MSPTM 2021 Abstract Submission

MSPTM 2021 Abstract Submissions

The organising committee for the 57th MSPTM Annual Scientific Conference (MSPTM 2021) would like to invite prospective authors to submit abstracts for oral, rapid oral and e-poster presentations at the virtual Conference. The committee particularly encourages graduate students to participate in the Conference. Abstract submissions will be closed on 1 September 2021.

 

Conference theme:

Practicing New Norms in Overcoming Tropical Diseases

 

The Conference will focus on Parasitology and Tropical Medicine with the following themes:

1. Malaria 2. Dengue 3. Covid-19
4. Emerging Zoonoses 5. Antibiotic Resistance 6. Insecticide Resistance
7. Veterinary Parasitology 8. Vector Biology & Control 9. Neglected Tropical Diseases
10. Medical & Forensic Entomology 11. Medical Microbiology & Parasitology 12. General Topics

All abstracts will be reviewed and assigned to an appropriate session. Authors of the accepted abstracts will be notified of the methods of presentations as follow:

Oral Presentation
  • Total 10 minutes will be allotted for your Oral Presentation, inclusive of 8 minutes presentation in themed session + 2 minutes question & answer.
  • Presenters must submit the following to the conference secretariat by 5 September 2021.
    a. Presentation slides in Microsoft Power Point format (ppt or pptx) with on screen show 16:9 (landscape)
    b. Pre-recorded presentation video/ narrative (not more than 8mins) (mp4)
  • Presentation video/narrative will be published during themed session of the virtual conference.
Rapid Oral Presentation
  • Total 3 minutes will be allotted for your presentation in the themed session. There shall be NO Question & Answer session for Rapid Oral presentation.
  • Presenters must submit the following to the conference secretariat by 5 September 2021.
    a. One (1) presentation slide in Microsoft Power Point format (ppt or pptx) with on screen show 16:9 (landscape)
    b. Pre-recorded presentation video/narrative (not more than 3mins)(mp4)
  • Presentation video/narrative will be published on the conference website before and during the conference.
Rapid Oral Presentation – Student Competition
  • Total 4 minutes will be allotted for your presentation, inclusive of 3 minutes presentation in the themed session + 1 minute Question & Answer session to be conducted only by the judges.
  • Presenters must submit the following to the conference secretariat by 5th September 2021.
    a. One (1) presentation slide in Microsoft Power Point format (ppt or pptx) with on screen show 16:9 (landscape)
    b. Pre-recorded presentation video/narrative (not more than 3mins) (mp4)
  • Presentation video/narrative will be published during themed session of the virtual conference.
Electronic Poster (e-Poster)
  • Presenters must submit e-Poster in one (1) page (A4 size, portrait) in PDF format to the conference secretariat by 5th September 2021.
  • Video and audio are not allowed to be included in the e-Poster.
  • E-Poster will be published on the conference website before and during the conference.

Abstract submitters may choose their preferred method of presentation upon abstract submission. However, the final decision lies with the Scientific Committee.

Guidelines and Terms and Conditions for Abstract Submissions

1. Submissions should be sent electronically via the conference website ONLY.
2. Submissions should be written in English with a maximum of 300 words.
3. Each presenter may submit one abstract.
4. Abstract must be submitted in both Microsoft Word (.doc/ .docx) and PDF (.pdf) formats.
5. Submissions should be thoroughly checked for spelling and grammar before submission as they will be reproduced as submitted by author.
6. Changes will not be entertained once the abstract has been submitted.
7. Submitters are advised to seek assistance to proof read the abstract if English is not their first language.
8. It is the sole responsibility of the authors to ensure accuracy of scientific content and language.
9. The abstract should not contain graphics or references.
10. Please use abbreviations with restraint.

Consent, Permission & Copyright:
Submitters must conform to the following:
1. To accept responsibility for the accuracy of the submitted abstract and understand that amendment is not allowed once it is submitted and information provided will be published exactly as submitted.
2. All co-authors are aware of and give consent to the content of the abstract and data presented before it is submitted. The submitter accepts responsibility as the contact person for all correspondence about the abstract and to share information with all authors about its status.
3. Submission of abstracts implies the author’s agreement to publish the abstract in all Conference publications including the website, i.e. submitters are responsible to secure any copyright/permissions clearance required relating to any previous presentations, equipment or other material for inclusion in the MSPTM 2021 Annual Scientific Conference publications.
4. Submitters are responsible to obtain permission from any relevant regulatory authority and obtain consent where appropriate.
5. Submitters are responsible to ensure the work is original and that it does not infringe upon any copyright, proprietary or personal right of party.
6. Submitters are responsible to identify and sort out any potential conflicts of interest e.g. financial interest in products or processes described in the presentation materials, stock ownership, and membership on an advisory board or board of directors or other substantive relationships.
7. Submission of the online Registration and Abstract Submission form indicates the submitter has agreed to all the terms & conditions with regards to the conference registrations and abstract submissions as listed on the conference website (https://msptm.org/msptm-2021/).

Condition of Acceptance
It is a pre-requisite of the acceptance of the abstract that the submitter must register to attend the virtual Conference. Abstracts submitted before payment of registration are eligible for an offer of acceptance. However, final acceptance requires registration with full payment by 1 September 2021.

Abstract format (template):
Abstract Title:
Calibri, font size 13, bold, centre alignment, upper case.

Authors & Co-authors:
Calibri, font size 11, centre alignment
Underline the name of the first author.
Superscript with number to indicate affiliations of each author.
Superscript with “*” to indicate corresponding author.

Affiliations:
Calibri, font size 10, Italic, align left
Superscript with number to indicate affiliations of each author.

Abstract Content:
Calibri, font size 11, justify alignment, not more than 300 words.
The abstract content should be informative and stand alone in its content and meaning. It should include a brief introduction, methods used, key results, brief discussion and a conclusion.

 

Abstract Submission