Malaria Research Group
South African Medical Research Council
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Abstract Submission

You are invited to submit abstracts online detailing your most recent research findings on the main theme of the conference and / or on one of the following thematic areas.

Thematic areas:

  • Vector Biology and Control
  • Parasite Biology & Control
  • Surveillance
  • Regional & Cross Border Malaria
  • Advocacy for Malaria Elimination
  • Innovation for Elimination

Abstract Information

Your abstract must be no more than 350 words detailing your most recent research findings in one of the above thematic areas.  It must be written in English in Arial (10 font) and should include:

  • An abstract title
  • Authors’ first and last name with the presenting author’s name underlined
  • Name of authors’ organisations (if more than one, numeric numbers should be used linking co-authors to organisations)
  • A brief introduction / background to the study
  • A statement of the research problem / research question / research hypothesis
  • Research methodology employed in your study
  • Summary of results obtained
  • Discussion and Conclusion / a summary of the results / preliminary results / anticipated results

Please also indicate whether you would like your abstract to be considered for either an oral or poster presentation. While the scientific committee will make every attempt to endorse your choice, your preferred choice is not guaranteed. The decision of the scientific committee is final and cannot be appealed.

  • Oral Presentations:  Oral PowerPoint presentations must be in English (compatible to Office 2007), no longer than 10 minutes with five additional minutes allowed for questions.
  • Poster Presentations:  Posters  will be on display for the duration of the conference.

Poster Presentations Guidelines

Posters must be in a portrait-oriented format which will be displayed on the boards in the exhibition area. The content should be readable by viewers one and a half meters away and the message of the poster should be clear and understandable without oral explanation, covering all key aspects of the work presented.

The poster presenters are required to set-up their posters on the assigned boards one day before OR on the morning of the first day of the conference.

Size of all posters must be 1200mm high x 950 mm in width as indicated below in the illustration.

Each delegate will be provided with a poster number.  This number will be attached to the relevant poster board.


Malaria Elimination Goal


SADC Countries


Annual Conferences held since 2015


1st Conference