Abstracts and session proposals now open for LEPH2019


You are invited to participate in the LEPH2019 Conference by submitting an Abstract to deliver an oral or poster presentation or a Marketplace of Ideas Session Proposal to convene a panel, workshop or other interactive session. Please read the following information carefully.


  • 29 March 2019:                Abstracts close
    Abstract or Marketplace of Ideas session proposals must be submitted in Word format (use the templates below) by email to bill_stronach@hotmail.com
  • 26 April 2019:                   Successful authors are advised



  • Please note that abstracts and proposals are to be submitted by email to bill_stronach@hotmail.com using the templates below.
  • 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 or proposal 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 or Marketplace of Ideas session proposal.



Your abstract or session proposal must address one or more of the following conference themes. More details on these themes will be posted at https://leph2019edinburgh.com/themes/.


Overarching theme: Collaborative leadership


Major themes:

  • ACE- and trauma-informed policing, early intervention:
    What does ACE-awareness mean for practice?
  • Public Prosecutors and District Attorneys – their role in public health, diversion
  • LE and Mental health
  • LE, drugs (incl alcohol) and harm reduction:
    People who use drugs, policing & legal frameworks, drug related deaths and harm reduction
  • Police and other First Responder mental health and wellbeing
  • Emergency Preparedness – crises and catastrophes
  • Neurocognitive disorders – ‘Hidden in plain sight’ e.g. epilepsy, Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, Acquired/Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Violence –gender-based violence:
    Child protection and sexual abuse, exploitation
    Violence prevention, domestic violence
  • Racial/ethnic disparities in access to health and involvement with criminal justice
  • LEPH education, Incl LEPH PhDs
  • LEPH in Low and Middle Income Countries


Examples of Other Topics within a particular theme (by no means exhaustive)

  • Infectious disease – epidemics
  • Defenders – the role of legal defenders in public health; holistic defence
  • LEPH and migration, Roma and travelers
  • Epidemiological criminology
  • Acid attacks
  • Human trafficking
  • Female genital mutilation
  • Incarceration – prisons as public health institutions
  • Road safety and trauma
  • Sentinel events analysis
  • Sex work
  • Suicide prevention
  • Hate crime and the new nationalism
  • Marginalisation as enemy of security and health: inclusive policing to overcome marginalisation
  • Information and data sharing
  • Tobacco control


We are especially interested in showcasing and highlighting the perspective of people with lived experience across any of these or other relevant topics.

If you are unsure whether your work will fit in the LEPH2019 Conference program please contact the Program Director, Nick Crofts, on nick.crofts@unimelb.edu.au



You are able to select an oral, poster or Marketplace of Ideas panel, workshop or other interactive session as your preferred presentation format.

Abstract submission form for oral and poster presentations (Template: download and fill out)


Marketplace of Ideas Session Proposal form (Template: download and fill out)


Individual Oral Presentation 

Each Individual Oral Presentation is up to 20 minutes including Q&A and youmay use slides and some other audio visual equipment to accompany your 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.


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.


Marketplace of Ideas presentation

These practice focused 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 discussion and interest in the development of new collaborative programs.


Ideally the Marketplace of Ideas activity 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 interactiveformat and these sessions are not suitable for extended oral presentations.


Examples of Marketplace of Ideas sessions include:

  • Presentations/demonstrations of training packages, curriculums, manuals, videos etc. followed by discussion
  • A ‘Knowledge exchange’ through afacilitated 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
  • ‘Up close and personal’ with an expert on a technical question: informative, inspiring, energetic with a maximum of audience participation.




You may wish to convene a complete session.

  • These sessions will be 90 minutes in length.
  • This proposal will contain up to 5 individual presentations on a particular topic that are assembled by you, as convener.
  • An abstract for each presentation will also be required by29 March 2019 and submitted like any other abstract but indicating that it forms part of this session.

Your proposal to convene a complete session should consist of:

  • Your name, affiliation and contact email address
  • Session title
  • Aim – what are you trying to achieve in this session
  • Conference themes – an indication of which conference themes your session will address
  • Session narrative – an outline of the ‘story’ that your session hopes to tell
  • Session Chair – probably you as the convener
  • A list of speakers and tentative titles of each presentation. (Each of these speakers will be expected to submit an individual abstract and will have agreed to be part of this session)



If this session with some or all of the proposed speakers is accepted for inclusion in the LEPH2019 program the convener will be eligible for a 50% reduction on the full conference registration fee. This is based on an understanding that the convener will ensure all abstracts are received on time, the convener will assist the Program Director if required and the convener will ensure this session functions well at the conference.

Note: Individual presenters in a convened session will be required to pay the appropriate registration fee like any other LEPH2019 presenter.


DO  NOT use the Abstract or Marketplace of Ideas session submission forms to propose a session that you wish to convene. Submit your proposal in the format above directly to the Program Committee Chairman at nick.crofts@unimelb.edu.au




  • Abstracts must not exceed 350 words not including Title, Author(s) details or Section Headings

−There is a template for oral and poster presentations and one for Marketplace of Ideas sessions. Make sure you use the correct template.

−Abstract or Session Proposals must be submitted in Word format (use the templates below)

−The abstract or session proposal must use the following headings as shown on the template. Do not include additional sections.

−It would be appreciated if Candara 11 font is used.



Attach the Word document Template to an email to bill_stronach@hotmail.com

Abstract submission form for oral and poster presentations (Template: download and fill out)


Marketplace of Ideas Session Proposal form (Template: download and fill out)




The LEPH2019 Program Committee will review abstracts and Marketplace of Ideas session proposals during April 2019. The Committee will contact authors by the end of April 2019 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 on the abstract or session proposal forms.


The LEPH2019 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 July 31 2019.

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 or session proposals may be published in the LEPH2019 Conference Handbook and disseminated to all conference attendees. Following the conference, the abstracts or sessions proposals may be made publicly available on the conference website in pdf format.



Please do not submit an abstract or Marketplace of Ideas session proposal 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.



If you are agreeable, when submitting your abstract or session proposal you will be asked if you would you like a full version of your presentation to be considered for publication in the Journal of Community Safety and Wellbeing’s special conference issue

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