Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission

APRU 2024

Abstracts submitted to APRU 2024 will be reviewed by an international review panel and the APRU 2024 Organizing Committee. Abstracts will be scored for global health significance, impact, novelty, appropriateness of methods, presentation for results, and overall clarity.

The highest-scoring abstracts will be selected for oral presentation in sessions or as posters to be displayed on the website and on-site.

APRU welcomes submissions of abstracts to the following tracks:


Track A: Harnessing Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence for Health

Topics may include innovative applications of AI for disease diagnosis and treatment, digital health interventions for improving patient outcomes, data-driven approaches to public health surveillance, and ethical considerations in the use of digital health technologies.


Track B: Health Financing, Geopolitics, Bioethics, and Education

Submissions are encouraged to address diverse topics such as funding mechanisms for health initiatives, the geopolitical determinants of health disparities, ethical considerations in health policy decision-making, and strategies for enhancing health education and literacy.


Track C: Climate Change, Pollution, and Planetary Health

This track explores the multifaceted impacts of climate change and pollution on human health and planetary well-being. Submissions may examine the health effects of environmental degradation, strategies for mitigating climate-related health risks, community resilience to environmental hazards, and interdisciplinary approaches to promoting planetary health in the face of environmental challenges.


Track D: Health Systems

Track D focuses on the design, implementation, and optimization of health systems to enhance the resilience and effectiveness of healthcare delivery. Submissions may address topics such as health system strengthening, strategies for achieving universal health coverage, innovative approaches to healthcare financing and governance, and the role of technology in optimizing health service delivery.


Track E: Non-Communicable Diseases

This track encompasses a broad range of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and related health issues, including mental health, substance use, women’s health, maternal and child health, cancer, and diabetes. Submissions may explore epidemiological trends, innovative interventions for NCD prevention and management, health disparities in NCD burden, and strategies for promoting holistic approaches to NCD care.


Track F: Communicable Diseases

Track F focuses on the prevention, control, and management of communicable diseases, including but not limited to COVID-19, antimicrobial resistance, and pandemic preparedness. Submissions may address topics such as infectious disease surveillance, vaccine development and distribution, One Health approaches to zoonotic disease prevention, and strategies for enhancing global pandemic preparedness and response.


Abstract Structure Options:

  1. Lessons Learned Abstracts:
    • Background: Statement of the issue
    • Description: Describe the project or initiative
    • Lessons Learned: Key insights gained from the project
    • Next Steps: Planned actions for the future based on project outcomes
  2. Research Abstracts:
    • Background: Statement of the issue or hypothesis
    • Objectives:
    • Materials and Methods: Description of study methodology, including statistical analyses
    • Results: Presentation of study findings
    • Conclusions: Summary of findings supported by results


Submission Details:

Abstracts should adhere to a maximum word count of 300 words and be submitted through the conference website: aprughbkk2024.org.

Please note that unfortunately, travel grants are not available for accepted oral and/or poster abstracts.

Join us in contributing to the advancement of global health by submitting your abstracts. For more information and updates, visit the conference website.



How can I submit an abstract?

You may submit your abstract through the Abstract Submission Portal before 31 July 2024 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. An account must be opened for abstract submission.

More information on the submission guidelines is available here.


How long is the oral presentation session?

Each participant will be allocated 10 to 12 minutes for the oral presentation. There will be a Q&A session after the presentation.

More information on the oral presentation will be available here.


What is the maximum size for poster presentation?

The poster should not exceed 0.9m (width) x 2m (height). It will be displayed on a system panel of 1m (width) x 2.5m (height). More information on the poster guideline will be available here.


What are the themes or tracks for the abstracts?

Abstracts will be accepted for the following themes:

  • Track A: Harnessing Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence for Health
  • Track B: Health Financing, Geopolitics, Bioethics, and Education
  • Track C: Climate Change, Pollution, and Planetary Health
  • Track D: Health Systems
  • Track E: Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Track F: Communicable Diseases
  • Track G: Others ……………..


When is the deadline for abstract submission?

The deadline of submission is 31 July 2024 at 11:59pm Pacific Time.


How will I know if my abstract is selected for presentation?

The Conference Scientific Committee will make the selection of abstract for oral or poster presentation in August. The submitting author will receive an email with the result by August 20, 2024. If the designated presenting author is unable to attend the conference, he/she must assign another presenting author as a replacement.


Will my abstract be published?

All abstracts accepted for oral presentations will be published on the Journal of Medical Bioscience. A few of the top abstracts will be selected and developed into full papers. They will be published in a special edition of the journal. The abstracts selected for poster presentations will be evaluated and may stand the chance of publishing on the journal.

The Scientific Committee and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Medical Bioscience reserve the right to publish or not publish your abstracts.

More information on the journal is available here.


What are the differences between “Lessons Learned Abstracts” and “Research Abstracts”?

– Lessons Learned Abstracts: These abstracts focus on projects or initiatives, detailing the issue, project description, key insights gained, and planned future actions.
– Research Abstracts: These abstracts follow a traditional structure, including a statement of the issue or hypothesis, objectives, methodology, results, and conclusions.


Will full papers be accepted for submission to the conference?

While the conference primarily accepts abstract submissions, selected abstracts, especially those chosen for oral presentations, may have the opportunity to be developed into full papers. These full papers could potentially be published in a special edition of the Journal of Medical Bioscience. Alternatively, authors can submit their full manuscripts to other journals.


If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.