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28th International HPH Conference


To submit your abstract, please log into the system via the "Login" button on the right side. You can use the username and password you have created for one of the previous International HPH conferences. If you do not have a username you can create a new profile via clicking the button "Register".

When logged in, click on Abstract submission first. Then, choose

  • Abstract submission to submit an abstract for oral, mini oral or poster presentation or
  • Workshop submission to submit an abstract for a 90-minute workshop or symposium.

Should you have already submitted abstracts for past conferences, you will find a list of all submitted abstracts here. Scroll to the bottom and click on "Create new abstract" to open the abstract submission form.

Deadline for abstract submission will be December 20, 2019. Submitters will be informed about the acceptance of their abstracts until March 13, 2020.

We are looking forward to receiving your contribution! Please do not hesitate to contact us at congress-secretariathphconferencesorg.

Abstract submission guidelines

Abstracts IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ONLY may be submitted for one of the following types of presentation:

  • Oral presentations (presentations of 10-15 minutes)
  • Mini oral (pitch) presentations (presentations 3-5 minutes)
  • E-poster presentations
  • Workshop / Symposium (session of 90 minutes)

Since there is only a limited number of oral and oral mini presentations, abstracts submitted as oral presentation may be considered for poster presentation by the Scientific Committee.

The following types of abstracts can be submitted:

  • Research abstracts
  • Policy abstracts
  • Good practice abstracts

Structure of abstracts for oral, mini oral and poster presentation

  • Introduction/Background/Problem
  • Description of Objectives/Methods/Intervention (mandatory)
  • Results (effects/impact/changes) (mandatory)
  • Conclusions/Lessons (mandatory)
  • Relevance to Health Promotion in Hospitals and Health Services (mandatory)
  • maximum 6 keywords (not mandatory)

Structure of abstracts for 90-minutes workshops or symposia

  • Aims/Rationale/Purpose (mandatory)
  • Session design (mandatory)
  • Relevance to Health Promotion in Hospitals and Health Services (mandatory)
  • maximum 6 keywords (not mandatory)

Abstracts may not contain more than 2.000 characters in total.

Abstracts may not contain tables, graphics or special characters.


The Scientific Committee would especially like to invite abstracts with a focus on one of the main conference topics, on topics related to HPH task forces and the following topics:

  • Addictive behaviours – prevention and coping 
  • Age-friendly health services and care
  • Ageing and innovative technologies
  • Ageing staff in hospitals and health services
  • Child, adolescent and maternal health
  • Community health promotion and public health
  • Digitalization in health care and health promotion 
  • Environment-friendly and sustainable health care
  • Governance and leadership for Health Promotion in Hospitals and Health Services
  • Health literacy and communication
  • Health literate health care organizations
  • Health promotion and prevention in primary health services
  • Health promotion for older people and long-term patients
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Integrating health services and social services
  • Mental health and psychiatric care
  • Migration, equity and diversity in health care and health promotion
  • Monitoring quality, patient safety and health promotion objectives
  • Patient and community empowerment and involvement, Self-help friendly hospitals
  • Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases and chronic disease management
  • Tobacco prevention and coping
  • Workplace health promotion in health care organizations


All abstracts received until December 20, 2019 will be screened by the Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services. The review criteria are as follows:

Each abstract will be reviewed by two experts from the Scientific Committee and scored on the basis of the following criteria: 

  • Is the abstract of relevance to health promoting hospitals and health services?
  • Is the description of background/problem/introduction and objectives/methods/intervention clear and sufficient?
  • Are results (effects/impact/changes) significant and justify the drawn conclusions/lessons?
  • Is the quality of the abstract sufficient in terms of language (clarity, English language, explanation of abbreviations) and content (logical sequence and cohesiveness of the abstract)?
  • Are there any ethical concerns about this abstract?

All submitters will be informed about the decision of the Scientific Committee latest by March 13, 2020.