Call for Abstracts
The Africa Mortality Symposium - AfriMS
Counting the Dead, Making the Dead Count in Africa
Among the world’s regions, Africa has had the poorest coverage of death registration and cause-of-death reporting. But this is changing, and quickly. The Africa Mortality Symposium—AfriMS—will bring together the leading experts from Africa and around the world to showcase recent and ongoing research and programs, and future opportunities that are already bridging the mortality divide. The Symposium will feature keynote lectures, scientific and policy sessions, poster sessions, and networking opportunities.
Topics include, but will not be limited to:
- national, subnational, and regional mortality in Africa
- approaches and techniques to assess mortality
- mortality by age group
- mortality related to demographic or geographic characteristics
- specific important causes (e.g., malaria, hepatitis)
- epidemics and pandemics, including COVID-19
- health policy, health systems, and mortality
Your oral or poster presentation abstract should include the following sections, not exceeding 350 words. One table or figure may be included.
Describe the work in less than one line
Introduce the problem addressed by your research or program, with context the reader needs to understand its importance and rationale. Include what is known and unknown on the topic.
Objective, background, or hypothesis
Clearly state the purpose of your work.
Include the important details of what you did, including study design, analytical approaches, and populations studied.
Report the overall results that answer your study question(s), Give more weight to the most important and highest impact results. A table or figure may be included.
Report the high-level take-home message of your research or program. You may want to express an opinion about the implications of your findings.
Provide up to 5 key words.
Receive regular updates on the symposium, including keynote speakers and registration
- Sign Up/ Create an account - this will make you qualify for the virtual attendance
- Sign In to your account and submit your abstracts for oral or poster presentation
- Use the authors page (under AfriMS menu) to followup the status of your submissions
You will be notified according to the schedule below if your abstract is selected for presentation at AfriMS. If selected for an oral presentation, you will be informed of the length of time you will be allowed, along with guidelines for PowerPoint or other presentation software. If selected for a poster, guidelines will be sent for the structure. Posters will be of size A1.
Extended to September 30, 2022