Programme Selection: Review System

The Coordinating Committee of Scientific Activities (CCSA) of the Union World Conference base their programme selection decisions upon the following review criteria.

Below, you will find the review systems for:

Please ensure you have also read the list of tracks.

Abstract Review System

Topics to be scored Expected Scoring
Relevance The research question is relevant. The study/intervention addresses current, relevant scientific or public health issues; the study/intervention findings are important and will likely contribute to new knowledge, practice, policies or programmes. 0 = not described/irrelevant
1 = minimal relevance
2 = somewhat relevant
3 = relevant
4 = very relevant
5 = extremely relevant (Weight = 1.0)
Methods /intervention or response The study design/intervention is appropriate, given the objectives/challenges. 0 = not described
1 = very poor
2 = poor
3 = average
4 = above average
5 = excellent
(Weight = 1.0)
Results/impact Results/Impact are in line with the analysis methodology and objectives; scope, generalisability, feasibility and robustness of findings are satisfactory. 0 = not described
1 = very poor
2 = poor
3 = average
4 = above average
5 = excellent
(Weight = 1.0)
Clarity of the message The study’s objectives/challenges or working hypotheses are clearly stated. The text is concise and objective, the conclusions are clear and congruent with the results and the final overall message is clear. 0 = Unable to understand abstract/no conclusions
1 = very poor (i.e. Abstract is confusing. Conclusions not supported by results)
2 = poor
3 = average
4 = above average
5 = excellent (i.e. Abstract exceptionally well written. Conclusions congruent with results)
(Weight = 0.5)
Originality The study, methodology/implementation, context and/or findings are new or novel. 0 = not described
1 = very poor
2 = poor
3 = average
4 = above average
5 = extremely novel
(Weight = 0.5)
Stigmatising language Has stigmatising language been used? Key stigmatising words/phrases highlighted by system for consideration.  Please follow the guidelines laid out in the Stop TB Partnership’s publication, Suggested Language and Usage for Tuberculosis Care, Communications and Publications. -1 = yes
0 = no
(Weight = 1)

Maximum score: 20

Sessions Review System: Symposia, Post-Graduate Courses and Workshops

Symposia covering novel, emerging or previously neglected topics and those presenting new methodologies or significant new data will be given priority.

Topics to be scored Expected Scoring
Objectives Clear and concise statements adequately describe what the authors/presenters expect participants to take away after the session; 0 = not described
1 = very poor
2 = poor
3 = average
4 = above average
5 = excellent
(Weight = 0.5)
Coherence of sessions Titles of presentations appropriately describe their contents; contents of the individual presentations are consistent with the objectives of the session, there is a noticeable theme across presentations. 0 = not described
1 = very poor
2 = poor
3 = average
4 = above average
5 = excellent
(Weight = 1)
Relevance/ advances in the field Sessions are on topics of current interest; provide new evidence/information, approaches, updates on practice related to the subject. 0 = not described
1 = very poor
2 = poor
3 = average
4 = above average
5 = excellent
(Weight = 1)
Impact Findings presented that are likely to change participant knowledge and/or practice.

 

0 = not described
1 = very poor
2 = poor
3 = average
4 = above average
5 = excellent
(Weight = 1)
Stigmatising language Has stigmatising language been used? Key stigmatising words/phrases highlighted by system for consideration. Please follow the guidelines laid out in the Stop TB Partnership’s publication, Suggested Language and Usage for Tuberculosis Care, Communications and Publications. -1 = yes
0 = no
(Weight = 1)
Country representation This will be pre-populated by the Secretariat 0 = only 1 country represented
1 = two to three countries represented
2 = four or more countries represented
(Weight = 1)

Maximum score: 19.5

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