Abstracts for oral presentations, convened and major sessions have now closed.

If you wish to still discuss a Marketplace of Ideas session contact Nick Crofts at




  • On line submission of Abstracts has now closed
  • April 2018: Program Committee reviews abstracts
  • Early May 2018: Successful authors are advised



  • 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



The information below is provided in case you are invited to submit a late abstract after discussion with the Program Committee Chair, Nick Crofts.


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:



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.