The Abstracts (oral, poster or e-poster) must be sent using the “Abstract Submission System“. Abstracts sent by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.

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Abstract Submission Deadline: 01 November 2021

(Late Abstract Submission is Available)

Double blind review: Abstract reviewing is double blind, in that authors do not know the names of the area chair/reviewers of their papers, and the area chairs/reviewers cannot, beyond reasonable doubt, infer the names of the authors from the submission and the additional material.

Abstract Delivery Notification

Authors will be notified about the delivery of their abstract by e-mail immediately. In case you will not receive confirmation within 24 hours, please check your spam folder. In case of no confirmation e-mail, please contact: scientific@imfmc.org

Abstract Acceptance Notification

Authors will be notified about the acceptance or rejection of their Abstract by e-mail not later than 05 November 2021.

The Scientific Committee will endeavor to schedule and allocate abstracts according to authors’ preferences but reserves the right to decide on the final form of presentation.

Presenting authors must pay the registration fee by 15 November 2021.

Only abstracts of authors who have paid their registration fees by the deadline of 15 November 2021 will be scheduled for presentation and included for publication in congress proceedings.
Submission Guidelines for Presentation Categories

1. Poster (also E-posters* are accepted)
2. One slide – 5 minutes presentation
3. Oral presentation (also Virtual Presentations* are accepted)
4. Workshop
5. Panel
6. Conference
7. Roundtable
8. Workshop

*E-Poster / Virtual Presentation is generally reserved for participant unable to join us at the venue for any reasons, such as visa issues, health issues, or other. Virtual Presentation, making an online or video presentation of the paper which will be published by the proceedings.

Abstracts Submission Instructions

  • Abstracts must be in English.
  • Submitted abstracts must be original. Abstracts previously published or presented at an international scientific meeting cannot be submitted.
  • Fill in the submitting author’s name and e-mail address properly – these contact details will serve for further correspondence with the author(s).
  • Each registered delegate can present up to 2 (two) activities although he/she might be as a co-author in more than two.
  • Please indicate the appropriate congress topic.
  • The abstract title should have no more than 20 words.
  • The maximum length of the body of the abstract for an oral presentation, poster presentation and workshop is 500 words. Tables and/or pictures are not accepted as part of the abstract. Each abstract can contain up to three images (media files) and/or three tables. The maximum file size of each image or table is 700 KB.
  • The Abstract Submitter grants the Organizers a copyright license to reproduce, publish, translate, distribute, and display the text of the content on a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable nonexclusive basis.
  • IMPORTANT: Note that every author may submit and appear as co-author in several abstracts but ONLY WILL BE ABLE TO PRESENT TWO ABSTRACT. That means that every registered person can present only TWO Oral or Poster presentation. Presenting authors whose abstract have been accepted must register for the Congress. Failure to do so will result in exclusion from the Congress Programme. Authors are requested to indicate their preference for ORAL or POSTER presentation. However, the final status will be decided by the Scientific Committee.

1. Poster

Preparing your poster

  • All posters have to be in English ( size 70cm wide x 90cm high )
  • Organize your poster as follows:
    Introduction/Background – Objective/Methods – Results – Conclusions
  • Keep all elements of your poster (pictures, tables, graphics, drawings, photos) simple.
  • Remember that the visitor has to be able to read the text from a distance of up to 1.5 m.
  • Make sure that the poster speaks for itself and does not require extensive explanations.
  • Plan your layout in such a way that the viewer can move her/his eyes from left to right and from top to bottom with appropriate breaks.
  • Try to prepare a poster in one part – if constructed with many parts make sure to know the order.
  • References can be presented in smaller font size, but you will need to restrict the number of references to a maximum of 6.
  • It is also useful to have A4 sheet handouts similar to the poster. This provides a useful ‘take-away’ resource. Please make sure you provide your contact details on the handout.

Posters will be on display on December 28, 2021 Tuesday. Mounting material to hang your poster will be provided by our team. Poster presenters are asked to be present at their poster during the Poster Networking Session on the day they were assigned on Tuesday December 28, 2021 from 10:00 – 14:30. Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to meet with the abstract authors to discuss their research and ask questions. We ask presenters to be available at their posters during this time.

