The Conference Program Committee invites abstract submissions for 60-minute interactive workshops and for poster presentations. Abstracts discussing solutions and interventions to addressing the conference themes are highly encouraged – we also strongly encourage submissions that include people with lived experience as co-presenters.

We encourage submissions from pediatric health and allied health professionals in academic and community settings nationwide, including collaborations with community members (i.e., schools, community agencies, public health units etc…). We also invite submissions from community organizations, health care providers/organizations and from students who are doing new and innovative work in this area.

Important Dates

  • Call for abstracts closes: 11:59pm ET Monday May 30th, 2022 Extended
  • Notification of acceptance: no later than end of day Friday June 10th, 2022
  • Presenter confirmation of acceptance: no later than end of day Monday Jun 20th, 2022

Submitting Abstracts

Once you have all the information below ready, please go to the conference home page and press the “Submit Abstract” button to start the abstract submission process.

Note: title, presenters/authors, and abstract details should be provided as it should appear on the website and in the program, including the order of the presenters’ names.

Abstract Evaluation

All submissions will be evaluated based on:

  • Relevance to conference target audience and topic streams;
  • Demonstration of evidence-based, innovative and/or emerging approaches;
  • Informed by and/or presented by people with lived-experience;
  • Clarity and completeness of submission (e.g., use of plain-language).

Workshops will also be evaluated on:

  • Ability to engage participants in a creative, interactive, outcomes-based learning experience;
  • Suitability to fill the time frame.

Presenter Responsibilities

  • Covering their own registration fee(s) (it is our expectation you will attend the event; however, if this would present a barrier, please contact us regarding options);
  • Where applicable, prior to submitting an abstract, confirming with their employer/agency that participation in the conference will be supported;
  • Declaring any commercial or financial interests; and
  • Willingness to present on days/at times as determined by the conference organizers.


A reminder that content for PowerPoint presentations, websites and printed materials should not contain copyright-protected work. However, if the materials are deemed essential, the application of Fair Dealing may apply.

For further assistance in considering the application of the fair dealing exception in any given case, please consult the University’s Fair Dealing Guidelines.

If it is still unclear whether a particular use is likely to constitute fair dealing, please contact Bobby Glushko, Scholarly Communications and Copyright Librarian, at copyright@library.utoronto.ca for assistance.

Patient Confidentiality

A reminder that all presentations must comply with patient confidentiality agreements. Patient names should not be used, and images must not contain identifiable features (e.g., institutional location of scan, date of scan, patient date of birth, MRN, photography that shows facial or other identifiable features etc.).

Faculty Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Continuing Professional Development to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its individually accredited or jointly accredited educational programs.

Speakers and/or planning committee members, participating in University of Toronto accredited programs, are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing education program. This pertains but is not limited to relationships within the last FIVE (5) years with not-for-profit organizations, pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic.

The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation. It is merely intended that any potential conflict should be identified openly so that the listeners may form their own judgments about the presentation with the full disclosure of facts.