ABSTRACT GUIDELINES

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Abstract presented should be original research. Submission implies that the abstract has not previously been published elsewhere before presentation at The 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (12 - 15 September 2018), Bali, Indonesia. All abstracts must be submitted online through APACT12th official website and will only be accepted electronically via abstract submission portal. Abstracts received by e-mail, fax or post WILL NOT be accepted.

There are two categories of abstracts:

  • Scientific Research
  • Best Practice

APACT12th “Tobacco Control for Sustainable Development: Ensuring a Healthy Generation” will explore four diverse tracks. Each submission of abstracts should fall under the sub-tracks below.

Track 1: Quantifying the Economics and Burden of Tobacco
Sub-tracks
  • Reveal the burden and its impact from tobacco use to economy, welfare, poverty, and inequality
  • Alternative solution for tobacco farming and employment towards sustainable development
  • Innovative and sustainable financing for tobacco control to induce healthy economic growth
Track 2: Good Governance in Tobacco Control
Sub-tracks
  • Implementing good governance in tobacco control towards global agenda
  • Understanding the new emerging electronic nicotine delivery system products (e-cigarette, vape, IQOS) to urge stronger policy
  • Disclose Big Tobacco power, tactics and interference on global agreements, litigation cases, and policy making processes to demand accountability and good governance
  • Synergize multi-sector and multi-national partnership for robust tobacco control actions to accelerate sustainable development
Track 3: Standing Up for Tobacco Control: Saving Lives, Saving the Planet
Sub-tracks
  • Recognize the power of youth in enhancing tobacco control policies
  • Articulating children and human right violations from tobacco production to consumption
  • Exposing environmental issues caused by tobacco cultivation, production, and consumption
  • Demand social justice for vulnerable population: gender based and indigenous population targeted by tobacco industry
Track :4 eMPOWERing Nations to Combat the Deadly Tobacco Epidemic
Sub-tracks
  • Refining Monitoring and evaluation system in tobacco production, distribution, and consumption
  • Enhancing the implementation of nationwide smoke free area to maximize Protection from second- and third- hand smoke
  • Offer help to achieve nicotine addiction free life by providing effective and efficient cessation and quit line services
  • Warn the people with impactful creative campaigns and cigarettes packaging to expose the ugly truth of tobacco use
  • Responding the challenge to Enforce tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship (TAPS) ban to protect youth and society from misleading information
  • Tax to fix: Raise tobacco price by reforming and maximizing tobacco taxation system to protect vulnerable population and the nation

 

 

CATEGORIES

A. Scientific Research
 

This category of abstract is for presenting scientific findings and evaluations. It must be organised as follows:

  • Background: state the study objectives, question or the challenge addressed by the research
  • Methods: state the setting, methods, procedures and techniques used to collect and analyse information. Include a description and breakdown of participants, measures and appropriate statistical analyses
  • Results: state the current summary of the research results. Present specific findings to date
  • Conclusions: describe the implications of the results presented, the significance of the work and summarise key recommendations



B. Best Practice
 

This category of abtsract is for presenting experiences and/or any acquired knowledge from implementing or evaluating program and situation. It must be organised as follows:

  • Introduction to challenges: identify the context and the objective of program implementation. Describe the activity, program or policy by which the issue was addressed. Describe target populations, geographic sites/locations and scale and type of activity or service
  • Intervention and responses: how was the challenge overcome? Detail the methods, activities and implementation steps used to overcome the challenge. Describe the methods, procedures and techniques used to collect and analyse information that informed your conclusions
  • Results and lessons learnt: describe the results and impact of the project. Explain the potential application or benefit to other programmes, including what did not work and the evidence that led to this determination
  • Conclusions: describe the practice implications of the results and summarise key recommendations. Highlight opportunities for future programmer practice and implications for other programmes or settings


 

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS

The online submission system for abstracts will be closed at 31 March 2018 at 11.59 midnight (GMT+7, Jakarta, Indonesia). All abstracts submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

Please do not submit an abstract if none of the authors plan to attend the conference to present it, if it is accepted. The corresponding author is responsible for the abstract content. S/he is the contact person for submission and communication purposes and is also responsible for disseminating information related to the abstract to the co-authors. A listed co-author other than the corresponding author may register and present the study at the conference. A confirmation email will be sent to all authors. Please make sure that you are entering the active email addresses of all authors.

FORMAT AND SUBMISSION

  • Abstracts must be prepared exclusively in English and should be thoroughly checked for spelling and grammar. Authors are responsible for proofreading and submitting an abstract without errors, as they will be reproduced in the form they were submitted
  • Titles should not exceed 20 words. Titles of more than 20 words will be truncated. Type the title of the abstract in upper and lower case, using capitals only for the first word, acronyms and proper nouns
  • Abstracts text should not exceed 300 words. Text of more than 300 words will be truncated
  • Abstract must not contain tables, pictures or diagrams
  • All abbreviations must be spelled out on first use
  • Author(s) should include name of author(s) and their affiliation(s). Author(s) should be responsible for providing the correct name of the author and co-author(s)
  • Please ensure that your e-mail address is accurate at the time of submission. All correspondence will be sent via e-mail to the corresponding author
  • The corresponding author will receive an e-mail confirming that the submitted abstract has been received. After submission, the authors will be able to export a copy of the submitted abstract. After the abstract has been submitted, editing is still possible until deadline, however you still need to submit the abstract again after editing

 

REVIEW AND ACCEPTANCE

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed and scored by at least two reviewers, experts in the fields of Tobacco Control. The scores will then be submitted to the members of the Scientific Committee, who will determine which abstracts are acceptable and whether they are best suited for oral or poster sessions. If abstracts has been allocated to a specific session, change of the date, time or type of session will not be possible. Abstract acceptance notification has been sent to participant's APACT12th account.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PARTICIPANTS

Full and partial scholarships will be available on merit-based to limited number of participants.

Scholarship registration is now open.