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3MT challenge is a presentation to highlight the essence of your research in three minutes. It is conducted as a competition where postgraduate research students narrate their theses with significant findings to a general audience just in three minutes.



  • Applicants should be active MPhil/MD/PhD candidates having completed a substantial portion of their research and having sufficient findings to present.
  • Postgraduates who have submitted their theses but have not yet been awarded the relevant degree are also eligible.
  • Applicants need to submit an abstract in one of the following areas to be accepted for the competition
    • Medicine and Health Sciences
    • Health Policy and Medical Education


Please use online abstract submission tool to submit your abstract. The extended deadline for abstract submission is 24th March 2023. Abstracts submitted after 24th March 2023 will not be considered.


Abstract Preparation Guidelines

  • The title of the abstract should be brief but adequately descriptive.
  • Title font - Times New Roman, 14pt, Bold, Sentence case, Justified
  • Authors should be listed using the entire surname followed by initial(s). Omit titles, degrees, and academic appointments.
    Font - Times New Roman, 11pt, Regular, Justified
    The affiliation must comprise ONLY department name, institution and country.
    Font - Times New Roman, 9pt, Italic, Justified
  • The body of the abstract should be organised as outlined below.
    • Background : A brief description of the study.
    • Objectives : A statement of the purpose of the study.
    • Methods : A brief description of the study design.
    • Results : A summary of the results presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusion. Data must be presented in the abstract. Statements such as “the results will be presented” or “other data will be presented to support....” will result in automatic rejection of the abstract.
    • Conclusions : A statement of the conclusions based on the data presented.
    • Acknowledgement : Funding agencies only.
  • Abstract – limited strictly to 300 words. Font – Times New Roman, 12pt, Justified
  • The Scientific committee reserves the right to make alterations and to edit text to improve presentation.
  • Abstracts not conforming to the above instructions will be rejected. Accepted abstracts will be published in the abstracts book.
  • All research studies should be supported by a scanned copy of a letter granting approval from an acceptable Ethical Review Committee (ERC). Author/s need to justify as to why the ethical approval was not needed for studies conducted without an approval of an ERC. Please upload the ERC letter or justification separately through the online abstract submission tool at the submission of your abstract. Abstracts of studies not supported by valid ERC approval will be rejected

Selected abstracts will be presented at the conference.

Rules and Regulations for Presentation

  • Presentations are strictly limited to three minutes and competitors exceeding the time, will be disqualified.
  • Just a single static Power point slide is permitted in the presentation (no slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description).
  • Use only the given power point slide format for your presentation.
  • Presentations are to be spoken in word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs).
  • No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted within the presentation.
  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is the final decision.
  • Please note that competitors will be judged on the presentation, ability to communicate research to an audience effectively, and the 3MT PowerPoint slide.

Template for 3MT Presentation

Please visit the following links to watch examples of 3MT challenge