MAPHM Symposium 2019 Abstract Guidance

Guidelines for Abstract Submission for the Second National Public Health Symposium taking place on the 29th November 2019 at the South Auditorium Mater Dei Hospital

Guidelines for Abstract Submission for the Second National Public Health Symposium taking place on the 29th November 2019 at the South Auditorium Mater Dei Hospital

General Guidelines

All abstracts should be transmitted electronically through the abstract submission system.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 30th August 2019.

Abstracts received after this deadline will not be considered. You can submit your abstracts on the main Symposium Page

Type of abstracts

  • Research abstract
  • Policy abstract

Instructions for abstract submission

All abstracts must be submitted in English.

  • All abstracts should have a limit of 250 words.
  • Do not add tables or graphs. Avoid acronyms and abbreviations.
  • Use single line spacing.
  • Besides the author, a maximum of 5 co-authors can be included.

Abstract format

All abstracts should be structured depending on the type of abstract

Research Abstract

Background

Address the scientific background and rationale of the study as well as the public health significance. Explain why study is important and what questions it will answer.

Methods

Describe the study design, the study participants, setting and measurement tool used

Results

Present the major qualitative or quantitative findings which relate to the conclusion.

Conclusions

State the conclusions directly supported by the data. Mention the public health actions that are recommended from the study and the magnitude of the public health impact. State the public health significance of this study.

Policy Abstract

Issue/Problem

Describe the issue/problem that is being addressed by the policy. Include the background and settings of the issue/problem and also the public health significance. Explain why the intervention is important.

Describe the problem

Describe clearly the objective, methods and time frame used.

Results

Present the results (effects/changes) from the policy

Lessons

Report the positive lessons of interest that relate to the policy. Report the public health actions that are recommended and should be implemented as a consequence of the policy.

Highlight the importance of the lesson learnt and how this will impact public health.

Evaluation procedure

All submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the scientific committee. An anonymous system will be used for scoring.

Notification

Abstract authors will be notified by an acceptance letter by 30th September via email

Amendments can be made up till 20th October.

Instructions will be given to authors if accepted for oral or poster presentation.

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