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Canadian Council for Tobacco Control

Call for Abstracts is NOW OPEN

The call for abstracts will be open from November 27th until December 17th, 2015 at 11h59 ET.

The Canadian Council for Tobacco Control (CCTC) is seeking individuals and organizations who are interested in sharing their experience of protecting individuals and communities in Canada from commercial tobacco use.

CCTC invites you to submit abstracts offering evidence that will help achieve major advancements in tobacco control in Canada.

The call for abstracts is the principle mechanism for creating the National Conference on Tobacco or Health's program.  We are interested in hearing about successes, challenges and opportunities in tobacco control.  We are hoping that collectively, abstract submissions will cover evidence and learnings from a variety of populations, settings and communities. 

CCTC embraces a broad definition of evidence and encourages abstracts that represent research, interventions, organizational experience and other forms of evidence (including environmental scans, expert and practice-based evidence, political evidence, and community evidence). As such, we have altered our submission form slightly to recognize differences between research presentations and other areas (i.e. programs or policy).

We invite researchers, programmers, evaluators, advocates, policy advisors, students, community developers, health professionals... anyone with lessons to share that others can take and apply in their work and/or communities.

To view the types of sessions submitted at our last conference, click here.

If you have any questions concerning abstract content, please contact

Session List

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Guidelines for Submission of Abstracts

Authors are invited to submit an abstract in English or French to be considered for either:

  • Oral (15 minute) 
  • Poster presentation
  • Workshop
  • Panel presentation (60 to 90 minute presentation)

Deadline for submissions is December 17, 2015, 11:59 pm.

Abstract Submission Limit

You may submit more than one abstract submission per submitter up to a maximum of 5.  All abstracts must be submitted online ONLY.  This must include an abstract summary description of 400 words. 

Abstract Category, Topic Theme and Description

We've tailored the abstracts to recognize that non-research submissions can be different.  As such, all submitters will be asked to pre-select the Abstract Category that best suits your submission:

  • Research Abstract
  • Policy
  • Practice
  • OR Other Area

The submitter will be asked to indicate the theme which best suits the content of the abstract.

  • Cessation
  • Denormalization
  • Harm Reduction
  • Industry
  • Prevention
  • Products
  • Protection
  • Retail Environment

A Research Abstract description must include:

  • Purpose
  • Relevance/Context
  • Methods/Analyses
  • Results/Significance 

Policy, Practice or Other Area description must include:

  • Purpose
  • Description
  • Observations
  • Practice Implications
  • Conclusions

Co-Author(s):  You will be given an opportunity to include co-authors on your submission and confirm that same are aware of being included in this submission.

Changes and Corrections:

Once submitted, it is possible to make corrections to the paper content or information (such as presenter details, theme, etc.) until the deadline.  In order to correct your abstract you must access your submission via the website using your username and password and edit your submission prior to the deadline.  *Note that your changes to your abstract will NOT be possible after the deadline of December 17, 2015.  In the case of errors discovered after the deadline, you may indicate the correction during the presentation at the conference.  However, late changes will not be included in the publications.


If you wish to withdraw an abstract already submitted, please notify us as quickly as possible at stating the title and submission ID# number of the abstract to be withdrawn.  *Note that withdrawal is still possible after the submission deadline.

Accepted Abstracts:

A letter of notification will be sent electronically to the abstract submitter during the week of January 11, 2016 with a report on the status of the abstract (accepted for oral, short talk with poster, workshop, panel or declined).  The NCTH Program Committee will determine the format, day and time of presentation.  The presenter will be required to register to the Conference by February 5, 2016 to confirm their acceptance and be included in the Conference Program and Abstracts.  Accepted authors who do not register by the deadline will not be included in the Conference Program or Abstracts and will be removed from the accepted abstract listing.

Submitters should be very careful to write an informative and interesting abstract as this will be used by the Conference Program Committee to determine whether the submission will be accepted for presentation at NCTH 2016.  Therefore, the submitter should strive to ensure that the abstract properly summarizes the content of the submission, describes why the work is important and shows how the work contains significant advances relevant to the subject. 

Note to Authors:  Accepted abstracts will be available online and distributed at the Conference.  Submission of a paper constitutes the commitment of at least one author to register for the Conference and present their work.  Expenses associated with the preparation and submission of the abstract are the responsibility of the author/presenter.

In order to be part of the NCTH 2016 Program, the author/presenter must register by February 5, 2016 and must submit payment at that time.

If you wish to submit a late abstract, please email us

If you have questions concerning the technical aspects of submitting an abstract, please contact