You are invited to participate in the LEPH2018 Conference by submitting an abstract for a conference presentation.

Please read the following information carefully.



  • 2 April 2018: Abstracts close
  • April 2018: Program Committee reviews abstracts
  • Early May 2018: Successful authors are advised



Review the following guidelines prior to uploading your abstracts. 

  • Review the types of presentation to determine your preferred method of presentation.
  • Create a LEPH 2018 account to upload your abstracts  (
  • Submit a short and precise title that will capture a reader’s attention.
  • Select the Conference Theme that best relates to the content of your abstract and identify up two alternate themes that are also addressed.
  • Enter up to 15 co-authors. The submitting author certifies that all co-authors /co-presenters agree to the content of the abstract.



Your abstract must address one or more of the following conference themes (topics). Go to to learn more.

  • Alcohol, other Substance Use and Harm Reduction
  • Corrections – Prisons as Public Health Institutions
  • Crises and Catastrophes
  • Economics of Policing
  • Epidemiological Criminology
  • ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’
  • Indigenous Communities
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Mental Health
  • Policing and Public Health Education and Training Agenda
  • Policing and Public Health Technologies
  • Violence
  • Vulnerable Populations
  • Wellness and Resilience



Individual Oral Presentation 

Each Individual Oral Presentation is up to 20 minutes including Q&A and presenters may use slides to accompany your presentation.  Upon acceptance, scheduling of your presentation is done by the Program Committee in an effort to plan cohesive sessions on common topics or themes.


Convened Group Oral Presentations

Organized and moderated by a Session Convenor, these sessions include presentations from up to 5 individual presenters who agreed to present together to offer varying perspectives on a common theme.  Each presenter is required to complete an individual abstract using the template provided.

As the Session Convenor, create a LEPH 2018 account and you will be prompted to enter the presenter names and e-mail addresses and describe what the joint presentations will achieve.

The Session Convenor must ensure that all abstracts are completed and uploaded prior to the April 2 deadline.  Upon acceptance of some or all of the proposed abstracts, individual presenters will be required to pay the appropriate registration fee.  The session convener will be eligible for a complimentary conference registration to recognize the role in coordinating the submissions and moderating the session during the conference.


Poster Presentations

Posters will be on display for at least one full-day of the conference. Presenters will engage with participants during refreshment breaks to transfer knowledge in an interactive format.



Abstracts must meet the following criteria:

  • Abstracts must not exceed 350 words not including Title or Section Headings
  • Abstracts must be submitted in Word format – LEPH2018 Abstract Template
  • The abstract must use the following headings, do not include additional sections or author information:



Describe the rationale for the study/ service, program, problem, need.

Research Objectives or Program Description:

Outline the Research Objectives /Program Description or concept and identify who will benefit from the program or service.

Methods or Activities:                            

Outline the Methods used to address the research question/Activities undertaken to develop and implement the new program or service.

Results or Evaluation:

Outline the key Results that pertain to your study /outline of evaluation process and results.

Conclusions or Implications:

Explain your main findings based on the interpretation of the results/Program importance and usefulness to current and/or future practice.


Marketplace of Ideas

These practice focussed sessions will be up to 90 minutes duration and aim to:

  • Provide practical examples of law enforcement and health/welfare collaborations at local level, across a wide range of complex social and public health issues – for operational police in particular, whose need is pressing and for practical, more than theoretical, information;
  • Provide a forum for identifying, collecting and showcasing innovative partnership approaches to such problems, as a basis for exploring the principles behind success and sustainability of such collaborations; and
  • Stimulate interest in the development of new collaborative programs.


Ideally the Marketplace of Ideas will be a joint presentation by a law enforcement and a public health practitioner involved in the project.  Sessions will be small groups (approximately 30 people maximum).  Preference will be given to timely topics that will favor a highly interactive format and these sessions are not suitable for oral presentations.


Examples of Marketplace of Ideas include:

  • Presentations/demonstrations of training packages, curriculums, manuals, videos etc. followed by discussion
  • A ‘Knowledge exchange’ through a facilitated discussion after describing the achievements and/or failures of a particular program initiative
  • A ‘mini Master class’ via a highly interactive workshops to communicate experiential knowledge and know-how
  • ‘Up close and personal’ with an expert on a technical question: informative, inspiring, energetic with a maximum of audience participation.


See the LEPH2016 Marketplace of Ideas program for other examples at:  .


Marketplace of Ideas Guidelines

Marketplace of Ideas submissions must meet the following criteria:

  • Abstracts must not exceed 200 words not including Title or any Section Headings
  • Abstracts must be submitted in Word format – LEPH2018 Marketplace Template 
  • The abstract must use the following headings, do not include additional sections or author information:



Describe the roles and collaborative relationship between law enforcement and public health practitioners:

Identify the impact of the program initiative:


Major Session

Major Sessions are 90 minutes in length and organized in conjunction with the Program Committee. The session chairperson briefly introduces the session providing an overview of the topic and panelists should present a variety of viewpoints so that the audience has the opportunity to hear multiple perspectives on an issue during the session.


Contact Nick Crofts, Program Committee Chairman to discuss your concept for a Major Session



The LEPH2018 Program Committee will review abstracts during April 2018. The Committee will contact authors by early May 2018 with formal acceptance or rejection notices in order to allow presenters sufficient time to register for the conference and make travel arrangements. All notifications will be sent to the email address provided during the abstract process.


The LEPH2018 Program and/or Organising Committee reserve the right to allocate an accepted abstract to another theme or presentation type.



Important: All accepted presenters must register for the conference by July 20 2018.

Presenters not registered by this date may not be included in the program and may not have their abstract(s) published in the conference proceedings.



Abstracts may be published in the LEPH2018 Conference Handbook and disseminated to all conference attendees. Following the conference, the abstracts will be made publicly available on the conference website in pdf format.



Please do not submit an abstract if you are not confident that you will be able to attend the conference and make the presentation. If your presentation has been accepted but extenuating circumstances prevent your attendance, we ask that you attempt to find another individual to make the presentation and notify us of this change as soon as possible.