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Call for Presentations and Posters 2019

Play an active part in the premier conference on integrated care by submitting a proposal to present at the Annual Conference taking place Thursday, October 17 through Saturday, October 19, 2019 in Denver, Colorado.

Learn More about Denver here 


Training Generations.  With decades of growing evidence and enthusiasm, the integrated healthcare family has spread across the United States and is taking root across the globe. Increasingly, the need for a highly trained workforce is the bottleneck that limits the rate of our growth. This conference will meet those needs by preparing early career professionals for team-based care, by assisting mid-career professionals in repurposing their skills for primary care, and by engaging senior leaders in advocacy and mentorship. We will also focus on clinician wellness for all stages of professional development

Multiple Generations.  CFHA was founded on the recognition that health care is inherently multigenerational. At CFHA, family is at the heart of health care, and the conference will equip you with skills for providing integrated behavioral health services that embrace individual patients, their families, and their communities.

Denver!  Our city is the perfect crossroads for this conference at this time. Colorado is finishing a 3 year federally-funded initiative to ensure that 80% of Coloradans have integrated behavioral health services in their primary care office. We boast several universities and training programs at the vanguard of training for integration. Our city is hopping with the energy of youth.

More than 700 attendees are expected to attend the 2019 CFHA Conference in downtown Denver, Colorado.


The CFHA Conference offers more than 80 breakout sessions representing a diverse blend of topics about clinical, research, administrative, or education issues. Sessions are presented on Friday and Saturday during the conference, with 5-10 presentations offered simultaneously during each period. Presentations are 30 or 60 minutes in length.

When marketing the conference, CFHA will publish the title, abstract, objectives, and presenters. In addition, keywords will be used to index the presentations to allow for attendees to search for presentations of interest.

CFHA is committed to quality programming that links content to evidence and /or those who strive to support the current evidence base or builds upon it in rigorous program evaluation or research. CFHA strongly encourages presentations that include interdisciplinary collaboration and perspectives, including those of patients or families.  As described above, we are hoping to highlight abstracts that are focused on topics of workforce development, team-based care, engaging senior leaders in advocacy, clinician wellness, family-centered care, early-career support, or interdisciplinary mentorship

  • New evidence supporting specific models of integrated care models
  • Technology and ways to use it to support integrated practices,
  • Skill building for providers working as part of teams (including primary care providers, nurses, or other members of the primary care team),
  • Engaging and partnering with patients, families, couples, and other close relationships,
  • Patient/family perspectives on integrated care,
  • Family-centered approaches to care in partnership with underserved communities to evaluate programs to reduce disparities in health care,
  • Practical application of clinical skills,
  • Clinical innovations in practice,
  • Strategies to expand the role of family and patients to better manage their health, collaborative strategies at prevention and early intervention,
  • Financial sustainability and cost control practices associated with collaborative care,
  • Inter-professional training approaches,
  • System transformations and population health.




    We are pleased to offer a unique series of presentations identified as the Special Sessions for Training in Research and EvaluationThese presentations are designed to provide technical training on planning and conducting rigorous research, quality improvement, and program evaluation in real-world health care settings. The primary focus of these presentations should be equipping attendees with practical knowledge and skills via “how to” lessons, rather than simply presenting study results. Data from studies/evaluations should be presented as a vehicle to illustrate and teach specific approaches to study design as well as data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Presentations must provide participants with a training experience that instructs them on the knowledge/methods/skills used to obtain any data presented and the ways the results can be applied to improve practice.

  • Beginner or intermediate-level technical training for attendees interested in initiating and facilitating more rigorous quality improvement, program evaluation, or research projects that can help contribute to local practice change efforts or produce generalizable knowledge
  • Advanced technical training for attendees already engaged in research and evaluation projects who are interested in adapting their skills to fit new initiatives, such as Patient Centered Outcomes Research or Implementation Science
  • Presentations that help attendees identify relevant research and evaluation topics that are important to the integrated health care field and align with emerging issues in patient care and health care policy at their site


  • Feedback from last year’s training track indicated that attendees found the following presentation features to be most helpful for their learning:
  • Concrete examples from real-world clinics (vs. hypothetical or theoretical examples)
  • Hands-on activities such as worksheets
  • Group work such as working through examples and consultation with presenters
  • Topics of interest to many attendees for future training included how to use data from electronic medical records in research and evaluation as well as implementation science



    We also encourage those to consider submitting a poster presentation if they feel their topic is better suited for that format. Poster presentations allow authors to visually present their best ideas and/or latest research and evaluation findings in a way that facilitates dialogue and networking among colleagues. Poster presentations are highly valuable to our field and are thus increasing in number and rigor at the CFHA conference. 

    Click here for examples of the many different types of projects (e.g., clinical program, training curriculum, quality improvement, program evaluation, literature review) that can be presented via the poster format.


    CFHA’s online submission form has several elements with 13 sections that must be completed. Each section must be completed in its entirety to successfully submit your proposal.

    The online form may not allow you to save and return to the form later. Please review the form carefully BEFORE entering data to ensure you have answers for all questions and thereby avoid system time-outs and duplicate entries.

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    Enter PLAIN TEXT content without symbols or formatting. Characters and symbols such as quotation marks and trademarks do not translate. We recommend that you edit and save your content in a “Plain Text” document, then copy and paste the unformatted text into our online submission fields. A Word template is available here.

    If your form is transmitted successfully, you will see a "Thank You" page and you should print a copy of the submission for your records.

    If your form does not transmit, scroll to the top of the form for a notification about incorrect data, missing responses in fields, etc. 

    If you have difficulty submitting, make sure your are staying within the character limits. When all else fails, contact CFHA staff for assistance.

    Use this Word template to collect your information prior to filling out the form.



    Submit Proposal

    Submit proposal to be a session or poster presenter.

    Deadline: March 15th   


    Registration Fees

    All presenters are required to register and pay for the conference.

    $509 - Members
    $759 - Non-members
    $359 - Students

    One Day Rates are available.





    March 15, 2019
    Submit presentation proposals for concurrent education sessions and posters.

    May 31, 2019
    Presentation offers will be extended to accepted proposals. Emails will be sent to primary contact.

    June 15, 2019
    Primary contact person must respond online to CFHA's presentation offer. Online registration opens. 


    Sharing Resources

    Presenters must provide their slideshows and handouts prior to their presentation to CFHA. 




    Contact Us

    P. O. Box 23980,
    Rochester, New York
    14692-3980 USA

    What We Do

    CFHA is a member-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to making integrated behavioral and physical health the standard of care nationally. CFHA achieves this by organizing the integrated care community, providing expert technical assistance and producing educational content.