25th Annual National Family Practitioners Congress

18-19 August 2023 | The Wanderers Club, Illovo

Call for Abstracts

SAAFP Conference 2023 will focus on “Integrating Primary Care – creating a more connected health and care system”.

The following sub-themes have been identified:
1. Population health and local context – disease surveillance, health promotion, and preventative services
2. Sharing patient care – team-based care
3. Addressing multi-morbidity and long-term care
4. Building professional capacity for integrated care
5. Digital solutions

All medical students, medical practitioners, registrars, and members of the SAAFP are invited to submit abstracts of their scientific research to be considered for a poster/oral presentation at the 2023 National SAAFP conference.

The conference’s scientific committee will review abstracts submitted for selection to present a poster or do an oral presentation. In addition, the best poster and the best oral presentation will be given a prize.

Abstracts using 250 words only should be submitted in line with the themes and sub-themes identified and should be structured as follows:

Background: indicate the purpose and objective of the research, the tested hypothesis or a description of the problem being analyzed or evaluated.
Methods: describe the study period/setting/location, study design, study population, data collection and methods of analysis used.
Results: present as clearly and as much in detail as possible the findings/outcome of the study, Please summarize any specific results.
Conclusions: explain the significance of your findings/outcomes of the study for prevention, treatment, care and/ or support, and the future implications of the results.

The following review criteria will be used:

  • Is there a clear background and justified objective?
  • Is the methodology/study design appropriate for the objectives?
  • Are the results important and clearly presented?
  • Do the results support the conclusions?
  • Is the study original, and does it contribute to the overall theme?
  • The conference aims to be carbon-neutral and all posters will be presented as ePosters.

Scientific Committee:

Prof. Mergan Naidoo

Dr Sherika Hanley

Prof. Andrew Ross

Dr Clive Rangiah

Prof. Richard Cook

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