Call for abstracts

Photo: Poster exhibition in Stockholm, 2019/MSF

The Call for Abstracts is now open


All personnel (both MSF and non-MSF) working in paediatric and neonatal settings are invited to submit an abstract for evaluation to be presented at the MSF Paediatric Days 2022. We welcome abstracts focused on humanitarian paediatrics applicable to Resource Limited Settings in these three categories:

  • Neonatology
  • Paediatrics
  • Adolescent health


During the upcoming edition of the Paediatric Days, we will focus on:

  1. Zero-separation and family centred neonatal care
  2. Neglected tropical diseases
  3. Malaria

Abstracts related to other topics are also welcome.


Before submitting an abstract to the MSF Paediatric Days 2022, please read carefully the submission guidelines.

  • Presenting authors of abstracts must be registered participants of the event: Register here
  • Abstracts must be submitted and presented in clear English or French with accurate grammar and spelling.
  • Abstracts received after the submission deadline will not be considered.


The extended deadline to submit an abstract is August 2, 2022.





Assistance is available to review/assist in abstract writing. If you require this, please contact us by email at



Abstracts are reviewed by the Extended Content Committee that includes representatives from several sections of MSF as well as external colleagues working in the field of humanitarian paediatrics. Abstracts are rated according to: quality of the study; relevance for the improvement of paediatric care in humanitarian settings; novelty of topic/findings, and rarity of topic; and if the work could have an impact (either direct of indirect) on MSF paediatric projects. All abstracts are considered for the MSF Paediatric Days 2022 virutal event for either poster or oral presentation.



With permission of the authors, the posters will be shared on ResearchGate, an open access gateway. Posters can be shared in advance of the conference and possily tweeted via @MSFPaedsDays. Highlights of the day will be written up for potential further publication.


If you have any questions, please contact us by email at