2. One slide – 5 minutes presentation

The ‘One-slide-five-minutes’ session is held as open ‘café’ sessions where the audience is presented with short interesting presentations. We anticipate high interest.

Preparation of your presentation

  • All presentations will be held in English.
  • You will have a maximum five minutes to present your work including one-two minutes for discussion.
  • You can use only one PowerPoint slide.
  • Colour is attractive on data slides but use light colors only.
  • Do not cover too many details.
  • Patient confidentiality must be protected.
  • Avoid commercial reference. Advertising of products is prohibited.
  • Remember that you have to communicate with the audience in a limited time.
  • If you exceed your time, the session chairperson will terminate your presentation.
  • Identify yourself to the session chairperson 10 minutes before the session.

The PowerPoint slide for the ‘One slide-five-minute’ presentation must be sent to scientific@imedhsc.org before the Conference. It is not possible to upload the slide for this presentation from the Speakers Lounge during the conference.

3. Oral presentation

  • All presentations will be held in English.
  • Do not cover too many details.
  • Discuss only the major points of your work, supported by the conclusions drawn from your data to the audience in a limited time.
  • A rushed presentation with too many slides is of no use to the audience.
  • If you exceed your time, the session chairperson will be forced to terminate your presentation.
  • Identify yourself to the session chairperson 10 minutes before the session.
  • Follow the instructions of the chairperson; especially regarding the time for your talk.
  • Each session will last 45 or 60 minutes.
  • The chairs are responsible for disposing of time.
  • There will be 5-6 presentations in each session with a time frame, as follows:
    • Presentation (7 minutes)
    • Discussion (3 minutes)

4. Workshop

Another traditional form of a session is “Workshop Session”. Workshops can provide participants with an opportunity to extend their knowledge and strengthen their skills in the area addressed by the workshop. These sessions provide a longer time period for interaction

Please use the following structure in a workshop abstract:
Background / Aim of the Workshop / Methods/ Results and Conclusions
Workshops are allotted 45 minutes time slots. This longer time period allows presenters to delve deeper into the topics presented.

5. Guidelines for Panel / Conference / Roundtable  Proposals

All Panel / Conference / Roundtable submissions must include a chair, co-chair (optional) and 1-2 discussant(s). The chair, co-chair and discussant cannot be the same person. More than one discussant may be added, but please keep in mind that there must be enough time during the panel for questions.

ALL Panel / Conference / Roundtable members must be registered for the congress in order to have their names included as a chair, co-chair or discussant in the panel proposal.

Language
Panel / Conference / Roundtable proposals for any session must be submitted in English.

Panel / Conference / Roundtable Title
The title cannot exceed 25 words.
Review your use of language.  Use a spell-checker to make sure you have not made any mistakes.
Do not use ALL CAPS and Capitalize titles in English.

NOTE: All accepted presenters and moderators are required to register and attend the congress.

Conference themes

  • Primary care policy
  • Primary care financing
  • Family medicine
  • Practice organization
  • Consultation skills
  • Interdisciplinary cooperation
  • Research in general practice
  • Education and professional development
  • Undergraduate teaching
  • Clinical management
  • Hygiene/ epidemiology
  • Public health
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Tobacco, alcohol and drugs
  • Food and nutrition
  • Gender issues
  • Quality and safety of care
  • Rural care
  • Cross-cultural medicine
  • Integrated care
  • Information and technology
  • Ethics and law
  • Prevention and health promotion
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Respiratory problems
  • Digestive problems
  • Diabetes and metabolic problems
  • Genito-urinary problems
  • Women´s health
  • Maternal and child health
  • Eye problems
  • Infectious diseases
  • Vaccination
  • Allergology and Immunology
  • Travel and tropical medicine
  • Mental health
  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Emergencies and trauma
  • Skin and soft tissue problems
  • Occupational health
  • Oncology and palliative care
  • Traditional and alternative medicine