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Every year, workforce studies presents data and analysis and convenes workforce community leaders at two annual events: the Annual AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference in May and the AAMC Annual Meeting in November.

14th Annual AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference

Join us for the 14th Annual AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference titled," Building Bridges and Breaking Down Barriers: Diversity, Inclusion, and the Health Workforce, which will be held at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel in Tysons, Va., from May 9-11, 2018.

The AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference is the premier opportunity for researchers, educators, and policymakers to meet and discuss state and federal health workforce issues. Abstracts are being accepted online from November 6, 2017 through January 5, 2018. Applicants are welcome to submit either individual abstracts as a presentation or poster, or full panels of three to four related presentations. Abstracts not accepted for a panel or oral presentation will be automatically considered for a poster.

We will also be offering one award each for best student abstract and best student poster this year. You must indicate that you are a student when submitting your abstract in ordered to be considered for these awards. Please note that there are no monetary prizes associated with these awards. For your convenience, we have provided a list of topics of interest below. To submit an abstract for the 14th Annual AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference, visit

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Health Workforce Diversity and Inclusion

  • Trends in the diversity of the health workforce and health professions trainees
  • Strategies for improving the diversity of the health workforce
  • Studies that examine the benefits of a diverse health workforce
  • Diversity and inclusion programs, content, and curricula in health professions training
  • State or health system case studies highlighting innovative use of the health workforce to address the specific needs of diverse communities and populations

Serving the Community in Need: Diversity and Health Equity Issues

  • Underserved communities (e.g., rural, urban, racial/ethnic communities, underserved populations)
  • Local area or community health needs assessments highlighting barriers to health care access 
  • Strategies, policies and programs for reducing or eliminating health disparities
  • Determinants of population health (especially social determinants of health)
  • Access to care – both documenting disparities therein and programs, policies and strategies for reducing or eliminating access barriers
  • Underserved populations, especially those that explicitly address intersectionality

Population Health Needs

  • Current health workforce issues related to emerging epidemics
  • Strengthening the health workforce for improving population health
  • Determinants of population health (especially social determents of health)
  • Federal and state health policy's impact on health and health care utilization
  • Workforce planning from a population health perspective

Implications of Care Delivery Models and System Redesign

  • Innovative approaches to care and education
  • Changing roles of current health workforce
  • State or health system case studies highlighting innovative care delivery solutions
  • Implications of care delivery innovations for health workforce (e.g. practice, transformation, and payment innovations)

Workforce Data and Methodologies

  • Data collection efforts and methods
  • Innovative use of existing or new data sources
  • Innovative analysis techniques (e.g. modeling, measures)
  • Data visualization, display and dissemination methodologies

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