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You are invited to participate in the ALEPH2024 Conference by submitting an abstract for a conference presentation. Please read the following information carefully.


31 August 2024:  Abstracts close
30 September 2024:  Successful authors are advised
31 October 2024:  Deadline for presenter registration
Download submission templates:


  • Review the types of presentation to determine your preferred method of presentation.
  • Provide a short and precise title that will capture a reader’s attention.
  • Select the Conference Theme that best relates to the content of your abstract and identify up two alternate themes that are also addressed.
  • Indicate the preferred session type that will best suit your presentation.
  • Provide the names and affiliations of any co-authors (Maximum six). The submitting author certifies that all co-authors /co-presenters agree to the content of the abstract.


Your abstract should address one or more of the following conference themes (topics). To learn more, go to:

» Major Themes
» Other Themes

Major themes:

  1. Police and public heath working together for violence prevention: gender-based, family, sexual, intimate partner; including firearm proliferation, human trafficking and modern slavery
  2. Crises and Catastrophes: Responses and Preparedness – including especially pandemic preparedness
  3. Public health policing: responding to mental health crises; illicit drug use, alcohol-related issues and harm reduction; sex work
  4. Corrections and Detention: Prisons and places of detention/deportation as Public Health Institutions
  5. Wellness and Resilience of police and other first responders
  6. Challenging the criminalization of communities and public health issues: poverty, homelessness, HIV transmission, LGBTQI+, abortion, sex work; Reproductive Justice issues

Other themes:

  • Violence prevention -gender-based, family, sexual
  • Emergency preparedness – especially pandemic preparedness
  • Road trauma
  • Illicit drug use and harm reduction
  • Alcohol-related issues and policing
  • Mental health crises
  • Trauma-informed policing
  • Corrections – Prisons as Public Health Institutions
  • Crises and Catastrophes
  • ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ – Policing and Neurodiversity
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Policing and Public Health Education and Training Agenda
  • Policing and Public Health Technologies
  • Vulnerable Populations
  • Wellness and Resilience
  • Challenging criminalization of communities and behaviours – poverty, homelessness, LGBTQI+, abortion, sex work
  • HIV transmission and care
  • The role of public prosecutors and coroners in achieving public health goals


Individual Oral Presentation

Each Individual Oral Presentation is up to 15 minutes including Q&A; presenters may use slides to accompany their presentation. Upon acceptance, scheduling of your presentation is done by the Program Committee in an effort to plan cohesive sessions on common topics or themes. If their presentation is accepted, presenters must be registered before their presentation will be included the Program.

Convened Group Oral Presentations

Organized and moderated by a Session Convenor, these sessions include presentations from up to 5 individual presenters who agree to present together to offer varying perspectives on a common theme. Each presenter is required to complete an individual abstract using the template provided and all presenters must be registered before the session will be accepted into the Program.

The Session Convener MUST contact the Program Director, Nick Crofts, at to confirm that the proposed session will fit within the conference themes and program. The Session Convener may be asked to provide an outline for the proposed session.

The Session Convenor must ensure that all abstracts are submitted prior to the March 29 deadline. Upon acceptance of some or all of the abstracts, individual presenters will be required to pay the appropriate registration fee. The session convener will be eligible for a complimentary conference registration to recognize the role in coordinating the submissions, liaising with the presenters and moderating the session during the conference.

Marketplace of Ideas presentation

These practice-focussed sessions will be between 45 and 90 minutes duration and aim to:

  • Provide practical examples of law enforcement and health/welfare collaborations at local level, across a wide range of complex social and public health issues – for operational police in particular, whose need is pressing and for practical, more than theoretical, information;
  • Provide a forum for identifying, collecting and showcasing innovative partnership approaches to such problems, as a basis for exploring the principles behind success and sustainability of such collaborations; and
  • Stimulate interest in the development of new collaborative programs.

