Abstract Guidelines


The Coalition against Typhoid invites those wishing to exhibit original research or innovative programs related to typhoid fever and other invasive salmonelloses to submit abstracts to be considered for oral and poster presentation. We encourage work that introduces new ideas, concepts, research, and understandings to the field, as well as analysis of both successes and failures.

Abstract submission closed on November 25, 2016. Late-breaking abstract submission closed on February 3, 2017.

When submitting an abstract, please choose one track and three sub-topics that apply.

Abstract Tracks:

  1. Typhoid
  2. Paratyphoid
  3. Non-typhoidal Salmonella

Abstract Sub-Topics:

  1. Epidemiology
  2. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  3. Equity
  4. Antimicrobial Resistance
  5. Innovations in Diagnostics
  6. Clinical Management
  7. Vaccine Development
  8. Vaccination Implementation Programs
  9. Outbreak Surveillance, Response and Control
  10. Microbial/Molecular Approaches
  11. Clinical Presentation (Immune response)
  12. Control and Prevention: Policy and Practice
  13. Cost of Illness
  14. Cost-effectiveness Analysis
  15. Travel and Migration
  16. Statistical and Mathematical Modelling

All abstracts should be submitted through the electronic submission system and will be reviewed by an abstract review panel. Please read the following guidelines carefully before submitting your abstract:

  • Abstracts can only be submitted through the online portal
  • Abstracts must be written in English
  • Limit text to no more than 300 words
  • Use a standard font, e.g. Arial
  • Use single line spacing
  • Avoid the use of abbreviations within the text
  • Title should not exceed 150 characters
  • List the authors and affiliations
  • Do not include tables, figures, or illustrations
  • Word (.doc) and PDF files are acceptable
  • Max file size is 5MB
  • All posters for presentation must be a width 90 cm (36″) and a height 130 cm (51″)

The abstract must be submitted in the following format:

  • Background:State a description of the problem being analyzed, and the purpose and objective of the research.
  • Methods:Describe the basic design of the study, including key techniques used. Include information on the study period, setting, location, and population.
  • 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.

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?

Late Breaking Abstracts

A small number of late breaking abstracts were accepted to be presented orally or as posters at the conference. Late breaking submissions must include significant data and meet a high threshold of scientific merit.

During submission, authors are required to justify why their abstract should be considered as late breaking. The same submission rules apply for the late breaking abstracts as for the regular abstracts.