This is a rare opportunity, where in the same room, you might have busy clinicians and academic leaders. You actually start to understand how this all works together - and that's where you get the excitement, where there's understanding that bringing academic medicine to a busy clinical setting ultimately really distinguishes the healthcare delivery.










~ Prof Mary Klotman
Dean, Duke University School of Medicine, USA


Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions is open! The organising committee cordially invites all healthcare professionals, researchers, educators and students* to submit abstracts for the Congress. All abstract authors have an opportunity to be considered for the abstract awards, as applicable. Please refer to instructions below for further details.

The closing date for abstract submissions is 19 May 2021 (extended closing date)

* Medical students from Duke-NUS Medical School, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and nursing or allied health students from polytechnics) are encouraged to submit abstract in any of the categories listed below.


To submit your abstracts, download the abstract submissions form here and send the completed form to shsdn.scientificcongress@singhealth.com.sg.

Important Dates


17 February 2021 Abstract Submissions Opens
19 May 2021 Closing Date for Submission
Late July 2021 Notification to Authors of Shortlisted Abstracts




Abstracts Categories

1. Basic Science and Translational Research

This includes research in the areas of science that is considered fundamental to the study and practice of medicine, for e.g. anatomy, physiology, pathology, epidemiology, biochemistry, etc. as well as translational research, which aims to facilitate the application of basic scientific discoveries in clinical and community settings.


2. Clinical Research


  • Clinical Research – Senior
    >30 years old as of 1 Jan 2021 (i.e. Main author's birthday falls before 1 Jan 1991)

  • Clinical Research – Junior
    = 30 years old as of 1 Jan 2021 (i.e. Main author's birthday falls on or after 1 Jan 1991)

    This includes research that is conducted with human subjects or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens and cognitive phenomena for which an investigator (or a colleague) directly interacts with human subjects.

3. Education Research
This includes research that examines education and learning processes and the human attributes, interactions, organisations, and institutions that shape educational outcomes. It explains how learning takes place throughout a person's life and how formal and informal contexts of education affect all forms of learning. Education research embraces the full spectrum of rigorous methods appropriate to the questions being asked and also drives the development of new tools and methods.  

4. Health Services and Systems Research
This includes research that examines the organisation, financing, and delivery of public health services within communities and the impact of those services. It would include the ability to prioritise health challenges, select the best approaches to solve a problem, adapt them to local contexts and test these in real-world conditions, and deciding upon wider implementation decisions. 

The Committee will review all abstracts and determine if shortlisted abstracts are for oral presentation or poster judging. 

Abstract Awards

  1. Best Oral Presentation and Poster Awards for each category
  2. Young Scientist Award

Special Awards

  1. Nursing
  2. Allied Health Professional
  3. Student
  4. Most Popular Oral Presentation**
  5. Most Popular Abstracts Poster^                    

** Voting will take place during the oral presentation on 17 September 2021.

^ Voting will take place on the eCongress platform  from 17 September to 18 September 2021, 1530h.


Guidelines for Abstract Submissions 

  • Abstracts should be submitted before the submission deadline: 19 May 2021.
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • Abstract's title should be concise and indicative of the content of the abstract.
  • Details of authors should be given in accordance to descending order of contribution (from most to least).
  • Fill in the appropriate sections (Aims, Methodology, Results and Conclusion) of the abstract and structure the text using the following headings:
  • State aim(s) of study
         a. State Method(s) and subject used, as relevant
         b. Summarise Result(s) obtained
         c. State Conclusion(s) reached
             Note: It is not satisfactory to state, "The result will be discussed."
  • Abstracts should not exceed 300 words.
  • The use of standard abbreviations is acceptable. Place special or unusual abbreviations in brackets after the full word the first time it appears. Use numerals to indicate numbers, except to begin sentences.
  • The use of tables, graphs and other types of images in abstracts is not permitted.
  • All accepted abstract author(s) will be required to submit a soft copy poster for their abstract.
  • Abstracts will be reproduced exactly as submitted.
  • Abstracts not adhering to the above will not be considered.
  • Abstracts' authors are strongly encouraged to join us and  register as a delegate to attend all the sessions in the Congress.



Download the Abstract submissions form and send the completed form to shsdn.scientificcongress@singhealth.com.sg.



For enquiries on abstract submissions, please contact the secretariat at shsdn.scientificcongress@singhealth.com.sg.