Submissions Guidelines

Submit a Proposal | Submission Policies | Peer Review | Presenter Formats | Publications

Submit a Proposal

We welcome proposals of 250 words in English by Friday, January 18, 2019. Click on the Link Below to Submit your Proposal Today!

HWB 2019 Submission Form

Topic Streams

  • Access to Healthcare in Developing Countries
  • Aging Health Issues in Gerontology and Geriatrics
  • Biodiversity and Human Health
  • Dental Health and Oral Health
  • e-health, m-Health and Telemedicine
  • Health Economics and Policy, Healthcare Management
  • Medical and Biomedical Sciences
  • Mental Health, Public Health and Sexual Health 
  • Nursing Practice and Education
  • Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Drug Development
  • Preventive Healthcare and Palliative Care
  • Other Areas of Healthcare (Please Specify)

Submission Policies

  1. Abstracts must be less than 250 words in English and sent via the online system.
  2. Submissions should include a university or institution personal email address.
  3. The lingua franca of submissions, papers and presentations is English.
  4. Only authors listed on the submission may give the presentation.
  5. A maximum of (2) submissions is permitted per author.
  6. Abstracts derived from plagiarized or copyrighted research will be rejected.
  7. The review committee does not correct grammar, spelling or usage errors.
  8. We encourage work that introduces new ideas and conceptualizations, research and understandings to the field, as well as analysis of both success and failure.

Peer Review

Please note that only the abstracts undergo a peer-review and that full papers are not peer-reviewed. The Proceedings are not peer-reviewed, only the abstract review for participation in this event. The Proceedings will be available shortly after the conclusion on the event.

Presentation Formats

Oral Presentation

Oral presenters are generally arranged in parallel sessions consisting of 2 to 6 or more presenters depending on the panel theme and length. Oral presenters are allotted 20 minutes of presentation time. Computers, projectors and screens will be provided in each presentation room. Please note that the Program Committee assigns presenters to panels and time slots.

Poster Presentation

Posters must be size A0 (A Zero). Common dimensions for posters are A0 47 x 33 inches (118cm x 84cm). No audiovisual equipment is permitted for poster presentations. Poster boards mounted on stands will be provided with tape and pins.

Virtual Presentation

In our effort to assist participants with accepted proposals who are unable to attend due to travel problems, a schedule conflict, illness, etc., we have a limited number of virtual panel time slots available. The virtual presentations are screened to the participants during the poster session or during recess periods.

Guidelines and instructions will be sent by the organizing committee on a case-by-case basis. Virtual presenters will receive a certificate of presentation in PDF only and will be listed in the proceedings as a virtual presenter. If you have a proposal that has been accepted, but are unable to attend, kindly contact the secretariat.

Organizing Your Own Panel

If you would like to organize your own panel of presenters, please contact the Secretariat. Panel requests must be received at least two weeks before the submission deadline. The panel should have at least 3 to 5 members (including the leader) and the names of all the panel members must appear in the abstract proposal.

Publications

Proceedings

Please note that only the abstracts undergo a peer-review and that full papers are not peer-reviewed. The Proceedings are not peer-reviewed, only the abstract review for participation in this event. The Proceedings will be available shortly after the conclusion on the event.

Full Papers & Template

Full Papers are not peer-reviewed nor required; however, if you would like to submit a paper it must be less than 2500 words and sent in Word format (PDF is not accepted) with a maximum file size of 1.5 MB by the deadline. Correct spelling, grammar and punctuation is the responsibility of the author. Use of the Full Paper Template is absolutely required. Papers submitted differently will be rejected.

Click Here to Download the Full Paper Template