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Instructions for single abstracts


Please read carefully the instructions before you proceed with the submission of your abstract (available at the bottom of this page).

1.       General guidelines

All abstracts should be submitted electronically through the abstract submission system.

The deadline for the submission is 1 May 2021, 18:00 CET. Abstracts received after closing of the abstract system will not be accepted.

By submitting the abstract you agree and confirm that:

  •  if the abstract is accepted, it will be published in the electronic version of the Abstract Supplement of the European Journal of Public Health (impact factor in 2020: 2.391).
  •  if the abstract is accepted, you will attend the 14th EPH Conference. To confirm your attendance, you have to register for the conference by 10 July 2021. If you have not registered by that date your abstract will be removed from the conference programme and Abstract Supplement.
  •  Your abstract will not be edited. You are responsible for any spelling, grammatical and typographical errors.

Please note that if your abstract is included in a workshop proposal, it should NOT be submitted as a single abstract.

2.       Type of abstracts

We welcome the submission of the following types of abstracts:

  • Research abstracts
  • Policy abstracts
  • Practice abstracts
  • Training and education abstracts

3.       Types of presentation

You should indicate your first and second presentation preference. The following possibilities are available: 

  • Oral presentations: 60-minute sessions with 5 minutes per speaker including discussion. There will be 9 speakers per session.
  • Poster presentations: All posters must be submitted in advance to the conference and will be displayed during the conference.

4.       Conference topics

In order to have a better understanding on the theme of your workshop, we kindly ask you to choose both two topics.

The choices are:

  • The futures of public health: policy, practice, people
  • COVID-19 pandemic: the aftermath
  • Public health policy and communication for public health
  • Digital health
  • Chronic diseases
  • Climate change and health / Environment / Urban health
  • Epidemiology
  • Ethics and Law
  • European and global health
  • Food, nutrition and diet: from farm to fork
  • Genomics
  • Health assessments: impact, technology
  • Health at work, Social security and social welfare
  • Health care services and systems
  • Health promotion and healthy behaviour
  • Health workforce, practice and training
  • Infectious diseases, preparedness and vaccines
  • Injury prevention
  • Maternal, child and adolescent public health
  • Mental health
  • Migration, LGBTI and minorities health
  • Public health monitoring, reporting and foresight
  • Other public health issues

Please note: we do not allow abstracts funded or sponsored by organisations/companies that are detrimental for health, e.g. tobacco and arms industry (Code of Good Practice EPH Conference Foundation).

5.        Keywords

You are asked to give three keywords that would best fit the content of your abstract. Try not to use the words from the track name you have chosen. Please, use our autocomplete system during the submission.

6.       Guidelines for authors

All abstracts must be submitted and, if accepted, presented in English.

All abstracts have a limit of 2,000 characters, including spaces but excluding title and authors’ information. If you exceed the character limit, the system will not accept the abstract.

Graphics or tables cannot be accepted because of production limitations.

Abstract titles should be in lower case, except the first word, abbreviations and countries. Do not use capital letters only and avoid using abbreviations or acronyms. Give geographic location and dates if applicable.

Author and co-author: you can include up to 10 co-authors. Please follow the instructions carefully and make sure that initials, last name, department, institution, town and country are completed. To add an author, click on ‘add additional author’. To add an affiliation, click on ‘add additional affiliation’. Please make sure that you use the English version of the institute, town and country. Spell out the full name of the institution and do not use abbreviations such as ‘Univ.’ for ‘University’. Please make sure that the presenting author is also listed under authors.

Abstracts format

Abstracts should be structured depending on the type of abstracts as follows:

  • Research
  • Policy
  • Practice
  • Training and  Education

Download the submission guidelines

7.       Evaluation procedure

All submitted proposals will be reviewed by the International Scientific Committee (ISC). Each proposal will be reviewed by 3 to 4 reviewers and scored on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Does the abstract follow the guidelines?
  • Is the subject matter appropriate for the Conference?
  • Is the information new enough and innovative?
  • Is the overall quality of the abstract sufficient?
  • Is the methodology adequate or sufficient to support conclusions?
  • If applicable, is the design of the study appropriate?
  • Do data adequately or sufficiently offer support for conclusions?
  • Are the results adequately summarised?
  • Does the information have relevance for the rest of Europe?

8.       Notification

You will be notified of the acceptance of your abstract(s) by 10 June 2021, and the score will be added in the abstract submission system. This means you will have to log in to find out the decision on your abstract.

Amendments to the abstract are possible until 1 May by re-entering the database. Between 1 May and 10 June, the abstracts are being reviewed by the ISC and cannot be amended. Accepted abstracts can be corrected from 10 June until 10 July. After 10 July corrections are no longer possible.

Further instructions for authors whose abstracts are accepted will be posted on the website.

9.       Changes in presenting author

The submitter is considered the presenting author and is responsible for delivering either the oral or poster presentation if the abstract is accepted. In case the presenting author is unable to attend the EPH 2021 Conference, a substitute presenter may take the presenting author’s place. The new presenter must be listed as co-author on the abstract and must be registered for the Conference.

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