Call For Abstracts

• The scientific committee invites the submission of abstracts to be considered for poster presentation.
• The deadline for the submission of abstracts is THURSDAY 15 AUGUST  2019. Registrars and postgraduate students are specifically invited to present.
• All abstracts must be submitted online via the website HERE.
• E-mailed or faxed abstracts will not be accepted.
• All appropriate abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee. All abstracts received will be acknowledged, and authors will be sent acceptance or rejection letters by FRIDAY, 30 AUGUST 2019.
• The condition of acceptance: Kindly note that the presenter or at least one of the authors must register and attend the Congress for an abstract to be accepted.

Abstract Categories

There are 3 categories of abstract submission, kindly note that the same abstract cannot be submitted in all three categories:

- Original Research
- Case Reports
 - Audits/Surveys/Quality Improvement

Dimensions of Posters

Accepted poster abstract submissions will be displayed as hard copies (there will be no facility any to present e-posters). A Free-Standing poster board and accessories to attach the poster will be provided at the congress. Please take note of the dimensions of the poster board below. A standard A0-poster (or slightly larger) will comfortably fit on this board.

Actual Size - 963mm (w) x 1853mm (h)
Visual Size - 960mm (w) x 1840nn (h)

Instructions To Authors

1. Each abstract must clearly state the following:

a. Abstract title (the title of the abstract must not exceed 25 words).
b. Name of list of author(s). The name of the presenting author must appear first in the list of authors.
c. Affiliation of author(s).
d. Contact details of first author (telephone numbers, e-mail address etc).

2. Abstracts must be typed in English, single line spacing.
3. The body of the text must not exceed 350 words (this excludes the information listed in point 1)
4. Please adhere to the following format:

a. Introduction: should be brief and informative and state the aim of the study.
b. Methods: include a description of subjects and research methodology.
c. Results: outline the findings of the study supported by statistics as appropriate. Do not use figures, graphs or tables in the abstract. The data provided must be sufficient to permit peer review of the abstract.
d. Conclusion: provide a summary and relevance of the main findings.

All accepted abstracts will be published without further editing. Abstracts that do not adhere to the specific format will not be published.