Deadline for Abstract Submission: Thursday, September 24, 2015
guidelines for abstract submission
Please use the following guidance to prepare your abstract
All abstracts must be submitted in final form no later
than Thursday, September 24, 2015.
Before sending an abstract participants must
pre-register at the conference website, and create a login and password.
These will be required for abstract submission and follow-up for abstract
here to access the register form.
After pre-registration the participant will
then need to login to his/her restricted area and access the menu
"My abstracts" where abstracts will be posted directly using
the specified form.
The Global Scientific Committee of the 22nd IUHPE World
Conference on Health Promotion is calling for the submission of abstracts
suggesting symposia, workshops, oral papers/posters and alternative
showings (Games, Video, Music, Dance, Theater, Handicraft, Mobile
Apps) to be presented and discussed at the conference.
Topics for submission
We are calling for YOUR contributions relating to research,
practice and policy in PROMOTING HEALTH AND EQUITY. Major areas of
interest for the IUHPE and for which submissions are particularly
invited (see list of keywords at the end of this page)
Areas related to the conference subthemes:
1. Ethical and cultural imperatives in interventions
that promote health and equity
2. Urban change to make differences locally, paying attention to emerging
3. Health in all policy and intersectoral action: innovations in theory,
evaluation and research
4. Pathways to achieve sustainable and healthy human development on
a global scale
5. Creating shared research questions to bridging the research/practice
Areas related to IUHPE organizational priorities:
1. Social determinants of health
2. Non Communicable disease prevention and control
3. Health promotion in sustainable development
4. Health promotion systems
Areas related to IUHPE global working groups, networks
and interest groups
1. Competency and workforce development
2 . Health impact assessment
3 . Health literacy
4 . Health promotion effectiveness
5 . Salutogenesis
6 . Social determinants of health
7 . Risk factor surveillance
8 . Academic programs
10. Indigenous health
11. Healthy settings
12. Concepts, perspectives and approaches
Areas related to the development of health promotion
research and practice
1. Theory and methods in research or evaluation
2. Policies and regulations/ governance
3. Issues for special populations/population groups
4. Intervention and implementation research
5. Information and communication technologies
6. Social media
There are four major formats for submission: 1) symposia,
2) workshop, 3) oral/poster presentations and, 4) alternative showings.
All abstract submitters, including individual contributors are encouraged
to interact and collaborate with other presenters and participants
wherever possible. Participatory, collaborative and nontraditional
session formats will be given priority in the selection process!
The convener must submit an abstract on the entire
symposium, stating the general objective of the session, as well as
the abstracts and contact details for each presentation in the symposium.
A symposium will consist of a set of integrated oral
presentations relating to a particular topic. The total time allowed
for a symposium will be 90 minutes, consisting of three to five presenters
with a moderator to facilitate the discussion (variations will be
considered). At least 45 minutes of the symposium should be dedicated
to interaction with the audience. We encourage the submission of symposia
in which presenters and moderators/discussants represent different
areas, such as from policymaking, practice, and research. Diversity
of gender and geographical representation is an asset.
The convener must submit an outline of the entire
workshop, stating the general objective of the session, learning goals
of the workshop, as well as the contact details of all co-organizers/session
trainers (consisting of three to five co-organizers/session trainers).
A workshop will provide an opportunity for a group
of participants either to receive training in a skill set (Skill Training
Workshop) or to debate innovative ideas and challenging questions,
identify areas for further action and/or develop suggestions as to
how these ideas could be implemented in practice. A key element of
a workshop is active participation by participants in the learning
process. A workshop will involve a session coordinator, as well as
several co-organisers/session trainers. Each session will last 90
The presenter must submit an abstract, clearly
indicate the thematic scope, keywords, and preference for presentation
format (oral or poster), as well as his/her contact details. Most
abstracts will be clustered according to content.
All selected abstract submitters applying in this
category will be given the opportunity to present an oral paper (10-minute
presentation and 5-minute Q&A) or poster (on-paper poster or projected
electronic poster). Poster presenters will have pre-scheduled time
slots for presentation and discussions with conference participants.
ALTERNATIVE SHOWINGS (maximum duration
20 minutes each)
Acknowledging that health promotion practitioners
often develop innovative alternative material in support of intervention,
this session provides developers an opportunity to share and discuss
their material. Presenters must submit a complete description of the
material to be presented (Games, Video, Music, Dance, Theater, Handicraft,
Mobile Apps), including: the health promoting objectives; a synopsis
of the scenario; the intended audience, the duration and intended
All selected submitters will have the opportunity
to present their work in sessions with likewise alternative showings,
followed by a discussion with the audience.
Guidelines for abstract submission
Multiple papers — Any presenter
may submit more than one abstract. However, authors should not submit
the same abstract to more than one session, whether it is a symposium,
workshop, poster or oral presentation. Information presented must
not be published prior to the IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion.
- All abstracts must be submitted through the Conference
website http://www.iuhpeconference2016.com/ - restricted area and
access the menu "Submissions" where abstracts
will be posted directly using the specified form.
- Abstract submissions sent via FAX OR EMAIL WILL NOT BE
- Choose one theme and three keywords from the list provided on
the abstract submission system
- The abstract should contain up to 2500 characters (including spaces,
but excluding the title and the name of authors and their institutions).
Do not include tables or figures.
- Title, author(s) and his/her (their) institution(s) are indicated
in specific fields of the form.
- Abstracts may be submitted in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese
(the presentation must be made in the language of submission)
- Whenever appropriate structure your abstracts as follows: Introduction,
Methods, Results, Conclusions.
Introduction: Clearly state the
purpose of the abstract
Methods: Describe your selection of observations
or experimental subjects clearly
Results: Present your results in a logical sequence
Conclusions: Emphasize new and important aspects
of the study and conclusions that are drawn from them
- All abstracts will be peer reviewed
- The notification of abstract acceptance by the Scientific Committee
will be sent to the corresponding author via email. ONLY authors
with accepted abstracts will receive the acceptance notification
and instructions for preparation of the presentation during the
- The submission process for symposia is slightly different from
the others. Each individual abstract must be linked to the overall
abstract for the entire symposium. Please carefully follow instructions
on the submission system in order to ensure your symposium abstracts
are correctly linked and submitted.
- For status enquiries, you can always access your restricted area
at the website using your login and password
Each submission will be evaluated on the basis of the
• Originality and creativity
• Clarity of content
• Contribution to the knowledge base/evidence base to promoting
health and equity
• Relevance and timeliness in terms of findings and conclusions
• Appropriateness for session format
Additional criteria for symposia and workshops
• Clarity of learning goals/anticipated outcome
• Diversity of gender and geographical representation
Submission will be evaluated by a group of experts in