Abstract Submission

Call for abstracts

Bangladesh Summit on Sustainable Development 2016


The Global Citizens’ Forum on Sustainable Development (GCFSD) is a forum that interconnects health, environment, climate change, poverty, safety and development of the local and global challenges which are improved by basic sciences, policies, academia, corporations, government agencies and international organization.

Annually,GCFSD organizes the Bangladesh Summit on Sustainable Development supported by a wide and growing range of organizations and specialists who, through research and advocacy, promote and apply more effective policy and strategies to tackle the global challenges. Eminence Associates for Social Development that acts as the secretariat tothe Global Citizens’ Forum on Sustainable Development, iscoordinating theorganization of this conference. The theme for BD Summit 2016 is ‘Implementation and Monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals’ in order to reach out for the implementation and monitoring strategies of the Sustainable Development Goals.


Abstract Application Process

The conference will consist of six plenary sessions delivered by leading national and global experts, upto 20 parallel sessions for oral and/or poster presentations, as well as side sessions.

We invite abstracts for oral and/or poster presentations on the themes and topics below:

The Summit will be focusing on the following themes:

  • Ending Poverty and Hunger
  • Healthy Lives and well being for all at all ages
  • Inclusive and equitable quality education and reducing inequality
  • Availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation
  • Making Cities and Human Settlements inclusive safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Ending Poverty and Hunger
  • Addressing Poverty
  • Economic development and poverty alleviation
  • Solving Hunger Effectively
  • Food as a Human Right
  • Food production, safety and security
  • Nutrition
  • Others             
Healthy Lives and well being for all at all ages
  • Neonatal and reproductive health
  • Adolescent and child health
  • Geriatric health
  • Non communicable diseases (cancer, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular and others)
  • Communicable diseases (HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and others)
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Universal Health Coverage
  • Others
Inclusive and equitable quality education and reducing inequality
  • Primary education
  • Education systems and content
  • Quality assurance in education
  • Co-operation in all education system
  • Addressing inequality within and among countries
  • Others
Availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation
  • Sustainable Management of Water Resources
  • Sustainable Sanitation and Waste Management
  • Others
Making Cities and Human Settlements inclusive safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Migration and population dynamics
  • Public safety (violence and conflict)
  • Decentralization and the role of local government and civil society
  • Inclusive and sustainable urbanization
  • Access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services
  • Improved and Sustainable Transport System
  • Others
   Taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Environmental pollution (air, noise, etc)
  • Strengthening resilience and adaptive capacity to climate related hazards and natural disasters
  • Integrating climate change measures into national policies, strategies, and planning
  • Health Impacts of Climate Change
  • Others
Deadline for Submissions: 11:59 PM, 7 February, 2016
Notice of Decision: Notice of decision will be made via email on a rolling basis, with final decision made by 10 February, 2016


Submission instructions follow this list.

Applications for abstracts must be submitted using the abstract submission system.  Abstracts submitted through email will not be accepted

Abstracts: To be considered for a session at the conference, you must submit a detailed abstract of 150-300 words.

  • You must create an account in the system to submit all abstracts, symposia and side session applications.
  • No modifications can be made once the application has been submitted
  • Abstracts must not have been previously published.
  • Abstracts should be clear, concise and written in English. 
  • Please include all co-authors on your research and indicate who will be the presenting author. 
  • Be sure to fill out appropriate contact information for yourself, including a valid email address. 
  • Individual authors may not submit more than 2 abstracts.  

Abstract category: The abstract category is the general heading under which your abstract will be reviewed and later published if accepted. Please identify the theme and topic that best describes the subject of your abstract.

Title: The abstract title must indicate the nature of the investigation with no abbreviations or author/ institution names

Abstract body: The text of the abstract should briefly state the objective, methods, result and conclusion of the study.

  • The abstract body must not exceed 300 words.
  • Do not include any personal author information in the abstract body.
  • Do not include any grant names or references in your abstract body
  • Authors can modify the abstract when it is in “draft” status only. Proof read your abstract carefully before final submission.

Authors: All authors must be entered in the appropriate fields within the system’s author function.

Preview: Always check the final abstract with the system’s preview function before final submission, and edit or replace as necessary. It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author.

Submission: Choose a preferred presentation type with the system’s submission function and fill out the appropriate sections of the disclosure agreement.

Following complete submission, your abstract will undergo a rigorous blind review process.  If your abstract is accepted, please note that the Scientific Committee reserves the right, in the interest of program cohesion, to select an alternative theme/topic or presentation type for your submission.  You may not appeal this decision.   Organizers will notify you in time to prepare for the conference.  If you have any questions regarding your abstract submission, please contact the BD Summit abstract team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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