Abstract Submission and Presentation Guidelines

Below are the guidelines for abstracts. You may submit your abstract once you have read over the guidelines and made sure your abstract meets all of the required criteria. Please note the official language of the conference is English.

A. Abstracts may be submitted by:

  • Individuals referenced in the section describing the conference’s target audience
  • Organizations representing or belonging to the conference’s target audience

B. Format

  • All abstracts must be submitted in English and electronically online at www.arabhealthconference.org
  • Selected presentations will be organized in the following formats:
    • Oral Presentations should be in PowerPoint format not to exceed 20 minutes of verbal presentation followed by 10 minutes of discussion. An LCD projector, laptop, and microphone will be provided in all session rooms.
    • Poster Presentations will be displayed at a designated area with planned time for viewing by the audience and discussion with authors. Presentation should fit entirely on 4 ft. x 3 ft. poster boards.
  • Multiple submissions by the same individual, institution or organization are allowed.
  • Abstracts, including footnotes, must be 500 words or less. The program chairperson and the editors reserve the right to edit abstracts, if necessary, for clarity, grammar, style, and length.
  • The final copy will be shared with the abstract author.
  • Each abstract must have the following sections:
    • Title — Must be limited to 10 words or less
    • Authors — Must include names and affiliations
    • Introduction
    • Objectives or Hypothesis
    • Materials and Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusions

C. Presentation Topics

  • The Scientific committee encourages the submission of abstracts related to the following general themes of the conference:
    • Social Determinants of Health
    • Genetics and Health with Emphasis on Chronic Disease
    • Quality Health Care
    • Global Warming/Effect of Climate Change on Public Health
  • A number of examples are listed below. The Scientific Committee invites work conducted in or related to the above themes in the areas of:
    • Mental Health
    • Post-traumatic Stress
    • Cancer
    • Diabetes
    • Hypertension
    • Cardiac Diseases
    • Other Chronic diseases
    • Patient Safety
    • Medical Ethics
    • Information Technology
    • Advancement in Medical
    • Record Documentation
    • Economics and Health
    • Effects of Poverty on Health
    • Innovative Nursing
    • Approaches
    • Effective Health Promotion
    • Methods
    • Women’s Health
    • Other relevant fields of scholarship
  • These examples are not all-inclusive. Prospective attendees are encouraged to submit for consideration any related work that is aligned with the four conference themes and will benefit the target audience.

D. Selection Process

An Abstract Review Committee appointed by the Scientific A dvisory Committee will review all submissions. Accepted abstracts will be assigned to an oral or poster presentation by the abstract review committee.

E. Payment:

There is no fee for abstract submission.

F. Meeting Registration

Final acceptance to present an abstract is contingent upon completing registration for the conference including the full payment of applicable registration fees.

G. Deadlines

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: September 15, 2010
  • Acceptance Notification: October 30, 2010
  • Speaker Commitment: November 5, 2010

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