Call for Abstracts

In 2020, Professional Sessions offered on April 20 will include plenary keynote
speaking opportunities and up to two dozen concurrent sessions on a wide range of
 LGBTQ and HIV health related topics. A separate day of Community Sessions, focused
on a general (i.e., non-practitioner) audience will take place Saturday, April 18.

This call for abstracts is specifically aimed toward presentations for
the Professional Sessions on April 20.

Workshop proposals are being accepted until December 1, 2019

Review and selection will occur in December and early in the new year.
If you have any questions about the conference or the abstract process,
please email

To learn more about the abstract process,
click HERE for a PDF download.

To submit your proposal online, click HERE.

Tentative Presenter Calendar

October 2019 Call for Abstracts submission form online
December 31, 2019 Deadline for submissions
Extended til December 31, 2019
December 2019 Submissions sent blind to reviewers
Early January 2020 Abstract Committee makes final recommendations
Late January 2020 Presenters notified and confirmed
January 31, 2020 Conference registration opens
January 31, 2020 Conference program available
April 18, 2020 Conference – Community Sessions
April 20, 2020 Conference – Professional Sessions
April 24, 2020 All presentations from both the Community and Professional Sessions available online

Submission Format
All abstracts are to be submitted via the online submission form. The form is available HERE.

Abstract Selection and Notification
The Abstract Committee will meet in December to select abstracts and make recommendations regarding the conference sessions to the Program Committee. The Abstract Committee will review only based on content in a blind review process. The Program Committee makes final decisions based on the expert Abstract Committee as well as other factors (for example ensuring topic, subject and demographic diversity). The Program Committee will assign the time and date of presentation on the conference schedule.

If your abstract is accepted, you will be notified by email late January 2020 of your presentation date and time. This notice is sent to the contact person for each symposium. If the presentation has more than one presenter, the contact person is asked to share the information with the other presenter(s).

Since its inception in 2017, the Opportunity Conference has become Minnesota’s premier convening focused on health and health policies that affect the LGBTQ community and people living with HIV or AIDS. Previous Opportunity Conferences offered rare opportunities for health providers and practitioners, researchers, and policy makers to come together to address the broad array of disparities experienced by these populations.


The 2020 Opportunity Conference is produced by JustUs Health