MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS

All abstracts must be submitted in English. Translation services will not be available during the conference, so all presentations must be given in English.

Presentation preference ‘Marketplace of Ideas’

These practice focused sessions of between 30 – 60 minutes aim:

• To provide practical examples of police and health/welfare collaborations at local level, across a wide range of complex social and public health issues – for operational police in particular, whose need is pressing and for practical, more than theoretical, information; and

• To provide a forum for identifying, collecting and showcasing innovative partnership approaches to such problems, as a basis for exploring the principles behind success and sustainability of such collaborations.

• To stimulate interest in the development of new collaborative programs.

Ideally the Marketplace of Ideas will be a joint presentation by both a law enforcement and a public health practitioner involved in the project. Marketplace of Ideas sessions will be small groups (approximately 30 people) and will be highly interactive.

Some examples of Marketplace of Ideas sessions could be:
Presentations/demonstrations of training packages, curriculums, manuals, videos etc
• A ‘Knowledge exchange’ through a facilitated discussion after describing the achievements and/or failures of a particular program initiative
• A ‘mini Master class’ via a highly interactive workshops to communicate experiential knowledge and know-how
‘Up close and personal’ with an expert on a technical question: informative, inspiring, energetic up to 18-minute talks in the TED/IGNITE style

Also, see the LEPH2014 Marketplace of Ideas program for other examples at www.lephcon.com.au/program/program-2014/

EVALUATION PROCESS AND CRITERIA

The LEPH2016 Program Committee will review abstracts during April 2016. The Committee will contact authors by the end of April 2016 with formal acceptance or rejection notices in order to allow presenters sufficient time to register for the conference and make travel arrangements. All notifications will be sent to the email address provided during the abstract submission process.

REGISTRATION

All accepted presenters must register for the conference. A special rate of 475 Euros is available for authors whose abstracts have been accepted. This is cheaper than the Early Bird rate.

It is strongly suggested that authors do not register until they are advised by the end of April 2016 if their abstract is accepted. This special rate will be available until at least the end of June 2016.

Presenters not registered by this date will not be included in the scientific program and will not have their abstract(s) published in the conference proceedings.

DISSEMINATION OF ABSTRACTS

Abstracts may be published in the LEPH2016 Conference Handbook and disseminated to all conference attendees. Following the conference, the abstracts will be made publicly available on the conference website in pdf format.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Please do not submit an abstract if you are not confident that you will be able to attend the conference and make the presentation. If your presentation has been accepted but extenuating circumstances prevent your attendance, we ask that you attempt to find another individual to make the presentation and notify us of this change as soon as possible at events@vumc.nl. If cancellation becomes absolutely unavoidable, please contact us immediately at the aforementioned email address so we can remove your presentation from the conference program.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN WITH THE ONLINE ABSTRACT FORM PLEASE PREPARE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

• For submitting an abstract you have to complete several fields at the abstract registration site;

1. Main author data (contact details)
2. Co-author(s) data (family name, (initial(s), company/institute, city, country)
3. Abstract data (title and body text)

• Only abstracts following the guidelines will be accepted.
• Abstract title is limited to a maximum of 200 characters.
• Abstract text (including references, excluding title and authors) is limited to a maximum of 350 words
• Do NOT use CAPITAL letters for the title.
• Structure your abstract, this should include:
– Aim – what are you trying to achieve in this presentation
– Presentation content
– Explain how you will ensure the session is interactive

• Please use Times New Roman 11 font and avoid using other fonts for special characters
• Please note the deadline of April 14, 2016. Abstracts arriving after this date will not be accepted.

You can work online on your abstract, save the data and come back to finish it later. However, once you have clicked on the ‘submit’ button, it is no longer possible to edit the information you have entered. The receipt of your abstract will be confirmed by e-mail.

Should you need to make changes after submission, please contact VUmc Academy events@vumc.nl. Abstracts should be submitted online via the online submission form provided below. Mandatory fields are marked with a red asterisk (*)

Online abstract form 2

Looking forward to receiving your abstracts and meeting you in Amsterdam in October.

The Organizing Committee