Abstract Submission Guidelines
The conference organizing committee invites abstracts of original papers for presentation at the conference. Poster presentations are also welcome. Please adhere to the following guidelines:
1. Presentations should address any of the conference sub-themes.
2. The abstract should be submitted via the on-line submission platform.
3. Indicate the names of all authors.
4. Include institutional affiliations.
5. Abstracts must be written in English, and should be of no more than 300 words.
6. The abstract should contain the following sections: Title, Background, Objectives, Methodology, Results and Conclusion.
Guide for poster presentations
The maximum poster size is A0 (841 mm by 1189 mm), and should ideally be A1 size (594 mm X 841 mm, portrait view). The poster must be prepared as a single poster lay-out and will be mounted on a corkboard. Collages and/or collections of various smaller posters are not allowed.
1. Title: The paper title, authors and affiliations should be prominently displayed.Use 50 to 80 pt Times New Roman Bold for the title of the poster and 24 to 72 ptTimes NewRoman Bold for the authors. Underline the name of theperson presenting the poster.
2. Text: Use 30 to 40 pt Times New Roman Bold for section headings.Section headings should be capitalized. Use 24 to 30 pt Times New Roman for regular text.When previewing your poster, use a distance of approximately 2 m toestimate the viewing distance for legibility. Note that colour blind people cannot differentiate red and green
3. Sections: The poster should preferably contain section headings: Abstract,
Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, References.In addition, the Objective should be clearly stated and can beidentified with a section heading entitled Objectives.
4. Tables and figures: Drawings, diagrams and photos can be very helpful and often in displaying results and conclusions. Make sure that your illustrationsare easy to understand. Tables and figures must be large enough to beviewed readily at a distance of about 2 m. Whenever possible, use a linespacing of 1.5 (line and a half) or 2 (double spacing) in tables toimprove legibility. Colour can be used in figures. Include a legend for all figures.
Mounting of posters
Posters should be mounted on the day preceding the opening session of the meeting and will be on display for the whole duration of the meeting. Authors are requested to be present next to their poster during the Poster Session.
Posters should be removed immediately at the close of the meeting. Please make sure that all poster-mounting materials are removed from the boards.
Oral Presentation Guidelines
5. The presentation should be saved in Microsoft Office PowerPoint format.
6. First slide must contain presentation title, authors and affiliations.
7. The conference presentation length is 15 minutes, that includes 5 minutes for questions. Do not have excessive number of slides, a useful guide is 1 slide every 30 to 60 seconds. The time limit will be strictly enforced.
8. Make the presentation easy to read. Use a font size of 20-pt or larger text everywhere, including graphs and images. Simple font sizes e.g. Arial or Times New Roman are preferable
9. Avoid over-use of colours, slide transitions and bullet animations
Abstracts Submission portal: www.knh.or.ke/index.php/research/
University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences and Kenyatta National Hospital
International Conference on Health (ICH 2018)
Towards Universal Health Coverage Lecture Theatre 3, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, 7th - 9th
November 2018, Nairobi, Kenya
Call for Papers
The University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences (CHS) and Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) will host the 2018 International Conference on Health (ICH 2018). The conference will bring together leading healthcare practitioners and intellectual leaders from Kenya and around the world. The insights from the conference will provide directions for the health agenda in Kenya and globally.
Healthcare is a pressing agenda for governments and international organizations. The global goal for health set by the United Nations aims “to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being at all ages.” The health goal (SDG 3) focal areas include reducing morbidity and mortality from diverse causes, strengthening the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, supporting the research and development of vaccines and medicines, and improving access to healthcare services for all through Universal Health Coverage (UHC) among other targets.
According to SDG 3, Universal Health Coverage includes financial risk protection, access to quality essential healthcare services, and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all; as such UHC underpins the achievement of other health targets in the SDG. Countries such as Kenya have consequently made achieving Universal Health Coverage a centerpiece of the political agenda. Towards Universal Health Coverage is therefore the theme of ICH 2018
The ICH 2018 conference aims to provide forum for academicians, leading health practitioners, students and stakeholders to present their research and expert opinions on research, policy and professional practice. The conference will help define specific concerns in health and the roadmap to universal health coverage, and facilitate strategic engagement for health. Papers will be drawn from a broad range of the health sciences and related disciplines.
Towards Universal Health Coverage
Innovations in Health
Devolution and Health
Human Resources for Health
Ethical, Social and Legal Issues in health
Climate Change and health
Maternal and child health
Implementation and translation science
Non communicable diseases
SUBMISSIONS AND TIMELINE:
The conference targets academicians, professionals and students from various health and research fields to present original research or expert commentaries in oral or poster sessions.
Abstract submission deadline: 31st August 2018
Registration Deadline: 30th September 2018
Students: KSh. 2000.00 (USD 20)
Others: KSh. 4000.00 (USD 40)
Payment can be made cash deposits or transfers to University of Nairobi or Kenyatta National Hospital
Account Name: University of Nairobi Research Grant
Account No.: 1104657112
Bank Name: Kenya Commercial Bank
Branch: University Way
Bank Address: P.O. Box 7206 –00100 GPO
Swift Code: KCBLKENX
Account name: Kenyatta National Hospital Revenue
Account number: 1003058005200
Bank: National Bank of Kenya Ltd
Branch: Hospital Branch
Bank code: 012025
Swift code: NBKEKENXXX
LIPA NA MPESA
Pay bill No. 626088
Account No. Name of the conference attendee
Please send a scanned copy of the transfer details addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org ;
or to: email@example.com.
TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION EXPENSES
The participants will cover their travel and accommodation expenses. Tea, snacks and lunch will be provided.