Sixth National Summit of Health and Population Scientists in Nepal, 10-12 April 2020

‘Addressing Emerging Public Health Issues through Interdisciplinary Research’

The “Sixth National Summit of the Health and Population Scientists in Nepal” is one of the most comprehensive Summits of the 2020; organized by the Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC) – an autonomous body of the Government of Nepal for coordinating and promoting health research in the country. NHRC promotes research culture by facilitating communication between researchers and policymakers to translate evidence into health policies, programmes and practices. The Sixth National Summit is a continuum of the previous annual summits to bring together national and international experts and provide a platform for researchers and policymakers to share recent and relevant evidence in the area of national health priorities.

Sixth National Summit of Health and Population Scientists in Nepal

The summit will focus on the research conducted on the national health priority areas of Nepal, emerging issues in health, the role of digital health and big data for promotion of research and in bringing academia and industries together for health research promotion; innovation and development for economic upliftment of the country. In addition, it will also focus on the need for emergency preparedness and developing climate resilient health system in the country. Realizing these needs, it is our pleasure to host the Sixth National Summit with the theme of “Addressing Emerging Public Health Issues through Interdisciplinary Research”.

The emerging health issues includes, but not limited to the following:

  • Corona virus
  • Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR)
  • Zoonotic diseases
  • Leprosy
  • Zika
  • SARS
  • NCDs
  • NTDs
  • Toxins and chemicals including pesticides
  • Climate change health risks
  • Environmental Pollutions
  • Drug induced diseases
  • Accidents and Injuries
  • Disability
  • Violence
  • Equity in Health
  • Food-, water and -vector borne diseases
  • Food security and malnutrition
  • Occupational health
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Oral Health
  • Rationale use of medicines and medical products
  • Migration and health
  • Substance use/abuse and mental health
  • Population dynamics
  • Disasters
  • Health workforce
  • Medical tourism
  • Health system reform
  • Adolescents health
  • Health financing and health care
  • Life cycle approach
  • Eye health
  • Access to health care
  • Geriatric health including dementia
  • Genetics and health
  • Unfinished business of MDGs and road map to SDGS
  • Health promotion
  • Health Governance in the federal context
  • Digital health including big data
  • Risk communication and community engagement
  • Medico-legal aspects
  • Multisectoral collaboration and partnership
  • Health professional education, research and ethics
  • Quality of health care
  • Lifestyles
  • Dignified Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM)
  • Integrated diseases surveillance
  • Health Information Systems
  • Security of Health commodities
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Participants registration call for Sixth National Summit

This is to announce that NHRC calls for participation for the Sixth National summit of Health and Population Scientists.

Registration Deadlines: 15 March 2020
Registration Fee:
Individual : NRs. 2000/-
Institutional : NRs. 4000/-

Call for Abstract

The Organizing Committee for Sixth National Summit of Health and Population Scientists in Nepal (10 – 12 April 2020) invites the submission of abstracts as an oral or poster presentation for the Summit.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

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 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.
  • 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.
  • Request for modification in abstract will not be entertained after the selection.

  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
  • Keywords

 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 below listed 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.

Deadline for abstract submission: 29 February 2020


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