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Abstract submissions are invited from Fellows and Members of the West African College of Physicians (WACP), and other health professionals in fields relevant to the theme and sub-themes of the 2024 WACP Annual General and Scientific Meeting (AGSM) for presentation at the conference.

All abstracts for submission must be in English (British) (hopefully with good French translations) and typed using Times New Roman font size 12 in Microsoft Word Format.

Abstracts should not exceed 250 words (excluding headings as well as names and affiliations of authors). 

Single and multi-authored abstracts should include the author(s)'s last name and initials (in that order and without professional titles) as well as affiliations/addresses. 

The functional email of the corresponding author must be indicated and the presenting author’s name must be underlined.

All abstracts must be structured in the following format:

- Introduction/background

- Objective(s)

- Methods

- Results

- Conclusions

Images and tables should not be submitted with abstracts.

Only standard acronyms and abbreviations are acceptable. Special or unusual acronyms and abbreviations should be placed in parentheses after the first appearance of the full term.

Numerals should be used for numbers above nine.

All presenting authors and co-authors must disclose any conflict of interest.

Presenting authors must register for the conference. 

Submissions of abstracts closes on the 30th of August 2024 by 12 midnight.

Only abstracts that conform to the aforementioned guidelines will be considered.

Accepted Abstracts will be presented as either 'Oral' or 'Poster' presentation. The final decision rests with the Scientific subcommittee.

Decisions on submissions will be communicated latest by two weeks of receipt of such abstracts.

Accepted abstracts will be published in the book of conference Proceedings in the WAJM.



Key Dates:

- Abstract Submission Deadline: 30th August 2024

- Acceptance Notification: Within two (2) weeks of submission of abstract.

- Full Presentation Submission Deadline: Within two (2) of the end of AGSM.

- There shall be no extension to the above dates.

Thank you

Scientific Subcommittee.