As the world’s largest gathering of users and producers of health services research, the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) is the preeminent place to share important findings with experts from around the world who can move research into action.  

This year’s ARM is organized around 21 themes and five submission categories. All individual abstracts and research panel submissions undergo blind peer review. Policy Roundtables and Panels on Critical and Emerging Issues in Health Services Research (HSR) submissions are not blinded. Breakouts will be 75 minutes, and all submitters should be prepared to present in-person. While masks are optional, AcademyHealth expects all presenters and attendees to respect and support the masking decisions of others. 

The 2024 Call for Abstracts period is now closed.


  • Open Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2023 
  • Submission Deadline: Thursday, January 11, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET
  • Notifications: Mid-March 2024 

Submission Types

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

21 Conference Themes

  • Aging and End of Life 
  • Child and Family Health 
  • Digital Technologies, Data, and Analytics 
  • Dissemination, Implementation, and Impact 
  • Global Health Research 
  • Health Workforce 
  • Improving Safety, Quality and Value 
  • Individuals Living with Disability or Other Complex Conditions 
  • Measuring Safety, Quality and Value 
  • Medicaid, Coverage, and Access 
  • Medicare 
  • Mental Health and Substance Use 
  • Methods Research 
  • Organizational Behavior and Management 
  • Patient and Consumer Preferences and Needs 
  • Patient-Centered, -Partnered, or -Led Research 
  • Payment and Delivery Systems Innovations 
  • Public and Population Health 
  • Social Determinants and Social Needs 
  • Structural Racism, Disparities, and Equity in Health 
  • Women and Gender Health