Call for abstracts for iHV Evidence-based Practice Conference “Looking ahead to a fairer future” – 21-22 September 2021

The iHV is delighted to offer you the opportunity to present your practice development or research at our 5th evidence-based practice conference – “Looking ahead to a fairer future”. This 2-day virtual conference is being held on 21 and 22 September 2021.

Our conference programme brings together local, national and international speakers focused on sharing best practice examples and research to improve health visiting practice. This conference will provide a much-needed time of reflection and learning from the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on babies, young children and their families, and the services that support them.

In particular, the conference will focus on reducing inequalities and this will be explored through a variety of different practice-related topics. What have we learnt from the pandemic? And how can we focus our efforts as we look ahead to the future with a shared ambition to build a fairer society?

The presentations and workshops will reflect the breadth of health visiting practice, within a “whole system” public health approach, with the aim to equip health visitors to address key challenges in prevention and earliest intervention work with babies, children and families.

Abstract Topics

Health visitors provide a vital safety-net for all families, which is essential if we are serious about reducing inequalities.

We are open to abstracts which cover at least one of the following priority areas within the breadth of early years public health and health visiting practice, with a focus on reducing inequalities:

  1. Transition to parenthood, including preconception care
  2. Breastfeeding
  3. Perinatal mental health (mothers, fathers and partners)
  4. Infant and child mental health
  5. Healthy nutrition, physical activity and healthy weight
  6. Managing minor illnesses, building health literacy and prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  7. Reducing unintentional injuries
  8. The uptake of immunisations
  9. Primary prevention and health promotion in oral health
  10. Child development 0-5 years, including speech, language and communication and school readiness
  11. Sleep
  12. Children with developmental disorders, disabilities and complex health needs
  13. Tobacco, alcohol and substance misuse in the perinatal period
  14. Healthy couple relationships
  15. Teenage parenthood

Abstract Submission and Timeline

Abstract format:

  • The abstract should be no more than 350 words and provide an overview of your practice development or research, clearly indicating the impact on health visiting practice.
  • Please structure your abstract as follows:
    • aim
    • objectives
    • method
    • results/ outcomes
    • conclusion
    • recommendations.
  • Please submit your abstract as a Microsoft Word document to [email protected].

Abstract Timeline:

  • The abstract submission deadline is 10 May 2021.
  • After an iHV peer-review process, participants will be informed of acceptance of abstracts for either oral presentation or an e-poster by the end of May.
  • Full guidance on the e-poster and oral presentation delivery format will be provided if your abstract is successful.

It is important that you book to secure your conference place on or before the final registration deadline for accepting your offer to present.

Please note that our booking system is not yet live – so in the meantime, please hold the conference dates in your diary: 21 and 22 September 2021.

iHV Evidence-based conference: Creating healthy children: 2020 and beyond

12 and 13 May 2020, Manchester


The iHV is delighted to offer you the opportunity to present your practice development or research at our latest evidence-based conference – Creating healthy children: 2020 and beyond.

This 2-day conference is being held on 12 and 13 May 2020 in Manchester. International delegates will be made very welcome.

Our conference programme brings together local, national and international speakers focused on sharing best practice examples and research to improve health visiting practice for babies, children and families. The presentations and workshops will reflect the breadth of health visiting practice and service development reflected primarily in the 15 High Impact Areas and 8 Key Principles set out in our recently published “Vision for the Future”.

The conference will also coincide with the 2020 anniversary celebrations of Florence Nightingale’s birth and we are keen to incorporate advances in public health nursing in recognition of Florence’s founding role in this field of nursing.

Abstract topics

Abstracts should be centred on public health, families, health visiting and relationships and aim to address at least one of the key elements of excellence in practice: personalised, collaborative, effective, evidence-driven, responsive, accessible, fairer and professional autonomy.

Abstracts will be considered on the following areas:

  1. Transition to parenthood, including preconception care
  2. Breastfeeding
  3. Perinatal mental health (mothers, fathers and partners)
  4. Infant and child mental health
  5. Healthy nutrition, physical activity and healthy weight
  6. Managing minor illnesses, building health literacy and prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  7. Reducing unintentional injuries
  8. The uptake of immunisations
  9. Primary prevention and health promotion in oral health
  10. Child development 0-5 years, including speech, language and communication and school readiness
  11. Sleep
  12. Children with developmental disorders, disabilities and complex health needs
  13. Tobacco, alcohol and substance misuse in the perinatal period
  14. Healthy couple relationships
  15. Teenage parenthood

Abstract Submission and Timeline

Abstract format:

  • The abstract should be no more than 300 words and provide an overview of your practice development or research, clearly indicating the impact on health visiting practice.
  • Please structure your abstract as follows:
    • aim
    • objectives
    • method
    • results
    • conclusion
    • recommendations
  • Also, please tell us whether you would like to present this as an oral presentation or e-poster.
  • Please submit your abstract as a Microsoft Word document to [email protected]

Abstract Timeline:

  • The abstract submission deadline is 17 February 2020.
  • After an iHV peer-review process, participants will be informed of acceptance of abstracts for either oral presentation or a poster by 9 March 2020.

