Seventh Annual CUGH Conference
 
 
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE
The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) invites all persons wishing to report original research, innovative projects or novel programs related to global health to submit abstracts to be considered for presentation. 


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 

*** THE SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE IS PAST AND WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING ABSTRACT PROPOSALS. ***


ACCEPTANCE STATUS ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

*** WILL BE MADE BY JANUARY 25, 2016 (was December 31, 2015) ***



Abstracts in all areas of global health are welcome and are collected through:

7 GLOBAL HEALTH TRACKS:
  • Governance
  • MDGs and SDGs
  • Human Resources and Workforce
  • Planetary Health / Global Environmental Health / One Health
  • Technology & Innovation
  • New and Emerging Priorities for Global Health
  • Financial and Operational Sustainability
To see a further breakdown of the tracks, go to the "Program" section of the website or click here.

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All poster presenters must register online and pay the registration fee.


ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The maximum word count for abstract submissions is 350 words. Supplemental materials (photos, articles or reports) are not accepted and will not be seen by the program review committee.

The submitting author will receive an email message confirming the receipt of the abstract.

  • Scientific Abstracts as well as Project/Program Abstracts can be submitted for review.
  • Abstract content must not have been previously published as an abstract, paper or manuscript.
  • All abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • Abstracts must be submitted online.
  • Abstracts' maximum word count is 350 words.
  • In addition, presenter biosketches are also accepted up to 250 words each.
  • Abstracts may be submitted for oral or poster presentations. Authors may indicate a preference for oral or poster presentation but all decisions will be made by the scientific planning committee whose determination is final.
  • Abstract titles are allowed up to 250 characters (including spaces) and should NOT be all caps
  • All abstracts must be structured to fit within the provided fields

Only abstracts that comply with all the above guidelines will be considered for presentation.


ABSTRACT REVIEW AND DEADLINES

  • All abstracts must be received by CUGH by November 1, 2015
  • Abstracts status notices (acceptance / decline) notices will be sent by JANUARY 20, 2016 (was December 31, 2015.)
  • All abstracts that follow submissions guidelines will be reviewed and selected by the scientific planning committee.
  • Notifications will be emailed only to the contact person who submitted the abstract submission.
  • Presentation formats (oral or poster) will be assigned to accepted abstracts by the scientific planning committee. All decisions are final.
  • Proposals constituting sales pitches for products or services will not be considered.


STUDENT POSTER COMPETITION

The Lancet/CUGH will award seven (7) $500 awards to seven student poster presentations -  one for the best of each track. Students who wish to compete must submit an abstract by November 1, 2015 and in the submission form, OPT IN to compete.

Student Poster Review Procedure and Guidelines:

  • Competition is open to abstracts addressing a project or activity conducted by an individual(s) with student status during the project period. The project, program, activity to be presented must be completed by August 31, 2015.

  • Judges will consider abstracts that meet all the following requirements:
    • Authors/Presenters are students, or were students during the project period in question
    • Authors/Presenters have accepted the invitation to present in poster format (regardless of the preferred presentation method indicated in the submission form)
    • Submissions adhere to all abstract guideline stated above
    • Opted in to compete in the Abstract Submission form
  • Poster Judging:
    • The top scoring abstracts of each track will be invited to present as posters on both April 9 and April 10, 2016
    • On April 9 on-site judges will view these posters and select one winning poster per track 
    • Poster winners will be selected by End of Day April 9, when the winners will be notified
    • Poster winners will recognized at the CUGH Awards Ceremony on April 10, where they will each receive $500 from The Lancet, and a photo opportunity with The Lancet and CUGH leadership

LIC SCHOLARSHIPS 

Ten Scholarships will be presented to ten selected abstract presenters from Low Income Countries (LIC).

The Scholars Award Package includes:

  • 1 waived registration for the 2016 CUGH Conference in San Francisco, California, in April 2016.
  • Up to 4 complimentary nights at the 2016 conference site, Hilton San Francisco Union Square during the conference period.
  • $500 to support the presenters’ travel cost

To qualify for consideration, one must:

  • Be a national of a low income country (LIC) who is currently working and living in a LIC, and will continue to do so through December 31, 2016. (CUGH uses the World Bank definition of LICs. See the list at http://data.worldbank.org/income-level/LIC)
  • By November 1, 2015, submit an abstract for Oral or Poster Presentation where s/he is listed as the lead presenter.
  • On the Abstract Submission Form, “Opt in” to compete in the Developing Country Scholarship.

For questions regarding abstract submissions please contact Doris Steinbach (dsteinbach@cugh.org)


ONLINE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Click here to submit your abstract.