Qatar's 4th International Primary Health Care Conference 2020 in Doha provides an opportunity for researchers to share their research not only with PHCC but the wider academic and healthcare community. This event will allow us to showcase scientific research applicable to improvements in primary health care.

In addition to invited keynote speakers we are inviting individuals to submit their scientific abstracts for poster/oral presentations.

Abstracts submission is closed now.


General rules for abstracts

  1. Abstracts must be uploaded onto the 4th IPHCC 2020 website.
  2. Abstracts must adhere to the stipulated word count.
  3. All abstracts will be acknowledged once submitted. Confirmation of acceptance and reviewer feedback will be sent to the corresponding author.
  4. The abstract should be structured to include:
    • Title
    • A numbered list of authors (Please reference all contributing authors, their designations and the organisation/ institution they are affiliated with). Please note, all listed authors must have contributed to the work submitted.
    • Brief background and objective(s) of the study
    • Methodology employed (study design and settings).
    • Results (major findings of the study).
    • Implications of the study findings on health outcomes, policy or practice.
    • Conclusions and recommendations based on the findings.
    • Key words (not more than six).
    • Conflicts of interest: All authors should declare their competing interests in the abstract submission platform, mentioning whether there was support from any organization for the submitted abstract. Financial relationships with any organizations that might have an interest in the submitted abstract in the previous three years and/or relationships or activities that could appear to have influenced the submitted work should be declared.
    • References where cited in the text should follow the Vancouver style (numbering) and be listed at the end (preferably no more than 3 references should be cited).

Sample File : Abstract Submission Guidelines 
                        Abstract example



  • Abstracts that have been accepted will be published in the Program Booklet following editing where necessary. Authors not wanting their abstracts published must indicate this in writing to [email protected]         
  • Abstracts are often rejected for the following reasons:
    1. Lack of data/statistics/results where the study is drawing conclusions based on data collected.
    2. No mention of objectives/methodology/conclusion
    3. Unoriginal work (previously presented/published)
    4. Not sufficiently supported by references
    5. Results not clearly presented
    6. Contents unclear and/or confusing.
    7. Failure to follow the above instructions to authors
    8. Dispute in authorship.

Poster Specifications

Once abstracts have been accepted for poster presentation, authors should prepare their posters at their own costs. 

The following guidance and format should be followed:

  • All posters should have institutional logos and the 4th IPHCC 2020 logo at the top.
  • Actual usable space for each poster board is 1.0 m (height/vertical) by 0.80m (width / horizontal). Poster size AO1 will suit the space provided.
  • Posters should be readable by delegates from six feet away (use large fonts).
  • A label indicating the poster title, authors and their affiliations must be placed at the top of the poster.  Note: all listed authors must have contributed to the work/poster. Text should be divided into several clear sections, including: title, authors, background/introduction, materials and methods, figures/tables, results, conclusions and references.
  • The message should be clear and understandable without oral explanation. Background information should be relevant and concise (with relevant, numbered references in text).
  • Tables should be numbered and labelled with titles above the table.
  • Figures (e.g. graphs, pictures, shapes) should be numbered and labelled with titles below the figure.
  • A full list of cited references should be provided.
  • A label indicating the funding source(s) and / or acknowledgments (where applicable) should be displayed in the lower right corner of the poster.