Would you like to share your practice developments or research at our 2022 annual evidence-based practice (EBP) conference – “Together | Fairer | Stronger” on 15 September 2022 at King’s House Conference Centre in Manchester?

If so, we would love to hear from you! The EBP conference will be a fabulous event for you to showcase your work whilst sharing learning and innovations in practice.

We welcome submissions that support the overall theme of reducing health inequalities and strengthening integrated working from researchers, and educators. We know that many practitioners are also leading innovative improvement projects in practice, and we want to provide an opportunity for you to showcase and disseminate your findings to a wider audience.

We are keen to showcase best practice examples of effective integrated working and would also be especially delighted to receive applications from community nursery nurses and other health visiting associate practitioners. Non-UK applicants will also be considered if their work can demonstrate transferable learning.

Why should I submit an abstract?

  • To showcase your work, disseminate your findings to a national audience and raise the profile of your organisation
  • To enhance research in health visiting
  • To inform others about positive, innovative approaches to improve evidence-based practice in health visiting and preventative public health work focused on families with babies and young children
  • To raise the profile and benefits of an effective health visiting service focused on reducing health inequalities

Abstract/conference themes:

We are inviting abstracts that support the overall theme of the conference: Reducing health inequalities and strengthening integrated working:

  • Improving access/ reducing inequalities: We are particularly interested in submissions that improve the experience and outcomes of health visiting service users who encounter obstacles accessing health care, and/ or people with protected characteristics, for example: people from minoritised ethnic groups; people with disabilities; LGBTQI+ women and people; families experiencing homelessness; domestic abuse; substance misuse problems; mental illness and mental health problems; and safeguarding.
  • Integration: Innovations in health visiting practice or service delivery models from across the UK that can demonstrate impact within integrated/ ‘whole system’ public health approaches to addressing health inequalities.
  • Themes may also include, but are not limited to current priority public health topics:
    • Transition to parenthood, including preconception care
    • Breastfeeding
    • Perinatal mental health (mothers, fathers, and partners)
    • Infant and child mental health
    • Healthy nutrition, physical activity, and healthy weight
    • Managing minor illnesses, building health literacy and prevention of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
    • Reducing unintentional injuries
    • The uptake of immunisations
    • Primary prevention and health promotion in oral health
    • Child development 0-5 years, including speech, language and communication and school readiness
    • Sleep
    • Children with developmental disorders, disabilities, and complex health needs
    • Tobacco, alcohol, and substance misuse in the perinatal period
    • Healthy couple relationships
    • Teenage parenthood

Abstract Submissions

The abstract submission deadline is 4 April 2022.

Please see Abstract Submission Guidelines and Timeline for further details on format and how to submit.

We are very excited that our EBP conference will be face to face. It will provide a great opportunity to showcase local work and network with colleagues and national experts from across the country. It really is a conference that can’t be missed!

Our Booking system is due to go live on 11 March so, in the meantime, please hold the conference date in your diary – 15 September 2022 at King’s House Conference Centre in Manchester.




We are delighted to offer the opportunity to present your practice development or research at our 4th evidence-based conference – Health for All Children Now (being held on Thursday 9 May 2018 in Manchester).

Abstracts will be considered on the following areas:

  • Maximising health visiting’s prescribing potential
  • Role of health visitors in immunisation
  • Encouraging optimal childhood nutrition
  • Promoting oral health and sugar reduction
  • Getting families active
  • Managing atopic conditions in early childhood
  • Early identification of childhood disorders
  • Early detection of speech, language and communication delay
  • Identifying and addressing non-specific learning difficulties
  • Innovation in safeguarding
  • Addressing domestic abuse in families
  • Innovation in promoting sleep
  • Effective working with couple relationships
  • Identifying and addressing mental health issues in pre-school children
  • Working with fathers
  • Working with excluded families
  • Addressing health inequalities
  • Promoting leadership in health visiting
  • Creating effective integration with the early years work force

Abstract Submission and Timeline

Abstract format:

  • The abstract should be no more than 250 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 poster.
  • Please submit your abstract as a Microsoft Word document to [email protected].

