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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 (session of 90 minutes)

Types of abstracts that may be submitted are 

  • Research abstracts
  • Policy abstracts
  • Best practice abstracts
  • Overview abstract for a 90-minute Workshop/Symposium (submission form for workshop abstracts will be provided shortly)

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 have to be subdivided into:
    • Introduction/Background/Problem
    • Description of Objectives/Methods/Intervention (mandatory)
    • Results (effects/impact/changes) (mandatory)
    • Conclusions/Lessons (mandatory)
    • Relevance to HPH (mandatory)
    • maximum 6 keywords (not mandatory)
  • Abstracts may not contain more than 2.000 characters (including blanks) in the 5 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:

  • Addictive behaviours - prevention and coping 
  • Age-friendly care
  • 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 HPH
  • 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 NCDs and chronic disease management
  • Tobacco prevention and coping
  • Workplace health promotion in health care organizations


All abstracts received until January 7, 2019 will be screened by the Scientific Committee. The review criteria are as follows:

Each abstract will be reviewed by 2 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 1, 2019.