Full guidance on the e-poster and oral presentation delivery format will be provided if your abstract is successful.

Update – 20 January 2020 – Bookings now open!

It is important that you book to secure your conference place on or before accepting your offer to present and at the latest by 1 April 2020.

Earlybird tickets (for iHV members and non-members) are available until 20 March 2020, so please book early to secure your ticket at this highly popular event! Limited student places also available. 

Please book early to secure these great discounts and avoid disappointment. 

Please note the closing date for abstract submission for the 5th International Global Network of Public Health Nurses conference has been extended to 30 October 2018.

The 5th International Global Network of Public Health Nurses conference takes place in Nairobi, Kenya, 14-16 May 2019.

Conference Theme: ‘Good Health & Well Being’ – Goal 3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Because of their global significance and relevance to Public Health Nursing, it was agreed to explore the contribution of Public Health Nursing to achieving Goal 3 of the UN Sustainable Development  Goals ‘Good Health & Well Being’ as a working title for the conference. http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/health/ .

The sub themes will focus on how Goal 3 targets can be applied to every aspect and every population group, for example older people’s services, maternal & child, mental health, people with disabilities, health care systems and safe environments.

Call for abstracts:

  • in support of the conference theme ‘Good Health & Well Being’ – Goal 3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • deadline extended to 30 October 2018
  • please submit via the Ex Ordo online system

Conference Bookings/Registration and Earlybird

Bookings are now open with earlybird registration (saving you $50 USD) available until 28 February 2019.  After this date the prices will increase by $50 USD.

GNPHN members receive a $50 reduction on the conference registration cost.

Conference registration includes:

  • Attendance at 3 day conference 14-16 May 2019 including meals and refreshments
  • Optional – Site visits on 13 May 2019 /Welcome reception on 13 May 2019 /Gala Dinner on 15 May 2019

Conference registration does not include:

  • Accommodation and travel costs.
  • Tour packages will be available and can be booked separately.

This is a final call for abstracts for the iHV National Multi-agency Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Conference: The Hidden challenges, taking place in Manchester on 24 April 2018. Abstract submission deadline is tomorrow, Tuesday 13 March 2018!

We’ve received some great abstracts already – why not send in an abstract yourself? Abstracts are welcome in areas of new research and local innovations in the fields of perinatal and/or infant mental health.

We would not want you to miss out on this great opportunity to showcase your work in perinatal and infant mental health (PIMH) – with exciting prizes for best poster/presentation

Abstract Submission and Timeline

The abstract should be no more than 250 words and provide an overview clearly demonstrating excellence, innovation and novel approaches to improve outcomes in perinatal and/or infant mental health.

Please submit your abstract as a Microsoft Word document to [email protected]

Tue 13 March 2018 – Abstract submission deadline

14 – 26 March – iHV peer-review process on submissions

Tue 27 March 2018 – participants informed of acceptance of abstracts for a poster. Full guidance on the poster format will be provided if your abstract is successful.

Tue 24 April 2018 – Poster presentations at the iHV National Multi-agency Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Conference: The Hidden challenges in Manchester.

It is important that you book to secure your conference place on or before the final registration deadline for accepting your offer to present.

Early bird tickets (for iHV Champions, iHV members and non-members) are available until 29 March 2018, so don’t miss them!

Get your abstracts written and submitted – don’t miss out!

With less than one week to submit your abstract for the  iHV National Multi-agency Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Conference: The Hidden challenges, we would not want you to miss out on this opportunity to showcase your work in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (PIMH)!

Abstracts are welcome in areas of new research and local innovations in the fields of perinatal and/or infant mental health.

Abstract submission deadline Tue 13 March 2018!

This multi-agency conference is a brilliant opportunity to get the latest updates and evidence in perinatal and infant mental health.

