National WIC Association

Call For Abstracts

November 29, 2016

There is so much happening in WIC! What have you been up to? Have you been involved in a great WIC project that you’d like to share with the WIC community? Please consider submitting an abstract for an oral or poster presentation at the NWA 2017 Annual Education and Training Conference and Exhibits in Philadelphia, PA, April 2 – 5 2017. The Annual Conference is an important forum for sharing new ideas and learning from each other.

Below are some suggested topics and issues we’d love to hear about. If your project does not fall within one of these topic areas, don’t worry -- please submit an abstract anyway! All abstracts are due by January 9th, 2017 and will be reviewed by the Annual Conference Program Planning Committee.

To submit an abstract, click on this link. You will be asked to set-up a profile. After setting-up your profile, you will then be given a ‘To-Do’ list – to submit your abstract, click on ‘Submit a Paper’ and follow the directions. For more information on how to submit an abstract see this guide.

Suggested topics:

Recruitment and Retention

  • Cultural competency
  • Customer service
  • Communications/Promotion/Marketing
  • Strengthening Referral Networks and WIC/Healthcare Integration
  • Clinic innovations
  • Community coalitions

WIC Research and Data

  • New analyses of WIC data
  • Reports on special project grants
  • Collaborations between local/state WIC agencies and university researchers
  • How to build partnerships with researchers
  • Using EBT data
  • FNS/ERS funded research projects

WIC Leadership Development

  • Cultural competency
  • Educating non-traditional stakeholders about the value of WIC
  • Management best practices
  • Effective messaging
  • Disaster planning

Innovations in Breastfeeding Promotion and Nutrition Education

  • Use of technology
  • Counseling strategies
  • Evaluations of pilots
  • Increasing breastfeeding duration