Call for Abstracts

The Coalition against Typhoid welcomes the submission of abstracts exhibiting original research or innovative programs related to typhoid and other invasive salmonelloses to be considered for oral and poster presentation. We encourage submissions that introduce new ideas, research and understandings to the field, as well as analysis of both successes and failures.

All abstracts should be submitted through the electronic submission system between August 1, 2018 and October 15, 2018.  Please read the following guidelines carefully before submitting your abstract:

  • Abstracts must contribute to the field of typhoid, paratyphoid or nontyphoidal Salmonella
  • Abstracts must be written in English
  • Title should not exceed 150 characters
  • Limit text to no more than 350 words
  • List authors and affiliations (limit of five authors)
  • Avoid the use of abbreviations within the text
  • Do not include tables, figures, or illustrations

The abstract must be submitted in the following format:

  • Background: State the purpose and objective of the research or program, as well as a description of the problem being analyzed
  • Methods: Describe the basic design of the study, including the study period, setting, design, population and techniques used for data collection
  • Results: Report the key findings that address the purpose of the study. Highlight any statistically significant differences or trends found in the data
  • Conclusions: Summarize the overall findings and explain the significance and future implications of the results

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Abstract Review Panel, and a notice of approval or rejection will be sent to the submitting author in early December. The following review criteria will be used in scoring abstracts:

  • Is there a clear background and justified objective?
  • Is the methodology appropriate for the objectives?
  • Are the results important and clearly presented?
  • Are the conclusions supported by the results?
  • Does the study contribute to the field of typhoid, paratyphoid or nontyphoidal Salmonella?

Late Breaker Abstracts

A small number of late breaker abstracts will be accepted to be presented orally or as posters at the conference. Late breaker submissions must include data of unquestioned significance that meet a high threshold of scientific merit.

During submission, authors will be required to justify why their abstract should be considered as a late breaker. The same submission rules apply for the late breaker abstracts as for the regular abstracts. The late breaker abstract submission will be open from January 2 – January 22, 2019.