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Call for Proposals: Best Start 2008 Pre-conference Showcase

Best Start Resource Centre Annual Conference
February  28-29, 2008
Toronto, Ontario
BMO Institute for Learning

Pre-conference Session February 27

Public health units, community health centers, child and family service organizations, and others are invited to submit proposals.

The pre-conference sessions highlight and showcase innovative approaches to health promotion, introduce delegates to new research and policy initiatives, and share better practices in the field of maternal, newborn and child health promotion. As in the past years, each showcase will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions and answers. Morning sessions will focus primarily on child health, parenting and family supports and afternoon sessions will focus primarily on maternal, pre-conception and newborn health. The showcase will be held in one large room. Presenters receive one free registration to the pre-conference showcase (includes lunch).

This showcase will complement another pre-conference event offered the same day on Teen Pregnancy. Participants will have an opportunity to attend either the morning and/or afternoon showcase session or attend the corresponding Teen Pregnancy session in either the morning or afternoon.

Please submit--by October 29--the name of the presenter, the title of your presentation, and a short description.

Please send proposals and any questions to We will respond to proposals by November 16, 2007. Once accepted, presenters will be asked to forward copies of their presentation electronically before the end of January 2008.

[Source: MNCHP Network--]