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Call for Abstracts--Ontario Public Health Convention, Ontario Public Health Association

Deadline December 15, 2010

The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC) is being hosted by the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA), the association of local Public Health agencies (alPHa) and Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (OAHPP). The convention aims to advance public health in Ontario by increasing the level of both knowledge and skills in the workforce. It is envisioned that the Convention will include an exciting mix of both research presentations to share new knowledge and educational workshops that build and refine practical skills.

Westin Harbourfront Hotel
April 6, 7 and 8, 2011

Submission process: Please submit your proposal online at:

Goals and Objectives: The goals and objectives for the convention are provided at this website. Please review the goals and objectives before submitting a proposal.

Presentation formats: Due to the emphasis on skill development, there are 5 types of presentation formats. These include: 3-hour skill development workshops, 90 minute workshops, 90 minute panel discussions, 20 minute research presentations (includes evaluation and applied research) and poster sessions. Please note that due to time constraints, there will be room for only ten 3-hour skill development workshops and all of them will be on the afternoon of April 7. Details on each presentation format are provided on the website.

Review process: A review process will be completed by the middle of January. 

The deadline for submission of a research abstract or workshop proposal for The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC) is 5 p.m. on December 15, 2010.

Questions: If you have questions, please contact