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Canadian Public Health Association

Call for Submissions

Deadline for Submissions: Thursday 7 November 2019 before 11:59 pm EST

We are now accepting submissions for presentations at Public Health 2020. Our goal is to present an integrated scientific program of research, policy and practice perspectives that encourages delegates and presenters to connect, share and learn from each other.

Public health has a broad understanding of the issues that are relevant to the health of individuals and communities. As such, public health researchers, policy-makers and practitioners represent an equally broad range of disciplines and subject matter expertise. Public Health 2020 provides the venue for the public health community and its allies to showcase their work in both domestic and global settings.


The Program Showcase is designed to provide community-based organizations and frontline service providers the opportunity to increase awareness of the innovative or promising programs they are implementing. Through storytelling, presenters will illustrate the context and importance of the program to the community, reflect on the impact of the program and lessons learned to date. We hope the Program Showcase enables more frontline staff to participate at the conference and provide increased opportunities for dialogue between delegates.

View PROGRAM SHOWCASE Submission Guidelines

Abstract submissions

Given the very high quality of abstracts that we receive, submissions will be scheduled in the most appropriate format (oral or poster presentation) for the program. The goal is to create a concise but comprehensive oral program while featuring the posters in a complementary and interactive format.

View Abstract Submission Guidelines

Symposium presentations

A symposium is designed to be a focused session in which speakers present on a common public health theme, issue or question. The symposium chairperson briefly introduces the session providing an overview of the topic and panelists should present a variety of viewpoints so that the audience has the opportunity to hear multiple perspectives on an issue during the session.

Submissions should be designed to offer conference delegates the opportunity to interact with presenters and to gain clear ideas on how they can use the information learned in the session in their day-to-day research and public health setting.

View Symposium Submission Guidelines


Workshops are intended to be a dynamic format to enhance the skills of conference participants through a practical learning experience. The workshop will provide in-depth coverage on a particular topic and content should be presented without excessive use of PowerPoint or lecture style format. Presenters should have experience facilitating workshops to ensure that they are participatory in nature.

Submissions should clearly describe what skills delegates will learn during the session and emphasize opportunities for their participation throughout the session.

View Workshop Submission Guidelines


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