Scientific Poster Competition

We are excited to bring back the scientific poster at Africa Health Exhibition. Participants will get a chance to submit their research, get recognised and get their abstracts published by Taylor & Francis along with poster display onsite during the show. Also, an opportunity presents your research in either Emergency Medicine / CSSD & Infection Control / Lab Medicine conference. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to showcase your work!

17 - 19 October 2023

Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg

What is this competition

The scientific poster is dedicated to helping grow the Africa Health Conferences and giving our talented healthcare professionals a platform
to gain recognition and get published.

  • There are 3 categories for abstract submissions: Emergency Medicine, CSSD & Infection Control, and Lab Medicine conference.
  • The top 5 posters in each category will be selected from all the entries.  
  • The selected posters will be displayed onsite for delegates, visitors, and participants during the duration of the show.
  • Abstracts  of the of the selected posters will be published by Taylor & Francis, subject to peer review.
  • The top 2 winners from each category will receive a speaking opportunity at the respective conference - Emergency Medicine, CSSD & Infection Control, or Lab Medicine.

How can I participate?

To participate, you can simply submit a poster abstract of your work as per the below guidelines to [email protected]

before August 1st, 2023 and our team will get back to you if your abstract is selected.

How does it work?


Participants choose a topic aligned with the medical fields below and submit an abstractincluding introduction, objectives, and conclusion.

  • Emergency Medicine,
  • CSSD & Infection Control, 
  •  Lab Medicine conference

Poster abstract Format:

  • Max 300 words, font size 11, Arial (font type).
  • You may include 1 figure or table only.
  • Be as specific as possible about the material you will cover on your poster. 
  • Descriptions that are too short or vague will be considered incomplete.
  • The content must not have been previously published in a copyrighted, peer reviewed journal.
  • Relevant technical information cannot be withheld on the grounds that such information is proprietary. Statements such as “results will be discussed” are unacceptable.
  • Abstracts may not contain any type of advertising or logos.

Competition details

Phase 1 – Submission of the abstract

Abstracts received will be published by Taylor & Francis; Subject for peer review l

 Deadline of submission: August 1, 2023

Phase 2 – Selection of top 15 abstracts

Out of all abstract entries, the top 15 (5 from each category) will be selected and asked to submit a designed poster.

 Announcement of Top 15: August 15, 2023

Phase 3 – Abstracts announcement

Top 2 abstracts from each category will be selected and will get a speaking opportunity at the respective Conference - Emergency Medicine, CSSD & Infection Control, or Lab Medicine

 Announcement of Top 6: August 14, 2023

Phase 4 – Display of the top 15 printed posters at the Scientific Poster Zone