Call For Abstracts

Requirement and guidance for submitting abstracts     Go to abstracts

Prepare Abstract?

Researchers should prepare an abstract not exceeding 350 words including titles. The abstract should have a title, name(s) of author(s), author(s) affiliation(s), a maximum of five (5) keywords, and contacts (email address) of the corresponding author.

Submission

Researchers should select a track for their abstract and choose one option during the submission process

Submission options

Option 1 – Research conducted in all disciplines.

Abstract structure:

  • Introduction/Background
  • Methods
  • Key findings/Results
  • Conclusions/recommendations

Option 2 – Lessons learnt through programmatic and routine  implementation

Abstract structure:

  • Introduction/Background
  • Description of intervention including setting design and evaluation methods
  • Lessons learnt
  • Conclusions/Next steps

Abstract review

All submitted abstracts will go through a blind peer-review process carried out by a team of experts in the field of research. Reviewers will be required to sign Confidentiality Agreement Forms to ensure confidentiality in the review process

Requirements

In this conference, an abstract is a stand-alone scientific statement that briefly explains the essential information of a study, research project, policy or programme. Researchers should select a track for their abstract and choose one option during the submission process:

 

General instructions:

  • Abstracts should be submitted in English Language
  • Author(s) can submit at most five (5) abstracts but an author will be allowed to present if all five get accepted, and will have to assign the rest to co-authors to present.
  • The abstract should not exceed 350 words, excluding titles
  • The abstract title should not exceed 20 words
  • Abstracts should have a title, name(s) of author(s), author(s) affiliation(s), a maximum of five (5) keywords, and contacts (email address) of the corresponding author.
  • Abstract submission deadline: 28 July 2021, at 11:59pm, South African Standard Time.
  • Late Breaker deadline: 10 August 2021, at 11:59pm, South African Standard Time.

Sub themes

  • Track 1: Advancing COVID-19 clinical and biomedical research for improved health outcomes

  • Track 2: COVID-19 Epidemiology: Transmission Dynamics, Prevention, Vaccines and Outcomes

  • Track 3: COVID-19 and other health conditions: Impact and Interventions (e.g., non-communicable and communicable diseases)

  • Track 4: Impact of the pandemic and response: Health systems, psychosocial, social, economic, and cultural rights

Ready To Submit Abstracts?

All full abstract submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability. English is the official language of the conference. We welcome abstract submissions. Prospective authors are invited to submit full (and original research) papers (which is NOT submitted or published or under consideration anywhere in other conferences/journal) in electronic (DOC or PDF) format.