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Rules for Presentation of Abstracts



To submit the presentation enter the login and password that you used to register in the fields on the top of the page of the site.
The Digital Poster presentation must be submitted through your restricted area by 21 March 2014.
The Digital Poster file must be created in PowerPoint, on a single slide, with these dimensions: 19,58 cm high X 26,99 cm wide;

The presentation should be on a single slide, in landscape format, and the file should be no larger than 2MB.
After login, access the menu “Abstract Submission”, in your restricted area and click on the link “Rules for Presentation of Abstracts” How to format your file in PowerPoint:

1 - Click on the menu link “Design” “Page Configuration”- choose Slide Dimensions- “personalized” enter 19,58 cm Height; 26,99 Width; choose Slide Orientation “landscape”;
2 - To save: Save As- Other Formats- “PNG format”

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Chaired Oral Communications

• The objective is to present orally different themes, including research results, and allow dialogue and debate amongst researchers presenting in the same the session and with the audience.
• The speakers will have up to 10 minutes to do the presentation and 5 minutes for comments.
• The abstract should contain theme, objectives and main points to be presented. The Congress scientific committee will nominate a chairperson to each of the sessions.
• All works submitted for presentation as “Chaired Oral Communications” after evaluation by the organizing committee, can be re-classified as digital posters, according to relevance.


Instructions for abstract submissions

If you have not registered yet for the event, Access the menu “REGISTRATIONS” on the left and fill in the form. Make sure you fill in a valid and correct email address as all communications related to your work will be made through this email.
The system will inform that the registration was successfully done and will exhibit a button saying “Click Here” to access your own secure area. Once you enter this area click on the menu “ABSTRACT SUBMISSION” (located on the left of the screen) and follow instructions.

On your next access you will not need to go through the registration process again, as you will be already in the system. In this case, supply the login and password that you have registered and access your secured area.
To submit abstracts, access your secure area with login and password – menu “ABSTRACT SUBMISSION” - and fill in the submission form.

The abstract should be typed in the electronic form in Portuguese/English. You do need to worry about formatting your text- the system does it automatically. You cannot change the content of the Abstracts once submitted, so please fill in the form carefully.


Schedule for Submissions

Deadline submission is over.

Rules for Submission of Abstracts

• The abstracts submitted to the IV South Brazilian Congress of Family Medicine and Community must be written in Portuguese and abstracts submitted to the 12th Wonca World Rural Health Conference can only be written in English.
• A maximum of 05 (Five) authors will be accepted, and the author submitting the work has to be registered in the Congress at the time of submission. The payment of your registration should be made until 21/February/2014 (when the work would have been evaluated already).
• The abstracts should be sent according to the thematic axis of the event and only written in English.
• The abstract should not contain graphs, figures, photos and tables.
• Only the works sent with following format will be evaluated:

» Title: maximum of 12 words. Only the first letter of titles and proper nouns should be in capitals.
e.g.: The importance of Family Health Strategy in educational interventions for smoking cessation.
» Authors: list name and surname of authors (maximum five authors), being the main author listed first, without abbreviations and titles. All authors should follow the same listing pattern. e.g.: Marcelo Marcos Piva Demarzo, Rodrigo Cariri Chalegre de Almeida, João José Neves Marins. The presenting author should be identified.
» Email: e-mail of all authors should be inserted.
» Institution: name of the institution from all authors in full, with abbreviation in brackets. Only the first letter of the affiliated institution and proper nouns should be in capitals. E.g.: Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP).

