Call for Abstracts

DEADLINE: 30th April 2019

The SANBTC 2019 Congress will showcase latest works, interesting findings and present a forum for showcasing achievements, solving problems, sharing knowledge, and generally broadening the knowledge base of blood transfusion in South Africa, Africa and Internationally

Abstracts may be submitted online for Oral or Poster presentations and should be limited to 500 words and consist of four sections labelled:

  • Background
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions

These sections should briefly describe the objectives of the study or investigation, the basic procedures (study subjects and analytical methods), the main findings (giving specific data and the statistical significance, if possible), and the principal conclusion.

Abstracts may be submitted in the following categories:

  • Donor Management
  • Apheresis Collections and Therapeutic Services
  • Blood Component Processing
  • RBC Immunohematology
  • Clinical Transfusion Practice
  • Haemovigilance and Adverse Transfusion Reactions
  • Transfusion-transmitted Infectious Diseases
  • Stem Cell Technology, Tissue Immunology, and Biobanking/Cryobiology
  • Blood Supply Management
  • Capacity building and Training in Blood Services
  • Quality Management
  • Ethics
  • Plasma collections, GMP, and Plasma Derived Medicinal Products
  • Information Systems, Finance, Logistics, and Human Resources Management

Administrative Study Abstract Format

Introduction
Why the study/project was performed (a brief statement of the background and purpose of the study)

Nature of The Problem
Why the study/project was performed (a brief description of the problem /unmet requirement that lead to the study/project being performed)

Design and Methodology
How the study/project was performed (a brief description of how the study was performed including details of analytical, investigative or statistical methods used)

Results
What was found (a summary of the results obtained using the mentioned methods)

Discussion
What these results mean (interpretation and clarification of results obtained)

Conclusion
What the outcome of the study is (a brief statement of outcome including (if appropriate) recommendations that can be made based on the results of the study)

Scientific Studies Abstract Format

Introduction or Background
Why the study was done (a brief background and a statement of the purpose of the study)

Study Design or Materials and Methods
How the study was done (a statement concerning study design and details of analytical, investigative and statistical methods used)

Results
What was found (a summary of the results obtained from the analytical, investigative and statistical methods used)

Discussion
What these results mean (interpretation and clarification of results obtained analytical, investigative and statistical methods used)

Conclusion
What is concluded from these results (a statement of the author’s conclusions based on the stated results)

Case Study Abstract Format

Introduction
Why the case study was important (a brief statement of a statement of why the case is of special interest)

Nature of the problem/case
Why the case study was performed (a brief description of the problem that lead to the study being performed)

Body of work
What was done (a brief summary of the salient aspects of the case under discussion with special reference to points that make the case worthy of presentation)

Closing remarks
What the case details and information mean (a statement of the author’s conclusions based on the case information supplied and any recommendation that stem from the case)