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Abstract Submission now open for YPHSIG and AYPH Conference London 2013

posted 10 May 2013, 04:42 by Damian Wood   [ updated 10 May 2013, 04:42 ]
The event
YPHSIG and AYPH are very pleased to be teaming up this October to deliver a two day multi-disciplinary conference in Central London at the Coin Street Conference Centre on the Southbank. The event is suitable for researchers, health professionals, education professionals, voluntary sector professionals, commissioners and local authorities. The aim of the conference is to highlight the latest research around young people’s health and wellbeing and to move it into practice. We welcome submissions relating to published research and research in progress.  Potential contributors should submit an abstract of maximum 250 words for oral presentation, posters or workshops, by 28 June 2013.   The organisers welcome theoretical and empirical presentations from any methodological tradition.
Themes for submissions
Papers and poster submissions are particularly welcome on the conference’s central them of social inequalities.  Suggestions for workshops are also welcome.  In addition, submissions addressing other aspects of the health needs and experiences of young people are also invited, including (but not limited to): developing youth friendly health services; young people’s participation and involvement in health; working together across disciplinary boundaries;  and supporting young people’s health through key transitions. Presentations which also look at any of the following as part of their focus will are also welcomed: mental and emotional wellbeing, sexual health and relationships, alcohol and substance use, diet, nutrition and eating behaviours, methodological issues involved in researching young people’s health.
How to submit your abstract
Please download and complete the abstract submission form. Completed abstract submission forms should be emailed to Dr Ann Hagell,, by 28th JUNE 2013.   Papers that fall within the conference remit but that are not accepted for oral presentation will be eligible to be presented as posters.    Authors will be notified of the outcome by 26 July 2013.
Please note no funding is available from AYPH for abstract submissions or conference attendance:  all accepted applicants will need to book a conference place and cover their registration and travel costs. For more information about the conference:
Or contact: Emma Rigby or Ann Hagell, Association for Young People’s Health, 0207 922 7715,, or Lee Hudson, YPHSIG secretary,