Check the conference programme for the timing of the General abstracts presentations session (17/02/2017). Presentations should be in English only for 5-8 minutes for presentation plus 2-3 minutes discussion per presenter. It is expected that speakers prepare their presentation in the form of a MS PowerPoint presentation which can be presented from a regular office PC with audio capability and connected to a regular LCD projector. Please disclose any financial or commercial interest linked to the content of your presentation in your second slide.

If other software or hardware (e.g., DVD player) is required, please inform the conference team via the contact page.



Poster presenters are expected to remain near their posters at break times, and especially during the Professors’ Poster Round on 17/02/2017 for their 3-5 minutes poster-side presentation plus time for a couple of questions. The poster display boards will be available from 15-18 February 2017. The only restrictions for the posters concern the optimum size which is A0 (84 x 119 cm) – portrait. Posters should be written in English.

Please ensure you leave enough time to print the posters prior to the Conference. Posters not collected at the end of the conference will be discarded.



General abstract contributions to the Conference will be considered for an award. The selection process is based on the abstract review process and the judges’ evaluation of the authors’ actual contribution during the Conference, whether it is for a poster or an oral presentation. Invited presentations are excluded from this award.


Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished research results/best practices that are not currently submitted for publication elsewhere. All abstracts need to be submitted via the online submission site, in English, in one of the following 4 broad tracks:

  •  Respiratory
  •  Cardiac
  •  Paediatrics and Neonatal
  •  Transport

Accepted abstracts will be published with an individual DOI in a special issue of the Qatar Medical Journal (http://www.qscience.com/loi/qmj) which is PubMed indexed. All abstracts will be peer reviewed hence we may require authors to make corrections to meet the journal publication quality requirements.

Accepting submissions: Follow the required link at the bottom of the page.

Submission deadline: 3rd December 2016

Acceptance notification: 10th December 2016

Please note that the presenting author of each submitted abstract can request to benefit from the conference early bird registration rate if they register and settle their payment before 10th December 2016.

GENERAL ABSTRACT FORMAT (Oral/Poster Presentation)

Abstracts are limited to 300 words and can be supported by a maximum of 5 references (APA 7 format, not counted in word limit) and one figure or table (not counted in word limit). All abstracts should include the following 4 sections and keywords as shown on the template:

  • Background
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions
  • Keywords (up to 5)
  • References (Optional)
  • Figure or Table (Optional)

For acknowledgements or disclosures, use the “References” text box.

INVITED ABSTRACT FORMAT (Keynote/Invited Speakers) – SUBMIT by responding to the invitation email using the attached template

Abstracts are limited to 500 words and supported by a maximum of 5 references (APA 7 format, not counted in word limit) and one figure or table (not counted in word limit). Formatting of the abstract will be left to the creative responsibility of the speaker, but should include keywords.

For acknowledgements or disclosures, use the “References” text box.

SUBMISSION PROCESS: (For all Abstracts, once the online submission system is active)

Please follow the instructions of the submission website and the emails you will receive as part of the review process until you receive confirmation of acceptance.  In order to support the authors and ensure a high quality congress, the review team may request that revisions be made to your abstract prior to final acceptance and publication. Please address the comments in a timely manner as we will not be able to accept late corrections to allow for the publishing process of the abstracts into the Qatar Medical Journal.


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