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In order to share your ideas, research and experience on health, contributing to the development of practice, education and research, we would like to invite you to participate in this scientific event!

Abstracts must be submitted in English, but may be presented at the congress either in English or in Portuguese.

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Abstracts will be published on BMC Health Services Research.

tracked by Thomson Reuters (ISI) with an Impact Factor of 1.61.

Topics of the congress:

  • Health Assessment and Intervention
  • Health Education and Training
  • Product innovation and development
  • Health Policies and Management

Sub-topics of the congress

  • Health trends in an aging society
  • Health trends and emerging health threats
  • Trends and Challenges in Digital Health


Submission of abstracts

– Abstracts must be submitted in English (UK);

– Guidelines for abstract preparation can be found at Abstract_Guidelines_Health@IPLeiria2018;

– Abstracts are submitted electronically via Easy Chair Platform;

– Abstracts must be original in content and structured as follows: Introduction, Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusions;

– Abstracts must be 400 words maximum;

– All abstracts received will be submitted to peer review;

– Authors are responsible for the content of their presentations;

– One of the authors must be the speaker of the communication (please indicate on submission), and must be formally registered (Registration form) until the 30th March 2018;

– The author submitting the abstract must state (on the behalf of all authors) for the originality of the abstract and authorise the publication of the abstract at BMC Health Research Services (BioMedCentral – Springer) at the “check box” in the submission form;

– Abstracts related to RCTs should include the unique identifying number of the trial registry (studies can be registered without charges at

– Each author can only present a maximum of two communications (oral and/or poster).



Deadline for submission: Until December 29, 2017

Deadline for authors notification: Authors will be informed until March 6, 2018

Your participation can assume one of the following formats:

  1. Oral communication
  • Authors should indicate under which of the proposed topics their communication is integrated;
  • The Scientific Committee of the Congress may suggest topic change;
  • This format is limited to 10 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for discussion.
  1. Poster presentation
  • Authors should indicate under which of the proposed topics their communicationis is integrated;
  • The Scientific Committee of the Congress may suggest topic change;
  • Posters will be displayed in digital format/e-poster (60 cm height x 100 cm width screens) and presented oraly;
  • Poster presentations are limited to 3 minutes followed by 2 minutes of discussion.


  • A special award will be given to the best oral communication (please apply when registering),
  • A special award will be given to the best p communication (please apply when registering),


A certificate will be issued for all the presented communications.

Presentation certificates will be conferred to  the speaker of the communication/poster.

Requests asking for the change of the “presenting author” will only be considered until the 16th April 2018.


At least one of the authors of the accepted paper must be officially registered and pay for registration until March 30, 2018.

If registration payment is not accomplished within the stipulated time, the communication will be eliminated from the program and from publication.

Best oral communication and best poster will be awarded.