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MAY 15 TO 19, 2022 IN MONTREAL

Promoting policies for health, well-being and equity


The Global Scientific Committee is re-opening the opportunity for late-breaking submissions to IUHPE2022. We invite you to submit an abstract for presentation of the latest policy and research issues at the 24th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion in Montreal, Québec, Canada.

Under the conference theme of “promoting policies for health, well-being and equity”, and conference subthemes, “breaking news, breaking free and breaking through”, we particularly invite submissions that demonstrate lessons from contemporary global crisis, including the COVID-19 pan/syndemic, health and climate change (and COP26), racism, and IT/AI/social media use in (alternative) facts in health equity.

Late-breaking abstracts may be submitted as posters and oral presentations in the areas of practice and policy or research. Conference registration is required for all accepted presentations.

The extended deadline for abstract submission is January 24, 2022. Please see conditions for abstract submission and presentation below.

Submission Themes and Subthemes

From the thematic starting point of promotion of policy for health, well-being and equity, authors will choose the subtheme, category and keywords that best describe their abstract:

Subthemes (choose 1):
  1. Breaking News – seizing current opportunities and challenges
  2. Breaking Free – moving beyond inequity and division
  3. Breaking Through – innovating for today and tomorrow
Categories (choose 1-2):
  1. Public policy processes and dimensions (including power, governance, advocacy, institutions, interventions)
  2. Equity, inclusion and diversity (including migration, ageing, community, distribution)
  3. Wellbeing, wealth (including economics, indicators, sharing, solidarity)
  4. Health, disease and (dis)ability (including NCDs, pandemic health, primary/secondary/tertiary prevention)
  5. Sustainable development and ecology (including circular economy, cradle to cradle, poverty, planetary health, communities, systems)
  6. Global and local perspectives (including glocal health, urbanisation, migration, politics)
  7. Large-scale change (including descriptive, e.g., climate change, populism and nativism, as well as prescriptive, e.g., social movements, protest, resilience, systems)
  8. Politics (including processes of change, ideologies, belief systems and foundations)
  9. Core values (including environmental, social, epistemic – justice, equity, solidarity, decolonisation)
Keywords (choose 2-3, with open option for one additional):
  • Action research
  • Adaptation
  • Advocacy
  • Art
  • Assessment
  • Behaviour
  • Behavioural economics
  • Behavioural health and medicine
  • Capability
  • Capacity building
  • Cities
  • Citizen science
  • Climate change adaptation/response
  • Collaboration
  • Commercial determinants of health
  • Community control
  • Community health
  • Competencies
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Cultural safety
  • Culture
  • Design
  • Determinants of health (e.g., social, cultural, etc.)
  • Digital health
  • Diversity
  • Ecology
  • Education
  • Empowerment
  • Environmental determinants of health
  • Ethics
  • Equity
  • Food/food systems
  • Global
  • Glocal
  • Governance for health
  • Health (promotion) services research
  • Health care
  • Health education
  • Health equity
  • Health literacy
  • Health promoting settings
  • HIA (health impact assessment)
  • HiAP (health in all policies)
  • Implementation
  • Indigenous
  • Infectious disease (including COVID-19)
  • Infrastructure
  • Innovation
  • Intersectoral
  • Intervention
  • IT (internet, technologies) in health promotion
  • Justice
  • Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Learning
  • Lifecourse approaches
  • Local
  • Markets
  • Media (new – social; dark web)
  • Media (traditional – press; radio; TV)
  • Mediation
  • Methodology
  • Migration
  • Mobility
  • Morality
  • NCD (non-communicable disease)
  • Networks
  • Nutrition
  • Participatory policy
  • Participatory research
  • Partnerships
  • PHC (primary health care)
  • Policy analysis
  • Policy processes
  • Practice
  • Precision health promotion
  • Proximal determinants of health
  • Public health
  • Remote
  • Resilience
  • Risk
  • Rural
  • Salutogenesis
  • Schools
  • SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)
  • Settings
  • Skills
  • Social marketing
  • Social support
  • Sustainability
  • Systems
  • Teaching
  • Technological innovation
  • Theory
  • UHC (universal health coverage)
  • Universities
  • Urbanization
Populations and People (optional):
  • Adolescent and youth
  • Adults
  • Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC)
  • Bureaucrats
  • Corporate actors (industry)
  • Cultural (or subcultural) communities
  • Cultural and linguistically diverse groups (CALD)
  • Disadvantaged groups (i.e. poor, rural, hard-to-reach communities)
  • Early childhood/children
  • Elderly
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Finance executives (bankers, lenders, investors)
  • Indigenous populations
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, two-spirited (LGBTIQ 2S)
  • Maternal and child health
  • Migrants/immigrants
  • Neuro-diverse populations (ex.: autism spectrum disorder and dyslexia) 
  • Patients/chronically ill people
  • People with disability
  • Policymakers
  • Political parties
  • Politicians
  • Refugees
  • Religious and belief system people and communities

