Call for Abstracts

2023 Circle of Harmony HIV/AIDS Wellness Conference
Call for Abstracts

The deadline to submit an abstract for the
2023 Circle of Harmony HIV/AIDS Wellness Conference is
February 17, 2023
Any abstracts submitted after this date will not be considered.

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board’s 2023 Circle of Harmony HIV/AIDS Wellness Conference, “Cultivating Biomedical Practices to Advance Health Equity” to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico – April 25-27, 2023.

This page is to assist you in the preparation of your abstract submission for a breakout presentation. To ensure your abstract is accepted for presentation, please read all the instructions carefully.

The planning committee seeks presenters who can address the complex and unique issues related to HIV/AIDS and have experience and expertise in working with American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and First Nations communities.


Presentations will be 90-minute break out sessions with an attendance of 20-30 participants. Presentations that demonstrate sufficient content for the time frame, integration of adult learning principles, and alignment with this year’s theme will be prioritized. Presenters are responsible for providing electronic copies of their presentations or handouts on the conference app.


The Circle of Harmony Planning Committee will review and evaluate abstracts submitted based on the following criteria:

  • Complete abstract packet
    • Abstract Form
    • Presenter(s) CV/Resume
    • Presenter(s) Bio (<150 words)
  • Relevance to the conference focus areas
  • Three well‑defined learning objectives
  • Originality of presentation and opportunity for participant involvement


For each proposal accepted ONE presenter will receive conference registration. Registration must be completed on the conference website.

Presenting at the 2023 Circle of Harmony Conference is a voluntary effort, therefore we will not pay expenses for your participation. If your submission is accepted, you are responsible for registration of additional presenters and travel costs for all presenters.

All presenters must be registered for the conference.


Written notification is required for all submission withdrawals. Only the Primary Author may withdraw a submission. Send your withdrawal request to: Please include your full name and presentation title in your request.


All correspondence including confirmations, reminders, and accept/reject notifications will be sent to the Primary Author's email only. It is the Primary Author’s responsibility to notify the co-authors of the status of the submission. It is imperative that this email address is a working email address that is not spam‐protected. If you do have spam protection, you may not receive our emails. Notification emails will come from Donald Chee,

Once review is complete, you will receive notification regarding the status of abstract acceptance for the 2023 Circle of Harmony HIV/AIDS Wellness Conference.

Thank you and we look forward to reviewing your abstract.


  1. Send abstracts by Friday, February 17, 2023 by 5 pm MST to
  2. You will be notified no later than Friday, February 24, 2023 regarding the status of your abstract.

Please submit abstract application, speaker bios, and speaker cv/resumes via email to

If you have any questions you may email

Download Abstract Form