Welcome to ICPH 2020: A vision for humanity in medicine
This three-day conference, supported by the British, American and Canadian Medical Associations, aims to support doctors and medical students to create better working environments for themselves and their colleagues.
By presenting positive interventions and bringing together a vibrant, international community of professionals, we aim to enable you to make your career and workplace more conducive to sustaining your health and wellbeing. The conference will give you the tools to put ideas into practice.
A healthier workforce delivers better outcomes for patients and this conference will offer strategies to enable you to make positive change for the benefit of your patients, your team and yourself. The conference will include inspirational keynote presentations, themed presentation streams, interactive workshop sessions and engaging social events.
Call for abstracts
Deadline: 31 January 2020
The ICPH 2020 will provide a forum for practitioners and researchers to present innovative methods and support systems, educational programmes and recent research findings in the area of physician health.
The friendly and informal environment will promote networking, exchange of experience and information, and leisure activities focused on staying healthy, while the theme - A vision for humanity in medicine - will focus attention on the practical steps we can take to make medicine a more sustainable career choice.
The conference will ask: how can we move towards improving working environments; encouraging productive team working; reducing bullying and harassment in an already stressful workplace; making medicine a career that is accessible for all; supporting colleagues who are struggling; effecting a better work-life balance?
In response, we are inviting authors to submit abstracts for consideration. We are looking for evidence-based solutions, practical skills, suggestions and tools for attendees to take back to their workplace and make change happen.
Please keep the conference theme in mind when preparing your abstract and presentation.
Three presentation formats are invited:
Oral presentations: Short oral presentations which will be grouped into related sessions. Each presentation will be scheduled for 15 minutes with an additional five minutes for questions and answers to the presenting author/s. Each group of presentations will be followed by a 10 minute panel question and answer session.
Interactive workshop sessions: Workshops are required to be interactive sessions, designed to improve skills and knowledge in a specific area of physicians' health and wellbeing. Presentations followed by Q and A are not a suitable workshop format. Subject matter is open (but should be related to the conference theme) and sessions should be designed to address specific, topical issues. Workshops may range from 60 to 90 minutes, and handouts are encouraged. These sessions may also offer you an opportunity to further your research: our varied audience of professionals interested in all aspects of doctors' health may provide you with the focus group or feedback you need.
Poster presentations: Written presentation of research, recent findings, innovative methods and support systems. Posters will be displayed throughout the conference and presenters will have a dedicated time to be available for questions and discussion with interested parties in an informal setting.
Submitting your abstract