Individual Abstracts

Individual Abstract Guidelines




Please follow the instructions carefully and include all requested information. All submissions must be in English. Participants are encouraged to not submit more than one oral presentation, and you may be listed as a co-author of several abstracts.

You may submit your abstract by visiting the Exordo abstract submission system (you will be required to setup an account first) at

If you have trouble submitting your abstract via the website, please e-mail us at and we will work with you.




Step 0) Create an account with Ex Ordo by visiting:

Step 1) Select the “Individual Abstract” track.

Step 2) Enter the title and abstract. The title must be ≤8 words and abstracts must be ≤300 words in order to submit. Abstracts that exceed the word limit cannot be submitted through the online submission system. Each abstract should include a clear statement of the problem or objectives, give brief methods and substantive results, and end with a clear conclusion. Do not use vague statements such as “results will be discussed.”

Step 3) Enter author names and their affiliations. All co-author’s email addresses must be included. You must also designate “corresponding authors” and “presenting authors.” Please be aware, no more than the first 5 authors will be listed to retain program readability.

Step 4) Choose up to 3 topics that accurately categorize your abstract. These topics will be used to place your abstract in an appropriate session if your submission is not part of an organized session.

The Pathways Kenya 2020 conference theme is “Open the Door to Diverse Voices“. This theme will guide the development of our plenary and training program. We encourage individual presentations that fall within the Pathways Kenya 2020 conference theme, but this is not a requirement. The conference organizers have drafted a broader list of potential key topics areas that we hope will inspire the conference program. Please visit the theme section of conference website to learn more about the 2020 theme and topics of interest.

Step 5) You will be asked if you are submitting an Organized Session. This question is in reference to the submission that you are currently entering. Since this is an Individual Abstract, you will reply “no” here. If this submission is an organized session, return to Step 1 and mark it as an organized session and follow the organized session instruction steps instead.

If your abstract is selected, you will be notified with an acceptance e-mail as soon as possible. All accepted submissions will be notified by September 30th, 2019. Those who are selected to present will be required to submit their PowerPoint files no later than February 10th, 2019. Selected authors should prepare presentations to be 15 minutes long, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A.