ISDH 2022 Call for Posters

Attention those who missed the original call, or those with late breaking research to share with an international dental hygiene audience!

On behalf of the Scientific Committee, I am delighted to announce the launch of the Call for Posters for the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene 2022.

We invite colleagues from the international dental hygiene community to submit abstracts for consideration for poster sessions at the Symposium in Dublin, Ireland.

There are four themes; Adapt, Care, Enable and Learn and three submission types: New research, Systematic review and Innovations in research methodology, education or clinical practice. Each abstract should be no more than 400 words. Click here for full instructions for authors.

The deadline for abstract submissions is 22nd April 2022 after which date the abstracts will go for review.

We look forward to receiving your submission.

Dr. Catherine Waldron
Chairperson of the Scientific Committee ISDH 2022

Important Information

  • The Call for Posters for ISDH 2022 is open until April 22nd 2022. For any queries in relation to abstract submissions, please email
  • Abstracts are submitted via an online submission system. Register with the abstract submission website and establish your username and password.
  • If you are submitting more than one abstract you must use the same login for each abstract.
  • The maximum length of an abstract is 400 words. Please ensure that your findings are described to a level sufficient for reviewers to make an informed decision on quality. Abstracts that fail to meet these criteria will be rejected.
  • Do not include author names in the title or body of your abstract – these are entered online during the submission process.
  • You can alter your abstract at any time up to the submission deadline of 22nd April 2022.
  • Abstracts will be reviewed under each of the elements indicated in the guidelines for the submission type as well as for the level of innovation/contribution to the field and the general standard of academic writing of the abstract.
  • Authors can be listed on as many abstracts as they wish – however authors may be the presenting author on a maximum of 2 abstract presentations only – one oral and one poster.
  • Please note that at least one author must register in full to attend and present the abstract at the Symposium. Please note that we expect this to be a fully in-person conference, so presenters should expect to be onsite at the symposium in Dublin.
  • Abstracts must be written in English
  • Abstracts can be submitted under three different submission types. Details of the submission types with their specific requirements for abstracts are available here – please ensure you read this document before submitting your abstract as failure to adhere to the guidelines may result in your abstract being rejected.
  • To ensure a fair and scientific review of abstracts we will use a blind review process. Abstracts will be reviewed under each of the elements indicated in the guidelines for the submission type as well as for the level of innovation/contribution to the field and the general standard of academic writing of the abstract.
  • All communications will be with the submitting author only. This author is responsible for disseminating information related to the co-authors.

1. Symposium Themes

The themes of ISDH 2022 are:

Care: Includes presentations about providing care to people across the life stages, including vulnerable populations or those with specific health conditions and treatment options or behavioural change processes.

Adapt: Includes presentations about adapting to how we provide oral healthcare; for example, different settings, using alternative treatment or technology options, adapting practice in a pandemic.

Enable: Includes presentations that address public health, prevention, health promotion and advocacy.

Learn: Includes presentations about research or educational developments involving dental hygienists including early career and advanced researchers.

2. Submission Types

Click here for information on the three different submission types and the elements each should contain.

3. The Submission Process

Submitting an abstract is a 3-step process. We strongly recommend that you complete your submission at one time,

Step 1: Register on the system

  • We are using a dedicated website for abstract submission and you must first register on the system. The website is accessible by username and password. Please note that you will need to create your own username and password to access the system.
  • You only need to register once – each subsequent time that you visit this page, you will log in with your e-mail and chosen password.

Step 2: Submit your abstract

  • Once you have registered and created your profile, you must log in to the dedicated submission webpage, when you have prepared your abstract – enter your email address and the password you chose when you registered.
  • Submitting an abstract requires that you complete a questionnaire for each abstract. Some questions are mandatory (marked with an asterisk) and you will not be able to complete your submission until these questions have been answered. You will be required to provide the theme to which you are submitting your abstract, the names and affiliations of all authors and confirmation that all authors have approved the submission.
  • It is strongly recommended that you complete your submission once started. However, if you decide to start your submission for completion at a later point, you must ensure to “Submit” your incomplete abstract. It will then be available for you to finish at a later stage. Failure to “Submit” your incomplete abstract will result in it being lost and you will have to start again.
  • Mandatory questions are marked with an asterisk (*) and must be answered. Your submission will not be complete if a mandatory question is left unanswered. Incomplete submissions will not go for review.
  • If you exceed the word count for either the title or abstract, your submission will be marked as incomplete in our system. Incomplete submissions will not go for review.

Step 3: Confirmation e-mail

You will receive an e-mail confirming that your submission has been received. The subject of the mail will indicate if your submission is complete or incomplete. An incomplete submission may have an answer that is unfinished or you may have exceeded the word limit for the abstract. Incomplete submissions will not go for review. You must log back into the submission system, click on the title of the abstract and complete it. Once complete you will receive the confirmation e-mail.

If you wish to make another submission, please click on New Submission and a new blank submission form will open.

4. Amending a Submission

You may wish to change your submission. You can do this at any time up to the deadline of 22nd April 2022.

  • Log in to the abstract submission system.
  • You will see the abstract(s) that you have submitted. Click on the abstract title to open the file.
  • Amending an abstract is just the same as the original submission process except that the online form will be automatically filled in with the answers that you gave previously. You don’t have to change an answer if you don’t want to.
  • Once you click “Submit”, your changes will be saved and you will be sent an email confirming that your abstract has been amended. Your changes will not be recorded if you fail to click “Submit”. You will also receive an e-mail confirming that an amendment has been made to your abstract.

5. Queries

If you have any queries about the submission process or you wish to withdraw an abstract, please contact the scientific programme administrator at

The IFDH International Scientific Committee and Host IDHA does its utmost to ensure that all work is of the highest quality with respect to content. Neither the Scientific Committee nor the IFDH can guarantee the correctness of the data and information given at the time of presentation by the author and/or speaker. The authors are solely responsible for the content of their presentations and their opinion should not be considered to be that of the IFDH or the Host, or interpreted as an expression of support by its members.