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Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts



The OPHA invites abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations at its 2017 Fall Forum. Please see below for details, key dates, and to submit.

Why present at OPHA's Fall Forum?

  • Share your work and network with a potential audience of hundreds of leaders, professionals, and academics in public health and the wider health system
  • Help advance public health by sharing your knowledge and experiences
  • Be a part of a cutting edge scientific program at the Forum
  • Receive discounts off registration!


The PUBLIC in Public Health

To learn more about the program, please click here.

All abstracts must be related to the Forum theme.


1. Poster
2. Oral presentation (50 minutes)
3. Oral presentation (15 minutes)

Things to keep in mind

  • You may submit more than one abstract
  • Submissions after the deadline (April 28, 2017) will NOT be considered

Abstracts will be assessed based on :
  • Quality
  • Originality
  • Relevance to Forum theme
  • Unique contribution to Forum program

For oral presentations, preference will be given to abstracts that:

  • Have an interactive format
  • Practical learning component (resource, tool, etc)
  • Applicability to a wide range of professionals

May 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

Special discount
Successful submissions will receive a 10% discount off two registrations.

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