Deadline for abstract submission: 19 March, 2024

General guidelines for abstract submission:

  1. Only online submissions will be accepted for abstracts, which must present original work conducted exclusively in Nepal. Abstracts based on research conducted outside the country or from already published papers will not be considered, except for review articles (systematic and scoping reviews) with findings relevant to Nepal.
  2. An ethical approval letter from the Ethical Review Board (ERB) of NHRC or NHRC-approved Institutional Review Committees (IRCs) is mandatory for submission, except for certain studies like systematic reviews and meta-analyses, which may not require ethical approval.
  3. Abstracts must adhere strictly to the guidelines provided for the summit and should be submitted online using the designated template. Resubmission of abstracts is not allowed except in cases of notified submission errors. In case of non-receipt of confirmation email, authors are advised to contact the Summit Focal Point.
  4. Abstracts should include sufficient information to provide a comprehensive overview of the presentation. Note that the scientific committee may request a full article, extended abstract or presentation copy. By submitting an abstract, authors consent to its publication in the Summit Proceedings.

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

Abstract layout guideline:

  • Keep abstract under 300 words.
  • Use Times New Roman, size 12.
  • Line spacing: 1.5.
  • No images, tables, or graphics.
  • Ensure no typos or grammar errors.
  • Avoid justifying text or hyphenating words.
  • Use hard returns (enter) only to end sections.
  • Include Greek and special characters.
  • Stick to SI units.
  • Use standard abbreviations, or explain them in brackets.
  • Double-check all information.
  • No changes allowed after selection.

Template for the abstract:

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

  • Title: The title should be in bold, sentence case with no full stop at the end.
    • eg.: Health-sector responses to address the impacts of climate change in Nepal
  • Authors
    • The names of the authors should be in the following format:
    • < First name Middle name Last name >
    • eg.: Meghnath Dhimal1, David Groneberg2, Ulrich Kuch2
  • Affiliations
    • Affiliations should include respective 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.
    • eg.: Nepal Health Research Council, Kathmandu, Nepal Gothe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Structure of abstracts
    • Abstracts should be structured into the following sections using headings typed in bold with no colon at the end.
    • e.g.
      • Background (include study objectives)
      • Methodology
      • Results
      • Conclusion
      • Keywords

Ethical Approval

The research from which the abstract is prepared should have been ethically approved from the Ethical Review Board at the NHRC or one of the 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.

