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Instructions for workshops


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 workshop proposals should be submitted electronically through the abstract submission system.
Before you submit, please check with your chairs, speakers and presenters if they have an account in our database and if so, with which email address. Inform them about their role in the workshop.
The deadline for submission of workshop proposals is 1 May 2021, 18:00 CET. Proposals received after closing of the abstract system will not be accepted.
The organiser of the workshop proposal agrees that, if the proposal is accepted, the abstract is published in the electronic version of the Abstract Supplement of the European Journal of Public Health.
The organiser of the workshop proposal is responsible for ensuring that all co-organisers and presenters have agreed to be participating in the workshop if accepted.
The organiser confirms that, if the workshop proposal is accepted, the organiser, co-organisers and presenters will attend the EPH 2021 Conference. To confirm their attendance, they all have to register for the conference by 10 July 2021. If they have not registered by that date the workshop will be removed from the conference programme and Abstract Supplement.  

Please make sure that the presenters in your workshop DO NOT submit their workshop presentation as a single abstract as well.

2.       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).


3.        Workshop type

Workshops aim to increase the capacity and knowledge of delegates around the latest scientific research, relevant policies or innovative programmes to implement and advocate for better public health and health systems in their countries. The focus is on transferring knowledge through intensive interaction with the audience.  Workshops can be 60 minutes in length.  

Organisers should indicate the workshop type. The following possibilities are available: 

  • Regular workshop:  60-minute sessions with up to 5 presentations with ample time for audience interaction.
  • Skills building seminar: 60-minute sessions, specifically organised to build the capacity and knowledge of conference delegates. Usually with 1-2 presentations and longer time for skills development and collaborative learning.
  • Round table: 60-minute sessions with 3-5 panel discussants. They can each make a short presentation of a specific subject, which will be discussed between the panel members and audience.
  • Pro/con session: 60-minute session on a debatable subject with speaker(s) in favour (pro) of the issue and speaker(s) to oppose it (con). Both (group of) speakers give a presentation, followed by remarks and discussion with the audience

Presentation type
Please select the presentation type, you have a choice of two:

  • Regular: If you choose this, you are planning a workshop with a number of presentations followed by a discussion. You can submit up to 5 full abstracts.
  • Panel: If you choose this, you can add up to 5 individual panellists. Please note that the panelists should not be included in the workshop abstract, but listed separately.

Some workshops combine 1-2 presentations with a panel discussion. In this case, please select regular and add the number of abstracts (presentations including panelists). For the abstracts, please complete all information forms, for the panelists just add name and affiliation.

4.       Guidelines for workshop submitters

All proposals must be submitted and, if accepted, presented in English.
Graphics or tables cannot be accepted because of production limitations.
Workshop titles should be in sentence case with a capital for the first letter of the first word. Do not use capital letters only and avoid using abbreviations or acronyms. Give geographic location and dates if applicable.
Indicate the organiser of the workshop. This can be a department, NGO or EUPHA section. Do not add names of individual organisers.
Indicate the chairperson(s) for the workshop. Enter the full first name before the last name, indicate affiliation, country and email address.
If an abstract has more than one author, please make sure you list all the authors (including the presenting author) for each abstract.
Please note, your abstract will not be edited. You are responsible for any spelling, grammatical and typographical errors.

Workshop proposal
Proposals of all types and in all tracks should be structured as follows:

  • Objectives:  explain the reasons for the workshop and the objectives of the workshop. What is the added value of organising the workshop? What is the coherence between the presentations in relation to the topic of the workshop? Describe the format of the workshop. Maximum amount of characters (including spaces): 3,000.
  • Main messages: two short (200 characters maximum) messages which summarise the main impact of the proposed workshop.
  • Presentations: if applicable, select the number of presentations that will be included in the workshop. The introduction can be included in the objectives. The maximum number of presentations is 5. The maximum amount of characters per presentation is 2,000.
  • Panellists: if applicable, select the option ‘panel’ in your workshop submission and add the number of panellists. The panellists should be entered with name, institute and email address, separately from the workshop proposal.

 5.       Evaluation procedure

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

  • Does the proposal follow the guidelines?
  • Is the subject matter appropriate for the Congress?
  • Are the workshop objectives clearly stated?
  • Can the objectives be achieved in the 60 minutes allotted for this workshop?
  • Is the information new enough and innovative?
  • Is the overall quality of the proposal sufficient?
  • Is there an audience interactive element in the workshop?
  • Does the information have relevance for the rest of the Europe?

6.       Notification

The organiser, chair and presenters will be notified of the acceptance of their proposal(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.

7.       Changes in presenting author

In case presenters/panellists are unable to attend the EPH 2021 Conference, a substitute presenter may take his/her place.

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