3rd UCL Centre for Behaviour Change Digital Health Conference 2017: Harnessing digital technology for behaviour change


Start Time:22 Feb 2017, 8:00 AM

End Time:23 Feb 2017, 7:00 PM

Where:Senate House, Malet Street, London, United Kingdom

Rapid response abstracts submission system closed on 31st January.
The first call for abstracts is now closed. Authors will be notified of the decisions by 1st week of January 2017. A provisional programme will be posted the following week.
A rapid response abstract system is now open. The deadline for submitting a rapid response abstract is 11:59 p.m on January 31st, 2017. Due to timing and space limitations, these submissions will be considered only for poster presentations. The submission guidance is the same but abstracts will be only reviewed internally. Rapid submission authors will be notified of the decision by mid February, 2017.
The UCL Centre for Behaviour Change, in collaboration with the Institute for Digital Health, is delighted to confirm its third internationally-renowned conference. The focus is on harnessing digital technology for health behaviour change.

World-leading academics will be joining key members of the public health and tech communities for talks, panel discussions, debates, demonstrations and more across a variety of topics.

We are now open for submissions.

Submission guidelines

The submission process

The deadline has been extended to midnight on 14th October 2016. We intend to notify submitting authors of the decisions by 1st week of January 2017. Individual abstracts should be no more than 500 words. Contributors should choose whether they are submitting under the heading of ‘Research’, ‘Application’, ‘Symposium’ or ‘Panel discussion/debate’.

Research abstracts
• These should address the role of digital interventions in health behaviour change and should clearly indicate the Rationale, Aims, Methodology (e.g. experiment, RCT, survey, interview study, think-aloud study, observational study), Analysis, Results and Conclusions. Unless there are good reasons not to, these should be used as headings.
• Abstracts involving primary research (rather than reviews or conceptual analyses) must have followed the appropriate standards of ethics in research and have received appropriate ethical approval.
• Data collection and analysis should be complete at time of submission. If not, authors will need to provide a persuasive case that the results will be available by the time of the conference.
• Conclusions must state the generalisable message resulting from the research reported. See this guidance on writing conclusions for abstracts:
• Please use the Frontiers abstract system to submit.

Application abstracts
• These should include a description of what will be demonstrated and how the project/product was developed, tested and used.
• Innovative product descriptions or demonstrations may be included in a dedicated demonstration session depending on the number of submissions.
• Please use the Frontiers abstract system to submit.

Symposia abstracts
• These should describe a series of 'research abstracts' focused on a particular topic and will include a minimum of four oral presentations from different authors on a related topic.
• Submissions must state the convenor and a discussant to provide an overview and facilitate discussion.
• Please email your submission to using the subject line CBC DHC 2017 Submission.
Panel discussion/debate abstracts
• These should describe a proposed topic and will involve four contributors and a facilitator. 
• The description should use the following headings: objectives, rationale and summary outlining the focus of each contributor's approach.
• Please use the Frontiers abstract system to submit.
The review process

Submissions will be reviewed by two external experts selected by the Scientific Committee. The Scientific Committee in consultation with an International Advisory Board will make the final decision on the inclusion of abstracts and on the presentation format (oral or poster presentation). The names of reviewers and committee members will be published with the conference programme.

The following criteria will be used:

1. Importance: The findings are generalizable and help to advance the science of behaviour change.
2. Strength of methodology: The methods are appropriate to the research aims.
3. Originality: The application, topic or methods are innovative.
4. Clarity: The abstract clearly sets out what was done, why and what was found.

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