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Deadline Reminder--Call for Abstracts, OPHA Conference

You were recently invited to submit an abstract for the OPHA 60th Anniversary Conference, Building for the Future. The conference will be held at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre November 1-4 2009.

In celebration of all the many disciplines contributing to the development and delivery of public health services, the themes for this year's conference are:

  • Collaboration
  • Health Equity
  • Innovation in Public Health Practice
  • Knowledge Exchange

Conference participants will be engaged through a variety of presentation formats: panel discussions, workshops, lectures, roundtable sharing sessions, and posters. Round-table sharing sessions are new to the conference this year and will focus on practical applications, processes, networking and collaboration, etc.  Table leaders will introduce their highly innovative project with the goal of presenting the project and facilitating a lively exchange of ideas and information among table participants.

Abstracts for all these formats must be submitted electronically through the OPHA conference web site http://www.ophaconference.ca by end of day May 11, 2009.

Submissions that reflect the themes of the conference will be reviewed by a Committee of Peers using standard criteria. Applicants are encouraged to visit the conference website regularly for general information about the conference as it unfolds, as well as detailed information on the scope of each of the themes of the conference and guidelines on how to write a successful OPHA conference abstract http://www.ophaconference.ca/files/abstract_writing.html.