2024 SSHB Conference Abstract Submission

The Society invites abstract submissions from postgraduate students and academics, focusing on:

  • The methods for the measurement or analysis of physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and/or sleep (e.g., research validating/calibrating tools to measure the behaviours; research investigating the impact of different processing decisions on the resulting estimates of time spent in movement behaviours from device-based measurements; research applying or demonstrating the usefulness of novel methods for data analysis, such as isotemporal substitution or network analysis)
  • Physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep prevalence and trends (e.g., research investigating the prevalence of meeting recent 24-hour movement behaviour guidelines in children; research reporting on trends of time spent in physical activity, sedentary behaviour and/or sleep in the general population or specific sub-groups, such as clinical populations, ethnic minorities, or the elderly)
  • The factors that influence physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and/or sleep (e.g., research investigating how individual, interpersonal and environmental factors are associated with compliance of 24-hour movement behaviour guidelines, such as the WHO’s guidelines for children under 5 years of age; Research reporting on the feasibility and/or effectiveness of interventions to increase time spent in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, reduce sedentary time, or improve sleep quality)
  • The influence of physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and/or sleep on human health, growth and development (e.g., research investigating the association between children’s sedentary behaviour and developmental outcomes, such as cognition or fitness; research reporting the results of or describing the protocol for physical activity interventions to improve the health outcomes in humans, such as improving body composition in obese individuals or bone mineral density in elderly individuals; research investigating the mechanisms behind the influence of physical activity on the outcomes of treatment in clinical populations)


The examples given above are not exhaustive – they are only intended to give an indication of the variety of research that can be submitted for the symposium, so please don’t be detracted from submitting your work if it doesn’t fit neatly into one of the themes/examples mentioned above.

Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and organised under the following sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. To ensure fairness and an opportunity for all to present their work, we will only accept 3 abstract submissions from the same presenting author (i.e., an academic can be a co-author in more than 3 abstracts but only named as presenting author for a maximum of 3 abstracts). In the submission form, you will be able to choose whether you have preference for a poster or oral presentation, and whether you would like to be considered for one of our 3 awards: 1) the New Investigator Awards, 2) the Low- and Middle-Income Country Investigator Award, or 3) the Best Student Poster Award (details about what each entails and eligibility criteria are available below, at the end of the Abstract Submission form).



Regular abstract submission (where abstracts will be considered for either oral or poster presentation, and eligible for the New Investigator and the Low- and Middle-Income Country Investigator Awards):

Regular abstract submission now closed.


Late-breaking abstracts (where abstracts will be considered for poster presentation only, except in very exceptional circumstances as judged by the selection panel – e.g., innovative research for which data collection and analysis could not be finalised in time to submit before the regular submission deadline):


Closes: 30th April 2024


SSHB 2024 Abstract submission form

  • Please provide a title with no more than 30 words, with minimal capitalisation and no abbreviations.
  • First_Name Last_Name (Affiliation), First_Name Last_Name (Affiliation), etc...
  • A maximum of 3 abstracts will be accepted per presenting author.
  • 300 words maximum. Please include the following sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, and Conclusions.
  • By default, all late-breaking abstracts will be considered for poster presentation. The Committee will, however, reserve the right to propose an oral presentation format in some exceptional circumstances, such as abstracts that contain very innovative research - this is why we are still asking researchers to state their preferred presentation format.
  • Best Student Poster Award

    The best poster presented by a post-graduate student will be chosen by an independent review panel during the poster session on the first day, and announced during the closing remarks session at the end of the conference. The successful post-graduate student will receive a certificate and an award of €250. Eligibility criteria: postdoctoral students currently undertaking a Masters/PhD or those presenting work from their Masters/PhD research within 6 months of completion of their studies, and registered members of the SSHB.
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  • (100 words maximum)

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