No images, charts or tables are permitted in the abstract.
Abstracts must be informational and report on completed work.
It is the author's responsibility to submit a correct abstract.
Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact will be reproduced as submitted by the author.
Abstract submission deadline is midnight South African Standard Time on 30 November 2020
Abstracts will not be accepted after this date.
All abstracts will be reviewed, and the final selection made by the Scientific Committee.
Notification of acceptance/decline will commence on or before 7 December 2020.
Accepted abstracts will only be included in the conference programme once registration, and payment of the registration fee, is completed.
All presenters must be registered and fully paid by 30th November 2020.
• Maternal and child health
• Non-communicable and surgical diseases
• Trauma, emergency medicine and critical care
• New technologies/tools to combat disease
• Infectious diseases
• Microbiome and genetics
• Public and global health
• Title – maximum 25 words
• Author(s) — List the primary author first
The abstract should be constructed using the format listed below. Please note the formats applicable to scientific or operational research.
Maximum word count- 250
Background: An opening sentence or two that introduces the study. For operational research, include the problem statement and rationale for intervention
Objectives: Indicate the purpose of the study or the hypothesis that was tested.
Methodology: Include the setting for the study, the subjects, and the type of analysis if appropriate
Results: Present the results of the study. (Please state clearly, if you do not have final results available, but indicate any preliminary and anticipated final results)
Conclusions: Briefly discuss the data and emphasise the significance of the results.