Call for Abstracts

Abstracts of research results in all disciplines of Dermatology are requested for submission for the 8th Combined Dermatology Congress, 22-25 August 2024. Abstracts will be peer reviewed for scientific content and authors will be informed if the paper/poster is accepted.

Theme for the congress: Diversity in Dermatology

Deadline for abstract submission: 26 April 2024

Please indicate the type of presentation you submit the abstract for:

  • Scientific research presentation
  • Registrar presentation
  • Poster presentation

Guidelines for submissions:

  1. Only abstracts submitted electronically will be considered for inclusion in the programme.
  2. Abstracts must be in English.
  3. Authors are invited to indicate their preference for oral and/or poster presentation, but the final decision on the format of presentation rests with the Scientific Committee.
  4. All abstracts received will be acknowledged, and authors will be sent acceptance or rejection letters by 9 May 2024.
  5. Conflict of interest disclaimer: If the research is funded (partially or fully) by a proprietary organisation, a statement to that effect must be included at the bottom of the abstract.
  6. Please note that no more than three submissions will be accepted per presenter due to possible programme limitations.
  7. It remains the responsibility of the main author to ensure that submitted abstracts have been edited before submission, to minimise errors in the programme.
  8. Presenting authors are requested to fully register for the congress. Upon presenting author’s failure to register by 25 July 2024, it will automatically imply that the abstract will not be included in the Final Programme, nor be printed in the abstract book.

Instructions to authors

Each abstract must clearly state the following:

  1. Abstract title
  2. Name and list of authors(s)
  3. The name of the presenting author must appear first in the list of authors.
  4. Affiliations of all author(s)
  5. Contact details of first presenting author (telephone numbers, e-mail address, etc)
  6. Preferred format of presentation (oral or poster)
  7. Abstracts must be typed in English, single line spacing, Arial font, font size 12
  8. The body of the text must not exceed 300 words (this is excluding the information listed in point 1-4)
  9. The abstract must adhere to the following format:
    1. Introduction: should be brief and informative, stating the aim of the study.
    2. Methods: include description of subjects and research methodology.
    3. Results: outline the findings of the study supported by statistics where appropriate. Do not use figures, graphs, or tables in the abstract. The data provided must be sufficient to permit peer review of the abstract.

Poster presentation

Details regarding poster format and exhibition presentation will be confirmed with acceptance of posters.

All accepted abstracts will be published in the abstract book without further editing.

Abstracts that do not adhere to the specified format will not be included in the publication.

Click here to submit an abstract

For any enquiries regarding submission of abstracts, please direct an e-mail to:

Email: info@dermatology.co.za
Contact person: Marlize Nel