You are invited to submit an abstract for consideration by the Scientific Programme Committee for participation at the 11th SA AIDS Conference Programme. The conference is scheduled to place at the Durban International Convention Centre from 20 – 23 June 2023.
The theme of the conference is Act, Connect, and End the Epidemic. Abstracts will be reviewed according to the following tracks:
Track 1: Epidemiology and Pandemics
Track 2: Basic and Clinical Sciences
Track 3: Social Behavioral Science
Track 4: Implementation Science
Track 5: Community Leadership and Advocacy
Track 6: Policy, Finance and Ethics
Track 7: Youth and HIV
The deadline for abstract submission is 17 February 2023 – All Abstracts must be received by the announced deadline. Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered. The Programme Committee is committed to having the Programme completed by March 2023. This will allow enough time for attendees to schedule their participation accordingly.
The on-line abstract submission system is user friendly.
Please draft your abstract according to the headings listed below of not more than 300 words in total. You may draft your abstract in text format only using a word processing software i.e. MS Word and then copy and paste the text in the abstract submission box.
*Note that no graphic images, tables, graphs or columns should be submitted with your abstract.
You will be guided through the submission procedure. Please follow the instructions as shown on the webpage.
The submitted abstract should contain the following information:
Step 1: Abstract Details
You will be required to complete the following fields:
Was the same or similar talk given in SA or abroad
Author’s Mobile Number
Author’s Work Number
Short bio of author
E-mail address for nominated author (for reader queries and correspondence)
Abstract Text as per the guidelines below
Step 2: Submission of Abstract Content
Abstracts that report research findings should contain the following concise statements:
Background: The description of the problem or the hypothesis, the study objectives
Methods: Study methods used, or approaches taken
Results: Specific results in summarized form
Conclusions: Statement about the main outcomes.
Abstracts for reporting on strategies / projects should contain the following concise statements:
Background: Short statement summarizing the issue(s) addressed by the abstract
Methods A brief description of the project, experience, program, or research
Results: A brief description of the results or lessons learned
Conclusions: A brief statement of next steps / recommendation
The following fields will need to be completed under their respective headings:
Has the material presented in this abstract been published previously?
Preferred presentation: (poster or oral presentation)
Project Scalability: To scale the described project/activity described to a district /regional/national level, what are the requirements? (New or amended policies, operations, human resources, and financial implications)
Combined text in these fields should not exceed 300 words.
Abstracts can only be submitted in text format – no images or graphs should be included.
Step 3: Verification of information provided in steps 1 – 2.
All the details that have been provided in the abstract submission process will be presented for verification.