GUIDELINES FOR FREE PAPERS & SCIENTIFIC POSTERS
Abstracts for scientific session should be submitted within stipulated time in MS word format ONLY either online on the conference website or by post to the conference Secretariat. Abstracts received after the deadline will not be accepted. After submission, the abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific program committee who will be blinded of the author and organizational details. It will be to the discretion of the committee to accept/ decline the abstract. Selection will be on the basis of research question, study design, methodology, conclusion and relevance. After reviewing and selecting the abstract, committee will determine the format of presentation as to free paper session or scientific poster presentation.
Free paper session: 8 minutes podium presentation followed by 2 minutes question answer. One digital projector, laptop computer & large screen display will be provided.
All the selected abstracts will be published in the souvenir and the best 2 papers will be published in the Newsletter and will be uploaded on IACP website for 3 months.
Following format of a structured abstract should be followed by authors.
A strict, 300 word count will be imposed on the length of the abstract. Information should be on following sections.
Title: In upper case only, not more than 20 words
Authors: Name, discipline, institution, postal address & e-mail id of presenting author & co authors.[ preferably not more than 4]
Background/Objectives: Provide a brief statement about the question of interest followed by the specific objective of the study. State the hypothesis when applicable
Study Design: Following are few examples-
- Systematic review or meta-analysis
- Randomized controlled trial: (double) blinded
- Placebo controlled
- Crossover; before-after trial
- Cohort study (retrospective or prospective)
- Case control study
- Case series
- Validating cohort study or exploratory cohort study
- Non-consecutive study or case-control study
- Ecological study
Please refer to the Oxford-Centre for Evidence Based Medicine website for these and related terms (www.cebm.net) for further information on study design
Study participants and settings: Describe who is being studied & in what setting in order to determine the generalizability of the results. The selection criteria, number who participated out of the total number eligible, along with pertinent socio- demographic information may be described. Some of the terms used to describe participant selection include; random sample, consecutive series, convenience sample, volunteer sample & purposeful sample. The settings means the set up where this work was done It could be the primary care setting, tertiary or referral center, institutional setting, general community, etc.
Materials/Methods: Describe the methods used to conduct the study. Where applicable, identify the primary (and important secondary) outcome measures to be reported and what statistical methods (where applicable) were used to conduct the analyses.
Results: Scientific abstracts must contain analyzed data from the completed study. The results are reported including standard deviations or 95% confidence intervals and the level of statistical significance when applicable. Results of qualitative studies must include appropriate description and analysis.
Conclusions/Significance: Only those conclusions that can be supported by the data presented in the study should be reported. The significance or implications of the findings may be described.
References should be listed at the end in Oxford style
"Kindly Send the Abstract on Email ID: email@example.com (Early Bird and Abstract Submission deadline postponed till 15th September 2017)"