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Abstracts

Information for presenters

The Summit welcomes abstracts that offer new perspectives on health literacy research, policy and/or practice.

All abstracts and proposals for the Global Health Literacy Summit should be submitted online via the abstract submission system. The deadline for submission has been extended from 15 April 2024 to 25 April, 2024 23:59 (CEST). Abstracts received after closing, or submitted via other methods will not be accepted. 

Read about the guidelines, topics & themes, and types of presentations we're accepting abstracts submissions for, before you visit the abstract submission system.

You may also want to watch the "Global Health Literacy - Get engaged!" webinar recording for more information!

Submission guidelines

Review the submission guidelines before accessing the abstract submission system.

Abstracts

  • Abstracts should cover original, scientific work that may or may not have already been published recently.

  • The official language of the Global Health Literacy Summit is English. Abstracts, posters, and presentations are, therefore, expected to be written and presented in English.

  • All abstracts have a word limit. Please check in advance which conditions apply to the format chosen.

  • All titles have a maximum of 20 words in lowercase, except for the first word, abbreviations, or acronyms. Please do not use capital letters only and avoid using abbreviations or acronyms. 

  • All abstracts accepted for presentation will be published in the digital abstract book and on the summit website prior to the summit.

Authors and presenters

  • The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of and approve the contents of the abstract before submission.

  • ​Submission of an abstract implies formal commitment by the designated presenting author to register for the conference and to present the abstract. However, registration is not required at the time of submission.

  • The corresponding author will receive all correspondence about the abstract. For this reason, it is strongly recommended that the presenting author also acts as corresponding author.

  • Please note that a maximum of two abstracts per presenting author can be submitted.

Submissions

  • There is no abstract submission fee.

  • Your abstract is not successfully submitted until you receive a confirmation e-mail after clicking the final submit button. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, please contact helpdesk@klinkhamergroup.com.

  • The final submission form allows you to save your abstract as a draft in order to make changes prior to submission.

  • Abstract submissions should not include photos, graphics, and tables.

  • Abstracts may not be edited/updated after final submission.

  • All abstracts will be evaluated by the Scientific Program Committee and may be rejected or selected for poster instead of oral presentation.

  • The final submission form allows you to save your abstract as a draft in order to make changes prior to submission.

Topics & themes

The main theme of the Global Health Literacy Summit is "Health literacy for people and planet."

Abstracts on the general theme and related sub-themes are encouraged, in order to reflect the rich and diverse work of the IHLA membership and health literacy community.

When submitting the abstract, please indicate the two most relevant themes (1st and 2nd preference) from the list.

  • Health literacy and children

  • Health literacy in adolescence

  • Health literacy and older adults

Health literacy in the lifespan

 

  • Digital health literacy

  • Nutrition health literacy

  • Disaster health literacy

  • Mental health literacy

  • Professional health literacy

  • Enviromental/climate/planetary health literacy

  • Indicators/measuring cost of health literacy

New measures and horizons for health literacy

  • Health literacy and the media

  • Health literacy and public health promotion

  • Health literacy and health communication

  • Health literacy and patient involvement

  • Health literacy and food security and safely

  • Health literacy and NCDs

  • Health literacy and sexual & reproductive health

  • Health literacy and patient safety

  • Health literacy and mental heath

  • Health literacy and the COVID-19 pandemic

Health literacy interventions

  • Organizational health literacy

  • Health literacy in educational settings

  • Health literacy in market settings (consumers, etc.)

  • Health literacy in the workplace

  • Health literacy in communities

  • Health literacy and clinical healthcare (primary care and hospitals)

Health literacy and settings

  • Professional training and capacity building

  • Health literacy and sustainability

  • Health literacy in professional training

  • Health literacy and policy-maker

Health literacy policy and training

 

  • Health literacy and cultural appropriateness

  • Health literacy and equity

  • Health literacy and behavioral and cultural insights

Social determinants of health literacy 

Types of presentations

Read about the types of presentations we're accepting abstracts submissions for.

Oral presentation/poster

Submissions in this category will be considered for inclusion in a 75-minute oral presentation or the poster session. For oral presentations, each speaker gets 10 minutes, including discussion.

Presentation length

75-minute session

Abstract outline

  • Introduction/Background/Problem

  • Description of Objectives/Methods/Intervention

  • Results/Effects/Impacts/Changes

  • Discussions/Conclusions/Lessons learned

Abstract word limit

350

Symposium

4 presentations and a moderated discussion

Presentation length

75-minute session

Abstract outline

  • Objective of Symposium (50 words)

  • For each presentation: Title and description (up to 350 words)

Abstract word limit

350 for each presentation

Workshop

Focuses on lessons learned from practice and skill-training

Presentation length

75-minute session

Abstract outline

  • Learning objectives

  • Session outline and timetable

  • Format

Abstract word limit

350

Roundtable/debate/panel

Discussion with up to 5 experts

Presentation length

75-minute session

Abstract outline

  • Objective

  • Session outline

Abstract word limit

350

Meet the Author

Authors with publication/books specifically on health literacy published between 2021 to 2024

Presentation length

Up to 30-minute session

Abstract outline

  • Book/Publication data

  • Book/Publication description

  • Relevance to the conference theme

Abstract word limit

350

Interest Groups

Informed by the Council of Interest Groups

Presentation length

75-minute session

Abstract outline

  • Objective (50 words)

  • For each presentation: Title + short description

Abstract word limit

350

Affiliate Members of IHLA

Informed by the Council of Affiliates

Presentation length

75-minute session

Abstract outline

  • Objective (50 words)

  • For each presentation: Title + short description

Abstract word limit

350

Submit an abstract

Click the button to access the abstract submission system. online via the abstract submission system. The deadline for submission has been extended from 15 April 2024 to 25 April, 2024 23:59 (CEST).

2024 Global Health Literacy Summit

Health literacy for people and planet

Highlighting its importance for equity and sustainable development.

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