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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:

Abstract Review System

Topics to be scored Expected Scoring
Background and objectives/challenges to implementation The background is applicable and adequately outlined. The study’s objectives/challenges or working hypotheses are clearly stated. 0 = not described
1 = very poor
2 = poor
3 = average
4 = above average
5 = excellent
(Weight= 0.5)
Methods /intervention or response The study design/intervention is appropriate, given the objectives/challenges.
The main study parameters/activities and implementation steps and the data collection methods are adequately specified and appropriate.
The analytic methods used, including the statistical analysis if relevant, were appropriate to the study design and objectives.
0 = not described
1 = very poor
2 = poor
3 = average
4 = above average
5 = excellent
(Weight= 0.5)
Results/impact Results/Impact are clearly presented and in line with the analysis methodology and objectives. 0 = not described
1 = very poor
2 = poor
3 = average
4 = above average
5 = excellent
(Weight= 1)
Conclusions The conclusions are clear, congruent with the results and appropriate. 0 = not described
1 = very poor
2 = poor
3 = average
4 = above average
5 = excellent
(Weight= 1)
Scientific/public health relevance 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 relevant
1 = very poor
2 = poor
3 = average
4 = above average
5 = extremely relevant
(Weight= 1)
Originality The study and/or findings are new or novel. 0 = not described
1 = very poor
2 = poor
3 = average
4 = above average
5 = extremely novel
(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)

Maximum score: 25

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

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= 0.5)
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: 17

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