Terms & Conditions

  • Authors are required to adhere to the submission guidelines and time frame indicated on the website.
  • Authors are responsible for the content of the abstract submitted and have the permission of all authors / co-authors to submit this abstract to SHBC 2023 Scientific Competition.

  • Submission of abstracts for the Scientific Competition constitutes the authors’ consent to have their abstracts that have been accepted:

    • To be published on the SHBC website (Authors may opt out from having their abstracts published on the SHBC website)
    • Will be considered for inclusion into the Centre for Healthcare Innovation Learning and Development (CHILD) system
    • CHILD is a national knowledge management platform supported by the Ministry of Health and all cluster G/CEOs. It is an internet-based searchable open repository of our shared knowledge regarding healthcare innovation, improvement and productivity
    • The CHILD team will contact you prior to the final publishing of your project on CHILD. For any further queries, kindly reach out to child@chi.sg
    • As author, you and/or your affiliated institution will remain the owner of all rights (including intellectual property rights, if any) to the content. However, by agreeing to share content on CHILD you will grant permission to the CHILD administrative team to publish and store your material for viewing, downloading, extraction of content in part or whole and/or downloading purposes for users of CHILD and the public.
    • As author, you hereby acknowledge that all content submitted to CHILD does not contain any sensitive or confidential information, such as patient details, detailed financial data etc.; and that your institution has deemed it suitable for public visibility.
  • You may also choose to submit abstract for sharing purposes and not be considered for the Scientific Competition. (eg: if your abstract has been presented in other conferences, but not published as a full manuscript
  • Abstracts will not be proofread by the Organiser before publications on SHBC website
  • SHBC 2023 Organiser Committee reserves the right to re-route abstracts according to the award categories’ eligibility criteria if necessary.
  • Authors are required to confirm their participation within l week upon notification of abstracts being shortlisted as a Competition Finalist. Failing to do so, authors will be forfeited from the Competition.
  • It is compulsory for all shortlisted Competition Finalists to make a presentation at the Scientific Competition Judging in October 2023. Once an abstract is confirmed as a Competition Finalist, it may not be withdrawn. For 2023, the competition will be done via zoom.
  • Upon confirmation as a Competition Finalist, if author / presenting author fail to present or choose to withdraw from the Competition, they will not be able to submit to the SHBC Scientific Competition for TWO (2) consecutive years.
  • The decision of the judges for all competition results is final, appeals will not be entertained.
  • The SHBC 2023 Organising Committee reserves the rights to make changes pertaining to the Scientific Competition without prior notification.