Abstract submission rules

Abstracts can only be submitted online via the conference profile on our website woncarural2015.com – submissions by fax, post or email will not be considered

By submitting the abstract you acknowledge your acceptance for the abstract to be published in all the printed Congress materials

It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact in the abstract text will be reproduced as typed by the author. Abstract titles will be subject to a spell check if the abstract is selected for presentation

Before submitting an abstract, authors must create a conference profile. More than one abstract can be submitted through the conference profile. After an abstract has been created, modifications can be made until the submission deadline. The final deadline to submit the abstract is Dec. 10, 2014, 23:59 CET

Abstract submission instructions

  • Abstracts and key words shall be submitted in English
  • The submitted abstract should include a tentative title limited to 25 words
  • The abstract should contain from 300 to 400 words

Abstract Structure

Suited for research conducted in all disciplines. Abstracts submitted should contain concise statements of:

Background: indicate the purpose and objective of the research, the hypothesis that was tested or a description of the problem being analyzed or evaluated

Methods: describe the study period / setting / location, study design, study population, data collection and methods of analysis used

Results: present as clearly and in as much detail as possible the findings / outcome of the study. Please summarize any specific results

Conclusions: explain the significance of your findings

Topics of the Conference

Barriers between rural and urban practice
  1. Rural Heroes who made a difference in rural health care
  2. The impact and management of tourism in rural areas
  3. Ethical issues in rural practice
  4. Illness prevention and health promotion in rural practice
  5. Policy development and rural proofing in rural practice
  6. Injury and violence prevention
  7. Poisoning prevention
Barriers of access to quality care
  1. The role of the nurse and other professionals in rural practice
  2. Integrated care in rural practice
  3. Palliative care
  4. Use of modern technology in rural health
  5. Point of care testing
  6. Emergency medicine
  7. Oral health care
  8. The management of communicable & non-communicable diseases
Barriers due to gender
  1. Women’s health
  2. Men’s health
  3. Domestic violence and child abuse
Barriers to training and education
  1. Medical students and rural exposure
  2. Training and education for a career in rural practice
  3. CPD and skills training
Barriers of recruitment and retention
  1. Young GP’s in rural health
Barriers to research
  1. Promoting research in rural health
Barriers due to culture and ethnicity
  1. Managing the health care needs of immigrants in rural practice
Barriers due to age and ageism
  1. Child health
  2. Elderly care
  3. Dementia in rural practice
Barriers between primary and secondary care
  1. Relationships with secondary care and hospital physicians
Barriers due to environmental problems and climate change
  1. Climate changes, environment and occupational health in rural medicine
Barriers of wealth and resources
  1. The economy and rural health care
  2. Global rural health care
Barriers as a result of conflict and disasters
  1. Reconciliation in health care: Lessons learnt
  2. Managing disasters in the rural context

Abstract acceptance/rejection deadline

The first authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by Feb. 01, 2015


Only abstracts submitted via the online submission platform will be accepted. We kindly suggest that you consult the guidelines below before entering the submission platform.