WHO International Healthy Cities Conference
Deadline for submission of abstracts: Tuesday 15 July

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The Conference programme comprises invited papers and papers submitted by participants that will be used for two main types of presentations: oral or electronic posters.

Papers submitted by participants can be scientific research or practice-oriented case studies.

Guidelines for submitting abstracts

We are inviting abstracts on the following main thematic strands of the Conference (for topics under each of these thematic strands, please consult the programme overview):
  1. Local governance for health, leadership and accountability
  2. People, the life-course and vulnerability
  3. Supportive environments for healthy living
  4. Urban design and the quality of the city environment
  5. Services and capacity for public health
  6. The five special conference themes
Preference will be given to papers that explicitly consider the relevance of the special lens perspectives including equity, as outlined in the programme overview, and to papers that combine three or more of the following:
  • strategic and comprehensive approach;
  • outcome oriented approach;
  • an inter-sectoral approach;
  • community based initiative approach;
  • work that has been evaluated;
  • successful practices and innovative solutions;
  • lessons learned from experience.

Complete the abstract form with a summary of your paper of 250–350 words.

Each abstract must have a separate form, filled in clearly and concisely in English.

All abstracts will be reviewed, and results will be communicated to applicants by 8 August 2014.
Authors whose abstracts are selected will be required to submit their full papers before the Conference. Specifications for preparing full papers will be sent to successful applicants.

All selected abstracts will be published in the final programme and a book of abstracts, which will be available at the Conference. Full papers will be made available on the Conference website.

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Abstracts submission is also available by downloading the Abstract Form and sending it to the Local Organizer MindWork Business Solutions at healthycities2014@mind-work.gr with cc Ms Caroline Scott at caroline@phasevhealthycities.org by 15 July 2014.