2017 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.

All abstract presentations will be made in either the Poster Format or Oral Forma (10-12 minute presentation)t. Abstract authors are asked to indicate a preference for Poster v. Oral but conference organizers will assign the final format.

(IMPORTANT: Abstract Submissions (poster presentation or 10-minute presentation) are *not* panel proposals. Panel proposals require information about: topic, panel objective, names and availabilities of up to 4 topic experts (speakers) and 1 moderator, versus information for a poster or 10-minute oral presentation. If your interest is in making a panel proposal, please Click Here to go to the Panel Proposal Submission page instead).


IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: October 16, 2016 (extended from October 12, 2016)
  • Abstract Status Announcements: December 2, 2016 (extended to *by* December 5, 2016)
  • Accepted Abstracts' Presenter Deadline to RSVP and Register: December 15, 2016 (extended to December 18, 2016)
Click here to submit your abstract.


6 GLOBAL HEALTH TRACKS

Abstracts in all areas of global health are welcome and collected through 6 tracks: 

GOVERNANCE AND POLITICAL DECISION-MAKING
Human Rights • Public Policy • Law • International Relations • Philanthropy • Non-Governmental Organizations • Advocacy • Media • Corruption • Conflict • Diplomacy • Neglected Areas • International Regulations & Cooperation • Migration

HEALTH SYSTEMS AND HUMAN RESOURCES
Human Resources for Health • Health Systems Strengthening • Education, Training and Capacity Building • Universal Health Care • Financing • Public-Private Partnerships • Leadership • Global Surgery • Military Health • Microfinance • Impact Investing

INFECTIOUS DISEASES OLD AND NEW - IMPLICATIONS FOR GLOBAL HEALTH
HIV/AIDS • Ebola • Zika • Malaria • Polio •  NTDs • Upper Respiratory Infections / Turberculosis • Hepatitis • Vaccine Development • Food-borne Diseases • Antimicrobial Resistance • GHSA

NCDs AND SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH
NCDs • Public Health • Tobacco Control • Cancer • Cardiovascular Diseases • Respiratory Diseases • Diabetes • Pharmacological Management • Non-Pharmacological Management • Obesity • Trauma, Injuries, and Accidents • Mental Health • Sanitation

PLANETARY HEALTH, ONE HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
One Health • Environmental Health • Environment • Architecture • Veterinary Medicine • Design • Traffic Control • Urban Health • Rural Health • Water

WOMEN'S HEALTH IS GLOBAL HEALTH - ISSUES ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
Maternal Child Health • The Girl Child • Gender Equity • Gender-based Violence • Intimate Partner Violence • Older Age in Women • Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management • Women and STEM


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.
  • 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.
  • To be selected for Oral Presentation, abstract content must not have been previously published as an abstract, paper or manuscript. Previously published material is discouraged, but qualifies, for consideration for poster presentation.
  • Where hopeful presenters have submitted multiple abstracts, conference organizers will make all efforts to ensure that presenters are not invited to presented more than one abstract.
  • All abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • Abstracts must be submitted online.
  • Abstracts' maximum word count is 350 words.
  • 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
  • Marketing pitches will not be accepted
  • Panel /workshop proposals should be submitted through the appropriate form, please click here for more information

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

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


 
ABSTRACT REVIEW
  • 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 (6) $500 awards to six student poster presentations - one for the best of each track. Students who wish to compete must OPT IN on the submission form 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 September 15, 2016.

  • 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 7 and April 8, 2017
    • On April 7 on-site judges will view these posters and select one winning poster per track
    • Poster winners will be selected by End of Day April 7, when the winners will be notified
    • Poster winners will recognized at the CUGH Awards Ceremony on April 8, where they will each receive $500 from The Lancet Global Health, and a photo opportunity with leadership from The Lancet and CUGH.

LLMIC TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS

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

The Scholars Award Package includes:

  • 1 waived registration for the 2017 CUGH Conference in Washington, DC in April 2017.
  • Up to 4 complimentary nights at the 2017 conference site, Washington Hilton Hotel DuPont Circle, during the conference period.
  • $500 to support the presenters’ travel cost
To qualify for consideration, the abstract presenter must:

  • Be a national of a low income country (LIC) or lower middle income country (LMIC) who is currently working and living in a LIC, or LMIC and will continue to do so through December 31, 2017.

    CUGH uses the World Bank definition of LIC and LMIC:
    - LIC list at http://data.worldbank.org/income-level/LIC
    - LMIC list at http://data.worldbank.org/income-level/lower-middle-income

  • Submit an abstract for Oral or Poster Presentation by the listed deadline where s/he is listed as the lead presenter.
  • On the Abstract Submission Form, “Opt in” to compete for the LIC Scholarship.
For questions regarding abstract submissions please contact Doris Steinbach (dsteinbach@cugh.org)


ONLINE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Click here to submit your abstract (Submission Deadline: October 16, 2016 / extended from October 12, 2016).