26th Annual National Family Practitioners Congress

7 – 8 September 2024 | Protea Breakwater Lodge (UBS | UCT)

Call for Abstracts

SAAFP Congress 2024 will focus on:  “Family Medicine strengthens PHC – creating opportunities from adversity”

The following sub-themes have been identified:

  • Strengthening comprehensive primary healthcare from the perspectives of person-centred and population health for all contexts.
  • Sustainable quality improvement, to strengthening PHC, reducing risk and improving clinical outcomes.
  • The economics of PHC – optimising financial, intellectual, and social capital
  • The people of PHC: capacity building, interdisciplinarity, teamwork and resilience
  • Embracing digital solutions, health entrepreneurship and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) to augment the provision of high-quality PHC.

Who should submit?

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 2024 National SAAFP Congress.

Approval process

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.

How to prepare an e-Poster

Please prepare an e-poster on a single PowerPoint presentation slide and save it as a PDF. Thus, not in the traditional poster format which is vertical in shape and becomes very small when projected on a horizontal screen.

The e-posters will be projected on a big screen continuously at the rate of 3 minutes for each slide. You will also be expected to present your e-poster in a 3-minute slot.

The maximum number of words you can read load (present) in 3 minutes is 380.

To have the words readable on the poster it has to be a minimal font of 18. Still fairly small. The bigger the better. Font 28-32 reads easily. When 380 words are on a slide in font 18, the whole slide is filled with words.

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 e-Posters.

Scientific Committee:

Prof. Gert Marincowitz

Dr Riha Mukhinidi

Prof Hanneke Brits

Dr Tebogo Thaba

Dr James Porter

Prof Andre Ross

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