Abstract Submissions

Guidelines for

  • All abstracts must be submitted online, through the conference website.
  • All abstracts must be written in English.
  • Length limit of abstract: 250 words.
  • 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

Submission Format

• 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.
 • 3 keywords