Submitters are invited to select their preferred type of presentation. You may be invited to participate in a different type of presentation than your preferred choice.
Types of abstracts that may be submitted are:
A. Oral/Poster presentations
Research, practice and policy and oral poster presentations report on the results of original studies/projects/programs relevant to health literacy and the summit’s theme and sub-themes, or present new methodological developments. Abstracts will be arranged according to content, and the format should include:
• Description of Objectives/Methods/Intervention
• Results (effects/impact/changes)
• Discussions/Conclusions/Lessons learned
- maximum 5 keywords
Selected abstract submitters will be given the opportunity to give an oral presentation (10-minute presentation and 5minutes for questions & answers). The number of oral presentation sessions is limited. Summit Secretariat reserves the right to offer the alternative of a poster presentation to those who submitted an abstract for an oral presentation. Posters will be displayed on the poster stations at a designated day of the Summit.
B. Abstract for a Teaching Workshop
A workshop provides an opportunity for delegates to participate either in a skill training workshop, or to debate innovative ideas and challenging questions, and thus identify areas for further action and/or develop suggestions as to how these ideas could be implemented in practice. A workshop involves a session coordinator, and possibly several co-organizers/session trainers. The duration of the workshops will be up to 90 minutes.
The convener must submit an outline of the entire workshop, stating objectives, format, contact details of all co-organizers/session trainers, and learning outcomes.
C. Abstract for a Symposium
A symposium consists of a set of integrated oral presentations related to a particular topic. The duration of a symposium will be up to 90 minutes, consisting of three to five presenters with a moderator to facilitate the discussion (variations will be considered). Part of the symposium should be dedicated to interaction with the audience. We encourage the submission of symposia in which presenters and moderators/discussants represent different areas, such as from policymaking, practice, and research. Diversity of gender, culture and geographical representation is an asset.
The convener must submit an abstract on the entire symposium, stating the general objective and proposed format of the session, summit’s theme and/or sub-themes addressed, contact details for each presentation in the symposium and learning outcomes.
D. Abstract for an Alternative presentation
Acknowledging that health literacy/public health practitioners often develop innovative alternative material in support of intervention, this session provides developers an opportunity to share and discuss their material/tools. Material submitted may include: applications for mobile devices, video, games, websites, blogs, software, or any other format suitable for dissemination. Presenters must submit a complete description of the material to be presented, including: introduction of the project, the health literacy objectives; a description of the scenario; intended audience, relevant use and learning outcomes.
All selected submitters will have be given a maximum of 15 minutes to present their work in sessions with comparable new technology alternative showings, followed by a discussion with the audience.
E. Abstract for Meet the Author
Authors of original work in Health Literacy (recent textbooks, guidelines) will be offered the possibility to present and discuss their work with Summit participants. Short oral presentation (15 min) by the authors(s) will be followed by a discussion with participants. Objectives: 1) to promote discussions based on recent original work in health literacy; 2) to showcase recent publications in health literacy, and 3) to foster networking during and after the Summit.
- Book should have been published/launched by June 2020 (books submitted for publication or in print but not physically available at the time of the summit are not eligible);
- It should be in the official language of the summit (English);
- It should be in the field of Health Literacy. Publications on the summit theme and/or one of its sub-themes will be given priority;
- It should come with an understanding that the author(s) will attend the summit at their own expense and will be willing to participate in an exchange of about 60 minutes with about 30 delegates. Several co-authors can be present and it is the responsibility of the applicant to invite and confirm the presence of any co-authors.
Abstracts should be filled out in the abstract form.
For books: Author(s); Book title; Publisher and year of publication; Book description; Relevance for health literacy or sustainable development; learning outcomes to the Summit
For blogs and other forms of publication: Author(s); Title; Description; URL; Relevance for health literacy; For blogs and other forms of publication: Author(s); Title; Description; URL; Relevance for health literacy.