Abstracts

Late-breaking abstract submission for COVID-19 projects

We want to offer a place in our program for projects that have been intensely engaged with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the past weeks and months.

Therefore, there will be a late-breaking abstract submission for COVID-19 projects from July 20 to August 10. Make a note for this period now! ! We will publish more information on the details of the submission in the next few weeks. We look forward to your contributions!

For any questions please contact

Tina Streitberger
Telefon: +49 3643 2468-169
E-Mail: dkvf@kukm.de

Abstract submission for the Master’s Corner

For the second time, students with a connection to health services research at the German Congress for Health Services Research (DKVF) have the opportunity to present student contributions in their own poster session. Abstracts of student project or final theses can be submitted until August 10, 2020 via the congress abstract system in German or English. The decision whether the contribution has been accepted will be made by 07.09.2020 at the latest.

Abstract guidelines for submission for the Master's Corner:

The maximum length of an abstract is 2,800 characters (without spaces).

The abstract must be organized under the following headings:

  • Title
  • Background and current state of (inter)national research
  • Research questions and objectives
  • Methods or hypothesis
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Practical implications

The review is carried out by the "AG Nachwuchsförderung" according to the usual review procedure of the DKVF. If you have any questions, please send an email to: koeberlein@wiwi.uni-wuppertal.de.

Please follow the following guidelines for your late-breaking-abstract:

Topics

We invite all researchers who are currently conducting research projects on the effects of COVID-19 on care, to submit abstracts on their research projects and / or results.

Submission deadline/notification

The submission deadline for late-breaking abstracts is August 10th, 2020.
Notification of the abstract’s acceptance or rejection will be sent to the corresponding author by end of August.

Scope, content

The maximum length of an abstract is 2,800 characters (without spaces). Modifications of submitted abstracts are possible until 31 July 2020 and should be send to the congress agency KUKM (dkvf@kukm.de).

Language

Abstracts, presentations and posters may be submitted and presented in German or English. We welcome submissions and contributions in English.

Poster or lecture

The applicants may select their preferred method of presentation (oral or poster). The reviewer committee will determine the final presentation format(s) upon acceptance of the abstract.

Formatting

The use of special text formatting in the abstract should be minimized. It cannot be guaranteed that special formatting will correctly appear in all output media (see “Publications”).

Guideline for submission of abstracts

The abstract must be organized under the following headings:

  • Title
  • Background and current state of (inter)national research
  • Research questions and objectives
  • Methods or hypothesis
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Practical implications

Description of methods shall include study design, data collection and analysis.

Due to an anonymous review process, the abstract must not contain author names or the names of organisations (and their location) to which authors are affiliated.

Terms and conditions

The presenter must be named first and is responsible for compliance with the ethical rules. Any conflicts of interest must be highlighted during the presentation at the congress.

Publications

With the submission of an abstract, the author grants the organisers the right to publish the abstract on this website: www.egms.de.

In case your project receives funding, please indicate the source of funding during abstract submission:

  • German Innovation Fund / Health Services Research
  • German Innovation Fund / Innovative models of care service provision
  • DFG Young Investigators Academy Health Services Research
  • BMBF Structural Funding of Health Services Research
  • BMBF Structural Funding of Health Services Research / Junior Research Groups
  • Individual funding (BMG, DRV, BMBF, DFG, etc.)
  • EU funding
  • Other

Review process and criteria

Each abstract will be reviewed anonymously by several reviewers and scored on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Relevance and reference to (international) health services research and health service provision: The subject is appropriate to health services research, innovative and relevant for health service design and planning. The current state of (international) research will be considered.
  • Scientific originality: The study contributes to the gain in knowledge in health services research.
  • Methodological quality: Methods, research design and data used are clearly and sufficiently described.
  • Abstracts must meet all requirements of the outlined guideline.
  • In the abstract it should be made clear to which of the categories (ongoing/completed research projects or research projects in the conception/initial phase) and topics the research belongs.