The scientific committee invites interested presenters to submit abstracts for the 4th NCDC/NFELTP Conference; Conference theme is “Applied Epidemiology: Providing Evidence for Public Health Action”. Abstracts submitted for consideration must be the author's original work and not previously presented at another conference. Each person may submit more than one abstract.
Since 2016, NCDC and NFELTP has been holding an annual scientific conference to reflect and consolidate on lessons learnt during public health response, via oral and poster abstracts presentations to:
The abstract should not exceed 300 words; see samples abstract below (under Key words). The word count excludes the subheadings of the structured abstract (Background, Methods, Results, Conclusions), the title, and author's names and affiliations. A word count is easily obtained by selecting the appropriate text of the abstract and then choosing the "Word Count" command in the "Tools" menu of MS Word. No graphics may be included. Avoid abbreviations; where used, mention them in full the first time they appear and use italics for scientific names.
It should address the scientific background and rationale for the study as well as the public health significance of the subject. Because of the anticipated diversity of the reviewers and those attending the conference, do not assume that everyone will be familiar with your research topic. Your background should include:
Describe the methods selected for the study. Essential points may include:
Present the important findings (both positive and negative) of the study that are directly related to the study objectives. Provide both absolute numbers and their percentages/proportions. Since an abstract is a citable document, the results section must contain data. This section should not include discussion of the results or statements as "Data will be discussed". If considerable work is needed before the conference, please state that results are preliminary.Conclusion
This section should be as concise as possible. Do not restate data included in the results. This section may include:
Each abstract will be evaluated by three independent reviewers according to the following criteria. Based on the evaluation, each abstract will be labeled as: "not accepted" (NA), "accepted for oral presentation" (AO) or accepted for poster presentation" (AP).
All authors that submitted abstracts will be contacted. Kindly note that changes cannot be made to the final abstract after it is submitted. However, if your abstract is accepted and significant changes have been made after submission, please highlight the changes in your presentation.
Abstracts should be uploaded here. E-mailed or hard copy submissions SHALL NOT be accepted. All abstracts should be submitted in English.
KINDLY NOTE: final acceptance of an abstract will be dependent on conference registration
Deadline for abstract submission is MIDNIGHT Wednesday the 31st July 2019.
Questions concerning abstract submission should be sent to email@example.com.