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​Official poster for KZN PHC conference 2019

Call for Abstracts for KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health PHC Conference
       


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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FOR KWAZULU-NATAL DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PHC CONFERENCE

This is a call for abstracts from individuals and organisations that have done research around the PHC system and service delivery issues.

The KZN Department of Health intends to hold a two-day PHC Conference with the aims of:​

  1. Engaging all critical stakeholders who partner or will partner with the DoH in the implementation of the PHC Re-engineering Strategy, particularly in addressing the social determinants of health through inter-sectoral collaboration;
  2. Emerging from the Conference with a signed declaration and commitment by all stakeholders to drive PHC re-engineering using the Community-oriented Primary Care (COPC) strategy for improved healthcare outcomes in KZN.

THEME OF THE CONFERENCE​

TAKING COMMUNITY-ORIENTED PRIMARY CARE FROM JERUSALEM BACK TO PHOLELA IN KWAZULU-NATAL – THE VOICES FROM THE GROUND




SUB-THEMES​

  1. Using COPC to improve universal access to health care
  2. The role of policy implementation in strengthening community-based services
  3. Inter-sectoral collaboration – a key feature of COPC
  4. Community-based services contributing to health outcome – CCMDD, adherence clubs, index case contacts testing, community linkages and household profiling.

CONFERENCE DETAILS

Date:                           11−12 April 2019

Venue:                         To be confirmed

Time:                           Commencing at 12h00 on 11 April 2019

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DETAILS

  • Abstracts may be submitted for either oral or poster presentations (1 000 mm x 750 mm):
  • Abstracts must not exceed 250 words (excluding the title, authors and affiliations) and should follow the instructions below.
  • Submit your abstract as a Microsoft Word document.
  • Text must be single-spaced, in Arial font size 12, and must not contain unnecessary formatting (such as text in boxes).
  • Ensure that abstracts are concisely written, and within the word limit.
  • Full names for all acronyms and abbreviations must be provided on first use.
  • Indicate whether the abstract is intended for oral or poster presentation.

·      The abstract sections to be completed are:

  • Title
  • Author's/s' names and affiliations (including the e-mail address of the corresponding author
  • Background (including context)
  • Aims and objectives
  • Methods (include study design, study setting, study sites, number of participants, description of the intervention, primary and secondary outcomes, any specific analyses that were done on the data)
  • Results
  • Discussion
    • Please ensure that the discussion is concise and follows this overall structure
    • Statement of principal findings
    • Contribution to the body of knowledge
    • The implications of the study, e.g. what the findings mean for clinicians and policymakers
  • Conclusions
  • Recommendations
  • Key words​
  • The abstract must be submitted by the presenting author.
  • A maximum of two abstracts can be submitted per presenting author.
  • Please indicate whether the abstract can be placed on the Department of Health's website.


DATES AND DEADLINES

Call for abstracts opens                                                    21 January 2019

Call for abstracts closes                                                   28 February 2019​

Authors notified of results                                                 15 March 2019  

Presenter registration deadline                                         28 March 2019​