Call for Abstracts

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION HAS BEEN CLOSED
Abstract Submission Deadline:

January 15, 2017


Abstract Delivery Notification

Authors will be notified about the delivery of their abstract by e-mail immediately. In case you will not receive confirmation within 24 hours, please check your spam folder. In case of no confirmation e-mail, please contact: abstracts.wonca2017@guarant.cz


Abstract Acceptance Notification

Authors will be notified about the acceptance or rejection of their Abstract by e-mail on 15 March 2017. 

Presenting authors must pay the registration fee by May 2, 2017


Submission Guidelines for Presentation Catagories
1. Poster
2. One slide - 5 minutes presentation
3. Oral presentation
4. Workshop

1. Poster

Preparing your poster

  • All posters have to be in English.
  • Organise your poster as follows:
    Introduction/Background – Objective/Methods – Results – Conclusions
  • Keep all elements of your poster (pictures, tables, graphics, drawings, photos) simple.
  • Remember that the visitor has to be able to read the text from a distance of up to 1.5 m.
  • Make sure that the poster speaks for itself and does not require extensive explanations.
  • Plan your layout in such a way that the viewer can move her/his eyes from left to right and from top to bottom with appropriate breaks.
  • Try to prepare a poster in one part - if constructed with many parts make sure to know the order.
  • References can be presented in smaller font size, but you will need to restrict the number of references to a maximum of 6.
  • It is also useful to have A4 sheet handouts similar to the poster. This provides a useful ‘take-away’ resource. Please make sure you provide your contact details on the handout.


2. One slide - 5 minutes presentation

The ‘One-slide-five-minutes’ session are held as open ‘café’ sessions where the audience is presented with 10 short interesting presentations. We anticipate high interest.

Preparation of your presentation

  • All presentations will be held in English.
  • You will have maximum five minutes to present your work including one-two minutes for discussion.
  • You can use only one PowerPoint slide.
  • Colour is attractive on data slides but use light colours only.
  • Do not cover too many details.
  • Patient confidentiality must be protected.
  • Avoid commercial reference. Advertising of products is prohibited.
  • Remember that you have to communicate with the audience in a limited time.
  • If you exceed your time, the session chairperson will terminate your presentation.
  • Identify yourself to the session chairperson 10 minutes before the session.

The PowerPoint slide for the ‘One slide-five-minute’ presentation must be sent before the Conference. It is not possible to upload the slide for this presentation from the Speakers Lounge during the conference.


3. Oral presentation
  • All presentations will be held in English.
  • Do not cover too many details.
  • Discuss only the major points of your work, supported by the conclusions drawn from your data to the audience in a limited time.
  • A rushed presentation with too many slides is of no use to the audience.
  • If you exceed your time, the session chairperson will be forced to terminate your presentation.
  • Identify yourself to the session chairperson 10 minutes before the session.
  • Follow the instructions of the chairperson; especially regarding the time for your talk.
  • Each session will last 60 or 75 minutes.
  • The chairs are responsible for disposing time.
  • There will be 5-6 presentations in each session with a time frame, as follows:
    • Introductionofthepresenter/presentation (½ minute)
    • Presentation (8 minutes)
    • Discussion (2-3 minutes)
    • Closing of the presentation (½ minute)

4. Workshop

Another traditional form of session is a Workshop session. Workshops can provide participants with an opportunity to extend their knowledge and strengthen their skills in the area addressed by the workshop. These sessions provide a longer time period for interaction


Please use the following structure in a workshop abstract:
Background / Aim of the Workshop / Methods/ Results and Conclusions
Workshops are allotted 75 minutes time slots. This longer time period allows presenters to delve deeper into the topics presented.

Conference themes
1. Global issues
  • 1.1.Hygiene/ epidemiology
  • 1.2.Public health
  • 1.3.Sexually trasnmitted dieseases
  • 1.4.Tobacco, alcohol and drugs
  • 1.5.Food and nutrition
  • 1.6.Gender issues

2. Discipline and profession
  • 2.1.Primary care policy
  • 2.2.Primary care financing
  • 2.3.Family medicine
  • 2.4.Practice organization
  • 2.5.Consultation skills
  • 2.6.Interdisciplinary cooperation
  • 2.7.Research in general practice
  • 2.8.Education and professional development
  • 2.9.Undergraduate teaching
  • 2.10.Quality and safety of care
  • 2.11.Rural care
  • 2.12.Cross-cultural medicine
  • 2.13.Integrated care
  • 2.14.Information and technology
  • 2.15.Ethics and law

3. Clinical management
  • 3.1.Prevention and health promotion
  • 3.2.Cardiovascular disease
  • 3.3.Respiratory problems
  • 3.4.Digestive problems
  • 3.5.Diabetes and metabolic problems
  • 3.6.Genito-urinary problems
  • 3.7.Women´s health
  • 3.8.Maternal and child health
  • 3.9.Eye problems
  • 3.10.Infectious diseases
  • 3.11.Vaccination
  • 3.12.Alergology and imunology
  • 3.13.Travel and tropical medicine
  • 3.14.Mental health
  • 3.15.Musculosceletal problems
  • 3.16.Emergencies and trauma
  • 3.17.Skin and soft tissue problems
  • 3.18.Occupational health
  • 3.19.Oncology and palliative care
  • 3.20.Traditional and alternative medicine

Abstracts Submission Instructions
  • Abstracts must be in English.
  • Submitted abstracts must be original. Abstracts previously published or presented at an international scientific meeting cannot be submitted.
  • Fill in the submitting author's name and e-mail address properly - these contact details will serve for further correspondence with the author(s).
  • Each delegate can present up to 5 (five) activities although he might be as a co-author in more than five.
  • Please indicate the appropriate congress topic.
  • The abstract title should have no more than 20 words.
  • The maximum length of the body of the abstract for an oral presentation, poster presentation and workshop is 250 words. Tables and/or pictures are not accepted as part of the abstract.