Scientific Programme

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 2022 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
    • As author, you and/or your affiliated institution will remain the owner of all rights (including intellectual property rights, if any) to the above-mentioned content. However, by agreeing to share above-mentioned 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 above-mentioned 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 2022 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 September 2022. Once an abstract is confirmed as a Competition Finalist, it may not be withdrawn. For 2022, 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 2 years.
  • The decision of the judges for all competition results is final, appeals will not be entertained.
  • The SHBC 2022 Organising Committee reserves the rights to make changes pertaining to the Scientific Competition without prior notification.