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Call for Abstracts

Conference Goals

The North American Refugee Health Conference is recognized as the premier conference for those who work with refugee populations. Health workers from many disciplines discuss the best health practices to optimize the care of refugee populations. We provide a forum for sharing up-to-date, evidence-based information, and a platform for research, advocacy and mobilization.

We welcome you to submit a poster, oral abstract to the 2013 North American Refugee Health Conference. We will also consider a limited number of workshops.

Abstract Themes

  1. Women’s Health and/or reproductive issues
  2. Children’s and Youth Health
  3. Nutrition
  4. Vaccines & Vaccine Preventable Disease
  5. Infectious Disease
  6. Refugee Screening
  7. Advocacy
  8. Migration & Settlement
  9. Models of Care
  10. Research and Education
  11. Mental Health
  12. Chronic Disease

Submitting Abstracts

Abstracts are accepted and reviewed using the University of Toronto’s electronic Abstract Management System. Instructions are outlined in full when you log into the system through the symposium website:

https://abstracts.cepdtoronto.ca/startup/signin

Note that all information should be provided as it should appear in the conference program, including the order of the presenter names if applicable. Abstracts will not be edited.

All Submissions MUST include:

Author(s) Information

  1. Contact person’s given name, surname and affiliation and email address.
    Note: This person will receive all information concerning this abstract. It is his/her responsibility to communicate this information to the co- authors.
  2. Principal/Presenting author’s information including – given name, surname and affiliation.
  3. Given names, surnames and affiliations of all other presenters/authors.
  4. Abstract Theme
  5. For inclusion at the end of the abstract:
    Please identify level of experience for the targeted audience:
    Advanced (experts in the field)
    Intermediate (most practitioners currently in the field)
    Beginner (for those who have little experience in refugee health)Please list target audience for abstract – for example:

    • Physicians, primary care providers, specialists
    • Psychiatrists, mental health specialists
    • Public Health & Policy
    • Nurses & Nurse Practitioners
    • Settlement workers/social workers
    • Midwives/obstetricians
    • Trainees
    • Allied Health workers
    • Chronic Disease

Please be clear and concise. Abstracts should be structured with subheadings to clearly display the required sections (see submission formatting below for workshops, oral and poster presentations).

Workshops

45 minute interactive presentation

Note: Abstracts exceeding the maximum length will not be considered.

Submission Formatting:

  1. Title of Workshop
  2. An abstract of a maximum of 2500 characters (including spaces). This is approximately 350 words.Abstracts should use the following subheadings:
    1. Rationale/Background – Describe the rationale for the workshop, drawing upon theory and/or evidence as applicable.
    2. Content – Describe the objectives of the workshop and 2-3 key points you will be making,
    3. Instructional Methods – Briefly describe the instructional methods to be used during the workshop.
  3. Three (3) key words.

Oral Presentations

10 minute presentation – 5 minutes for questions

Note: Abstracts exceeding the maximum length will not be considered.

Submission Formatting:

  1. Title of Abstract
  2. An abstract of a maximum of 1800 characters (including spaces) plus 3 key words. This is approximately 250 words.Abstracts should use the following subheadings:
    1. Background and Purpose/Objectives of study or program/innovation
    2. Methodology – For research studies this should include study design, methods and analyses; for programs/innovation this should include development, implementation and evaluation
    3. Results/Impact/Outcomes
    4. Conclusions and Discussion

Poster Presentations

Abstract represented in poster format

Note: Abstracts exceeding the maximum length will not be considered.

Submission Formatting:

  1. Title of Abstract
  2. An abstract of a maximum of 1800 characters (including spaces) plus 3 key words. This is approximately 250 words.Abstracts should use the following subheadings:
    1. Background and Purpose/Objectives of study or program/innovation
    2. Methodology – For research studies this should include study design, methods and analyses; for programs/innovation this should include development, implementation and evaluation
    3. Results/Impact/Outcomes
    4. Conclusions and Discussion

Additional Details

If your abstract is accepted, you (and your co-presenter(s), if applicable):

  • Are expected to register, pay & present at the Conference
  • Must pay all expenses to present and attend the Conference (e.g., preparation of the poster, registration fee, travel, hotel, etc.)

Correspondence will be with submitting author ONLY.

Important Dates

  • Call for Abstracts: August 27, 2012
  • Registration Opens: August 27, 2012
  • Call for Abstracts closing date – EXTENDED: January 10, 2013
  • REVISED Notification of Acceptance: February 15, 2013
  • Deadline for abstract presenters to accept, register, and pay: March 4, 2013
  • Early registration deadline: March 4, 2013
  • Conference Dates: June 6 to 8, 2013

Contact Information

Questions regarding the call for abstracts and abstract submission can be directed to the Conference secretariat.

Continuing Education and Professional Development
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
500 University Avenue, Suite 650 Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1V7
Tel: 416.978.2719 / Toll free: 1.888.512.8173
Email: info-INT1333@cepdtoronto.ca