Abstract Guidelines

All abstracts must be submitted in accordance with the guidelines below:

  • Late-breaking abstract submission will close on January 24, 2022.
  • All abstracts will be submitted through the online form.
  • Author information will be submitted as part of the online form, including name, organization, city, province/state (where applicable), country. Telephone and email will be requested separately for symposium and workshop presenters/trainers, after acceptance.
  • Abstracts may be submitted in English, French or Spanish. The submission must be made in the language of presentation at the conference.
  • Submitting authors must be the lead presenter/chair of the abstract.
  • Abstracts will follow the official template, per session format (see Abstract Templates below).
  • Abstract must be a maximum of 2500 characters (including spaces, excluding title and author details).
  • Abstract submissions must not include tables or figures.
  • Please only use standard abbreviations or define them in full.
  • Accuracy is the responsibility of the author. Abstracts will be published as submitted. Please ensure that all abstracts are carefully proofread before upload.
  • Proposals, including abstracts, must not have been published elsewhere at the time of submission to IUHPE2022.
Submission Formats

Late-breaking abstracts may be submitted as posters and oral presentations in the areas of practice and policy or research.

1. Symposium
2. Workshop
3. Research presentation (oral/poster)
4. Innovation in policy and practice presentation (oral/poster)
5. Round table discussion
6. Alternative showing: New technology
7. Alternative showing: Art
8. Lunch with an Author: Blogs and other
9. Lunch with an Author: Books
10. Sub-plenary (upon invitation & pre-selection only)

Click here to view detailed information about these submission formats, including session description and abstract requirements.

Participatory, collaborative, multidisciplinary and nontraditional session formats are encouraged and will be given priority in the selection process.

HYBRID: Authors may propose in-person and virtual abstracts. The hybrid programme will include virtual sessions as well as the live broadcast of selected sessions from Montreal, with options for remote audience participation and interaction. Details on the format of the virtual programme are currently under review, and will be finalized based on the abstracts received and accepted.

POSTERS: All posters will be virtual, for presentation on site and online.

Abstract Templates

Abstract uploads must follow the templates below, per session format:

  1. Symposium
  2. Workshop
  3. Research presentation (oral/poster)
  4. Innovation in policy and practice presentation (oral/poster)
  5. Round table discussion
  6. Alternative showing: New technology
  7. Alternative showing: Art 
  8. Lunch with an Author: Blogs and other
  9. Lunch with an Author: Books
  10. Sub-plenary (upon invitation & pre-selection only) 

Notifications and Acceptance

Confirmation of submission will be sent by email to the submitting author upon finalisation and official submission of the abstract (“save and submit” as per online form). Notifications of acceptance will be sent to the submitting author via email in February 2022.

The presenting authors of accepted abstracts, including posters, must register for the conference to confirm their participation in the programme. A certificate of participation will be sent by email after the close of the conference.

For all questions concerning your submission please contact the Conference Secretariat – JPdL at .

Abstract Review and Publication

The members of the Global Scientific Committee will review all submissions against the following criteria: Originality and creativity, clarity of content, contribution to knowledge/evidence for promoting health and equity, and relevance to the theme and subthemes of the conference.

Accepted abstracts will be published by the conference organizers in the official IUHPE 2022 conference programme.

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14 December 2021 Late-breaking abstract submission opens
24 January 2022 Abstract submission closes
February 2022 Abstract acceptance sent to participants


For any queries, please contact the Conference Secretariat – JPdL at .



Montreal, Quebec, Canada


May 15 to 19, 2022

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