Presenters and attendees on the floor of the presentation hall of HDRS 2018.

Attendees at last year's 12th Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium at UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center on Friday, October 12, 2018.

Watch last year's symposium below and more here.

Morning session.

Mid-day session.

Afternoon session.

Save the Date

Date: Friday, October 11, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Place: Mission Bay Campus
600 16th Street, San Francisco, CA
Genentech Hall Building, Byers Auditorium – GH 106

Call For Abstracts

We are pleased to announce a call for abstracts for the UC San Francisco Health Disparities Research Symposium XIII. This event is part of the UC San Francisco Building Community Events, a series of special events campus wide honoring and highlighting diversity.

Submissions due Friday, July 12, 2019 by 5pm.
HDRS 2019 Abstract Submission


Submission Eligibility

  • Abstracts can be submitted for work that has been presented elsewhere or submitted to a journal for publication, but not for work that has already been published in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • We encourage first authors and presenters at all levels from students to full professors. The first author will be the presenter of the selected oral abstracts.
  • Each person can be first author on only one submission.
  • Faculty and trainees from other Bay Area health care and research institutions are eligible to submit abstracts.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Structured abstracts are required. Abstracts should be no longer than one 8.5" by 11" page, in Arial 11 font, margins no smaller than one inch, and may be in single space. Please submit abstracts as PDF files. The abstract must conform to the following organization:

  1. Title. No all caps, quotes, underlining or bolding.
  2. Authors. Please list all authors by last name and initials, UC San Francisco school affiliation if applicable, academic department/division/ORU, other Bay Area institutional affiliations and academic title of first author/presenter.
  3. Background. Describe the context and importance of the study, a statement that identifies why this is an important topic and specifies the purpose or goal of the study.
  4. Methods. Include a description of the methods used including setting, population, sampling techniques, measures, and analytical procedures.
  5. Results. A summary of results presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusions. Tables, graphs or figures are encouraged as long as the entire abstract is on one page.
  6. Conclusions. State the implications of the findings for clinical practice, research, education, or policy. We strongly discourage abstracts that have not yet produced results. Statements such as "The results will be discussed" or "Other data will be presented" are not acceptable.

Abstract Review and Selection Process

  • All submissions will undergo peer review by a committee of established health disparities researchers and/or prior year presenters.
  • Ratings will be based on the overall quality of the abstract, the balance and theme of the program, and the following criteria:
    • Importance to disparities research in that it introduces a new concept or sheds light on a research question or conclusively answers a research question;
    • Methods used are appropriate for the question posed;
    • Results that affect practice, teaching or policy and/or advance knowledge.

The Office of Diversity and Outreach reserves the right to highlight and/or post selected accepted abstracts on its website.

Abstracts must be submitted by 5:00 PM PST on Friday, July 12, 2019.

Please note that your Abstract Submission does not secure your registration to the symposium.

Please register through this link: HDRS 2019 Registration

Further Information

For abstract submission inquiry, please contact the scientific organizers: Tung Nguyen.

For event details inquiry, please contact: Andrelyn Rivera.

Watch Previous Symposiums

Watch last year's symposium below and previous symposiums here.

2017 Morning session.

2017 Mid-day session.

2017 Afternoon session.