CHT2021 will be accepting applications for oral and poster abstract presentations. 

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.

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed.

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

Successful applicants will be eligible for early bird conference rates.

Abstract submission opening and closing dates will be published in due course.

Please read the guidance below before submitting an abstract.


Abstracts must be original empirical research.

Abstracts must not have been published or presented elsewhere.

Case studies are not permitted.

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


Abstracts need to be completed and submitted using Oxford Abstracts.

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.

You may include one figure. Figures must include a legend. Colour figures should be 300 dpi. Greyscale art and line art should be 600 dpi. Acceptable image formats include: jpeg, png, tiff.

References are not permitted.

Keywords are not permitted.

Presentation guidelines will be emailed to successful applicants.


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.


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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