Abstract submission is now closed for the 4th European Health Literacy Conference, University College Dublin, Ireland,

14th -15th March 2019.


Professor Gerardine Doyle, Conference Chair

Professor Stephan van der Broucke, Scientific Committee Chair

Dr Kristine Sørensen, Executive Chair

Submission Formats

Abstracts may be submitted in three different formats:


1.  Research Oral/Poster Presentation

2.  Symposium

3.  Teach-In Workshop

For further information on each of these formats, please click here

Abstract Themes

We welcome submissions on all topics related to the conference theme, Building Health Literate Societies. For example:

  1. Migrant Health Literacy 

  2. The economic case for Health Literacy

  3. Consumers and health literacy, health insurance

  4. Patient safety, accessibility, informed decision-making, adherence

  5. Organizational Health Literacy

  6. Noncommunicable diseases - a societal burden

  7. Digital health literacy/ eHealth literacy

  8. People-centered health and health literacy

  9. The Patient Voice


Abstract Guidelines

Please note all abstracts must be submitted in accordance with the guidelines below:

  • All abstracts must be submitted through an online form which will be available soon

  • Abstracts must be submitted in English

  • Authors are welcome to submit multiple abstracts; however, each abstract must be submitted for only one submission format

  • Abstracts must not exceed 1000 words

  • Abstracts must not include tables or figures

  • The abstract should be typed in Calibri font, size 11pt and single line spacing

  • Please only use standard abbreviations or define them in full

  • DO NOT include authors and affiliations in the abstract, as these will be entered into the online submission form


Review and Notifications of Acceptance

The members of the Scientific Committee of the 4th European Health Literacy Conference will consider all submissions against the following criteria:

• Originality and Creativity
• Clarity of Content
• Contribution to knowledge / evidence for promoting health and equity
• Relevance to the theme and subtheme of the Conference