Proposals are sought for two kinds of conference presentation:
- Individual papers for oral presentation (using the Pecha Kucha format) – we request an abstract of no more than 300 words that covers background/objectives, methods, results and conclusions and fits with the conference theme, “collaborating for better public health and wellbeing". We have capacity for 70 talks in total.
- Poster presentations - we request an abstract of no more than 300 words that covers background/objectives, methods, results and conclusions and fits with the conference theme, which is “collaborating for better public health and wellbeing".
All abstracts will be blinded and scored by independent reviewers using the recent Society for Social Medicine abstract guidelines and scoring system: http://www.hg3.co.uk/ssm/AbstractAssessmentGuidelinesSSM2015.pdf
If over-subscribed for oral presentations, the top-scoring abstracts will be selected and the remaining abstracts will be offered poster places.
Deadline for abstract submissions is 5pm, June 30th 2015. All contributors will be notified of the conference committee’s decision by August 28th 2015.
Please note that the conference is only open to members of the six centres, which include:
- Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR)
- Centre of Excellence for Public Health Northern Ireland
- Centre for Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health (DECIPHer)
- Centre for Translational Research in Public Health (Fuse)
- UK Centre for Tobacco Control and Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS)
- Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP)
Pecha Kucha is a presentation format that uses 20 slides which advance automatically every 20 seconds. It requires the presenter to be clear and concise and tends to provide a more pleasurable, engaging experience for the audience. Advice and guidelines for presenting in Pecha Kucha format can be found at http://thedigitaldoctorate.com/2013/03/07/preparing-a-pecha-kucha/ and http://www.pechakucha.org/
We have also asked Michelle Estrade to write a little about her experiences (and fears!) in using this presentation format which you can read here.