CALL for abstracts:
organized sessions around partnership for priority setting

Submission Form

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Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 26, 2012
Notification Date: April 13, 2012

Conference / Abstract Theme:

The theme for the conference is "Partnerships for Improving Health Systems" which will examine the interface between researchers, practitioners and managers, and how these key stakeholders can best work together to improve our health systems. Submissions are encouraged from stakeholders in low- , middle- and high-income countries.

Below you will find information on this call, including topics, formatting, and the submission and review process.

Partnerships to Highlight

In order to facilitate discussion between groups involved in the priority setting process, we would welcome specific session submissions, which might speak to partnerships between the following communities:

- Health care decision-makers
- Researchers
- Clinicians
- Health Authority personnel
- Patients
- Private Sector health service personnel
- Local Governments personnel
- Non-government organization personnel

Submissions should emphasize how the highlighted partnership has functioned to support priority setting processes.

Submission Headings

Sessions should include the following areas:


Main Message(s)

Partnerships highlighted

Implications for Policy or Practice


Presentation Format

Sessions can be presented in any of the following formats:

- Classroom-style presentation
- Panel presentation
- Interactive Workshop
- Roundtable

Please note how you will be presenting your session on your submission form.

Review Process

All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Authors of submissions selected for presentation will be contacted via email by April 13, 2012 and invited to present either a poster or oral presentation, or an organized session at the Conference. All selections will be published in a booklet which will be provided to delegates at the Conference.

Form Submission

Please use the official form only:

1. Submissions must be sent electronically, by email, using the official submission form.

2. Submissions must not exceed 250 words (excluding the abstract heading).

3. Errors, misspellings and incorrect abbreviations will not be corrected.

4. Minimize the use of charts as this detail is not used to evaluate the merit of your abstract.

5. Please use standard abbreviation. Place special or unusual abbreviations in parenthesis after the full word when it appears for the first time.

6. An individual may submit more than one abstract or organized session. One official application form is required for each submission.

7. There is no fee to submit.

8. Edits to submissions may be made up to March 26, 2012. Instructions for making edits can be found on the abstract submission form.

Presentation at the Conference

1. Please indicate on the submission form whether you are interested in being considered for an oral paper presentation, poster presentation, or organized session.

2. The author for correspondence or presenting author of accepted submissions will be registered for the conference and an invoice for the Early Bird fees provided. Substitutions can be made at any time by emailing

3. The Conference will not cover expenses of those presenting either oral papers, posters, or organized sessions, such as expenses for developing the poster, shipping, travel, or accommodation.

4. Organized Sessions at the Conference will be 90 minutes in length.

Copyright Permission

By submitting to the conference, submitters authorize, upon acceptance, the permission to reproduce their submission in the conference syllabus and on the conference website.

For Further Information

Priorities 2012
BUKSA Strategic Conference Services
Suite 307, 10328 - 81 Ave
Edmonton, AB T6E 1X2
Tel: (780) 436-0983 x 229
Fax: (780) 437-5984

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