S.N. Name of Institutional Review Committee Address
1 Annapurna Neurological Institute & Allied Sciences Maitighar, Kathmandu
2 B & B Hospital Gwarkhu, Lalitpur
3 B.P. Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital Bharatpur, Chitwan
4 Bharatpur Hospital Bharatpur, Chitwan
5 Birat Medical College & Teaching Hospital Biratnagar, Morang
6 Biratnagar Eye Hospital Biratnagar, Morang
7 BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences Dharan, Sunsari
8 Central Institute of Science and Technology (CIST) New baneshwor, Kathmandu
9 Chitwan Medical College Bharatpur, Chitwan
10 Civil Service Hospital New baneshwor, Kathmandu
11 College of Medical Science and Teaching Hospital Bharatpur, Chitwan
12 Devdaha Medical College and Research Institute Pvt. Ltd. Rupandehi
13 Gandaki Medical College and Teaching Hospital and Research Center Kaski
14 Grande International Hospital Tokha, Kathmandu
15 Institute of Medicine (IOM) Maharajgunj kathmandu
16 Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Kritipur, Kathmandu
17 Kanti Children Hospital Maharajgunj kathmandu
18 Kantipur Dental College Teaching Hospital and Research Centre Dhapasi, Ring Road
19 Karnali Academy of Health Science Jumla
20 Kathmandu Medical College and Teaching Hospital (KMCTH) Sinamangal Kathmandu
21 Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences (KUMS) Dhulikhel, Kavre
22 KIST Medical Collge and Teaching Hospital Gwarkhu, Lalitpur
23 Lumbini Medical College & Teaching Hospital LTD Parvas, Palpa
24 Manipal Medical College of Medical Sciences Pokhara, Nepal
25 Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences                   (MMIHS) Nakhkhu, Lalitpur
26 National Academy of Medical Sciences(NAMS) Bir Hospital , Kathmandu
27 National Ayurveda Research and Training Center Kritipur, Kathmandu
28 National Institute of Neurological and Allied Sciences Pvt. Ltd Basbari, Kathmandu
29 National Medical College Pvt. Ltd Birgunj, Parsa
30 Nepal Army Institute of Health Sciences (NAIHS) Sano Bharangang, Kathamandu
31 Nepal Cancer Hospital & Research Center Pvt. Ltd. Harisiddhi, Lalitpur
32 Nepal Medical College Jorpati, Kathmandu
33 Nepal Netra Jyoti Sang Tripureshwor
34 Nepalgunj Medical College and Teaching Hospital (NMTH) KohalPur, Banke
35 Nobel College Sinamangal, Kathmandu
36 Nobel Medical College Teaching Hospital ( P) LTD Biratnagar
37 Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital Thapathali, Kathmandu
38 Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) Lalitpur
39 People’s Dental College & Hospital Pvt. Ltd Nayabazar, Kathmandu
40 Pokhara Academy of Health Sciences Pokhara, Nepal
41 Pokhara University Research Center, Pokhara University Lekhanath Marg, Kaski
42 Public Health Concern Trust (phect-NEPAL) Pradarsanimarg Kathmandu
43 Purbanchal University College of Medical and Allied Science Morang
44 Scheer Memorial Hospital Medical Institute College of Nursing Banepa, Kavre
45 Shahid Gangalal National Heart Centre Bansbari, Kathmandu
46 Shi-Gan Health Foundation Narayangopal Chowk
47 Shree Medical and Technical College Chitwan
48 Shree Rana Ambika Shah Eye Hospital, Lumbini Eye Institute Bhairahawa
49 Stupa Health Care Center Cooperation LTD (SHCC) Boudha, Tusal
50 Tilganga Institute of Opthalmolohy (TIO) Gaushala, Kathmandu
51 Universal College of Medical Sciences Bhairahawa
52 Yeti Health Science Academy Maharajgunj, Kathmandu
53 Nepal Police Hospital Maharajgunj, Kathmandu
54 Star Hospital Sanepa, Lalitpur
55 Nepal Medicity Hospital Lalitpur
56 Nepal Police Hospital Maharajganj, Kathmandu
57 Madan Bhandari Academy of Health Science Hetauda, Lalitpur

Thematic areas (Sub-themes)

  1. Health Research Governance
    • Responsible conduct of Research
    • Related acts, rules, regulation
    • Governance, implementation challenges and opportunities
  2. Efficient and Responsive Health System: Quality and Equitable Health Services
    • Emergency response
    • Disaster, pandemic, and outbreak investigations
    • Humanitarian response
    • Readiness of health system
    • Supply chain
    • Health technologies (genomics and newer technologies)
    • Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)
    • Preclinical and clinical research.
  3. Wider Determinants of Health
    • Climate change
    • Pollution
    • Biodiversity loss
    • Environmental health
    • Healthy cities
    • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
    • Community engagements
    • Food and nutrition
    • Food quality, safety and regulations
    • Sports medicine
    • Interdisciplinary and cross-cutting research.
  4. Health Financing and Social Protection in Health
    • Insurance
    • Health economics and financing.
  5. Population, Migration and Ageing
    • Including GESI
  6. Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
    • Sexual and reproductive health and rights
    • Gender-Based Violence
    • Menstrual health and justice
    • Reproductive maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH).
  7. Non-Communicable Diseases; Injuries and Mental Health
    • Cardiovascular diseases (such as heart attacks and stroke)
    • Cancers
    • Chronic respiratory diseases (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma)
    • Diabetes and other NCDs
    • Injuries
    • Behavioral and mental health research.
  8. Infectious Diseases
    • Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
    • Bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic infections
    • Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases
    • Vector-borne diseases
    • Infectious disease modeling and surveillance
    • Zoonotic diseases
    • Vaccine development and immunization
    • Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)
    • Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)
    • Innovations in diagnostics and therapeutics
    • Outbreak investigations.
  9. Others
    • Other than the above-mentioned topics.