Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts is now closed

The CCGH invites abstracts for oral, poster, workshops, symposia, and for videos to be presented in a virtual program! Submissions may address any global health topic, but must relate to the conference theme and at least one of the sub-themes below.

Abstracts may submit with incomplete results if the subject is COVID-19 as we understand this research is still evolving.

The conference theme is Global Health in a Changing Climate.

Subthemes:

  1. Environment and Climate Change
  2. Health Systems and the Burden of Disease 
  3. Innovating for Health
  4. Changing politics

For more details visit the full theme document.

All accepted sessions should address as many cross cutting themes as possible:

  1. Equity (including gender equality and marginalized/vulnerable populations)
  2. Innovation and partnerships (new approaches/research methods, technologies, etc.)
  3. Intersectoral and systems approaches
  4. Intergenerational learning

Session formats: Note that session formats may have to shift to digital presentations with Q&A

  • Oral presentations: One presenter, with or without co-authors; up to 10 minutes for a pre-recorded presentation. Live Q&A with other presenters.
  • Poster presentations: One presenter, with or without co-authors for live Q&A.
  • Workshops: Total time:  1 hour; One or more facilitators; A workshop is meant to be an interactive learning session and involve participation from the virtual audience.
  • Symposia: Total time: 1 hour; Between three and five presenters; A symposium is meant to provide an in-depth examination of a specific topic from the different points of view or experiences of the presenters. The presentations can be pre-recorded with live Q&A, or take the form of a live webinar. A 20-30 minute question and answer and discussion period is recommended to allow for audience participation.
  • Video Documentaries:  Cannot exceed 20 minutes; Color or black/white; permissions needed, as appropriate. Video documentaries are meant to provide an in-depth analysis of a specific topic.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • Abstract submission deadline: June 25, 2020 by 11:59 PM ET
  • Notification of abstract acceptance or rejection will be sent by August 14, 2020.

All abstracts must follow the guidelines outlined below:

  • Abstracts may be submitted in English or French. Abstracts for posters and video presentations may also be submitted in Spanish.
  • Abstracts must be submitted online.
  • Abstracts for orals and posters should not exceed 400 words.
  • Abstract titles should not exceed 150 characters (including spaces) and should not be in all caps. An example of correct formatting is: Global capacity for emerging infectious diseases and surveillance
  • While you may indicate an oral presentation, please note that you may be offered a poster.

Oral and posters: Abstracts for oral and poster presentations should be structured as follows up to a maximum of 400 words:

  1. Issue/objective: Describe the issue including the background, objectives, as well as the significance of the subject related to the theme of governance
  2. Methodology/approach: include settings, time frame
  3. Results: Research submissions should report full results (unless it is on COVID-19). Policy/program submissions should report findings/lessons learned
  4. Discussion/conclusion: Discuss the contribution to the field of global health   

Workshops: Abstracts for workshops should contain the following section (there is no word limit as these abstracts are not printed):

  1. Background: Please explain the reasons and rationale for organising the workshop.
  2. Learning objectives: Please outline what the participants can expect to learn through this workshop.
  3. Expected outcome/results: Indicate what innovative methods you will use to conduct the workshop and the level of interactivity. What is the added value of organising the workshop? Include the room layout of the workshop.  
  4. Main messages: Please summarise the impact of your proposed workshop in short key messages.

Symposia: Abstracts should contain (no word limit as these abstracts are not printed):

  1. Background: Please explain the rationale for organising the symposia.
  2. Learning objectives: Please outline what the participants can expect to learn through this panel.
  3. Expected topics: Indicate the expected topics and discussion points covered by the panel speakers and format for the session.
  4. Main messages: Please summarise the impact of your proposed symposium in short key messages.

Videos: Abstracts for videos should contain (no word limit as these abstracts are not printed):

  • Background: Explain the issue addressed and rationale for the video/documentary
  • Learning objectives: Outline what the participants can expect to learn through the video/documentary and the focus of a discussion after the video is shown
  • Topics: Indicate the topics and discussion points covered by the video
  • Main messages: Summarize the impact of your proposed video in short key messages

Sufficient and precise information must be provided in the abstract to permit evaluation by reviewers.

Evaluation criteria

All submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the Abstract Review Committee in July 2020. Each abstract will be reviewed by up to 3 reviewers according to the following criteria:

Workshops:

  • Relevance to the overall theme and sub-themes
  • Value and clarity of the learning objectives
  • Level of interactivity and use innovative methods for interaction
  • Diversity of the perspectives of the workshop (diversity in terms of geography, sector, gender will be considered)

Symposia:

  • Relevance to the overall theme and sub-themes
  • Value and clarity of the learning objectives
  • Coherence of presentations in relation to objectives
  • Diversity of the speakers on the panel (diversity in terms of geography, sector, gender will be considered)

Orals and posters:

  • Relevance to the overall theme and sub-themes
  • Is the abstract/research innovative?
  • Are the design and methods of the research appropriate?
  • Can the research be used in other countries/settings?
  • Are the lessons to be learned relevant to others?

Videos:

  • Relevance to the overall theme and sub-themes
  • Value and clarity of the main messages
  • Quality of the video

Questions? Contact us:

ccgh@csih.org
613 241 5785 x 326