Abstracts in the English, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish languages may be submitted for:

  • Oral presentations (10-15 minutes)
  • Oral mini-presentations (3-5 minutes)
  • Poster sessions

Those submitting abstracts may choose their preferred type of presentation. If the submissions for oral presentations are
not suitable for the respective categories, they may be considered for oral-mini or poster presentations if the quality allows.


Abstracts should be subdivided into the following sections (all are mandatory):

  • Introduction/Background
  • Purpose/Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions

Abstracts may not contain more than 2,000 characters (including spaces).
Abstracts may not contain tables, graphics or special characters.

Abstracts should be structured as follows:

1. Introduction/background

√ Describe the problem/scientific background as well as the rationale for the project/study

√  Address the significance of the subject for mental health promotion

√  Explain why the project/study is important and what question(s) it will answer

2. Purpose/methods

√  Describe the design of the project/study, setting (such as hospital, health service, community), participants and time frame

√  Indicate the analytic and/or intervention techniques and outcome measures

3. Results

√  Present the major quantitative and qualitative findings, accompanied by confidence intervals or levels of significance of statistical tests,
as appropriate

√  Negative as well as positive results may be of interest, report only those results that relate to your conclusion

√  If appropriate, state that the results are preliminary


4. Conclusions

√  State only those conclusions that are directly supported by data

√  Report on the actions that are recommended and/or have been implemented as a consequence of the project/study

√  Describe the ways in which your project/study was innovative.

The Scientific Committee will prioritize abstracts which focus on the main conference theme, or sub-themes:

Main Theme: Mental health promotion on a systemic, group or individual level


  • “Livsmestring” (self-efficacy)
  • Migration health
  • Recovery
  • Children & adolescents
  • Elderly
  • Family perspective
  • Women’s health
  • Health policy


All abstracts received, will be screened by the Scientific Committee.
The review criteria are outlined below.

Each abstract will be reviewed by 2-3 experts from the Scientific Committee and scored based on the following criteria:

  • Does the abstract follow the guidelines/abstract format?
  • Is the subject matter appropriate for the conference?
  • Is the information new, relevant and innovative?
  • Is the overall quality of the abstract sufficient?
  • Is the methodology adequate or sufficient to support the conclusions?
  • If applicable, is the study design appropriate?
  • Do the data adequately or sufficiently offer support for the conclusions?



Please send your abstract in PDF format with your name, institution and e-mail address to:
You will receive a notification from us when your abstract has been received by the Scientific Committee.