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To submit your abstract, please log into the system via the login in the upper right corner of this website. You can use the username and password you have created for one of the previous conferences. If you do not have a username you can create a new profile via clicking "Create a new login".

When logged in, click on "Abstract submission" and then on abstracts. Should you have already submitted abstracts earlier, you will find a list of all accepted abstracts here. Scroll to the bottom and click on "Create new abstract" to open the abstract submission form.

Prolonged Deadline for abstract submission is February 4, 2018. Submitters will be informed about the acceptance of their abstracts until March 30, 2018.

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

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ONLY on HPH-related good and best practices, concepts and research may be submitted for 

  • Oral presentations (presentations of 10-15 minutes)
  • Mini oral (pitch) presentations (presentations 3-5 minutes)
  • (E-) poster presentations
  • Workshop / Symposium / Round Table Discussion (primarily for HPH Task Forces, Working Groups, WHO-CCs and Conference Co-Organizers, a session of 90 minutes)

Types of abstracts that may be submitted are 

  • Research abstracts
  • Policy abstracts
  • Best practice abstracts
  • Training and education abstracts (for workshop/symposium/round table discussion)

Submitters are invited to select their preferred type of presentation. Abstracts submitted for oral or oral mini presentation, if not suitable for the chosen categories, may be considered for oral mini or poster presentation if the quality allows.


  • Abstracts should be subdivided into:
    • Background/Problem/Objective (mandatory)
    • Methods/Intervention (mandatory)
    • Results (of evaluation) (mandatory)
    • Conclusions / Lessons learned (mandatory)
    • maximum 6 keywords (not mandatory)
  • Abstracts may not contain more than 2.000 characters (including blanks) in the 4 mandatory fields.
  • 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 or on topics related to HPH task forces:

  • Age-friendly care
  • Alcohol prevention
  • Child, adolescent and maternal health 
  • Chronic disease management
  • Community health promotion and public health
  • Disease management programs for NCDs
  • Environment-friendly (sustainable) health care 
  • Equity in health promoting health care
  • Good governance for HPH
  • Health literacy and communication
  • Health-literate health care organizations
  • Healthy nutrition
  • Health promotion in psychiatric care
  • HPH and primary health services
  • ICTs to promote health
  • Implementing people-centered care
  • Integrated health care services
  • Monitoring and implementation of HPH standards
  • Mental health of patients and staff
  • Pain-free health care
  • Patient empowerment and involvement
  • Physical activity promotion
  • Promoting a healthy climate
  • Refugees, migrants and minorities
  • Reorienting health services
  • Salutogenic hospitals
  • Self-help friendly hospitals
  • Sustainable health systems to improve health for all
  • Tobacco cessation
  • User participation and community involvement
  • Workplace health promotion


All abstracts received until February 4, 2018 will be screened by the Scientific Committee. The review criteria are as follows:

Each abstract will be reviewed by 2-3 experts from the Scientific Committee and scored on the basis of the following criteria: 

  • Does the abstract follow the guidelines, i.e. abstract format?
  • Is the subject matter appropriate for the HPH 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?
  • Does the information have relevance for the international as well as national and regional HPH Networks and Task Forces?

All submitters will be informed about the decision of the Scientific Committee latest by March 30, 2018.