Download the abstract booklet for CHT2023 here!

The call for abstracts for CHT2023 is now closed. Submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed by at least two independent reviewers, and authors will be notified by 04 September 2023.


Abstract submission opens28 APRIL 2023
Abstract submission closes17.00, 07 AUGUST 2023
Authors informed of outcome04 SEPTEMBER 2023


All abstracts must be original empirical research that has not been previously published.

Abstracts must relate to child health technology and fit into one of the abstract categories.

Case studies are not permitted.


Abstracts must be no longer than 300 words.

Abstracts must be written in plain English for a general audience.

Abstracts must include the following headings: background, aims, methods, results, discussion.

You may include one table. Tables must include a title and fit on one A4 page. Please note that tables should be inserted as images, tables inserted using the function above will count towards the word count.

You may include one figure. Figures must include a legend. Colour figures should be at least 72 dpi in RGB colours. Greyscale figures and line art should be at least 72 dpi. Acceptable image formats include: jpg, png, tiff.

References are not required.

Keywords are not permitted.


The first author is the primary contact for the abstract and has responsibility for the content of the abstract on behalf of all co-authors.

The submitting author must be listed as an author of the abstract.

The submitting author is responsible for ensuring that each author has legitimately contributed to the study and guaranteeing the final version of the abstract.

Should your abstract be successful, at least one author must register for the conference and present the abstract in the allocated session.

There is no maximum number of authors.


Successful abstracts will be published in the digital conference abstract booklet.

CHT2023 will include both oral and poster presentations.

  • Successful oral abstract presenters will need to self-record a video of their talk.
  • Successful poster abstract presenters will need to submit a pdf of their poster to the conference team via Dropbox or email. Poster presenters will also have the option to submit a two-minute audio file explaining their poster, which will accompany the poster in the virtual poster gallery.

Detailed guidance will be circulated to successful abstract presenters.

Both oral presentations and poster presentations will need to submit their final contributions no later than 12pm on 9th October 2023. Please note that submissions are required ahead of the conference in order to integrate them into the conference platform.


Abstracts can only be submitted using Oxford Abstracts.

The following information is required to submit an abstract:

  • Name and affiliation for all authors
  • Confirmation that an appropriate ethics committee or review board approved the research and that informed consent was obtained for all participants where required
  • Permission from all authors to submit the abstract