CHT2021 is accepting applications for oral and poster abstract presentations. All abstracts will be peer-reviewed by at least two independent, expert reviewers.

To ensure that the latest developments in child health technology are presented at CHT2021, we are restarting the abstract submission process; abstracts submitted for CHT2020 will not be automatically included in the abstract submissions for CHT2021. We encourage applicants who had abstracts accepted for CHT2020 to submit their latest work or resubmit their CHT2020 abstract for presentation at CHT2021.

Abstracts can only be submitted using Oxford Abstracts.

Please read the guidance below before submitting an abstract.

Please contact us if you have any questions.


Abstract submission opensWednesday 30 September 2020
Abstract submission closesFriday 06 November 2020, 17:00
Late breaking abstract submission closesFriday 20 November 2020, 17:00
Applicants notified of outcomeBy Friday 15 January 2021
Deadline for successful oral abstract presenters to submit a pre-recorded video of their talkFriday 05 February 2021, 17:00
Deadline for successful poster abstract presenters to submit their poster and pre-recorded audio fileFriday 05 February 2021, 17:00
Deadline for successful abstract presenters to receive early bird discount for the conferenceFriday 05 February 2021, 17:00


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.


Successful oral abstract presenters need to pre-record a video of their talk and submit the video file to the conference team via Dropbox no later than Friday 5th February 2021.


Successful poster abstract presenters need to submit a pdf of their poster to the conference team via Dropbox no later than Friday 5th February 2021. Posters must be A3 Landscape (420 x 297 cm). Poster presenters will also have the option to submit a short audio file explaining their poster, which will accompany the poster in the virtual poster gallery.

Detailed guidance will be circulated to successful abstract presenters.


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
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