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Call for Abstracts--Public Health 2016, Canadian Public Health Association and Partners

Deadline November 19, 2015

Public Health 2016 is the meeting place for the public health community to connect, collaborate, innovate, inspire, share and learn. It is a gathering of leaders and change agents from public, private and voluntary organizations that contribute to health and wellness. Public Health 2016 is the national public health forum where people come together to strengthen efforts to improve health and well-being, to share the latest research and information, to promote best practices and to advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research. Public Health 2016 is much more than its plenary and scientific sessions. It is a meeting place where long-time colleagues have the chance to reconnect and new connections are made. It is the largest annual public health gathering in Canada and a key knowledge exchange event.

Toronto, Ontario
June 13-16, 2016
Sheraton Centre Toronto

Who Should Attend

Anyone who is interested in improving the health and well-being of the entire population should be attending this conference. Public Health 2016 is the meeting place for a wide range of disciplines and sectors, at various career stages, all striving for a common goal. The conference may be of particular interest to: academics and researchers; students/trainees; policy-makers, administrators and managers; health promotion workers; front-line public health workers; media; people working in urban, rural, remote, and small communities, and, anyone with an interest in public health.

Abstract Submissions

Based on feedback from previous years’ delegates, CPHA has revamped its scientific program. Starting in 2016, the scientific program will feature an enhanced poster presentation program with a dedicated networking session to facilitate greater interaction between presenters and delegates.
The oral presentation format has also been refined to allow presentations addressing topics to be co-scheduled and to reduce competition for delegates’ attention. Given the very high quality of abstracts that CPHA receives, submissions will be scheduled in the most appropriate format (oral or poster presentation) for the program with the goal of creating a concise oral program while featuring the posters in an enhanced format.

Oral Presentations

  • Each session will have five presenters grouped together by similar conference track and topic.  An oral presentation is 10 minutes followed by a 5-minute discussion period.  Presenting authors may use slides to accompany their presentation.

Poster Presentations

  • Presenters will engage with participants during a dedicated networking poster reception on Wednesday, June 15.  During this new and innovative event, our aim is to promote the importance of posters as opportunities to disseminate research results in an interactive way and to explore effective and innovative presentation and learning practices.

Call for Submissions Deadline: November 19

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