Parallel Sessions

The Swiss Public Health Conference 2019 focuses on the topic «Child and Adolescent Public Health». Though Switzerland’s youth is growing up in a comparatively safe and abundant environment, today issues such as poverty, mental health problems, and disparity in health status continue to exist. These public health issues have a long-term impact, way beyond childhood into adult life.

Therefore, the life course approach will be at the core of this conference. Keynotes will demonstrate that we need to collect appropriate data to tailor and target effective preventative and health promotion interventions for children, adolescents and their environment. Furthermore, more interactions among programmes in health, education, and social work are in high demand, especially for children at risk.

The conference aims at public health experts from practice and research as well as professionals in the fields of childcare, social work, health, and education. It will provide inspiration, ideas, and arguments why a sound theoretical background and health data are indispensable for effective public health interventions. Concrete options and examples for actions will be presented.

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract either for a 10-minute oral presentation at one of the parallel sessions,
for a topical workshop or for a poster.

Topics for submission include, but are not limited to, the following: mental, social, nutritional, environmental and economic dimensions of infant, child or adolescent health as well as related health systems, health communication and health information technologies.
The conference also welcomes any other research topic reflecting ongoing public health sciences and challenges in Switzerland.

Abstracts may be submitted as follows.

Forms of presentation
  • Oral presentations
    The length of an oral presentation is limited to 10 minutes, followed by a 5-minute discussion.
    Four to five talks will be presented at each parallel session.
  • Workshops with topical focus
    A workshop contains an introduction and may include 1-3 short content-related contributions.
    At least 20 minutes are to be allowed for the discussion. You may propose other formats such as a “World Café”.
  • Poster
    The selection of posters should reflect the great variety of public health topics in Switzerland.
    The posters will remain hanging throughout the conference and can be viewed during the breaks.

Guidelines for submission of abstracts
a)    The abstracts for poster, oral presentation or workshop may be submitted in German, French or English.
        The language of the abstract    should reflect the language used for the presentation or the poster at the conference.
        The maximum length of the submitted text is 2,500 characters including spaces.

b)    Indicate to which topic your abstract fits best:
  1. Adolescent and Young Adult Health
  2. Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence
  3. Environmental Health
  4. Health Communication and Health Information Technology
  5. Health Systems and Intervention Research
  6. Infant and Child Health
  7. Life Course Approach to Health and Illness
  8. Mental Health
  9. Addiction
  10. Non-Communicable Diseases
  11. Nutritional Health
  12. Personalized Public Health
  13. Public Health Genomics
  14. Social and Cultural Determinants of Health
  15. Other Public Health Topics

c)    In submitting an abstract, the author grants the organisers the right to publish the submission
       electronically or in printed form.

d)    A maximum of two abstracts per first author may be submitted.

e)    Presence on both days is mandatory. The organising committee allocates the presentations
       (for talks or workshops).

f)    All presenters (including all speakers considered for a workshop) must register for the conference
      and pay the respective fees.

Submission deadline
The submission deadline for abstracts is over.

Review and selection
The organising committee of the conference will review submitted abstracts.
Where possible, qualifying abstracts will be assembled in thematic parallel sessions.
For reasons of time and space, not all submissions may be considered.
The authors will be notified about acceptance and the presentation form by 15 April 2019.

Pre-Conference: Three-Country Sociological Congress «Disease and Health over the Life Course»
Prior to and partially overlapping with the Swiss Public Health Conference 2019 the Swiss, German and Austrian associations of sociology of medicine and health are conducting their three country congress 27-28 August 2019.

For further information, please contact Prof.Dr. habil. Ursula Streckeisen