PHA Conference 2012 final call for abstracts

11 Apr 2012

Time is running out to submit an abstract for the 2012 Public Health Association (PHA) Conference! Submissions close at midnight on Monday 16 April.

The PHA thanks everyone who has submitted abstracts so far. A good number have already been received, but there is still time for you to seize this opportunity to share your knowledge/expertise on improving children’s wellbeing or on other public health related topics.

The conference is being held in Wellington on 3-5 September and the theme is “Equity from the start – valuing our children”.

The conference streams are:

1. Looking back to look forward – for work or initiatives that identify what has already been achieved to improve child health and improve equity, and what challenges lie ahead

2. Values to achieve equity – for projects that investigate the approaches needed to achieve equity and which highlight the values behind these approaches

3. Children’s voices – for projects or activities that bring children’s voices into decision-making processes and seek active participation from children

4. What can we agree on? – for activities or approaches that help us to develop a consensus and move forward

5. Taking action – for success stories, evaluation of approaches, identifying actions where there is evidence of effectiveness.

The conference planning committee warmly invites abstract submissions from all those involved in public health who have knowledge or experience to share. (Abstracts of both a qualitative and quantitative nature are welcome.)

Presentations may include, but need not be limited to:

1. Short presentations – presentations of five minutes or less. Some guidelines are available at

2. Standard presentations – ten to fifteen minute presentations with five minutes for questions at the end

3. Workshops – longer interactive sessions (up to one hour). In your abstract please explain how you will ensure active participation by those attending and the length of time you expect to need.

4. Posters.

Submit abstracts at

Find out more about the conference at


Last updated 11/04/2012