PHABC Conference 2022 – Call for Abstracts has been Extended until October 10th!

Our Planet, Our Health:

Creating Well-Being Societies & Making Peace with Nature

November 9th- 10th, 2022

Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, BC

All sessions are in person


ONLINE ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION: Extended until October 10th! Click here to submit yours today


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Extended until October 10th, 2022 at 5:00 pm


All successful abstract submissions will have access to a discounted conference registration rate.


Call for Abstracts

Individuals and groups are invited to submit abstracts for one or more of the following presentation format(s):

  • Oral presentation (15-20 minutes)
  • Poster presentations (in-person “walk about” during networking session & on display both days)
  • Workshop (1.5 hours)


Based on the restricted opportunities for oral presentations, we strongly encourage applicants to consider structuring their proposals, particularly if they are practice-based research, around a poster presentation. The poster session, being held concurrently alongside the networking event on November 9th, will be designed as a ‘walk-about’ in order to structure maximum interaction with the presenters and their work.


Workshops are intended to be an interactive opportunity to focus on a particular topic related to the conference themes in detail and/or to build skills or resources in relation to the theme.


Abstract Submission Guidelines

Those submitting abstracts will be required to submit the following information:

  • Presenter & co-presenter professional designations & contact information
  • Presentation format & conference theme
  • Presentation title
  • An abstract of 250 words or less


Please note that the information provided in the abstract submission will be used to describe your presentation in the final program should your abstract be selected. Please ensure your description is accurate, fully proof-read and all presenters are listed.


If your abstract describes primary or secondary research, you are encouraged to submit an abstract covering: background, methods, results and discussion/conclusions.


Those submitting practice-based abstracts are encouraged to include information on: Purpose, focus/content, significance for the theme and target audience.


Evaluation Criteria

Due to limited space and the need for the most relevant and highest quality program, the Scientific Program Committee (SPC) has outlined several criteria by which the quality and relevance of abstracts will be judged.


Each abstract will be scored out of a total possible 7 points, each category listed below will be given a score between 0 and 1 and each score added together for the final score. The descriptions below represent a score of 1 (full marks) for that category:


  1. Asset- & Strength-Based: Approach is explicitly focused on reservoirs of strength and resilience, even in the most disadvantaged communities, as ‘assets’ for health, including geography (rural/remote/Indigenous/inner city).
  2. Action-Oriented: Actions are evidence-informed, population level interventions & focused on the big-picture, instead of on immediate goals.
  3. Partnerships & Multi-Sectoral Collaboration: Collaboration is focused on partnerships with various stakeholders, mediators & facilitators of change, focused on collective impact and the inclusion of affected communities.
  4. Innovative: Innovation and complex systems thinking is evident. Partners encouraged to take initiative, innovate & transform into leaders themselves.
  5. Engaging & Experiential: Participatory and experiential focus is strong, effective and woven throughout.
  6. Relevance to Conference: Highly relevant to conference topic, themes & objectives.
  7. Quality: High quality. Would shine at a national conference.


Call for Abstracts is Now Open! Click here to submit


If you have any questions, please contact


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