COMPAR-EU Final Research Conference

The COMPAR-EU consortium invites you to submit a poster abstract for the COMPAR-EU final research conference. Young researchers are particularly encouraged to submit.

During the last 5 years, COMPAR-EU has identified, compared, and ranked the most effective and cost-effective self-management interventions (SMIs) for adults in Europe living with one of the four high-priority chronic conditions: type 2 diabetes, obesity, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and heart failure.

In October we will organize our final research conference. Here we will present the key findings of our project, and we will also launch the main product of our study, an innovative information technology platform featuring self-management tools. Leading researchers in the field will be invited as keynote speakers, young researchers are invited to present their work in a poster presentation.

The objective of the poster session is to foster research and to promote and exchange new ideas in the area of self-management, self-management support and chronic diseases. All abstracts must be submitted electronically, using the form below.

Deadline for Submissions

The deadline for submissions is on September 11th, 2022. You will be notified of the
outcome via email, at the address you provided during your submission.

Abstract Review & Selection

All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Selection will be based on:

  • Relevance and importance for chronic disease self-management
  • The degree of innovation for self-management research, policy or practice
  • Clarity and completeness of abstract.

A maximum of 30 posters will be selected for the poster sessions. All presenters will be assigned a designated time for discussion of their posters with delegates. Availability to present/discuss your work is an important part of the poster presentation experience at the conference. A jury will select the best poster. The winning poster will be invited to provide a pitch of their work during the conference.

All abstracts must be related to the field of self-management and chronic disease and can consist of any of the following:

  • Research; describing research projects
  • Intervention development and implementation; describing the design of supportive interventions and tools for patients, their carers and professionals and/or strategies to implement
  • Education; describing initiatives to educate patients and professionals in self-management and self-management support and the development of educational materials
  • Policy or practice; describing policy initiatives, implementation strategies, guideline development, panel studies (e.g. Delphi) and practical testing of new directives

Fields for completion within the electronic form

The electronic form contains 4 sections: title, author details and affiliation, category and abstract. The abstract will be a blank unstructured form.

  • Title
  • Author(s) details: For all authors – title, first and last names. Indication of who will be the presenting author with corresponding email address, department and institution.
  • Category: Research, Intervention development and implementation, Education, Policy and practice
  • Abstract: The structured abstract should be limited to 300 words and include the following headings: Background, Methods, Findings, Discussion. Up to two references can be added.

Accepted applications

All presenting authors are expected to be prepared to facilitate discussion with delegates. Presenters will be asked to have any handout materials sent to the organizers approximately 2-3 weeks prior to the conference and confirm the final presenter. Details will be shared in your notice of acceptance. Poster presentations will take place on 26th October; if you have any limitations, please indicate this immediately upon the receipt of your acceptance notice. Accepted poster presenters must register for the conference and be present. Participation to the conference is for free. Attendants must provide their own transport and accommodation. Presenters will receive a certification of participation.

If you have any questions regarding the COMPAR-EU Final Research Conference, please feel free to contact the COMPAR-EU office at by email at

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