Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission is Now Open!

Themes for 2020 include:

  • Choice or decision: Transparency in guidelines and their implementation
  • Conflict of interest
  • Fraud in guidelines
  • Considerations of the big picture: how to consider planetary health (including the environment and climate) in guidelines
  • Collaboration across disciplines: HTA, quality improvement, policy making, coverage decisions etc.
  • Diagnostic guidelines
  • Education and training in guidelines
  • Efficiency in guideline development, guideline adaptation and collaboration across different disciplines
  • Equity in guidelines
  • Guidelines without boarders: Global guidelines – quality and implementation
  • GRADE innovations
  • Health Policy based on guidelines
  • Health technology assessment, health economics and modelling
  • Innovative solutions to guideline implementation
  • Knowledge translation, use and communication of evidence through visualization and technology
  • Legal issues in guideline development
  • Living recommendations, Rapid guidelines
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Multiple intervention comparison in guidelines – making a recommendation for the best intervention
  • People important outcomes: harmonizing in research, evidence synthesis, HTA and guidelines
  • Priority setting in guidelines
  • Public Health Guidelines
  • Quality improvement - recommendation based QA
  • Research waste in Guidelines production
  • Qualitative evidence in guidelines – when and how
  • Stakeholder involvement (patients, consumers and the public, government, practitioners, policy makers and health managers, researchers and research funders)
  • Integration of all types of relevant data (e.g., non-randomised, pre-clinical studies, big data)
  • Visualisation of data and recommendations


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All abstracts must follow the instructions listed below and be submitted online by midnight (EST) on 20 April 2020. The closing date for abstract submission will not be extended and abstracts will only be accepted if the presenting author has registered and paid by the presenter registration deadline which is midnight (EST) on 3 August 2020

All enquiries regarding abstracts for the G-I-N 2020 Conference should be emailed to abstracts@ginconference.net


Registration Opens -  27 January 2020

Abstracts Submission Opens - 27 January 2020

Abstract Submission Closes - 20 April 2020

Notification of Abstract Acceptance -  5 June 2020

Early Bird Registration Closes -  8 July 2020

Conference –  29 September - 2 October 2020


  • All abstracts to be submitted via the conference submissions page only.
  • All abstracts and presentations must be submitted in English.
  • Abstracts must not exceed 250 words (excluding title, authors & affiliations) and follow instructions within the  portal.
  • Abstract title and author information is not to be included in the body of the abstract.
  • Multiple abstract submissions are permitted.
  • Commercial presentations are not permitted.
  • There is no fee for submitting an abstract.
  • Abstracts should not contain any tables or figures. References in the text have to be cited at the end of the abstract and are included in the 250-word count.
  • The use of abbreviations and acronyms should be kept to a minimum.


Abstracts may be submitted for one of the following presentation types:

  1. Long Oral: A spoken presentation, including introduction, question, and answer time. Presenters display the research and/or findings of their accepted abstract in a PowerPoint presentation. (12-minute presentation 3-minute Q&A).
  2. Short Oral: A spoken presentation, including introduction, Q&A time. Presenters display the research and/or findings of their accepted abstract in a PowerPoint presentation. (6-minute presentation 2-minute Q&A).
  3. Poster: The Conference will dedicate an allotted time for poster presentations with the opportunity for audience participation and enquiry.
  4. Workshop: Interactive workshops will be either 45 minutes or 1.5 hours long. They need to be aligned with the theme of the conference. Workshops may also be focused on problem solving, where workshop participants are split into groups to address difficult problems and then report back at the end of the workshop.

Whilst every effort will be made to accept an abstract for the presentation type selected in the submission process, the Committee reserves the right to allocate a different presentation type if more appropriate and if program space is limited.


Where possible, please structure your abstract under the following headings:
Results/Lessons Learnt


Where possible, please structure your workshop information under the following headings:
Planned Educational/learning/interactive structure for the workshop
Outcomes expected
Resources required for participants


Posters being presented may contain text, graphs, photographs, diagrams, etc., which can be affixed to a poster board.  Posters should be no larger than portrait A0 (841 mm ×1189 mm).  All posters must be in English.

The poster format is portrait orientation (or vertical) not landscape orientation (horizontal).  Please note that no audio-visual or power outlets are available for poster presentations.


Abstracts will be evaluated based on the information included in the abstract. Abstracts need to be based on available data. Statements such as “data will be available at the meeting” will typically lead to rejection of an abstract.

Abstracts will be peer reviewed by a standardised abstract review scoring system, managed by the Scientific Committee.

Accepted abstracts will be selected by the Organising Committee for an oral presentation or for presentation during a poster session. Authors will be invited to indicate a preference for oral or poster presentation however the final decision on presentation format will be made by the scientific committee.


The submission of an abstract indicates an understanding of the following rules for participation in the conference.

  • All author(s) approve submitting this work for presentation.
  • The author(s) transfer(s) all copyright ownership of the named abstract to G-I-N 2020 Conference.
  • The author(s) agree(s) to materially confine their presentations to information in the abstract if accepted for presentation. If an author has more than one abstract accepted, each presentation will be materially confined to the information in the abstract selected for the specific session.
  • The presenting author will be available to present the abstract if selected for the program. The presenting author will immediately notify the G-I-N Conference Secretariat if they are unable to present an abstract or if the presenting author changes.
  • Submission of the contact details provided are those of the presenter of the abstract. He/she will be notified about the status of the abstract and is responsible for informing the other authors about the status of the abstract.
  • Submission of the abstract constitutes consent of all authors of the abstract to publication (e.g, G-I-N website, programs and other promotions).
  • All authors of the abstract warrant and represent that they either are the sole owners of, or have all necessary rights to sublicense all the information and content in the abstract provided to G-I-N and its organisers, and that publication of the abstract does not infringe any rights, including but not limited to, intellectual property rights, or of any third parties.
  • All authors of the abstract grant G-I-N 2020 a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, publish, translate, distribute and display the abstract.
  • All authors of the abstract grant exclusive permission to G-I-N 2020 to record the audio and video portion, if any, of the abstract presentation at the Conference and to collect and retain all revenues from all rebroadcasts (including web broadcasts), sales and publications of such recordings.
  • G-I-N 2020 reserves the right to remove from any publication any abstract that does not comply with the above.



G-I-N Conference Secretariat

300 – 1201 West Pender Street

Vancouver, BC  Canada

V6E 2V2

E: abstracts@ginconference.net

P: +1 604 681 2153






Important Dates

Registration Opens -  27 January 2020


Abstracts Submission Opens - 27 January 2020


Abstract Submission Closes - 20 April 2020


Notification of Abstract Acceptance -  5 June 2020


Early Bird Registration Closes -  8 July 2020


Conference –  29 September - 2 October 2020

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