The 2021 Annual Research Meeting is organized around 21 themes and five submission types. All individual abstracts and research panel submissions undergo blinded peer review. Submissions for policy roundtables and critical and emerging issues in health services research are not blinded.


Call for Abstracts

  • Submission Deadline: Closed

Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts
More details to come. 

  • Submission Open: Late-February
  • Submission Deadline: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. ET

Submission Types

  • Call for Abstracts Sessions
  • Panels on Critical and Emerging Issues in HSR
  • Policy Roundtables
  • Research Panels
  • Student Posters

21 Conference Themes

  • Addressing Consumer and Patients’ Preferences and Needs
  • Aging, Disability, and End of Life
  • Child and Family Health
  • Coverage, Access and Medicaid
  • Digital Technologies, Data, and Analytics
  • Dissemination, Implementation, and Impact
  • Global Health and Policy Research
  • Health Workforce
  • High Cost, High Need Populations
  • Improving Safety, Quality and Value
  • Measuring Safety, Quality and Value
  • Medicare
  • Mental Health and Substance Use
  • Methods Research
  • Organizational Behavior and Management
  • Patient-Centered Research
  • Payment and Delivery Systems Innovations
  • Public and Population Health
  • Social Determinants and Social Needs
  • Structural Racism, Disparities, and Equity in Health
  • Women’s Health