ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
Abstracts are invited from intending participants for oral or poster presentations during the 2024 ASCAF Conference:

THEME: MEDICAL EDUCATION, RESEARCH, AND PRACTICE: PUSHING THE FRONTIERS AMIDST BRAIN DRAINS
SUBTHEMES:
1. ADVANCES IN MEDICAL SPECIALTIES AND SUBSPECIALTIES: LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE
2. LEADERSHIP AND HEALTHCARE: POLITICS, POLICIES AND PRACTICE

Important dates
Abstract Opens – 15th December 2023
Abstract Closes – midnight of 15th June 2024
Acceptance Notification – 7th July 2024
Full presentation Submission Deadline – 31st July 2024

Abstract tracks
Track A – Medical Education
Track B – Advances in medical specialties and subspecialties
Track C – Leadership and Healthcare
Track D – Others

Abstract format
Abstract for oral presentations must not exceed 300 words including author(s) details, titles, affiliations, contact details (phone, email) of corresponding author and keywords. Authors can submit multiple abstracts but should indicate preference for either oral or poster presentation. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and successful applicants will be selected for either oral presentation or poster presentation.
The structured abstract should include the following sections:

  • A title which clearly indicates the nature of the research and should not be more than 22 words.
  • Author(s) details: name(s) affiliations(department, institution, country), contact phone and email of corresponding author.
  • Background:
    • Problem description and summary of available knowledge
    • Objective that clearly indicate the scientific question, aim and justification of the research.
  • Methods: should contain enough information to be able to understand the research design and analytic techniques used in the study. Ethical considerations should be documented.
  • Results should show objective data to answer the scientific question(s). this could include associations between interventions and outcomes, including unintended consequences.
  • Conclusion should be directly supported by the results, along with implications for policy, practice, and future research.
  • Key words: 5 – 7 relevant keywords
  • Abstract should be written in English language, Times New Romans with font size of 12, single line spacing and main body of abstract should be left align.

Posters
Abstracts for poster presentations can either be in portrait or landscape formats.
Authors should consider the following when preparing their poster:

  • Choose a narrow enough title that draws interest.
  • Include author(s) details.
  • Clear texts, appropriate colours and fonts
  • Effective use of graphics, tables, figures, images that represent key messages and attract viewers.
  • Plan to include little text in the poster (150 – 500 words).
  • Use bullets, numbering and headlines to make it easy to read
  • Consistent and clean layout.
  • Organize the poster logically and coherently (example: Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusions).
  • Include acknowledgement (if necessary)

Submissions must be in editable Microsoft Word format and through the conference.

RSVP: Chairman, Scientific Sub-Committee
Dr D.S.T. Ogaji