Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

Deadline: May 31, 2017 by 17:00 ET

The Canadian Conference on Global Health is pleased to now accept abstracts.

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Abstracts can be for oral and poster presentations, for workshops and symposia, and for videos. Submissions can address any global health topic, must directly relate to the conference theme and at least one of the sub-themes below.

The conference theme is Leaving no one behind? Reflection for action in a changing world.

Abstracts must address at least one of the sub-themes below. The sub-themes are:

  1. Tackling poverty and social exclusion (including Universal health coverage (UHC); Universal Education Coverage (UEC) and Universal Basic Income Coverage (UBIC))
  2. Health of marginalized populations during and following periods of crises
  3. Sustainable and equitable environmental action
  4. Research, Innovation and Measurement for equitable action
  5. Other (if your submission doesn’t address one of the above sub-themes, please provide a brief justification for your topic’s relevance to the overall conference theme)

Session formats:

  • Oral presentations: One presenter, with or without co-authors; 15 minutes:  10 minutes presentation, 5 minutes for questions.
  • Poster presentations: One presenter, with or without co-authors; dimensions:  1m x 1m (~ 3.5 ft x 3.5 ft)
  • Workshops: Total time:  1.5 hours; One or more facilitators; A workshop is meant to be an interactive learning session and involve participation from the audience.
  • Symposia: Total time: 1.5 hours; 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. A 20-30 minute question and answer and discussion period is recommended to allow for audience participation.
  • Video Documentaries:  Cannot exceed 60 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: May 31, 2017 by 5 PM ET.
  • Notification of abstract acceptance or rejection will be sent by July 30, 2017.

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:

  • Issue/problem:  Describe the issue/problem including the background and rationale, settings and time frame. Demonstrate how the issue addresses the sub-theme identified.
  • Objectives and Methods - describe objectives, methods and global health significance of the topic.
  • Results (effects/changes) Present the results (effects/changes), ensuring the questions asked are properly answered. Statements such as ‘Results will be presented at the conference’ will not be accepted. If appropriate, state that the results are preliminary.
  • Lessons to date:  State only those lessons that are directly supported by the project results. Highlight the importance of the lessons learnt for other settings/countries.
  • Main messages: Summarize the work in 2-3 brief key messages

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

  • Background: Explain the global health topic to be addressed, need and rationale for organizing the workshop.
  • Learning objectives and outcomes: Outline what the participants can expect to learn through this workshop.
  • Methods: Indicate what innovative methods are used to conduct the workshop and the level of interactivity. What is the added value of this workshop? Describe what methods will be used for interaction and dialogue with participants
  • Format: Include the room layout and the materials needed for the workshop
  • Main messages: Summarize the impact of your proposed workshop in 2-3 brief key messages.

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

  • Background: Please explain the global health topic to be addressed, need for and rationale for organizing the symposium.
  • Learning objectives: Outline what the participants can expect to learn through this symposium.
  • Topics: Indicate the issues to be discussed and discussion points covered by the panel speakers, the link between the panels topics, and the format for the session. 
  • Main messages: Summarize the impact of your proposed symposium in 2-3 brief 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

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Sufficient and precise information must be provided in the abstract to permit evaluation by reviewers. Statements such as "additional information to be presented at the meeting" are not acceptable.  

All presenters must be registered at the conference. Please note that the conference organizers do not provide honoraria or awards for travel or accommodation.  If external travel sponsorships do become available, they will be posted on the conference website.

 

Evaluation criteria

All submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the Abstract Review Committee in June 2017. 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 speakers

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

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

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Questions? Contact us:

ccgh@csih.org
613 241 5785 x 326