As well as stimulating learning through debate and discussion via presentations from internationally-acclaimed speakers, the day will offer focused opportunities to learn from each other through sharing best and promising practice in PIMH.

Please see programme.

Abstract Submission and Timeline

Abstracts are welcome in areas of new research and local innovations in the fields of perinatal and/or infant mental health. The abstract should be no more than 250 words and provide an overview clearly demonstrating excellence, innovation and novel approaches to improve outcomes in perinatal and/or infant mental health.

Please submit your abstract as a Microsoft Word document to [email protected]

Tue 13 March 2018 – Abstract submission deadline

14 – 26 March – iHV peer-review process on submissions

Tue 27 March 2018 – participants informed of acceptance of abstracts for a poster. Full guidance on the poster format will be provided if your abstract is successful.

Tue 24 April 2018 – Poster presentations at the iHV National Multi-agency Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Conference: The Hidden challenges in Manchester.

It is important that you book to secure your conference place on or before the final registration deadline for accepting your offer to present.

Early bird tickets (for iHV Champions, iHV members and non-members) are available until 29 March 2018, so don’t miss them!

The iHV is delighted to offer you an opportunity to showcase your work in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (PIMH) at the iHV National Multi-agency Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Conference: The hidden challenges, being held in Manchester on 24 April 2018.  Please see programme.

As well as stimulating learning through debate and discussion via presentations from internationally-acclaimed speakers, the day will offer focused opportunities to learn from each other through sharing best and promising practice in PIMH.

Abstract Submission and Timeline

Abstracts are welcome in areas of new research and local innovations in the fields of perinatal and/or infant mental health. The abstract should be no more than 250 words and provide an overview clearly demonstrating excellence, innovation and novel approaches to improve outcomes in perinatal and/or infant mental health.

Please submit your abstract as a Microsoft Word document to [email protected].

  • Tue 13 March 2018 – Abstract submission deadline
  • 14 – 26 March – iHV peer-review process on submissions
  • Tue 27 March 2018 – participants informed of acceptance of abstracts for a poster.  Full guidance on the poster format will be provided if your abstract is successful.
  • Tue 10 April 2018 – Poster deadline for conference
  • Tue 24 April 2018 – Poster presentations at the iHV National Multi-agency Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Conference: The hidden challenges in Manchester

It is important that you book to secure your conference place on or before the final registration deadline for accepting your offer to present.

Early bird tickets (for iHV Champions, iHV members and non-members) are available until 29 March 2018, so don’t miss them!

We’ve received some great abstracts already – why not send in an abstract yourself?

With only 5 days for you to submit your abstract, time is short!

Gain the opportunity to present your innovation, practice development or research at our evidence-based conference on 7 March 2018 in Manchester – with exciting prizes for best poster/presentation.

Abstract submission deadline is Wednesday 24 January – so don’t miss out!

With the conference focused on giving every child The Best Start in Life, abstracts will be considered on the following key areas:

  • Health visitor prescribing
  • Role of health visitors in immunisation
  • Childhood nutrition
  • Oral health and sugar reduction
  • Getting families active
  • Atopic conditions in early childhood
  • Early identification of childhood disorders
  • Speech, language and communication delay
  • Non-specific learning difficulties
  • Safeguarding for The Best Start in Life
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sleep
  • Working with couple relationships

Abstract Submission and Timeline

Please submit your abstract as a Microsoft Word document to Juli[email protected].  The abstract should be no more than 250 words and provide an overview of your innovation, practice development or research, clearly indicating the impact on supporting “A Best Start in Life for all children.”

  • 24 January 2018 – Abstract submission deadline
  • 24 January – 7 February – iHV peer-review process on subsmissions
  • 7 February 2018 – participants informed of acceptance of abstracts for either oral poster presentation or a poster.  Full guidance on the poster format and oral presentation will be provided if your abstract is successful.

It is important that you book to secure your conference place on or before the final registration deadline for accepting your offer to present.

Earlybird tickets (for members and non-members) are available until 11 February 2018, so don’t miss them!

We welcome abstracts on different perspectives within Public Health. Abstract submission is free of charge.
Accepted abstracts will be presented as short oral presentations as well as posters. All abstracts will be published in the proceedings book of the conference. the proceedings book will also be available on the website after the conference.
Abstract submission is open from 1st of December 2015. Deadline for abstract submission is 15th of April 2016.
The submitting author will receive an acknowledgement per e-mail. Abstract acceptance will be notified by May 15th 2016.
Questions related to abstracts or the submission may be addressed to
Christina Louise Lindhardt, [email protected]

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