Public Health Science: Call for abstracts 2016

The Lancet invite abstract submissions for Public Health Science: A National Conference Dedicated to New Research in UK Public Health to be held on Nov 25, 2016. This year the conference will be held in Cardiff.

This year we hope to build on our support for early career researchers by introducing oral and poster presentation prizes. To be entered into this competition please inform us when you submit your abstract if you are a pre-PhD (e.g. MSc student, Foundation Year trainee, Public Health trainee or Academic Clinical Fellow), PhD student, or Postdoctoral trainee (Clinical Lecturers, Clinician Scientist Fellows or equivalent posts). Additionally, Public Health England will sponsor a prize for the best piece of implementation research that will be selected from all submissions by judges at the conference.

Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words, be written in English, and contain no references, tables, or figures. Submissions should include the following sections: background (including context and aim); methods; findings; and interpretation. Please also include a non-declamatory title (including a study descriptor—eg, randomised); names, titles, highest degrees, and affiliations of authors; postal and email addresses for the corresponding author; any funding received (if none, please state this); and a brief summary of the contributions of each author and any competing interests. Guidelines are available on The Lancet’s website. Reports of randomised trials should follow the CONSORT extension for abstracts.

Please submit your abstract as a Microsoft Word document to The Lancet’s online submission system. To submit your abstract go to stating in your covering letter that the submission is for the Public Health Science conference. The abstract submission deadline is June 20, 2016. After The Lancet peer-review process, participants will be informed of acceptance of abstracts for oral or poster presentation by Aug 25, 2016.