Abstract Submission

Abstract submission deadline - 20 February 2021

The IPNC 2021 Conference Committee invites everyone to contribute to the programme by submitting your contributions to the IPNC 2021 programme.

Please follow the ‘how to submit’ instructions to help you through the process of submission. The IPNC 2021 Organising Committee welcomes a number of themes for you to submit:
  1. Vaccines and Impact
  2. Antimicrobial Resistance and Treatment
  3. Epidemiology/Molecular Epidemiology
  4. Host Defences and Immune Responses
  5. Surface Structures
  6. Molecular & Cellular Biology
  7. Meningitis in Africa
You may submit an abstract for an oral presentation or a poster presentation, or you may choose to submit an oral or poster presentation.

Please limit your submission to 350 words.

Please submit your abstract in a structured manner as follows:
  • Background
  • Aim/Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion
We look forward to your submission!


We know that we live in extraordinary times that requires an effective strategy to deal with COVID-19.

This has an impact on IPNC 2020 that was scheduled to take place from 6 to 11 September 2020 at Spier Hotel & Conference venue, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

The health and safety of all participants and partners is our highest priority, and in response, IPNC2020 organisers and Scientific Advisory Panel have taken the decision to postpone the event by one year. The new dates are 19 t0 24 September 2021.

If you have already registered, you don’t need to do anything as we will move your registration to the new dates.

We are all in this together!