in accordance with the following guidelines.  Handwritten abstracts will not be accepted Suggested Topics for the Summit Tracks
Abstract submissions must be received by November 15, 2013. For confirmation via mail, please add confirmation receipts or a self-addressed postcard with appropriate postage.
Abstracts that will not be accepted include:
Faxed abstracts
Sales pitch for products or services
Non-relevant to LGBT POC health and related services

Abstracts received after November 15, 2013 will not be considered. 
Abstract Submission Information
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Albany, NY 12210

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