The abstract must be in English only and should contain no more than 300 words that illustrate original research, or experience from the field on the subjects which have never been presented at any international conference.

All submissions should fall under three main sub-themes as follows:


Sub-Theme 1: Analyzing the Political Economy of the Determinants of NCDs

Sub-Theme 2: System Approaches to Address the Political Economy of NCDs

Sub-Theme 3: Addressing Critical Challenges for Governance of NCDs

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by an independent International Scientific Committee. The authors of the accepted abstracts will be invited to participate in the 2019 Conference during 29 January – 3 February, 2019, either as presenters in sessions or poster display (if any). If accepted to present in sessions, the author may be required to adjust the scope of their presentation to fit with the session objectives and format.

Successful abstracts for presentation in the session are required to submit a 2,000-word short paper of the selected abstract to be included in the conference documents. The deadline for the submission of the short paper is 1 December 2018.


The closing date for submission of abstracts is 14 September 2018 at 4:00 pm Thailand local time (GMT+7).

All abstracts must be submitted electronically at the Conference website: www.pmaconference.mahidol.ac.th.

Funding Opportunity

Funding support for travel and accommodation for presenters, whose abstract is accepted, is available in limited number based on criteria. Priority for funding is given to authors whose abstract has been selected for presentation in the sessions, especially those from government, academics and NGOs of developing countries. The authors who have been granted sponsorship must be able to stay for the whole period of the main conference that is 1-3 February 2019. Please indicate in your submission, if you would like to be considered for the available scholarships.