GTP-Jahrestagung 2019 - Forschung, Lehre und Praxis: Neue Horizonte erschließen

Dear colleagues,

the 37th GTP annual conference will be shaped substantially by the scientific contributions of the participants. We invite your structured abstracts to the four tracks of the conference which are outlined below.

*******The deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended to 15/11/2018******

All abstracts will be reviewed by two reviewers independently to select abstracts for a poster or a 10 minute oral presentation. We will let you know about the outcome of the review by 30/11/2018. When your abstract is accepted you will receive an email from us outlining the further proceedings. All accepted abstracts will be published in the electronic version of the Journal Monatsschrift für Kinderheilkunde.

Your GTP 2019 organising committee

Please read the following sections carefully:

Conference tracks

Track 1: Communicable Diseases

Infections by bacteria, viruses and parasites are a major cause of morbidity and mortality across the life course. Antimicrobial resistance is a major threat to the health worldwide. Effective implementation of evidenced based practices and innovation in health promotion, prevention, diagnosis and treatment are urgently needed. This track covers original or desk based studies of the epidemiology, basic and clinical sciences of pathogens causing major morbidity and mortality in LMICs.

Track 2: Non communicable diseases

Many countries undergo a demographic and epidemiological transition. Causes of morbidity and mortality and populations affected change. Urbanisation, environmental and life style changes have an impact on the health and wellbeing of adolescents and children, and often consequences for health outcomes in their later life. Countries need to adapt their strategies for health service delivery accordingly.

Here we invite studies that examine mental health and cardiovascular, respiratory and diseases of other organ systems that are not primarily caused by pathogens. It includes a wide range of conditions such as over- and undernutrition, accidents and diseases caused by environmental hazards in different settings and age groups.

Track 3: Health systems

This track covers studies that examine the elements of the health system that directly and indirectly determine how effective the health needs of children are addressed. Health systems require competencies and motivations of providers, infrastructure and technologies, the health information available through research and monitoring and evaluation systems, service delivery, and how these elements are governed. Submissions describing and analysing models of service delivery, aiming at improved patient safety and quality of service at tertiary, secondary and primary and community level are highly welcomed. A focus is on primary healthcare that aims to serve the children and families in the poorest and hardest to reach communities.

Track 4: Child health beyond survival

Here, we invite studies that are specifically concerned with a child´s well-being. Living a healthy life means more than absence of disease. What can we do that every child has a fair chance to reach its full potential´ What is the significance of the first 1000 days, from conception until the second birthday´ But also thereafter children´s and adolescents´ health is exposed to a multitude of social determinants that constitute risks and opportunities. Children and their families are vulnerable, especially when they are on the move as a result of disasters, either manmade or naturally occurring.

GTP 2019 Abstract Guidelines

In the context of the GTP 2019 annual conference, an abstract is a stand-alone statement that briefly explains the essential information of a study, research project, policy or programme.

  • Submission can be in English or German language;
  • The limit is 2500 characters including blanks translating into approx. 350 words.
  • Only abstracts following the templates below will be reviewed;
  • Abstracts selected for a poster or oral presentation will be published on the GTP website;
  • For the presenter of an abstract that has been selected for an oral presentation the conference fee will be waived (category students and other health professions) or reduced by 50% (participants of all other categories).

Please see the two options for abstract submission:

    Option 1 - suited for research in all disciplines

    should contain concise statements of:

  • BACKGROUND indicates the purpose and objective of the research, the hypothesis that was tested or a description of the problem being analysed or evaluated;
  • METHODS describe the study period, setting, study design, population, data collection and analysis used;
  • RESULTS present clearly and in detail the findings, outcome of the study and summarise the specific results;
  • CONCLUSIONS explain the significance of the study findings, treatment or support intervention and future implications of the results.

  • Option 2 - suited for programme or project implementation or -management

    should contain concise statements of:

  • BACKGROUND summarise the purpose, scope and the objectives of the programme, project or policy;
  • DESCRIPTION descibes the programme, project or policy period, setting and location, including the structure, population, activities and interventions undertaken in support of the programme, project or policy;
  • LESSION LEARNED present the findings or outcomes of the programme, project or policy clearly. This includes an analysis or evaluation of the programme, project or policy and best practices to share;
  • CONCLUSIONS/NEXT STEPS explain the significance of the findings or outcomes of the programme, project or policy and the implications.

  • Abstract Previously Presented

    An abstract has been previously published or presented at a national, regional or international meeting can only be submitted provided that there are new methods, new findings, substantially updated information or other valid reasons for submitting that can be provided by the author.