Special Session on RMNCH

Special Track: Scholarship Available

SPECIAL CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FOR THE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH/FAMILY PLANNING TRACK FOR THE 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON URBAN HEALTH IN DHAKA, BANGLADESH

CALL FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS

The reproductive health/family planning track at the International Conference on Urban Health (24-27 May, 2015, Dhaka, Bangladesh) invites abstracts that address reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health (RMNCH) in the urban environment, especially approaches that target poor women and women living in slums. This forum will share results, challenges, and ongoing work among leading RMNCH providers, policymakers, researchers, and evaluators of RMNCH activities in Bangladesh and worldwide.  Areas of special interest include addressing disparities in access to maternal, newborn, and child health services, quality of services, and programs that target youth sexual and reproductive health behaviors to prevent unintended pregnancy.

WHO CAN APPLY

Researchers, program providers, advocates, and others working in RMNCH are invited to submit abstracts for workshops, paper presentations, and poster sessions.  A limited number of scholarships are available for those applicants from developing countries whose abstracts are accepted for presentation.

We are happy to invite applications from Gates Foundation-funded Family Planning/ Reproductive Health (FP-RH) programs around the globe, particularly those in the South Asian region.

REQUIREMENTS, GUIDELINES, AND DEADLINES FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS

  1. All abstracts must be no more than 300 words.
  2. Each abstract must emphasize what your oral presentation offers that is important for the RMNCH theme of the conference chosen. In addition, abstracts will be considered only if they fit within the RMNCH theme of the conference. Provide sufficient detail to be informative, but use language that will be intelligible to a non-specialist or a scientist from outside your field, or a policymaker.
  3. Authors may submit only one abstract for which they are the primary author. Additional abstracts listing individuals as secondary co-authors may also be submitted.
  4. Oral presentations will be limited to 20 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion.
  5. All presenters must register for the meeting no later than 31 December 2014 .
  6. All abstracts must be submitted online using the Registration and Abstract Management System. Submissions should include title, background, objectives, method, results and recommendation. Please select the appropriate topical area.
  7. Extended deadline: All abstracts must be submitted on or before 09 January 2015.
  8. Contact secretariat@icuh2015.org or scientificcommittee@icuh2015.org, if you have any questions.

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