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Caraconference 2022

Caraconference 2022

The Impact of Community-led Approaches


Call for Abstracts

CaraConference Overview

As Greater Cincinnati’s comprehensive HIV/AIDS service organization, Caracole is a leader in helping to bring educational opportunities to the region that support our vision—to be a relentless force for health equity—and also help to further community discussion around core public health issues.

For the fifth year in a row, Caracole will hold its CaraConference to educate and inform attendees about community-led approaches that successfully translate the science of HIV to achieve more equitable health outcomes.

Caraconference reaches a wide audience that includes community and public health workers; social workers and clinicians; medical providers; first responders; community leaders and members; and people living with HIV.  CaraConference 2022 will be a virtual event.

Abstract Submissions

Caracole is now accepting abstracts for presentations for the 5th Annual CaraConference, Sept. 12–16, 2022. Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts on the meeting theme—The Impact of Community-led Approaches —and current and emerging HIV and public health issues.

Over the past several years scientists and researchers working in the HIV field have made tremendous progress and discoveries. Yet translating the science of HIV into real-world practice can be challenging. Public health organizations and practitioners must be creative in adapting HIV breakthroughs into practical—and equitable approaches. Effective interventions are client-and patient-centered and include individuals with lived experience, advocacy organizations, interest groups and coalitions.

Below is a list of focus areas of particular interest; we are open to submissions on other relevant HIV-adjacent issues as well:
  • Engage community and public health decision makers
  • Harm reduction in underserved communities
  • Stigma, racism, and homophobia’s impact on public health outcomes
Please consider how your innovations and knowledge can be shared to meet our conference objectives:
  • Community-based approaches to innovations in HIV care and prevention
  • Build awareness of health disparities, racial disparities and how social determinants of health impact people and communities
  • Enable community understanding, acceptance and support of health equity approaches to serve positive client/patient outcomes
  • Translate science/evidence-based approaches to community contexts

2022 Timeline and Deadlines

More items and deadlines will be added as finalized.

March 14
  Call for Abstracts opens
  Abstract submission deadline - 11:59 PM (EST)
June 1
  Abstract status notification email sent to all submitters
Sept. 6–9   CaraConference 2022 technical rehearsals
Sept. 12–16    
CaraConference 2022

Submission Guidelines

  • Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the speaker to present their work if the abstract is accepted.
  • Caracole records presentations for on-demand viewing after the end of the conference. There is no option to present and not be recorded. Please keep this in mind when determining if/what to present.
  • Speakers submitting abstracts are responsible for ensuring that all presenters listed on the abstract have been notified of the submission.
  • Copyright issues: Speakers who use original work (pictures, charts, graphs, videos, etc.) in their presentation must cite the original source. If you are drawing heavily on another source, it is your responsibility to seek permission to use the material.

Submission Requirements

In this request for abstracts, there are three short-answer questions in addition to basic information about your session. (Each session runs 75 minutes long.)

  1. Session description (100-word limit): The session description will be published in the conference program and online. It should be a general summary of your session to provide attendees context around your chosen topic.
  2. Relevance to HIV and conference objectives (500-word limit): Provide a brief overview of your session’s relevance to the field of HIV and to Caraconference’s theme and objectives. This should include why your topic matters to our target audiences and how you will provide interactive portions to your session.
  3. Professional biography (150-word limit): biography will be used in conference program (may be edited for length) and also for session presenter introductions.

Tip: Caracole suggests abstracts be developed and finalized offline in a program such as Microsoft Word for ease of editing and then copied into the online submission form.

Selection Process

Submissions will be competitively reviewed, and therefore we cannot guarantee acceptance of any particular submission. Caraconference staff will evaluate all submissions to make an initial determination on suitability for this year’s conference.

Evaluation Criteria

Submissions will:
  • Provide a clear explanation of topic’s relevance to HIV and Caraconference
  • Emphasize how social determinants of health impact individual and public health
  • Provide useful information and/or best practices to attendees working in various fields
  • Demonstrate the ability to interact with the audience and engage in meaningful way

Requirements if selected:

Presenter must provide additional materials to meet CEU and CME requirements. Details to be provided upon selection.

Tip: Caracole suggests abstracts be developed and finalized offline in a program such as Microsoft Word for ease of editing and then copied into the online submission form.

HIV, AIDS, Ohio, southwest, Ohio


Please contact conference organizer Adam Reilly at

Presenting Partner


HIV, AIDS, Ohio, southwest, Ohio


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