AIDSImpact: Countdown to abstract submission – Deadline 10th July 2017

Posted by Kimberley Meijers on July 5, 2017 at 8:21 am



AIDSImpact is scheduled for Cape Town 13th-15th November 2017. Abstract submission is now open with a deadline of 10th July 2017 for submission. We invite candidates interested in sharing their research at the event to submit abstracts.

Details of the conference, as well as confirmed plenary speakers, can be found at  www.aidsimpact.com

We are looking forward to an amazing conference with a diverse programme at a crucial time in the epidemic.

AIDSImpact 2017 – Abstract Submission Guidelines

Key Dates

In order for us to prepare well in advance we have identified the following key dates relating specifically to the call for abstracts and the review process.

  • Abstract submission Deadline: 10th July 2017
  • Notification on abstract outcome: 15th August 2017
  • Late break abstract submission Deadline: to be announced
  • Notification on late breaker abstract outcome: to be announced

Submitting Your Abstract

Once registered, you will be able to login to the website to submit abstracts for the conference.

A rule of 2 applies. Every registered delegate may be the presenting author on 2 abstracts only. There are no restrictions on numbers of abstracts that a delegate can appear as an author.

Two types of abstracts are possible. Research based abstracts describes empirical studies (qualitatave or quantitative). Issue based abstracts describe problems or lessons learned from programme development or implementation or policy issues.

General

  • Abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • Please do not use all upper case capitals except for ‘proper nouns’.
  • Do not capitalize each word in the title.
  • Abstracts must not have been published or presented previously.
  • A rule of two first authored abstracts per delegate operates (delegates can be co-authors on multiple abstracts).
  • Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words.

Option 1: Abstracts based on Formal Research Work:

Study Objectives (hypothesis or a description of the problem);

Method; Results (specific results in a summarised form with appropriate statistical / qualitative analysis);

Discussion (brief comments, conclusions and implications).

Option 2: Abstracts describing work other than Formal Research:

Issues:(A short statement of the issue or issues that the abstract addresses);

Project (a brief description of the project, program, experience, service or study and its results and findings);

Lessons learned (a summary of the lessons learned and their implications.)

Option 3: Symposia, workshops and satellites:

Proposals for the above can be made to the organisers.

Late breaker abstracts:

A late breaker session for up to the minute studies will be featured in the programme. Late breaker abstracts must be submitted by the 15th September 2017, using the online abstract facility by loging in with your registration details.

Late breaker abstracts:

All abstracts will be reviewed and then evaluated by the International Scientific Committee and Local Organizing Committee based on scientific excellence, originality and impact. Oral and poster decisions will be notified by 21st August 2017. On receipt of notification, authors will need to confirm acceptance of presentations prior to the final programme confirmation.

Oral presentations:

Oral presentations are limited to a 15-minute presentation including discussion. Please remember to aim your talk at 10 minutes only and leave 5 minutes for questions and discussion! Participants selected to give an oral presentation need to bring their presentation on USB. Please note that Powerpoint (.pptx / .ppt) must be used. Powerpoint facilities are available in all rooms. All presenters need to report to the room where their presentation will take place, at least 30 minutes before the session starts. Technical help will be provided on location. If necessary, last minute changes can be made in the speaker ready room. All abstracts will be published on-line on the AIDSImpact website.