Abstract Guidelines



 Final extended deadline: Call for Paper Abstracts: Closing Date Wednesday 11th October.

Title: should be concise (maximum 100 characters), in bold capital letters.

Authors: a maximum of ten authors per abstract are allowed, or alternatively up to three authors and a network name. Authors’ names as follows: surname followed by firstname (e.g. Murphy, Michael.). The presenting author’s name should be underlined.

Corresponding author: Contact details and email address of corresponding author should be included. The person who submits the abstract is responsible for notifying all co‐ authors.

Affiliations: an affiliation (institution/organisation and country) should be included for each author.

Abstract text: must not exceed 300 words (excluding above 4 points) and should be informative, containing not more than 4 paragraphs (see below for options).

Font: Arial font size 11.

Document type: Submission in English only as a Microsoft Word or Open Office document.


For each abstract you submit, select one of the two abstract options below. Please write concise statements under the appropriate headings.  If you are uncertain about which format to use please email your ideas/draft to and a member of the conference committee will get back to you.


OPTION 1: This is most suited for scientific / empirical research findings.

Aims: Specify the aim/objectives of the study following a brief background statement

Methods: Outline methods used, for example study design, study population, type of analysis

Results: Summarise the results of the study and key findings

Discussion / conclusion: Outline the main implications of the study for practice or advocacy. It is not sufficient to state: “results will be discussed”.


OPTION 2: This is most suited for presenting lessons from the field; project and programme evaluations; and syntheses or analyses that present new knowledge.

Issues: Specify the issue(s) being addressed.

Description: Describe the intervention, project, experience, service and/or advocacy.

Lessons learned: Summarise conclusions and implications of the intervention or project. Data that support the lessons learned and provide evidence for the conclusions must be included.

Next steps: Recommendations for policy, practice and/or advocacy.