Abstract Submission Guidelines




Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Uganda in partnership with Nottingham Trent University, UK and Ministry of Health, Uganda invites you to attend the symposium on Community Health workers (CHWs) and their contribution towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Dates: 21st to 23rd February 2017


Venue: Hotel Africana, Kampala, Uganda


Theme: Contribution of Community Health Workers in attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals


Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstracts are invited from research, practice, projects, programmes and other work / experiences. Various modes of presentations at the symposium will include oral, poster as well as multimedia including photos and video.

Abstract preparation

  • Authors should indicate the sub-theme under which their abstract falls.
  • The title should be in bold, sentence case with no full stop at the end and no underlining.
  • Authors’ names and institutional affiliations should be included under the title. Authors’ names should be in the format of first name, middle initial (if any) and surname. Authors’ names should be separated by a comma. Degrees or professional titles should not be included. The name of the presenting author should be underlined. The telephone number of the presenting author must be provided.
  • Authors’ affiliations should include department, institute, town and country. The author list must be complete. Where authors are from a number of different institutions, the appropriate institution number from the affiliation list should be given as a superscript number immediately after each author’s name, e.g.:

Micheal Lubowa 1, Lucie Smith 2. Email addresses of all authors must be provided under the affiliations.

  • Research abstracts should be formatted into the following subsections: Background, Methods, Results and Conclusions. These subheadings should be in bold and NOT all caps. Appropriate subsections should be used for other abstracts.
  • The body of the abstract should not exceed 300 words. Where acronyms are used, they need to be defined when first mentioned.
  • Abstracts should not include tables, figures or references. In case of any acknowledgements, they should be brief and included after conclusions.
  • Abstracts should be prepared in Times New Romans, 12 point font size and single spaced.
  • All accepted abstracts will be published in BMC Proceedings, a peer reviewed journal. The corresponding author should indicate if they would not want their abstract to be published or has been previously published in a journal including as part of a full article. For abstracts to be published, all named authors should agree to the submission of the abstract for publication.


Limited bursaries are available for selected abstracts.

All accepted abstracts will be published in BMC Proceedings, a peer reviewed journal.

Abstracts should be submitted by email to chwsymposium@musph.ac.ug



Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: 30th November 2016

Abstract acceptance notification: 20th December 2016

Early bird registration deadline: 15th January 2017

Symposium dates: 21st to 23rd February 2017




For any further details, contact:

Rawlance Ndejjo

Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health

Tel: +256 777783971 / +256701783971

Email: chwsymposium@musph.ac.ug or rndejjo@musph.ac.ug