2015 Health Promotion Conference. Health Literacy: Research, Policy & Practice | 18 June 2015
Guide to Oral and Abstract Submissions

All participants are invited to submit an abstract for an oral presentation and/or poster contribution using the online abstract submission form. All submissions will be considered to be for an oral presentation unless ‘poster’ is specifically stated on the submission form.


Abstracts should provide a succinct account of the proposed oral presentation/poster in no more than 300 words (excluding the title). Abstracts presenting original research should address: context and background, aim of the study, research methodology, key findings and conclusions. Oral presentations are 15 minutes duration followed by 5 minutes for questions. Abstract submission is now closed. 

As a limited number of timeslots for oral presentations are available contributions submitted for oral presentations may be offered poster presentations.


All abstracts will be blind reviewed by the Organizing Committee. Submissions will be judged on the following.

·        Link to the conference themes/topics

·        Interest

·        Contribution to scholarship

·        Methodology

·        Overall quality.


Abstract acceptance will be communicated to the presenting author at the beginning of May 2015. Final acceptance is conditional upon registration of presenters.



Available Oral Presentation Equipment

The following equipment will be provided in each venue:

PC with Microsoft Powerpoint, linked to a digital data projector. If you wish to use PowerPoint, please email your presentation to the conference administrator at hprcconference@nuigalway.ie  before 5pm on Tuesday 16th June.



Available Poster Presentation Equipment

Posters should be presented in A0 size, portrait i.e. 841 x 1189 mm (33 X 47 inches).

Presentations should be laminated.

Each poster presentation will be allocated a self-standing display board. There is no additional room for extra displays or equipment.

The display board will be covered in felt and Velcro stickers will be provided for attaching posters. Please do not use any other kind of adhesive.

Posters should be hung between 08.00 and 09.00hrs on 18th June. All authors are requested to put up their posters during this time frame.

Each poster will be allocated one board. Each board will be clearly marked with the title of the poster to which it is allocated. Presenters should only use the board allocated to their poster.

Displaying and removing posters is the responsibility of the presenter(s) i.e. at the commencement and end of the conference.

As part of the Poster Presentation you will need to be available during break times to share information and answer queries. Please see conference schedule, which will be available shortly on this website.