Abstract Categories and Deadline

The deadline for submission is extended to April 30th 2016.

Abstract Categories based on Research Scope:

  1. Any area of Clinical Medicine (Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Family Medicine) or its subspecialties.
  2. Medical Education field


All Clinicians, Educators, medical student, residents, fellows, and medical administrators are invited to submit abstracts of their scientific research to be considered for either a poster presentation or oral presentation (Please indicate whether you want a poster or an oral presentation at the time of submission) at the Symposium.

Abstracts submitted will be reviewed by the appropriate segment for selection to present a poster at the Symposium. In addition, abstracts will be chosen for participation in the Medical Education Symposium Research Award based on their scientific merit. There will be three awards for first, second and third place.


All participants must adhere to the Abstract, Poster, and Oral Presentation Guidelines.


Abstracts will be accepted for the 2016 Research Symposium in Dubai, UAE beginning in March 2016. The deadline for submission is extended to April 30th 2016.

Abstract Guidelines

The deadline for submission is extended to April 30th 2016.

The deadline to submit Abstracts is April 15th 2016.
Some abstracts will be selected for platform/oral presentations.
The deadline for Powerpoint of Oral presentation is May 20th, 2016.
You must be registered to attend the Symposium to submit an abstract.

Abstract Content

When submitting your abstract, please follow the guidelines below to what your abstract should include:

  • Statement of introduction showing the background and significance of the study (Introduction)
  • Short description of the basic methodologies (Methods/Procedures)
  • Major findings of the study (Results)
  • Conclusion

Guidelines for Abstracts:

  • Abstracts cannot contain more than 300 words in the main body of the abstract.
  • Abstracts can be submitted for either oral or e-poster presentation.
  • Please note that some requests for talks may need to be moved to poster presentations.

The submission process is online from the same site that you register. After preparing the abstract, please copy and paste it into the online system.

Oral/Poster Abstracts:

  • All abstracts must be submitted electronically, on our website.
  • Please send a copy as email to abstractDMES@dmcg.edu indicating in the body of the e-mail submission whether you want your poster abstract to be considered for an oral presentation.
  • You should receive acceptance status of your submission by 25th April.
  • If you experience difficulty sending your abstract electronically, please notify abstractDMES@dmcg.edu or call 009714 2120555.

Abstract Title:

Title: Should be in sentence case
Body of text: Use a mix of upper and lower case letters (sentence case)


Provide First name and last name of presenter (first author).
Provide names of Co-authors: Every author’s names should be provided. (First author, Second Author, Third author .....)
Provide the affiliated institutions and email.

Abstract Body:

  • The language of the Symposium is English.
  • The abstract is to be submitted using 12 point, Times New Roman and with a maximum of 400 words including references.
  • Author affiliations in abstracts should not include your job titles, but should include the institution name, city and country.
  • If references are included they should be cited in order in the text using numbers in square brackets e.g. [1] or [1,2] or [1-3].
  • Titles should be in sentence case – apart from the first letter of the title no words should be capitalised unless they are part of an acronym.
  • Format paragraphs in Block Style; DO NOT INDENT OR USE SPACES.
  • Preview before submission:
    • Please look carefully at your submission and make sure your information is correct and complete.
    • You are responsible for spelling and grammar.
    • We are not responsible for typographical errors or errors that occur during transmission.

Click here to submit your abstract for oral presentation

Guidelines specifically for posters ONLY

If you only want to be considered for a poster, you can send it as a poster abstract. The title, authors and body will follow the same guidelines given above.

All poster abstracts must be submitted electronically, by clicking the link on our website.

Click here to submit your abstract for poster presentation

Guidelines for preparing poster:

The maximum height of the poster should be 100cm and the maximum width should be 90cm. A poster in portrait format sized 100x80cm would be ideal. Place the title of your paper prominently at the top of the poster to allow viewers to easily identify your paper. Indicate the authors' names and address information in order to allow interested viewers to contact you for more information.

Please put up your poster in the designated spot between 8:00 and 8:30 am. You may use double sided tapes or thumb tacks to mount the poster. Please take back your posters with you at 4 pm.
Poster authors must be available at their poster during poster sessions.


If you have any queries, please email us at abstractDMES@dmcg.edu

In the body of the e-mail, please provide your contact information:

Name, affiliation, Daytime telephone number, Preferred E-mail address.

Notification of Receipt and acceptance

Within 3 working days, you should receive an e-mail confirming that your abstract was received. If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation after submitting your abstract, please send a separate e-mail to abstractDMES@dmcg.edu

Acceptance will be notified to you by email 25th April. The notification will include specific presentation instructions.

Abstract Review Criteria

Your abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee using the following criteria.

  • Relevance to the conference topics
  • Significance of the scientific question(s) and results
  • Style & Organization (e.g., the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
  • Clear question or hypothesis and background
  • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
  • The results are clearly presented
  • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical