GBC Annual Meeting

Instructions:

NB:Beginning in 2016, presenting authors of accepted abstracts will be required to pay a 50 GHS deposit as a confirmation that they will attend the conference. This amount will be deducted from your 2016 onference fee. Failure to pay the deposit by 8 July 2016 will result in the deletion of your abstract from the programme. Instructions for payment will be provided with your acceptance email.

Abstracts are accepted in any field of biomedical science, bioengineering, clinical science, public health, epidemiology, health policy and education, nutrition, food science and dietetics, etc. If your work impacts public health in Ghana in any way, you are most welcome to submit an abstract. When you submit your first abstract, you will also simultaneously register for the conference. You may, of course, register without submission of an abstract or submit multiple abstracts.

PLEASE FOLLOW CAREFULLY THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN BELOW. ABSTRACTS THAT ARE INCORRECTLY FORMATTED WILL BE RETURNED TO THEIR AUTHORS FOR CORRECTIONS.

Please keep your abstract text to 300 words or less, excluding authors and title.  The format GBC uses is the single paragraph format, NOT the style with Background, Methods, Results, etc. under different sections. Kindly upload an MS Word File, as it is is easier for us in compiling our conference booklet (NO PDFs, please). Please click below on the sample abstract to see what format you should follow. To make things easier for you, we have an abstract template, as well, that already has the correct formatting indicated. Please feel free to use the template to ensure that your abstract is formatted properly.

Sample Abstract – Have a look at this abstract to see the format you should use.

Template for Abstracts – Please use this template to make sure your abstract is correctly formatted.

If you are writing an abstract for the first time, this PowerPoint can help you get it right.

Writing a Good Abstract

When you upload your abstract, you will be asked to identify the category where you think your abstract fits best.

1. Genomics, Molecular Biology, Molecular and Cellular Pathology

2. Clinical Research

3. Public Health

4. Plant Medicine

5. Nutrition, Food Science and Dietetics

6. Bioinformatics, Biomathematics, and Bioengineering

7. Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Toxicology

8. Disability Studies

9. Capacity Development, Education, or Policy

Many abstracts could fall into more than one category, so please select the one you prefer. The scientific committee reserves the right to shift abstracts from the authors’ preference to another section in order to balance the programme.  You will also select whether you want your abstract to be considered for a Talk Only, Poster Only, or Either a Talk or Poster. Please be aware that selecting Talk Only is the most competitive choice and your abstract might be rejected.

Regular abstract submission closes on 22 May 2016 at midnight. Late abstract submission closes on 29 May 2016 at midnight. Abstracts submitted AFTER the regular deadline in the LATE period may not be included in the conference booklet. ALL abstracts must be submitted through the web site. NO ABSTRACTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE LATE ABSTRACT DEADLINE.

If you have multiple abstracts to submit, feel free to either re-register or upload multiple abstracts in one file.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ORAL TALKS AND POSTERS

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Click the link for some good advice on giving great oral presentations if you are new to oral conference presentations Rules for Great Oral Talks.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Please print your poster on A0 paper, portrait style. That means 84.1 x 118.9 cm or 33.11 x 46.81 inches. Kindly place your poster number on the poster so you can be easily found. Click on this link for some great tips Rules for Great Posters. You will also find great web sites to help you make an appealing and informative posters, as well as templates for downloading. Here are a couple below, but there are many more great ones, too. Just explore.

http://colinpurrington.com/tips/academic/posterdesign

http://clt.lse.ac.uk/poster-design/