Abstract Timeline:

  • The abstract submission deadline is 28 February 2019.
  • After an iHV peer-review process, participants will be informed of acceptance of abstracts for either oral presentation or or a poster by the middle of March.
  • Full guidance on the 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 the closing date for abstract submission for the 5th International Global Network of Public Health Nurses conference is on 30 September 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
  • closes 30 September 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.

Win a prize by presenting your innovation, practice development or research

We are delighted to offer the opportunity for you 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.

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 [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.

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


Healthy Children Project Inc. (HCP) and Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit (MAINN) are calling for papers for their INTERNATIONAL BREASTFEEDING CONFERENCE & NUTRITION AND NURTURE IN INFANCY AND CHILDHOOD: BIO-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES.

HCP and MAINN invite the submission of abstracts to be considered for paper presentations and poster session. Content of abstracts should demonstrate the application of strategies to human lactation, breastfeeding management, and research. Abstracts may describe contributions to theory, completed work involving human lactation, breastfeeding management and research, work in progress, or proposed application of human lactation and breastfeeding management to other health issues.

Abstract submission by 15 May 2017

Conference Date: 10-12 January 2018

Conference Venue: Deerfield Beach, Florida, USA.


  • ONLINE at the Healthy Children Project, Inc. website www.healthychildren.cc/conferences.htm
  • EMAIL [email protected]
    (use Abstract Submission in the subject line)


Submit an abstract for this year’s Welsh Public Health Conference – to share your work with delegates through a presentation or poster.

The conference, Health in Wales: The shape of things to come, takes place in Cardiff on Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 November 2016.

The conference brings together colleagues from across Wales to explore the challenges that need to be addressed and the opportunities that can be taken to achieve a healthier, happier and fairer Wales for our present and future generations.

Last year, the conference was attended by over 500 people from all four UK nations and across 100 organisations.

Six exciting themes …

The sessions and posters will be considered under the following themes:

  • Engaging communities as equal partners – working with individuals and groups to create an environment that supports their health and wellbeing and reduces health inequalities.
  • Building resilient systems and managing threats – growing a resilient community, health and care system that best meets the needs of our present and future population and protects against emerging health threats.
  • Transforming the delivery of health and care – identifying improvements and innovations to transform health and care service delivery to achieve better outcomes for patients, a more person-centred approach and better meet the needs and expectations of our changing population.
  • Creating a learning and adaptive public sector – working across silos and boundaries to maximise resources and expertise, and share assets and learning to improve health, care and wellbeing.
  • Making prevention a priority – identifying effective ways to influence people’s behaviours and encourage healthier lifestyles to prevent disease and illness and to drive a more preventive approach to policy setting and the provision of services across multiple sectors.
  • Bringing our public with us – involving the public in managing, controlling and deciding about their own care and treatment to enable better outcomes and avoid over-treatment.

Submit your abstract today …

The closing date for entries is 24 July. You can submit your abstract for poster display and/or a presentation – although you will only be selected for one of these formats.

  • All posters will be on display throughout the two days and this provides a great opportunity to share your work with      colleagues in public services across Wales.
  • Successful presentations will be included in a series of parallel breakout sessions – with one breakout session focusing on each theme.

For further details, visit the website today – which provides full details on how to submit your abstract.

AIMH is celebrating 20 years of The Association for Infant Mental Health – AIMH (UK).  To mark this event they are holding a Celebratory Conference at The Radcliffe Centre, University of Warwick, on Friday 30 September 2016.

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are invited under the following category:

  • ‘Promoting infant mental health in your day-to-day professional practice and promoting infant mental health for the future’

Call for Abstracts deadline is Friday 12 August 2016

You can submit a clinical or scientific abstract and the maximum word count is 500 words.

In clinical abstracts please use the following structure: Introduction, Aims or Purpose of the work or project described, Description of the work or projects, Conclusions.

In scientific abstracts please use the following structure: Introduction, Aims of the study, Material and Methods, Results, Conclusions.

Please send your expression of interest as soon as possible to: [email protected]

Presentation of Posters at the Conference

Authors will be expected to be present with their poster for a short scheduled time during the conference to discuss their poster with participants. The size of your poster should not exceed 175 cm (height) x 95cm (wide).