Submit an Abstract

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for CHNC 2021 is now closed.

Please stay tuned for more information related to the 2022 Call for Abstracts.

The guidelines below are related to 2021 submissions. These guidelines are subject to change.


The abstract should be no more than 300 words in length. Abstracts should be written using lay language (with no jargon). There is the option to submit an abstract for either a poster or an oral presentation. Oral presentations will be 10 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions. The exact time allotted for oral presentations is subject to change.

There are no limitations on the number of abstracts an author can submit; however you can only be a lead author (presenter) for two selected abstracts.

We encourage service providers, clinicians, students/trainees, researchers, and other collaborators such as individuals with lived experience to submit an abstract to share insights on navigating the system, lessons learned from delivering a navigation program, or to present research related to health navigation at the first-ever Canadian Healthcare Navigation Conference!

To facilitate peer review, please include the following headers and information:

  • Introduction/background
  • Design (research methods, or specific details of proposed presentation, such as a description of a navigation program)
  • Results (may include preliminary findings or lessons learned if no final results are available)
  • Conclusion (may include discussion points or implications for the field of healthcare navigation related to research, practice, education, or policy/administration)


If you have any questions about submitting an abstract, registration, or about the presentation sessions, please contact us.


Submission Form