SOUTH AFRICAN SPORTS MEDICINE ASSOCIATION “FROM BASICS TO BRILLIANCE – WORLD CLASS IN AFRICA”
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The Committee invites the submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentation. The closing date for the submission of abstracts is 31 July 2011.
The theme of the Congress is “From Basics To Brilliance – World Class In Africa”
All appropriately submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee. Authors must indicate their preference for oral and/or poster presentation, but the final decision on the format of presentation rests with the scientific committee. All abstracts received will be acknowledged, and authors will be sent acceptance or rejection letters by 30 August 2011.
INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
1. Each abstract must clearly state the following:
a) Abstract title
b) Name and list of author(s). The name of the presenting author must appear first in the list of authors.
c) Affiliations of author(s).
d) Contact details of first author (telephone numbers, e-mail address, etc)
e) Preferred format of presentation (oral or poster)
2. Abstracts must be typed in English, single line spacing, Arial font.
3. The body of the text must not exceed 450 words (this is excluding the information listed in point 1).
4. Please adhere to the following format:
a) Introduction: should be brief and informative and state the aim of the study;
b) Methods: include description of subjects and research methodology;
c) Results: outline the findings of the study supported by statistics as appropriate.
Do not use figures, graphs or tables in the abstract. The data provided must be
sufficient to permit peer review of the abstract;
d) Conclusion: provide summary and relevance of the main findings.
5) All accepted abstracts will be published in the abstract handbook without further editing.
Abstracts that do not adhere to the specified format cannot be included in the handbook.
Prizes will be awarded for best oral and best poster presentations for young researchers