Abstract Submission Guidelines

General Guidelines for abstract submission

  • Only online submission is accepted.
  • Abstract must be original work conducted in Nepal. Abstracts of those works conducted outside the country will not be entertained. In case of review article (systematic and scoping review) the findings should be relevant to Nepal.
  • Ethical approval letter from ERB of NHRC or IRCs approved by NHRC must be submitted along with the abstract.
  • Abstract must be prepared according to the guidelines provided for the summit. Abstract will only be accepted if submitted using the supplied template.
  • Abstract should not be resubmitted for any reason other than a notified submission error. If you do not receive a confirmation email please contact the Summit Focal Point.
  • Abstract must contain sufficient information so that it provides an overview of the whole presentation. Please note that full article or extended abstract or presentation copy may be asked for submission as per the decision of the scientific committee. Submission of an abstract acknowledges the author’s consent for publication of the abstract in the Summit Proceeding.

Note: If you are unable to submit online, please contact the Summit Focal Point at: summit2018@nhrc.gov.np or +977-01-4254220 for further information.

Abstract Layout Guideline

  • Abstract must not exceed 300 words limit. The word limit relates only to the text of the abstract and does not include title, sub headings, authors and author address.
  • Font type must be Arial Font size 12pt.
  • 1.5 line spacing must be used.
  • Images, tables or graphics are not to be included in the abstract body.
  • Abstract must be free of typographical and grammatical errors
  • The text should be typed unjustified, without hyphenating words at line breaks
  • Hard returns (enter) should be used only to end headings and paragraphs, not to rearrange lines
  • Greek and other special characters may be included. If you are unable to reproduce a particular special character, please type out the name of the symbol in full
  • SI units should be used throughout the abstract
  • Standard abbreviations may be used for common terms only. Otherwise, any abbreviation should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word.
  • It is the author’s responsibility to ensure all the information provided are correct.
  • Request for modification in abstract will not be entertained after the selection.


 Template for the Abstract

All abstracts should appear within the format of structure outlined below.


The title should be in bold, sentence case with no full stop at the end.

e.g: Health-sector responses to address the impacts of climate change in Nepal



The name of the authors should be in the following format:

<First name Middle name Last name>

e.g.: Meghnath Dhimal1, David Groneberg2, Ulrich Kuch2


Affiliations should include institution, town and country. Where there are multiple affiliations, each should be listed as a separate paragraph. Each institute should appear in the order used against the author names and show the appropriate superscript number.

e.g. 2Nepal Health Research Council, Kathmandu, Nepal

          2Gothe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Structure of abstracts

Abstracts should be structured into following sections using the following headings typed in bold with no colon at the end, e.g.

  • Background
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Conclusion
  • Key words

 Ethical Approval

The research from which the abstract is prepared should have been ethically approved from the Ethical Review Board at the NHRC or the below listed Institutional Review Committees (IRCs) at different institutions. If you consider your abstract as the one that does not require ethical approval, you may submit it and the selection will be subjected to the evaluation of the abstract evaluation committee under the Scientific Committee of the Summit on part of the requirement of ethical approval.

List of approved IRCs

SN Organization Address
1 TilgangaInstitute of Ophthalmology (TIO) Gaushala, Kathmandu
2 Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences (MMIHS) Nakhkhu, Lalitpur
3 Kathmandu Medical College and Teaching Hospital(KMCTH) Sinamangal, Kathmandu
4 National Academy of Medical Sciences(NAMS) Bir Hospital, Kathmandu
5 Shi-Gan Health Foundation NarayangopalChowk
6 Institute of Medicine (IOM) Maharajgunj, Kathmandu
7 Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences(KUMS) Dhulikhel, Kavre
8 BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences Dharan, Sunsari
9 National Medical Sciences (NMCTH) Birgunj,Parsa
10 Nepalgunj Medical College and Teaching Hospital(NMTH) Kohalpur,Banke
11 Stupa Health Care Center Cooperative Ltd (SHCCC) Boudha, Tusal
12 B & B Hospital Gwarkhu, Lalitpur
13 Universal College of Medical Sciences Bhairahawa
14 Public Health Concern Trust (PHECT-NEPAL) Pradarsanimarg, Kathmandu
15 KIST Medical College Gwarko, Lalitpur
16 Chitwan School of Medical Science Pvt. Ltd. Chitwan
17 Kanti Children Hospital Maharajgunj, Kathmandu
18 Nepal Army Institute of Health Sciences Sano Bharangang, Kathmandu
19 Manipal College of Medical Sciences Pokhara,Nepal
20 Nobel Medical College Teaching Hospital Pvt. Ltd. Biratnagar
21 ShahidGangalal National Heart Centre Bansbari, Kathmandu
22 Nobel College Sinamangal, Kathmandu
23 Lumbini Medical College and Teaching HospitalPvt. Ltd. Parvas, Palpa
24 Kantipur Dental College Dhapasi, Ring Road
25 Pokhara University Research Center, Pokhara University LekhanathMarg, Kaski
26 Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) Lalitpur
27 Nepal Medical College Jorpati, Kathmandu
28 Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital Thapathali, Kathmandu
29 National Institute of Neurological and Allied Sciences Bansbari, Kathmandu