Abstract Submission

Deadline is extended to Wednesday, May 30, 2012 by 5PM

You are invited to submit an abstract for the 2012 Canadian Conference on Global Health through this online abstract submission system. Please read the instructions below before submitting.

The conference theme is Global Health in the Shifting World Economy.

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations and for workshops or symposia are welcome. Submissions should be directly related to the overall theme “Global health in the shifting world economy” and suggested topic areas are listed below.

Topic areas

All submitted abstracts must choose a topic area that fits their proposal. This will allow the committee to better review the abstract and, if selected, to group it with similar presentations. Topic areas are:

  • Canada’s ability to respond to the shifting world economy (a special session, Canada's ability to respond, will be presented on Sunday, October 21. To submit to present in this session, please visit this link).
  • Shifting demographics and the disease burden
  • Employment, workers rights and migration in health in the shifting world economy
  • Sustainable environments in the shifting world economy
  • Training, service delivery and health human resources in the shifting world economy
  • Democratization of development in the shifting world economy
  • Ethics of development in the shifting world economy
  • Access to healthcare and medicines in the shifting world economy
  • Global health education in the shifting world economy
  • Global health research in the shifting world economy

Abstracts may focus on new findings, the development of a program, project or new global health tools, moving from development to implementation, policy or ethical issues, or related topics.

Session formats

Oral presentation:
An oral presentation is an individual oral presentation of 10 minutes followed by questions. We will group oral presentations into sessions that discuss similar topics.

Poster presentation:
A poster presentation is a visual presentation on a 3.5 feet by 3.5 feet (approximately 1 metre by 1 metre) posterboard. Presenters will be required to be available during scheduled poster sessions to discuss their work with delegates. Posters will be grouped by similar topics.

A workshop is a 1.5 hour session that is led by one or more presenters. It is meant to be an interactive learning session and involve participation from the audience.

A symposia is a 1.5 hour session that is led by more than one presenter. It is meant to be an in-depth session focused on a specific topic or finding

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • Students should indicate Student/ University of ... under organization
  • The abstract body should only contain the abstract, the title and presenter's name should be in the provided sections.
  • Abstract submission deadline: May 30, 2012 by 5PM.
  • Notification of abstract acceptance or rejection will be sent by Friday, June 29, 2012.
  • Abstracts must follow the guidelines outlined below.
  • Abstracts should be structured as follows:
    • Research and policy-based abstracts should include: project objectives, methods or approach, results and conclusions.
    • Practice-based abstracts should include: project objective, target groups, activities and deliverables.
  • Abstracts may be submitted in English or French. Poster presentations may be submitted in Spanish (View the Spanish instructions in PDF). Only plenary sessions will be simultaneously translated.
  • Abstracts must be submitted online.
  • The abstract should not exceed 400 words.
  • Abstracts may be submitted for oral or poster presentations, workshops or symposia. Authors may indicate a preference for an oral or poster presentation, but final decisions on allocation will be made by the Abstract Review Committee.
  • Abstract titles may not exceed 150 characters (including spaces) and should not be all caps. An example of correct formatting is: Global capacity for emerging infectious diseases and surveillance
  • Sufficient data/information must be provided in the abstract to permit evaluation by reviewers. Statements such as "additional information to be presented at the meeting" are not acceptable.
  • All presenters must be registered at the conference.. No honorarium, travel or accommodation expenses will be provided.