• Body of Abstract: maximum 2500 characters (with spaces) divided as follows:
The abstract body for the presentation forms should contain:

- Introduction: 400 characters (with space)
- Objective: 300 characters (with space)
- Methodology or experience description (context, main stages, what was expected) 700 characters (with space)
- Results: 700 characters (with space)
- Conclusions or Hypothesis: 400 characters (with space)

• A maximum of 3 abstracts per attendee will be accepted.
• The presenter of the work in the digital posters or chaired communication formats must be one of the authors, which has registered for the Congress and made the payment until the 21/February/2014 deadline.
• The abstract content and presentation is of sole responsibility of the author(s)


Thematic Axis

The abstracts should be submitted in agreement with the 4 axis of the event, which will be:

1. Rural Population Health and Health Services/Systems
2. Human Resources and Training for Rural Health
3. Primary Health Care Procedures
4. Other themes related to Rural Health
5. Other themes related to Primary Healt Care/General Practive/Family Medicine

Description of the Thematic Axis:

1. Rural Population Health and Health Services/Systems

• The Rural, Remote and Poor Population Health Situation. This topic relates to the situation and perspectives of rural communities health in the world. It includes population health diagnosis, health situation of specific populations such as indigenous, river-dwellers etc.; rural workers’ health; tropical diseases; travellers’ health; rural health trends; rural health determinants;
• Health Care Quality. This topic relates mainly to health services and health system as a whole. Includes quality evaluation; strategies for quality improvement; patient safety, team work; people-centred health system/services; intersectional work; cost-effectiveness;
• Health Services Access and Longitudinality in Rural and Remote Areas. Strategies for improvement of health systems/services access and longitudinality; strategies for expansion of health care integrality; health system coordination; community and family approach;
• Intercultural Competence. This topic includes theoretical and practical aspects of health work with diverse populations; abilities and knowledge that assist the health professional to deal with cultural differences; communication techniques in health care; doctor-patient-family-community relationship; working in a team; working with community health agents; working with alternative and/or traditional health systems.

2. Human Resources and Training for Rural Health

• Human Resources Recruitment and Retention Policies in Health. This topic includes (in)equality in human resources distribution in health; strategies for attracting and retaining health professionals in poor, remote and rural areas; policies for recruitment and retention; women in rural health; team work;
• Policies for Medical Training on Primary Health Care in Rural and Remote Areas. This topic relates to training strategies outside the usual health professionals’ training scope. Includes training experiences at undergraduate and graduate levels and permanent training, its effects and impacts on all involved, including communities. Training technologies.

3. Primary Health Care Procedures

• This is an axes predominantly practical for health professional’s training in procedures that demand specific abilities and knowledge and that are part of the expanded scope of doctors in rural and remote areas. Includes handling of health emergencies; clinical procedures; surgical procedures; clinical techniques, etc.

4. Other themes related to Rural Health

• Axes destined to Works on Rural Health that have not been contemplated in specific axis.

5. Other themes related to Primary Healt Care/General Practive/Family Medicine

• Axes destined to works on Family and Community Medicine / Primary Health Care, which have not been contemplated in previous axes.



The abstracts will be placed, in the specific field in the submission form, in one of these 4 methodologies:

1. Quantitative
2. Qualitative
3. Experience report
4. Review Theme

When submitting the abstract the author authorises its publication, and, if approved, of the complete paper in the Annals of the 12th WONCA World Rural Health Conference or IV South Brazilian Congress of Family and Community Medicine and/or in the Revista Brasileira de Medicina de Família e Comunidade.
The scientific committee reserves the right to not accept presentations, or to accept partially (except for the categories poster or chaired communications) works that do not contemplate the themes of the 12th WONCA World Rural Health Conference or IV South Brazilian Congress of Family and Community Medicine or that do not show relevant aspects inside the theme or that are not in agreement with the pre-established criteria. The committee also reserves the right to re-classify the work thematic category, as well as, to change the duration proposed, if approved.


Evaluation and Acceptance

The evaluation for the posters and chaired communications awards will be done by a committee that will take into account: (a) the theme importance and its relevance to the Congress theme, to the Thematic Categories, to Family and Community Medicine, and to Primary Health Care, (b) the scientific methodology used and its suitability to the work, (c) conclusions and practical applicability, (d) originality, (e) clarity and correct use of language, (f) visual presentation and (g) oral presentation, when applicable;

Works submitted initially for chaired communications, can be approved for chaired communications or as digital posters, or be rejected. Presenters might also use projectors for their presentation.

The evaluation results of each work will be sent by email to the author responsible by the submission and the list of selected Works will published in this site.

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