Call for Abstracts

Application for Call for Abstracts

For the Swiss Public Health Conference on «A healthy environment for healthy people»

13 - 14 September 2022, Kursaal, Bern

When nature is whole, it creates the best conditions for a healthy human life. Environmental stressors are among the world’s most critical factors influencing health and life expectancy. Air pollution alone is responsible for around 2,300 premature deaths in Switzerland each year. On the flip side, activities that are not detrimental to the environment can also contribute to healthy lifestyles. Case in point: Cycling and walking are linked to preventing more than 12,000 cases of cardiovascular disease, nearly 4,000 cases of depression, circa 1,900 cases of cancer and around 1,300 cases of dementia every year in Switzerland.

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.

The call is closed


Topics for submission are related to the conference theme or any other research topic reflecting ongoing public health sciences and challenges in Switzerland.

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

  • 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.

  • Indicate to which topic your abstract fits best.

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

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

  • The organising committee allocates the presentations (for talks or workshops).

  • 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 1 February 2022 (12pm CET).

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 31 May 2022.