Guidelines for Abstract Submission 2020

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1. Data submitted should not have been presented in previous HSC Poster Conference meetings.

2. Select the most appropriate subject area from the following list:

2.1 Allied Health 2.11 Obstetrics and Gynecology
2.2 Anatomy 2.12 Pathology, oncology
2.3 Biochemistry2.13 Pediatrics
2.4 Community Medicine, Behavioral Sciences, Ethics2.14 Pharmacology and Toxicology
2.5 Dentistry2.15 Pharmacy
2.6 Genetics and Molecular Biology2.16 Physiology
2.7 Medical Education2.17 Psychiatry, Psychology
2.8 Medicine2.18 Surgery and Transplantation, Anaesthesiology
2.9 Microbiology, Virology and Immunology2.19 Public Health
2.10 Nuclear Medicine and Radiology 2.20 Health Economics
2.21 Health Policy and Managment
2.22 Enviormental and Occupational
2.23 Others

3. Original research abstracts must use the following format:
    • Introduction & Objectives
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusions

4. Case reports must use the following format:
    • Background
    • Case Summary
    • Conclusions

5. The body of the abstract is limited to 2000 characters including spaces. An abstract that exceeds this limit will be returned to the author.

6. Abstract must not include any tables/figures.

7. The abstracts are printed as received. It is author’s responsibility to follow the prescribed format and check the abstracts for accuracy and correct grammar and spelling. Poorly written abstracts will be rejected.

8. If abstract doesn’t follow any award category, please select “NONE”.

9. Abstract must be submitted online. ( )


Deadline for Abstract Submission Thursday 19th December, 2019.

11. An author's name can appear on a maximum of 6 abstracts (of these a maximum of 2 as first author).

12. When the same name appears as first author on 2 abstracts, then that person must ensure that someone from the group is by the poster during the designated time for poster viewing.

13. The corresponding author and first author should be same for the award category abstracts.

14.The first author should be responsible for the award category abstracts.

15. Abstracts submitted in any of the student categories must have the student as the first and presenting author. The name of the supervisor should be included in the list of authors.

16.Where relevant, submitted work should have appropriate ethical approval from MOH/KU or other regulatory bodies.

17. If your abstract is eligible for an award, you will have to submit a copy of the full poster (pdf format) by February 20, 2020 to

18. The first author of the winning poster will have a 5 minute oral presentation during the closing ceremony (March 12, 2020; from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM).

19. Judges will not consider late posters

20.You should submit the exact PDF submitted for award as the Floor Presentation to avoid the disqualification from award category.

For further information please contact

Centre for Research Support and Conferences
Phone: 24636418; 24634569

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