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We would like to invite you to submit your research to be featured at Health System Reform in Asia 2011. Your enthusiasm and participation will greatly contribute to the scientific quality of the conference. We believe that this conference can be a significant milestone and hope that you are willing to contribute. All submitted abstracts will undergo a full review with accepted abstracts selected for either poster display, oral or symposia presentation.

Please submit abstracts for both oral and poster presentations using the online submission form. All abstracts will be refereed and a criterion of rejection will be lack of originality. A condition of submission is that, if accepted, the paper will be presented at the conference by one of the authors. Successfully submitted abstracts will be acknowledged with an electronic receipt including an abstract reference number, which should be quoted in all correspondence. Please note that:

  1. Abstracts are required for all papers and posters. Abstracts MUST be submitted using the template form provided.
  2. Each abstract must fit within the abstract template and use the Arial font in size 10
  3. The abstract should be written in English and no longer than 400 words (excluding the title, authors & affiliations, keywords and references)
  4. The title should be as brief as possible but long enough to indicate clearly the nature of the study. Capitalise the first letter of the first word ONLY (place names excluded). No full stop at the end.
  5. Abstracts should state briefly and clearly the purpose, methods, results and conclusions of the work.
Introduction: Clearly state the purpose of the abstract
Methods: Describe your selection of observations or experimental subjects clearly
Results: Present your results in a logical sequence in text, tables and illustrations
Discussion: Emphasize new and important aspects of the study and conclusions that are drawn from them

Individual Papers

Paper sessions allow authors to present individual papers for discussion. Paper sessions at HSRA will be in the format of  the author presenting for 15 minutes, with 5 minutes discussion.  Paper submissions are subject to the peer review process and require high quality preparation. The submission requirements are as follows

  1. Abstract of 400 words (including references)
  2. Keywords and identification of relevant HSRA theme(s)

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Symposia Guidelines

Symposia are sessions of approximately 1½ hours in which a cluster of (approximately 4-5) related papers are presented and in which at least 40% of the time is dedicated to group discussion amongst the delegates and speakers. The aim of a symposium is to work through a substantive issue of common concern to the speakers. The symposium should have a nominated convener who brings the papers together, ensures their commonality and identifies areas of common concern and a discussant whose job is to promote debate and exploration with the audience for the symposium (not to present an additional paper). Symposium Sessions are peer reviewed as per individual submissions. The submission requirements are as follows:
Symposium convener provides:

  1. An overview of the symposium and the common issues/concerns to be debated, their relevance to the conference themes and to the overarching conference agenda (500 words)
  2. Abstracts for up to 5 papers (400 words including references) in the symposium
  3. Names of all participants, including symposium organiser, paper presenters and discussant
  4. Keywords for the symposium and identification of relevant HSRA theme(s)

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A poster format allows a presenter to provide a visual summary of their research to be displayed for review by conference delegates during the conference. There is dedicated time set aside in the conference for poster viewing by delegates. There is also a poster presentation session which allows poster presenters to talk other delegates through their research. Posters are peer reviewed and a full abstract is required. Posters will be awarded both to those nominating self-nominating for posters who have reached the appropriate standard, or to those papers that cannot be allocated paper sessions but which have sufficient merit for inclusion in the conference (individuals will therefore automatically be considered for a poster session if applying for a paper session).

  1. Abstract of 400 words (including references)
  2. Keywords and identification of relevant HSRA theme(s)

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For revisions or queries regarding abstracts already submitted

If you do not receive acknowledgement for your abstract submission or you wish to make any essential revisions to an abstract already submitted, please DO NOT RESUBMIT your abstract, as this may lead to duplication. Please email Ying Wang ( with details of any revisions or queries. Please quote your reference number if you have one.

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With support received from The Rockefeller Foundation

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Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong

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