From Birth to Health

Towards Sustainable Childbirth

Sept 17-18, 2018 : COST Action BIRTH Conference : Lisbon

Call for abstracts

We welcome abstract submissions related to pregnancy, labour, birth, and postpartum based on six domains detailed below.

Submissions explicitly linked to at least one domain or providing specific links between them, are invited for Oral and Poster presentations.

Examples of possible topics are included for each domain although these are not exhaustive.


30 March 2018

Call for abstracts opens

New deadline


15 May 2018

Call for abstracts closes

12 June 2018

Notification of acceptance

30 June 2018

Deadline for registration of presenting authors with accepted abstracts

Abstract Guidance
  • All submissions should be no longer than 250 words.

  • Each abstract should include the rationale, method, results/conclusions, and implications of findings.

  • Any individual may be the presenting author of a maximum of 2 abstracts.

  • All abstracts must be written in English.

  • A maximum of 3 keywords should be included.

  • Abstracts must only be submitted via the on line submission system. Abstracts submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.

  • Abstracts submitted for presentation will undergo a thorough selection process carried out by members of the Scientific Committee.

  • Abstracts not selected for oral presentation will automatically be considered for poster presentation.

  • Authors of selected abstracts will be notified by the first days of June 2018.

  • All accepted abstracts will be published as an online abstract book.  It is assumed authors whose abstracts are accepted will give consent and authorise the Scientific Committee to publish their abstract.

  • Please note that presenting authors of all accepted abstracts must register and pay the conference registration fee by the deadline for early bird online registration. The abstracts of authors who fail to do so will be removed from the programme and will not be published in the final abstract book.

  • The Scientific Committee will retain the right to allocate your presentation to a slot in the programme.

Oral presentations
  • Oral presentations selected for plenary sessions will have 12 minutes to present, plus 15 minutes for a shared discussion. 


Poster Presentations 
  • Poster size - A1 to A0 format maximum, portrait layout.