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Abstract submission

Abstract submission

Abstract submission is now closed. 

The SVRI Forum 2024 received over 1100 submissions! Thank you to all who submitted abstracts for review.

Abstract notifications will be sent by May/June 2024.

Abstract format and content

Abstract length is up to 350 words with a working title of up to 25 words.

An abstract is a window into your work. In 350 words or less your abstract should provide abstract reviewers with a clear and concise summary of what you will present on at the conference. Try to make your abstract enticing, using plain language. Succinctly outline why the study is important, how you did your study, how your programme was evaluated, your findings, why the reviewer should care about your work, and how it is important for the field.

It is the only information a reviewer will have about your work so it must provide enough information to stand on its own.

Types of abstracts

Abstract submitters can submit abstracts on one of the following :

  • Research
  • Programmes and practice-based knowledge
  • Four-minute presentation on a research study or programme
  • Poster (please note that limited poster boards will be available)

See tips on how to write a good conference abstract here.

Abstract criteria

Reviewers will look at the following when reviewing your abstract:

  • Relevance: Does it address a key theme or area of debate? Will it be of interest?
  • Clarity/purpose: Are the objectives clear and well presented?
  • Methods: Is the data analysis and interpretation appropriate? Is the methodology used appropriately
  • Significance: Are the study/programme/policy findings significant? Are the conclusions clear and appropriate?
  • Contribution: Does it provide recommendations for future projects/policy making? Is it based in a LMIC/resource poor setting?

How to submit your abstract

The SVRI uses Oxford Abstracts as our system to manage abstract submissions. When submitting your abstract, you will be asked to create a profile. This is a simple process, and you will be able to access your profile at any time. Please note that only incomplete abstracts will be editable. Complete abstracts submitted will not be editable but if you require changes, please write to us at Abstracts are accepted in English, Spanish and French.

Please note

Submission of an abstract is on the understanding that author(s) of accepted abstracts will register for the full conference. Authors will be required to confirm their acceptance of presentation and register with full payment. SVRI will communicate all important dates. Kindly sign up to the SVRI Update for news on the Forum.

Submissions of more than one abstract from an individual and/or group of authors are welcome. However, in the interests of achieving an inclusiveness of presenters and a broad and balanced program, it is necessary that for each accepted abstract one author / presenter is registered.

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