Deadline for Abstract Submission

15 March 2023

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 a 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. However, ethical approval may not require for some studies such as systematic review and metanalysis.
  • Abstract must be prepared according to the guidelines provided for the summit. Abstract will only be accepted if submitted online 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: 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 is correct.
  • Requests 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:

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 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 System and Policy
  • Resilient Health Care Delivery System (Health Services, including access to care and its quality)
  • Health Workforce (Human Resources for Health)
  • Universal Health Coverage
  • Health Policy, Management, Leadership, Governance (Stewardship) and policy evidence nexus
  • Health Information Technology in Health Service and Research
  • Equity and Efficiency in Health System
  • Health Economics and Healthcare Financing
  • Human resource for health
  • Public Private Partnership (PPP)
  • Burden of diseases including vital statistics
  • Evidence synthesis
  1. Public (Population) Health
  • Health communication, education and health behavior
  • Sexual Reproductive Maternal Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health
  • Gender, Equity and Justice
  • Population and Population Dynamics (fertility, mortality and migration)
  • Nutrition, Food Safety and Security
  • Disabilities
  • Public Health Surveillance (i.e. Cancer, Vector-borne diseases etc.)
  • Other (Miscellaneous)
  1. Public health emergencies
  • COVID-19 pandemic related public health and clinical studies
  • Outbreak of dengue, cholera, measles and lessons learnt
  • Other public health emergencies, including public health response and preparedness to disease outbreaks, natural disasters and other emergencies
  • Clinical and Public Health Research
  • Health in altitude including mountain medicine (Physiological changes in different altitudes including mountain medicine)
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Dementia and Suicide prevention
  • Geriatric health
  • Ayurveda & Other Traditional and Complementary Medicine
  • Communicable Diseases (Infectious & Tropical Diseases including neglected tropical diseases) from one health perspective
  • Emergency, Trauma and Critical care (including Injuries and Accidents)
  • Inherited diseases (including thalassemia, sickle cell disorder, hemophilia, autism)
  • Other (Miscellaneous)
  • One Health and Global Health
  • Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
  • Animal studies impacting human health (One Health concept)
  • Wider determinants of health (including Social Determinants of Health)
  1. Biomedical and Translational Research
  • Essential medical products including pharmaceutical products, pharmacovigilance and rational use of drugs
  • Biomedical research
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Innovation in health research
  • Implementation and operational research
  1. Networking, collaboration and partnership in research for health
  • Health research in the federal context
  • Clinical trials in Nepal
  • Drug discovery and partnership in research
  • Alternative medicine, disaster/emergency preparedness/migration health/
  • Digital health
  • Public patient engagement
  • Investment in research
  • Academic-industry partnership
  • Disease registry
  • Drug discovery
  1. Environmental Health and Climate Change
  • Environmental health
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Health care waste management
  • Air pollution and health
  • Environmental toxicology
  • Climate change and health
  • Planetary health
  • Environmental determinants of health