Ideally the Marketplace of Ideas will be a joint presentation by a law enforcement and a public health practitioner involved in the project. Sessions will be small groups (approximately 30 people maximum). Preference will be given to timely topics that will favor a highly interactive format and these sessions are not suitable for oral presentations.

Examples of Marketplace of Ideas include:

  • Presentations/demonstrations of training packages, curriculums, manuals, videos etc. followed by discussion;
  • A ‘Knowledge exchange’ through a facilitated discussion after describing the achievements and/or failures of a particular program initiative;
  • A ‘mini Master class’ via a highly interactive workshops to communicate experiential knowledge and know-how; or
  • ‘Up close and personal’ with an expert on a technical question: informative, inspiring, energetic with a maximum of audience participation.

Poster Presentations

Posters will be on display for at least one full-day of the conference. Presenters will engage with participants during refreshment breaks to transfer knowledge in an interactive format.


  • Abstracts must not exceed 350 words not including Title, Author(s) details or Section Headings
  • Abstracts must be submitted in Word format  » Download the Abstract Template here
  • There is a template for oral and poster presentations and one for Marketplace of Ideas sessions. Make sure you use the correct one.
  • The abstract must use the following headings as shown on the template. Do not include additional sections.
  • It would appreciated if Candara 11 font is used.

Abstracts for Oral and Poster presentations will include (as shown on attached proforma):

  1. Abstract Title:
  2. Author: Family name, given name
  3. Position and affiliation: (tertiary institution/NGO/community organisation etc)
  4. Contact email address
  5. Other authors and affiliations: Family name, given name
    (Items 6 – 10 below must not exceed 350 words in total)
  6. Background:
    Describe the rationale for the study/ service, program, problem, need.
  7. Research Objectives or Program Description:
    Outline the Research Objectives or Program Description or concept and identify who will benefit from the program or service.
  8. Methods or Activities:
    Outline the Methods used to address the research question or Activities undertaken to develop and implement the new program or service.
  9. Results or Evaluation:
    Outline the key Results that pertain to your study or outline of evaluation process and results.
  10. Conclusions or Implications:
    Explain your main findings based on the interpretation of the results or Program importance and usefulness to current and/or future practice.

Abstracts for Marketplace of Ideas Sessions will include (as shown on attached proforma):

  1. Title
  2. Author: Family name, given name
  3. Position and affiliation (tertiary institution/NGO/community organisation etc)
  4. Contact email address
  5. Other authors and affiliations: Family name(s), given name(s)
  6. Co-presenter (if any) and their affiliation
  7. Background: What issues or needs was this collaborative partnership addressing?
  8. About the project: Provide a very brief description of the project.
  9. Describe the roles and collaborative relationship between law enforcement and public health practitioners
  10. Identify the impact of the program initiative.
  11. What will you do in your session to ensure that it is interactive and dynamic?


Attach the Word document Template to an email to and cc to It is important that abstracts are sent to BOTH email addresses.

» Abstract Submission Template
» Marketplace of Ideas Proposal Template


The ALEPH2024 Program Committee will review abstracts during September 2024. The Committee will contact authors by the end of September 2024 with formal acceptance or rejection notices in order to allow presenters sufficient time to register for the conference and make travel arrangements. All notifications will be sent to the email address provided during the abstract process.

The ALEPH2024 Program and/or Organising Committee reserve the right to allocate an accepted abstract to another theme or presentation type.


Important: All accepted presenters must register for the conference by October 31 2024.

Presenters not registered by this date may not be included in the program and may not have their abstract(s) published in any conference proceedings.

There are no discounted fees for presenters.


Abstracts may be published in the ALEPH2024 Conference Handbook and disseminated to all conference attendees. Following the conference, the abstracts will be made publicly available on the conference website in .pdf format.


Please do not submit an abstract if you are not confident that you will be able to attend the conference and make the presentation. If your presentation has been accepted but extenuating circumstances prevent your attendance, we ask that you attempt to find another individual to make the presentation and notify us of this change as soon as possible.


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