Public Health 2nd DISCIPLE – International Students’ Conference in Public Health is an online conference organized by Cluj School of Public Health from Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Romania. After a successful first edition, we are committed to reaching and engaging more and more students to present their research results in the friendly, open setting of our online conference. Year by year, through this event, we aim to encourage students to be active members of the research community, facilitate their access to international conferences and create a network of young or prospective professionals in public health. The participants will have the chance to discuss research topics and methodologies, share and develop ideas, learn from each other and gain knowledge in the public health field.
This conference will constitute a unique experience for all the accepted presenters since they will have to describe their work in the framework of an online setting. The organizers strive to change the way conferences are organized, deciding to make use of online tools in order to foster and facilitate dissemination of research work conducted by students in the area of health.
The second edition of Public Health DISCIPLE aims to encourage more and more students to engage in disseminating their research results. Moreover, the conference will represent only a start for further academic activities, the prizes being incentives and support for future research.
23 May 2015.
Public Health 2nd DISCIPLE is an online conference, which means both participants and public health experts will be able to attend the sessions from a place of their choice, the only requirement to participate in the conference consisting in a reliable internet connection.
YouTube & Google+ Hangouts will be the platforms that will support the conference, both through live streaming for the oral presentations and video conferencing for the panel discussions.
The conference aims to bring together students from across Europe, United States, and Asia to present their research on public health topics, regardless of the main area of research or level of educational attainment. Therefore, Public Health 2nd DISCIPLE is targeting all the students interested in the public health field, encouraging medical, veterinary, psychology, sociology, social work, public administration, communication students, and other related specializations students to submit an abstract for our conference.
We are welcoming research abstracts on any public health topic or regarding any social, economic, administrative issues with implications for health, the healthcare system and healthcare professionals.
Aims and objectives:
- Encourage students to be active members of the research community
- Facilitate the students’ access to international conferences
- Create a network of young or prospective professionals in public health
- Improve online communication and oral presentation skills in students
Benefits for participating students
- Having the opportunity to disseminate the results of your research and get feedback from public health experts
- Developing interdisciplinary connections with students interested in public health
- Learning from good practices and peers’ research
- Being part of an interactive & dynamic learning experience
- Having the change to be published in a public health scientific journal, winning a summer internship in Cluj-Napoca and having a further motivation to continue research activities
Executive Director, Cluj School of Public Health, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Social and Behavioral Health Unit, Cluj School of Public Health, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
International Reviewers Committee
- Alexandra Sidor, PhD(c), Cluj School of Public Health, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania
- Alexandru Coman, MD, Cluj School of Public Health, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania
- Andrea Lukács, PhD, Faculty of Health Care, Miskolc University, Hungary
- Andreea Silaghi, MA, Cluj School of Public Health, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania
- Barna Kovacs, PhD, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Romania
- Cristian Meghea, PhD, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, U.S.
- David McElroy, PhD, Global Action Plan, UK
- Diana Rus, PhD, Cluj School of Public Health, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania
- Madalina Coman, MA, Cluj School of Public Health, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania
- Mara Timofe, PhD(c), Cluj School of Public Health, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania
- Maria Scatigna, PhD, Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, University of L’Aquila, Italy
- Marius Ungureanu, MD PhD, Cluj School of Public Health, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania
- Ramona Suharoschi, MD PhD, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Romania
- Timea Krizbai, PhD, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Romania
Phase I. Submit an abstract by March 25, 2016. In this phase, your work will be evaluated by public health researchers. After your abstract is reviewed, we will let you know if you will participate in the next phase of the conference.
Phase II. If the abstract gets through the first evaluation phase and it is accepted to be presented in the conference, you will be asked to confirm your participation, by paying a 15€ registration fee by April 30, 2016 and submitting a video of your oral presentation by May 1, 2016.
Phase III. The video of your oral presentation will be evaluated by the same experts that evaluated your abstract.
Phase IV. In the conference day, on May 23, 2016, the presentation videos will be uploaded on our YouTube channel. You will have the chance to get in touch with foreign public health students that share similar interests and find future research collaborators.
Because we aim to motivate young researchers to continue their work in public health, the best three presenters will have the chance to be published in Global Health: Research, Policy, and Practice (AGORA), an international peer-reviewed open access, online-only journal dedicated to publishing original research, reviews, reports, and editorials on all aspects of global health. Moreover, the award for the best presenter will be a free spot (covering the program fee, including accommodation) in the Global Health Summer Practicum, a professional experience, providing the opportunity for health sciences students to apply knowledge and theory learned in the classroom to a professional work setting and to develop the skills needed for successful transition to the public health workforce.
We are welcoming research abstracts on any public health topic or regarding any social, economic, administrative issues with implications for health, the healthcare system and healthcare professionals. That is why Public Health 2nd DISCIPLE is targeting all the students interested in the public health field, encouraging medical, veterinary, psychology, sociology, social work, public administration, communication students, and other related specializations students to submit an abstract for our conference. Students/ young researchers are defined as participants enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate educational program, that did not receive a doctoral degree before the conference day.
In order to further expand the international network of shared knowledge and methodologies in public health, you will be asked to recommend at least two scholars or practitioners as reviewers. Thus, the abstract submission form will require you to provide the contacts of two public health researchers and practitioners who will receive an invitation to be part in the International Expert Committee of this conference. Please note that the persons you recommend will not review your work, but other participants’ abstracts.
When submitting your abstract make sure to follow these guidelines:
- The abstract body should not exceed 3000 characters, including spaces
- The abstract body must include the following information:
- Hypotheses & objectives
- Implications for the future
- Do not include references
Click on the submission button to start your submission procedure.
The Scientific Committee will review all submitted abstracts according to the following criteria:
- Is the topic regarding a current issue in public health?
- Is the design of the study appropriate?
- Have the data been collected?
- Are there (preliminary) results?
- Does the study provide new insight in the field?
The presenting authors of accepted abstracts are required to pay the registration fee (15€) and register by April 30. In order to register for the conference, participants must pay the conference fee (payment form here) and then register by filling in this registration form.
If you encounter any problems, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the registration, you will have to submit the video presentation by May 1 making sure to follow these guidelines:
- The presentation will be 5-minutes long and it will be recorded in a place of your choice
- It is mandatory to make sure your face can be seen
- You can use whatever materials as support to do your presentation (including PowerPoint presentations or notes / papers / charts)
- It is recommended to submit a video in *.mp4 format, but other formats are accepted as well
- The quality of the video must be 720p HD or higher.
To get in touch with our Organizing Committee please send us an e-mail on the following address: email@example.com.