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Abstract submissions

Abstract submissions have now closed.

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Submission guidelines

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The SVRI invites submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations. The abstract submission deadline is 31 May 2011. No abstracts will be accepted after this date. To read about Forum 2011 Themes click here.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee that reserves the right to accept and allocate abstracts for either poster or oral presentation. Authors will be notified by 30 June 2011 if their abstract has been accepted.

All authors of accepted abstracts must be registered as delegates for the conference.

Please note:  The method of submission is online.  No faxed copies will be accepted. 

Oral Presentations
Selected oral presentations must be in English, no longer than 10 minutes duration, plus five minutes for questions.

Poster Presentations
Accepted posters will be on display in a prominent position throughout the conference. Poster should measure 90 cm (width) and approximately 1.2m (height). Full details for the preparation of posters will be included in the abstract acceptance letter.

Guidelines for abstract submission

Instructions for preparing a Research abstract (Example in pdf format):

  • Abstract must be typed in single spacing, be clear and legible.
  • Abstract must be submitted in English
  • Abstract title in boldface, capital letters (uppercase) and centred
  • Presenting author to be underlined (Please do not underline co-authors)
  • Institutional affiliations, postal/physical address and contact details for all authors
  • Where appropriate, the text may be structured using the following headings:
    • Introduction
    • Objectives
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusions
  • Number of words for whole abstract (250, excluding Title, Authors, Institutions and Contact Details)

Instructions for preparing a Community based intervention abstract:

We are also particularly interested in submission of abstracts on community based interventions, outlining the programme, and any evaluation findings as well as abstracts on how promising, evidence based and community based programmes can be adopted and disseminated widely in developing country settings.

  • Abstract must be typed in single spacing, be clear and legible.
  • Abstract must be submitted in English
  • Abstract title in boldface, capital letters (uppercase) and centred
  • Presenting author to be underlined (Please do not underline co-authors)
  • Institutional affiliations, postal/physical address and contact details for all authors
  • Where appropriate, the text may be structured using the following headings:
    • Introduction
    • Objectives
    • Target groups
    • Hypothesis/Model
    • Description of the Programme
    • Evaluation findings
    • Lessons Learnt
  • •Number of words for whole abstract (250, excluding Title, Authors, Institutions and Contact Details)