ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Abstract Submission Deadline

Deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 31st Aug 2017

Abstract Results Notification

a. Authors will be notified about the acceptance or rejection of their abstract by email by 4th Sep 2017.

b. Presenting authors must complete their conference registration by 15th Sep 2017.

Prizes for Top Three Posters

There will be prizes for the top three posters submitted by primary care or community nursing / allied healthcare professionals / medical students.
The abstract content must relate to education and research in Family Medicine.

1st prize: S$300
2nd prize: S$200
3rd prize: S$100

Abstract Submission Instructions For Poster And Oral Presentations

a. All abstracts will be in English.

b. Submitted abstracts must be original. Abstracts previously published or presented at an international
scientific meeting cannot be submitted.

c. The author’s name and email address must be filled carefully and correctly. The contact details will be
used for further correspondences.

d. The abstract should include the authors, co-authors and their affiliated institutions

e. Please indicate the broad conference category for each submitted abstract.

f. The abstract title should include no more than 20 words.

g. The abstract should include the following subtitles:

• Introduction/rationale for conduct of study
• Methodology
• Results
• Discussion and conclusion

h. Tables and/pictures are not permitted in the abstract.

i. The world limit for the entire abstract is 250 words (excluding title).

j. You have the following options for presentation

• Poster only
• Oral or poster presentation, subjected to final decision by the Conference organizing and scientific
committees
• If the scientific committee selects your abstract for oral presentation and in the event that you decline,
it will be automatically diverted to poster presentations.

k. All accepted poster and oral presentations will receive certificate of oral/poster presentation and are
eligible to vie for the Conference awards. You will only qualify for the awards if you or any of your
co-authors register for the conference. No award will be presented in abstention.

Abstract Submission Instructions For Research Championship (RC)

a. All abstracts will be in English.

b. Submitted RC abstracts must be original. The abstract will describe a study proposal, which has yet to
commence. Abstracts relating to proposed systematic review or meta-analysis or current studies in
progress in your institution will not be submitted.

c. The RC targets novice primary healthcare professionals or Family Medicine residents/trainees who
have research questions and are keen to translate into a research project/study.

d. Participants with research experience will not qualify for the RC (example, track record of prior
publication)

e. The novice researchers should form a team to participate in the RC. Each team should minimally
consist of a team leader and another member. Ideally the team should comprise 5 to 6 members.

f. The team leader’s name and email address must be filled carefully and correctly. The contact details
will be used for further correspondences.

g. The abstract should include all the team members and their affiliated institutions.

h. The abstract should include the following sections:

• Gaps or issues identified in primary care or family practices?
• What is the research question?
• What are the potential solutions to be tested to resolve the issues or bridge the gaps?

i. The world limit for the entire abstract is 250 words (excluding title).

j. Email the completed form to the secretariat at appcrc2017@cfps.org.sg.

Special situation

a. Single participant may register for the RC if the participant is willing to join any assigned team during
the RC pre-conference workshop. The intent is to encourage more primary care professionals and
family physicians to participate in research.

b. The solo participant will be required to fill the application form for the RC workshop and to specify
single membership. The RC workshop registration fee applies. However the participant will be eligible
for the award if his/her assigned team emerges the top three teams in the finals.

Guidelines For Poster Preparation

a. All posters must be in English.

b. All posters must be in A0 size (84.1cm × 118.9cm or 33.1” x 46.8”) and in portrait format.

c. The poster should include the following

• Introduction/rationale for conduct of study
• Methodology
• Results (Tables and figures should be concise and appropriately labelled)
• Discussion and conclusion
• Potential for translation to clinical practice, if relevant
• Acknowledgement and declaration of sponsorship, if relevant
• References are optional: restrict to only key references

d. Ensure appropriate font size such that the audience is able to read the poster content from a distance
of up to 1m.

e. Consider the provision of A4 handouts containing essential elements of your poster content to the
audience. It should contain your contact details for further deliberation of your study and for mutual
interaction and networking to promote Family Medicine and Primary Care research

f. All poster presentations will be judged and compete for the Conference Awards.

g. You will be required to stand-by your poster to respond to queries by a panel of appointed jurors.

h. You will be notified of the timing of the poster presentation after successful acceptance of your
abstract and completion of your conference registration.

i. Decision by the panel of jurors on the awards will be final.

Guidelines For Oral Preparation

a. All oral presentations must be in English.

b. The oral presentation should include the following

• Introduction/rationale for conduct of study
• Methodology
• Results (Tables and figures should be concise and appropriately labelled)
• Discussion in relation to its translational potential in primary care and family practices
• Summary of key findings in the conclusion
• Acknowledgement and declaration of sponsorship, if relevant
• References are optional: restrict to only key references

c. Timing for each oral presentation

• Introduction of presenter and presentation by session chairperson (half minute)
• Presentation (8 minutes)
• Question and answers (2-3 minutes)

d. If you exceed the permitted timing, the session chairperson will be obliged to terminate the
presentation. A penalty of 20 points will be subtracted from your score immediately if the timing is
exceeded.

e. All oral presentations will be judged and compete for the Conference Awards.

f. You will be notified of the timing of your oral presentation after successful acceptance of your abstract
and completion of your conference registration.

g. Decision by the panel of jurors on the awards will be final.

h. Please consider uploading your presentation early, preferably one day before your scheduled time for
presentation.

i. Identify yourself to the session chairperson 10 minutes before your presentation.

j. Each session comprises 5-6 oral presentations, which will last for 60-70 minutes.

k. The session chairperson will be responsible for the scheduling of the presentations, which may be
altered in the event of exigency, such as unexpected withdrawal of presenters.

Tips For Successful Presentation

a. Present only the essential elements in your study.

b. Do not cover too many details.

c. Discuss only the major findings of your study, supported by the key results.

e. A rushed presentation with too many slides will not be rewarding.

f. A well-paced and concise presentation is key to a successful oral presentation