Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference


The Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference Call for Papers process is designed to allow practitioners, academics and students from across the UK and overseas to showcase research, innovation and best practice.

We are looking for projects or individuals to show demonstrable outcomes with lessons which are transferable to other colleagues. You do not have to be an expert in data collection, statistical analysis or large scale service redesign but your entry should demonstrate ‘who, what, why, where and how’. Whether you have implemented a small project to improve outcomes for a couple of clients or been involved in integration across your health economy, we want to hear from you.

The Abstract entry process is now closed

  • Choose which topic you wish to enter your abstract for.
  • Read the rules of submission carefully.
  • Download the entry form.
  • Complete the entry form and save as a pdf. Remember that the entry form must be anonymous.
  • Submission type: Please select either of the following options: Paper: Successful submissions will be allocated a 15-20 minute time slot on the day to present your paper. All paper submissions will be automatically entered for poster presentation. Poster: Successful poster submissions will be given space at conference to showcase a maximum 95 x 130cm portrait style poster which will be judged by the CPHVA Education and Development Charitable Trust.
  • Proposed submission title: 20 words max. Please ensure that this clearly demonstrates the purpose of your submission as this will be how the session/poster is listed in the programme if you are successful.
  • Abstract: (100 words max) Please summarise your work in no more than 100 words, this will be used on the conference app if your abstract is successful.
  • Summary: (500 words max) Please describe your work in no more than 500 words. This summary will be used by the judges to score the paper and should be mindful of the judging criteria below.
  • A maximum of 5 key references may be included in addition to the 500 word abstract.
  • Write a 100-word biography about yourself in a separate document and have it ready to upload.
  • Have your CPHVA membership number ready (if applicable).
  • You will be asked to upload a high-resolution digital photo of yourself when submitting your documents – please provide this at the time of entering.
  • Register and upload your submission online by clicking on the ‘enter now’ button and upload your completed entry form when requested.
  • Name: Please enter your full name, as you would like it to appear on the programme if successful.
  • Job Title: Please enter your job title as you would like it to appear in the programme if your submission is successful.
  • Company/Project: Please enter your employer/affiliation/project name as you would like it to appear in the programme if you are successful.
  • Contact details: Please enter a valid email address and contact phone number. You will receive an automated email within 24 hours to confirm that your submission has been received. Successful submissions will be notified by email.

Download Abstracts submission form

Download Abstracts submission information guide

Each of the papers/posters will be broadly grouped into the following categories. Please select the category most suited to your topic. If unknown, please select ‘Other’

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Parenting
  • Equalities
  • Education and Research
  • Public Health
  • Safeguarding
  • Other

The papers will be rated according to the following factors. Please ensure that your abstract demonstrates clearly how you fit these criteria. In order to ensure that the judging process is fair, papers will be anonymised and reviewed on content alone. Please ensure that you do not include identifying details in the abstract which would allow the paper to be attributed to a known individual/project.

  • Relevance to conference
    The content/focus of the submission should relate to the audience of the conference. It may be relevant to the whole delegate profile or just a particular group (such as school nurses, CNNs, community practitioners, health visitors etc). Particular credit will be given to submissions which reflect the themes of this year’s conference
  • Innovation
    Submissions will be judged for originality and innovation. Ensure that you indicate why and how you identified the need for your work and what is unique about your project/research.
  • Transferability
    Your submission should highlight how this project could impact other practitioners from around the UK. What lessons did you learn? Is this transferable or specific to your population?
  • Quality of Evidence
    Abstracts should demonstrate results oriented research and include a brief overview of purpose, methods used, and results in sufficient detail to support the conclusion. Your ‘results’ do not need to be quantifiable but may include testimonials. Where a project is still in the early stages, early findings/trends should be identified.

Papers: Submissions will be anonymised and judged by an expert panel selected from the Unite-CPHVA executive and conference planning committees. The submissions will be scored against each of the judging criteria.

Successful papers will be contacted by the Unite-CPHVA event team at Redactive and offered the chance to present their paper in one of the concurrent sessions during either day 1 or 2. In order to take part, you must purchase a ticket to attend conference.

Inspire sessions: Some submissions may be offered the chance to present their paper on the exhibition floor during a refreshment breaks.

Posters: successful poster submissions will be contacted by the Unite-CPHVA event team at Redactive. Posters will be presented and scored on either day 1 or day 2 of the event tbc. In order to present a poster, you must purchase a ticket to attend conference.