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Submissions

Abstracts

The Scientific Committee is now calling for abstracts for the Conference 

(Closed).

Theme: Building back better: public health resilience and recovery

Sub-themes:

  • Communicable Diseases
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Mental Health 
  • Women, Adolescent and Children’s Health
  • Occupational Health
  • Social Determinants of Health 
  • Health Promotion and Prevention  
  • Health Financing
  • Service Delivery Platforms
  • Healthy Public Policies
  • Human Resources for Health
  • Health Information and Technology
  • Health Leadership
  • Quality of Healthcare
  • Urban Health  
  • Rural Health  
  • Migration and Health  
  • Global Health  
  • Environmental Health  
  • Climate Change and Sustainability  
  • Public Health Education

Abstract Submissions (Oral or Poster)

All abstracts submitted will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. To maintain the high standards of previous conferences, the review process for the abstract submissions is intensive and thorough.

Oral presentations

Individual oral presentations allow for a brief overview of the major points / highlights of a particular project or programme. Oral presentations are limited to 15 minutes (10 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for discussion).

Poster presentations

PHASA 2022 has decided to introduce an electronic poster programme for this year’s conference.  Each poster presenter will get an opportunity to display their electronic poster in the venue and do a short (5 minute) summary. The poster sessions will form part of the main conference programme

Templates are available for the following:

General Guidelines:
  • All abstracts must be submitted online through the conference website.
  • All abstracts must be written in English.
  • Length limit of abstract: 350 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 20 May 2022
  • 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 5 June 2022.
  • 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 5 July 2022.
Format for Abstracts
  • 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- 350

Scientific Abstracts

  • 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 results available, but indicate any preliminary and anticipated results)
  • Conclusions: Briefly discuss the data and emphasize the significance of the results.
  • Advocacy message: What is the key advocacy message arising from your research? (Consider what change that you would like to see, and the target audience (e.g. policy makers, implementers, communities)? (approximately 30 words of the total 350 words)
  • 3 keywords

Operational Research or Community Projects Abstracts

  • Background: An opening sentence or two that introduces the study or project. Include the problem statement and rationale for intervention
  • Intervention description: Describe your proposed intervention/change(s) to practice in sufficient detail
  • 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)
  • Lessons learnt: What went well/what didn’t work?
  • Key Messages: What do the findings mean for the field?
  • Advocacy message: What is the key advocacy message arising from your research? (Consider what change that you would like to see, and the target audience (e.g. policy makers, implementers, communities)? (approximately 30 words of the total 350 words)
  • 3 keywords

Evaluation Criteria

Criteria for evaluating the quality of abstracts include originality of ideas and methods, concise presentation of methods and results, clarity of application and implementation, quality of writing, and relevance to conference themes.