NSAH Conference 2021

Conference Theme:

Best Practices in Providing Quality Education in Allied Health Programs at HBCUs

A common goal of HBCU allied health programs is to prepare students to excel in the allied health professions by promoting innovative thinkers, caring and engaged learners, and those with an openness to learn and share information. Providing quality allied health education at HBCUs remains a challenge. Such challenges include improving knowledge of allied health professions, building institutional support for allied health programs, attracting better prepared applicants particularly in science, increasing student recruitment and retention rates, providing innovative educational methods, and enhancing student success on licensure and certification examinations.

Also, HBCUs face challenges related to attracting qualified faculty, raising faculty salaries that are comparable to those earned by clinicians, alleviating faculty shortages, aging of faculty, mentorship of faculty, and developing pipelines for filling faculty positions. Additional challenges are ways to help our students in the areas of academic support, scholarships, financial literacy, mental health, and food insecurity.

We invite you submit abstracts on evidence-based best practices and techniques for providing quality educational programs in allied health at HBCUs. This conference will enhance the dissemination of information on such practices.

Abstract Submission Instructions

Abstracts must be submitted in the following format:

Abstract Title

Title should be in all caps

Author Name(s)

First Name, Middle Initial, Surname, Highest Degree Earned, Institutional Affiliation

Body of Abstract

No more than 250 words, single-spaced, formatted in Times New Roman, 12-point font

Preferred Presentation Format

Platform or poster presentation

Submit all abstracts to:

Subject line: 

“Abstract Submission for the 2021 NSAH Annual Conference”.


Abstracts must be received by close of business on Friday, January 29, 2021.

NSAH Journal

All accepted abstracts will be published in the Journal of the National Society of Allied Health.



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