Poster Presentation Times
All poster presenters are asked to have their posters placed in pre-assigned spots by 9:00am Thursday, March 14.

Posters should remain in place for viewing through 6pm Friday, March 15, 2013. Posters’ slot numbers will be made available to presenters in the poster area. All posters will be displayed in Exhibition Hall B South on the Lower Level of the Marriott Wardman Park. Posters must be removed at 6.00pm on Friday, March 15.

Presentation times will be during lunch time on Thursday, March 14 and Friday, 15 from 12.15pm to 1.30pm. All presenters are requested to be at their posters during these times.

SIZE OF POSTER: max. width 44”, max. height 45”. Format: Portrait

Invitation to Participate

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.

Abstracts in all areas of global health are welcome including:

  • Education and Capacity Building in Global Health
  • Global Burden of Disease: Achievements, Outcomes, Metrics
  • Global Health Justice: Human Rights, Law, Policy and Ethics
  • Innovative Approaches and Technologies for Global Health
  • Innovative Financing for Global Health: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Global Environmental Change and Socio-Economic Determinants of Health
  • Enabling Systems for Effective Global Health Programs

Abstract Submission Guidelines

The maximum word count for abstract submissions is 350 words. Please do not send supplemental materials (photos, articles or reports) with your abstract. These will not be seen by the program review committee.

The submitting author will receive an email message confirming the receipt of the abstract. Please notify your co-authors that the confirmation was received.

  • All abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • Abstracts must be submitted online.
  • Abstracts must not exceed 350 words.
  • 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.
  • Abstract titles may not exceed 250 characters (including spaces) and should NOT be all caps (CORRECT: e.g. Global capacity for emerging infectious diseases and surveillance)
  • All abstracts must be structured in the following manner:
    • Background: A statement of the hypothesis, research question or problem to be addressed
    • Methods: An explanation of the study design and experiemental methods used, or the program/project that was undertaken
    • Results: A concise summary of the major findings of the experiement, study, or project. Sufficient data/information must be provided to permit evaluation b the reviewers and public reading the abstracts. Statements such as “additional information to be presented at the meeting” are not acceptable.
    • Conclusion: Summary of the overall findings and the importance of the study/project/program.

Abstracts that do not comply with guidelines will not be reviewed or considered for presentation.

Abstract Review and Deadlines

  • All abstracts must be received by CUGH by November 15, 2012 November 30, 2012
  • Abstracts acceptance / decline notices will be sent by January 8, 2013 January 15, 2013
  • Abstract presenters are required to be registered for the conference by January 22, 2013 January 29, 2013 to hold a presentation slot on the meeting agenda.
  • All abstracts that follow submissions guidelines will be reviewed and selected by the scientific planning committee.
  • Presentation formats (oral or poster) will be assigned to accepted abstracts by the scientific planning committee. All decisions are final.
  • Notifications will be emailed only to the contact person who submitted the abstract submission.
  • Proposals constituting sales pitches for products or services will not be considered.

Student Poster Competition

CUGH will award seven $100 awards to seven student poster presentations (1 per track). Students who wish to compete must submit an abstract by November 15, 2012 November 30, 2012 and in the submission form, check the box indicating their wish to compete.

Student Poster Review Procedure

  • 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 being presented must be completed by October 31, 2012.
  • 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 above stated guidelines
    • Opted in to compete in the Abstract Submission form

Click here to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation.

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