Abstract Submission Guidelines
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The Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (APCRSHR) is a biennial gathering of civil society, young people, academia, government, media, private sector, and development partners from the region concerned about sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The first APCRSHR was organized in 2001 in Manila and the succeeding seven conferences were hosted by countries across Asia. The 9th APCRSHR will be held from 27th to 30st November 2017 in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. The conference expects to welcome 1,000 or more participants from across the Asia Pacific region. It is an initiative of non-governmental organizations, but includes contributions from governmental and multilateral institutions.
The first International Committee meeting of the 9th APCRSHR was held in Hanoi on April 19 to 20, 2016 and agreed that the 9th APCRSHR theme should be Leave No One Behind! Justice in Sexual and Reproductive Health.
The Organizing Committee warmly invites you to submit abstracts for the 9th ASIA PACIFICE CONFERENCE ON REPRODUCTIVE AND SEXUAL HEALTH AND RIGHTS (9th APCRSHR).
The topics covered by the conference includes state-of-the-art research; policy and programme evidence; service delivery systems; advocacy and communication of different elements of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) especially with respect to the most vulnerable populations. The meeting will emphasize equity, inclusiveness and rights.
The selection of oral presentations and posters for presentation will be based on the quality of submissions and their relevance to the key conference subthemes:
1. Overcoming social, cultural and religious barriers in sexual and reproductive health
2. Towards a just economic order for sexual and reproductive health
3. Strengthening justice systems for sexual and reproductive health and rights
4. Making good quality sexual and reproductive health education available to all
5. Advancing justice and equity in sexual and reproductive health and health care
6. Other themes of relevance to SRHR in the Asia-Pacific Region.
The review of submissions will be guided by the objectives and subthemes of the conference, but the scientific committee will give full consideration to abstracts related to other themes relevant to SRHR, and may create additional sessions or tracks to accommodate these. The deadline for online submission of abstracts is 30 April 2017
A panel of Vietnamese and international experts will anonymously review all submissions. A limited number of scholarships will be provided by the Organizing Committee to the presenters of papers selected for oral or poster presentation.
Standard parallel sessions will be one hour and thirty minutes for three or four speakers and will include time for discussion from the floor.
Instructions for submitting a paper or a poster
Format for the abstract is a guideline rather than a requirement. If your paper includes sections on background, policy suggestions, critical issues or other content, please include these as appropriate. Remember that word limits are to be followed carefully to help with the review process.
Authors should submit an abstract of less than 450 words to the online abstract submission page. An indication of abstract structure could include Objective: 100 words, Method: 100 words, Results: 150 words, Conclusions: 100 words.
Authors will be asked to classify their submission to one of the five conference subthemes or the sixth “other” category
|2||All abstracts must be written in English. It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact in the abstract text will be reproduced as typed by the author. Abstract titles selected for presentation may be edited for spelling or conformity to the session title.|
|3||Abstracts must include a clear description of the topic, methods and salient findings. Research proposals should not be submitted for oral presentation, though they may be considered for posters.|
|4||You may modify your abstract online at any time before 31 March.2017. Abstracts can only be submitted online via the conference profile on our website; submissions by fax, post or email will not be considered.|
|5||Please provide the full names, affiliations and e-mail addresses of all co-authors. Please indicate who will be the presenter and the scholarship applicant (as relevant).|
|6||All submissions will be considered for either the limited number of oral presentation spots in the four parallel sessions, or for the unlimited number of poster presentations in the Super-Poster session. Posters will be put up at the beginning of the conference and remain in place till the end. Presenters will be informed when they are expected to stand beside their poster for Q&A.|
|7||You may submit up to two abstracts as the primary author and presenter but there is no limit to the number of abstracts for which you can contribute as a co-author.|
|8||Authors who submit an abstract should do so with the intention to attend the conference. Participants are expected to cover their own registration, travel and accommodation costs. There will be limited number of scholarship options from either the conference committees or from donors. The Organizing Committee and ISC will assist selected presenters with applications for scholarships and visas.|
HOW TO SUBMIT THE ABSTRACTS
Step 1: Please login to your conference profile on the link www.apcrshr9vn.org
If you do not have an account, please register here (registration guideline)
Step 2: Enter the Abstract Submission System (Oxford System)
You can click Abstract submission on the right of the Overview page or Abstract submission/abstract submission form on the left of the Overview page.
If not, please click on your Account, chose Abstract submission.
Step 3: Register a new account on the Oxford system.
Please fill information in the form and send for us
There is an email about the details of your account will be send to the e-mail address you entered.
Step 4: Login to the submission system and make a new submission.
Step 5: Enter Abstract Information
Step 6: Enter Abstract Text
Step 7: Enter Abstract Authors
Participants can submit one or two abstracts for presentation as primary author, or an unlimited number of co-author submissions. The scientific committee will review and let you know the results.
Organizers and participants should meet the following deadlines:
01 September, 2016
Website opens for submission of abstracts
30 April, 2017
Last day for submission/modification of abstracts
30 May, 2017
Last day for submission scholarships
15 - 30 August, 2017
Author notification of acceptance for oral and poster presentation
30 August - 19 September, 2017
Confirmation of participation by authors whose papers have been accepted
10 November, 2017
Scientific Sub-committee finalizes content of parallel and poster sessions
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