10th Child Health Priorities Conference

Survive, Thrive & Transform

Championing change for children

28 – 30 November 2019



The conference programme provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present their recent work in the form of oral presentations or posters. The conference theme is ‘Survive, Thrive and Transform: Championing Change for Children’.  Sub-themes include:

  • Perinatal Health,
  • Mental Health,
  • Development Origins of Health and Disease,
  • Food Security and Nutrition during Childhood,
  • Nurturing Care and Child Rights, and
  • Adolescent Health.


Abstracts should be submitted by Tuesday, 15 October 2019 (CLOSED).

Authors will be notified via email by Thursday, 31 Octber 2019 (date extended), whether or not their abstract has been accepted for an oral or poster presentation.



  • The Scientific Committee will review all abstracts and consider the quality of the communication in terms of its relevance to the congress theme and sub-themes, the focus and substance of its results and its originality and relevance to practice.
  • Abstracts will be assigned to oral or poster presentation sessions according to the best arrangement of the programme as decided by the Scientific Committee, taking into account the stated preference of the presenting author.
  • Abstracts must be typed in English.
  • Results or practices must be clearly presented in the abstract.
  • Abstracts must be submitted online - CLOSED
  • No late submissions will be accepted.
  • Abstracts received will be acknowledged on submission via automatic email, a notification will be sent by Friday, 27 September 2019 if abstract was accepted.


All presenting authors are requested to fully register for the congress by Tuesday, 5 November 2019. If registration and payment have not been received by this deadline, the presentation will not be listed in the programme.


Poster presentations: The poster panels must be A0 or A1 (Portrait style). Adhesives will be provided at the poster boards. Authors will be required to do a 2-minute presentation on their posters in a chairperson led session. The meeting rooms will be equipped with data projectors and ONLY MS PowerPoint will be accepted.



  1. Abstract submission:  Follow the abstract submission link provided above.
  2. Insert the full title of the proposed presentation (maximum 30 words)
  3. Choose the theme you wish to submit under.
  4. Insert the name(s) of the author(s) - type the name of the presenting author first in the list of authors and add additional authors.
  5. Insert abstract body - maximum word count for an abstract is 250 words.


          The abstract must adhere to the following format for original research:

          Introduction:  brief and informative and state the aim of the study.

          Methods: include a description of subjects and research methodology or setting for a practice related presentation.

          Results: outline the findings of the study supported by statistics as appropriate, but do not use figures, graphs or tables in the


          Conclusion: provide a summary and relevance of the main findings.


  1. Select the preferred format of presentation (Oral or Poster).
  2. Provide additional required information.
  3. Review your completed submission.
  4. Submit.

Quality Improvement project presentation

Practitioners are welcome to present the results of any recent quality improvement work or a case study and may then deviate from the format proposed above.


For any queries, please email Prof Salome Kruger: salome.kruger@nwu.ac.za.