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Abstract Information

An abstract is short but powerful statement that succinctly describes a research project, policy or programme. It should contain the scope, purpose, results and contents of the work, and is an original summary of the larger report. It provides reviewers with enough information to evaluate quality, interest and innovation i.e. why is the research important; what problem does it address; methods used; results and implications for the field and key words. Please see the SVRI Forum abstract submissions page for more information.

Call for abstracts and deadline to be announced.

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We will promptly acknowledge the receipt of your abstract. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within one week, please send an email to forums@svri.org so we can verify if your submission has been received.

If the study is in the beginning phase you are advised not to submit, however, if your study is currently ongoing and you only have preliminary data, but it seems relevant or significant, please submit the abstract.

Guidance on how to submit an abstract will be provided once the call for abstracts is launched.

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You are welcome to notify us at forums@svri.org if modifications will be required to a specific abstract before the submission deadline. No modifications will be possible after the submission deadline.

All submissions will be anonymously reviewed by the abstract review committee. Each abstract is submitted for peer review by members of the abstract review committee. Each abstract is anonymously adjudicated by at least two members of the committee.

Dates for notification of acceptance or rejection to the submitting author will be announced once the call for abstracts has been launched.

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Registration

Guidance will be given in the coming months. Please see the SVRI Forum registration page for more information or join the SVRI Forum 2022 newsletter for updates and news about Forum 2022.

The registration to SVRI Forum 2022 includes entry to all main conference sessions from 19 – 23 September 2022, teas and lunches for the duration of the conference, exhibition viewing, and conference materials. Registration for pre-conference workshops is at an additional cost. More information on pre-conference workshops to be announced in the coming months. Please see the SVRI Forum registration page for more information.

No, your attendance is not confirmed until payment has been received in full.

Yes. Please contact us at forums@svri.org to discuss group rates and registration

We strongly suggest that you register ahead of time as space is limited. Our ability to offer onsite registration is fully dependent on capacity.

Cancellations must be sent in writing to the events management team. Details on refunds to follow in the coming months.

Bursaries

Bursaries are funding dependent and more information forthcoming.

Please note that priority will be given to applicants from low- and middle-income countries.

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Please send an email forums@svri.org with the subject “Declining bursary” so that we can allocate the bursary to others who may not have funding.

General questions

No, you don’t have to be an SVRI member to participate in the Forum. We would however welcome your membership. Please join the SVRI network here.

All the SVRI Forum sessions will be in English. Provision of translation at the event will be dependent of the availability of funding.

Exhibition space is available and more information on cost and space will be announced in the coming months.

All delegates travelling to Mexico must present valid travel document such as a passport or identity card. Mexican visa requirements vary from country to country, we urge you to contact the nearest Mexican embassy as soon as possible to determine if you need a visa, and how and when the application should be done.

The organising committee will assist you to obtain a letter to assist you with your visa application. The letter does not financially or otherwise obligate the conference organisers in any way. All expenses incurred in relation to the conference and immigration requirements are your sole responsibility. More information on visa letters forthcoming.

You can email your questions to forums@svri.org we will respond as soon as we can.

COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic will be with us for the foreseeable future and no event will be completely risk-free. The SVRI Forum Organising Committee will be taking a risk-based approach to the hosting of the Forum and will ensure that we effectively manage and make informed decisions where there is a risk present.

Please see the SVRI Forum COVID-19 Information page.

Should the conference become too high risk to host the event, or travel and lockdown restrictions make it impossible to host the Forum face-to-face, the Organising Committee is costing and planning for three different scenarios:

we are costing out and planning for three different scenarios:

  • Face to face event: Forum as we know and love. If the risk of COVID is still around, we will make every effort to keep delegates safe by adhering to strict COVID-19 measure such as the wearing of masks, sanitising and social distancing, following the guidelines set out by the Mexican government and the World Health Organization to curb the spread of the virus.
  • Hybrid event: A smaller Mexico based/regional event held alongside a virtual Forum with webinars leading up to the Forum and a series of activities afterwards).
  • Fully virtual event.

A final decision on the conference format will be made and announced by end of March 2022.

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