RCPCH Conference Singapore - abstract submission guidelines

We're now inviting abstracts for this two-day online event on 6-7 March 2021, delivered in partnership with the College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Singapore. We explain how to submit your abstract, which can be made free of charge through our online portal.
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health | College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Singapore

Closing date: Wednesday 6 January 2021, 18:00 SGT (Singapore time) or 10:00 GMT (UK time). Submissions will not be accepted after this date.

What is the RCPCH Conference Singapore?

In conjunction with the 9th Singapore Paediatric & Perinatal Annual Congress, the first online RCPCH Conference Singapore will focus on the theme of 'Learning together to improve child health'. This two-day online event, delivered in partnership with the College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Singapore features insightful keynote presentations and interactive workshops with expert speakers.

The conference will be held online on 6 and 7 March 2021, 09:00 - 17:00 (SGT). (Note this is eight hours ahead of UK time.)

More about the Conference and draft programme

Can I make an abstract submission?

The Scientific Committee invites submissions of papers for presentation. You do not need to be a member of any of the organising organisations to make a submission.

We are happy to consider abstracts which have already been presented to a substantially different audience. However, we won’t be able to accept work which has previously been presented at an RCPCH or CPCHS Conference.

Do I have to pay?

There is no fee for making a submission. If your submission is accepted for presentation then you will be required to attend the conference and pay the standard registration fee.

When will I be notified?

Authors will be notified by Friday 22 January 2021 whether their abstract has been accepted.

Can I submit more than one abstract?

Yes, you can submit as many abstracts as you wish through our online portal.

You can only submit one abstract at a time. If you are submitting further abstracts, you will need to return to the start of the process. You'll be be able to log in to all your submissions.

Please be aware that once you have started the submission process you are not able to save it and return later. We recommend you have all of your information already available before you start the process, and you can simply copy and paste your content.

How do I prepare my abstract?

A “blind” selection process will be used by the Scientific Committee when it is reviewing abstracts. Do not include any author names or any other identifying information in the title or text of the abstract. The names of authors and their affiliations (institutions) will be submitted online when you submit the abstract.

Provided that the abstract doesn't contain patient identifiable information, we do not need to see a patient/parent consent form. It is important, however, to bear in mind that identifiable does not just refer to a patient’s name but could also be related to a specific condition, region or hospital. So, please do be aware of this when submitting your abstract.

The title should be as brief as possible but long enough to indicate clearly the nature of the study.

If you wish, you can use simple tables or graphs as part of your abstract. Images are not permitted.

Abstracts should state briefly and clearly the purpose, methods, results and conclusions of the work. Case reports/studies can be submitted and should be submitted in a format most relevant to the content. The maximum word count is 500 words.

  • Objectives: Clearly state the purpose of the abstract
  • Methods: Describe your selection of observations or experimental subjects clearly
  • Results: Present your results in a logical sequence in text, tables and illustrations - if results are not included, your abstract will not be considered
  • Conclusion: Clearly state the conclusion of your study

Can I amend or withdraw a submission?

Ensure you carefully check your abstract before submitting it. If you do need to make any changes after submission, email events@rcpch.ac.uk with details of the change required, and we'll do this for you. We cannot make amendments to abstracts after Monday 4 January 2021.

If you wish to withdraw an abstract submission, email events@rcpch.ac.uk. 

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