CDO Regd. No. 822/066/067

SWC Regd. No. 29269/066

" The World Needs Midwives
Now More Than Ever "


2nd National Midwifery Conference, May 4-5, 2016 Call for Abstract Submission

 Abstract Submission Guidelines  


The mission of Midwifery Society of Nepal is “To contribute to the reduction of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in Nepal by providing skilled compassionate care to women during the entire maternity and reproductive cycle.”

Conference Theme

The theme of the 2016 conference is “Reaching to unreached women: Strengthening midwifery services post-earthquake in-line with the policy decision 2006 in Nepal.” The sub-themes of the conference for the submission of abstract is invited on the four areas include:

  • Humanitarian services to women and children in post-earthquake 2015.

  • Strengthening midwifery skills in improving maternal and newborn health in achieving Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Midwifery Education Policy and Development: A decade long progress 2006 to 2016.

  • Nurse-Midwives: Making a difference in SRMNH services through partnerships and collaborations.

Submitting an Abstract

Abstract submissions are all on-line, through email: The submission will be closed on April 15, 2016, 5:00 PM. All submitter are urged to read these guidelines before submitting their abstract.

Submission Limit

Only one abstract per individual will be accepted.


All abstracts must be in English.


Each abstract submitted will be required to select which sub-theme (see above) most closely matches their abstract.


The title should be in bold, title case with no full stop at the end. e.g:  Factors associated with post-natal anxiety among primiparous mothers in Nepal


All authors should be identified as part of the abstract submission. For each author please provide:

  • Given and Family name (First name, Middle name and Last name)
  • Highest academic degree(s) (BN, MN, MPH, PhD, etc)
  • Institutional Affiliation (Organization, University, Government Ministry, etc)
  • Email address
  • Phone number

Designated corresponding and presenting authors

Please identify which of the authors will be corresponding and presenting the abstract should it be accepted. An email address and phone number are required for each corresponding and presenting author. Where authors are from a number of different institutions, the appropriate institution number from the affiliation list should be given as a superscript number immediately after each author’s name, (Presenter’s name must be in bold case) e.g.: Sharmila Shrestha, Laxmi Rai.


Affiliations should include department, institute, town and country. Where there are multiple affiliations, each should be listed as a separate paragraph. Each institute should appear in the order used against the author names (see above paragraph) and show the appropriate superscript number. e.g. 1 Department, University, Town, Country

Text of the Abstract

  • Should be 300 or less words
  • Double line spacing
  • Font: Time New Roman with font size 12
  • Key words to be limited to 3 to 5 words
  • Do not use tables and figures in the abstract, you may keep them for the presentation later on.

  Presentation Type

 There will be an oral presentation only.

Research vs Sharing Practice

Abstracts are classified as being either primarily research based, or primarily sharing practice based. A research based abstract will be one with a defined research structure, including an objective and methodology, will have collected and analyzed data, and be able to report some finding or conclusion from the data. A sharing practice abstract may be less structured, and is focused on sharing the experience and practice of nurse-midwives, education, regulation and public policy.

Structured Abstract

Abstracts should be structured into following sections using the following headings typed in bold.

Research abstract must address

  • Background
  • Aim
  • Method
  • Result
  • Conclusion
  • Key words

 Sharing Practice abstract must address

  • Background
  • Aim
  • Process/Method
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Key words

 Key Dates:    

Abstract Submission Deadline:       April 20, 2016

Acceptance Notification:                 April 25, 2016

Presenters must register by :            April 30, 2016





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