Abstract Submission

Welcome to the Call for Abstracts for the 13th EURIPA Rural Health Forum.

The title of this year’s Forum is:

Tackling Health Inequalities in Rural and Remote Communities

Themes of the Forum

  • Providing quality health care to those on the periphery of care in rural, coastal and island communities
  • Developing a team based workforce fit for purpose – from school to practice
  • Engaging with and meeting the needs of rural communities
  • Creating a dialogue with policy makers, educators, academics and professional bodies
  • Embracing and utilising the latest digital technology for patient care and education
  • Rural proofing for health

We are in the process of developing an exciting and interesting programme, based around these themes, with all the typical different sessions: oral presentation, poster presentations, workshops, discussion panels, keynote lectures and a Rural Café. The final content of the programme will be determined by the abstract submissions and there will be prizes for the best oral communication and the best poster . The Best Oral Communication by a young doctor will be awarded the Berit Hansen Prize.

Abstracts will be published in an Abstract Book that will be published by Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine.

Of course, there will also be free standing presentations: so please don't hesitate to present an abstract on a topic reflecting your own interests.

Once an abstract is accepted by the Scientific Committee, authors will need to Register for the Forum, and pay their registration fee for the Forum in order for their abstracts to be included in the Abstract Book.

The Forum will be a face to face event and it aims to be affordable and sustainable. Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance as usual. Authors of workshops, oral communications and posters will need to participate in the Forum in Lincoln.

Please note that this year there will be a poster walk that will continue throughout the Forum. This means that authors, whose abstracts are accepted for posters, will have to bring a physical poster with them to be displayed on the poster boards. Everyone attending the Forum will have a chance to vote for the best poster, by Friday afternoon 22nd June. The authors of the top five posters will be invited to present their poster at a ‘Poster session’ on Friday evening, after which the winning poster will be chosen. The award will be presented on Saturday morning at the closing ceremony.


Please do not miss this opportunity to participate in a stimulating meeting in an interesting location - we look forward to reading your abstract.

Ferdinando Petrazzuoli
Chair EURIPA Scientific Board

Call for Abstracts

You can send your abstract for the different types of presentation: oral communication, poster or workshop.  Depending on the type of presentation, the abstract form will be slightly different. Either way, you will find clear instructions next to the type of abstract, in the form.

For the abstract submission, please click here.

If you need some help from the EURIPA Scientific Board in submitting the abstract, feel free to tick the appropriate box in the abstract submission system.

Guidance on the Assessment process can be found here.

Please note that Abstract submission has been extended and is open until Wednesday 17th April 2024.