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4th Clinical Trials Summit Scientific Program

Call for Abstracts

The fourth edition of the Clinical Trials Summit is scheduled to take place from June 6 - 8, 2016 at Nicon Luxury, Abuja, Nigeria. As with the previous editions, the Summit will bring together clinical trials stakeholders across sub-Saharan Africa and beyond, with diverse experiences in public health, clinical research, clinical care, epidemiology, administration and management, as well as key players in the pharmaceutical industry. It will provide an invaluable platform for interacting with high-level experts, learn about the latest developments in the field of clinical research and public health, and share research findings with colleagues from different parts of the world.

Abstracts are invited from researchers in public health, clinical sciences and other fields related to medical research and public health emergencies for oral and poster presentations at the Summit.

General guidelines

Abstracts should contain the following four components (please bold the four section headings noted below within the text of your abstract submission):

Background: a concise statement of the issue under investigation or a hypothesis;
Materials & Methods: the experimental methods used (including the statistical analyses employed);
Results: specific findings;
Conclusions: a summary of findings that are supported by your results (statistical analyses used to support the conclusions, where appropriate, should be included).

The maximum word count for the abstract body is 500 words. Those submitting abstracts will be required to attend the meeting and present their abstract as scheduled. Should you have challenges organizing your abstract in the above format, write to the Conference Secretariat for assistance.

Abstract Submission

All abstracts should be submitted electronically by emailing the completed abstract to nigerianclinicaltrialstwg@gmail.com, and cc to agcpng1@gmail.com. All abstracts must be prepared and submitted only in Microsoft Word format.

Categories for abstract submission

For purposes of review and programming, abstracts are divided into topical categories. You are encouraged to select the appropriate category for your abstract. This category should be written at the top right corner of your abstract. The Program Committee reserves the right to reassign your abstract to a more appropriate category.


Category 1: Public Health emergencies, emergency preparedness and medical research
Category 2: Private sector, sustainable development and public health emergencies
Category 3: General issues related to medical research and public health

Young Professionals

We are pleased to offer free registration to young professionals with an accepted abstract. This refers to any individual below the age of 30 years (beneficiaries must provide evidence of age). In addition, an Award will be granted to the best presenting young investigator. The award winner will be announced during the closing ceremony.

Notification of abstract acceptance and presentation format

Notifications of acceptance and format of presentation (oral or poster presentation) will be e-mailed to submitting authors in April. The guidelines for preparing your oral and/or poster presentations will be sent after your abstract has been accepted.

Abstract publication

Accepted abstracts will be published in the Conference Abstract Book, which will be distributed during the conference. In addition, all abstracts will be published in peer-reviewed journal

Deadline for submission of abstract is March 31, 2016.

We look forward to welcoming you at the Summit

Professor Ifeoma Okoye

On behalf of the Organizing Committee

Ifeoma Okoye, MBBS, FWACS, FMCR

Chairperson, Association for Good Clinical Practice in Nigeria (AGCPN)

Professor of Radiology, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

African Coordinator of Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) of Univ. Of Miami