Abstract requirements

Abstracts must be submitted via the online registration and abstract submission system. Faxed or emailed abstracts will not be considered.

General information

  • All abstracts must be original work

  • Literature reviews will not be accepted

  • Only abstracts in the English language will be reviewed

  • Abstract can be submitted until 25 January 2019. No abstracts submitted after that date shall be accepted

  • All abstracts will be peer reviewed before 11 February 2019 by the Abstract Review Committee which reserves the right to accept and reject abstracts for inclusion in the programme. The decision is final.

  • One active participant can submit an unlimited number of abstracts in all topics, except only one case report regardless of topic. Each abstract has to be submitted separately.

  • The total number of accepted abstracts is limited

  • Submitting authors can choose their presentation preference*: ORAL or POSTER**. The final decision will be made by the Abstract Review Committee

  • The same abstract cannot be submitted for both oral and poster presentation

  • Abstracts will be grouped in sessions according to the topic selected by the submitter. However, the final arrangement in sessions will be determined by the organisers

  • During the Conference student works will be evaluated by a professional Jury Committee

  • The three best works in each session (both oral and poster) will be awarded

* Case reports and small case series (descriptions of no more than 5 clinical cases) must be submitted as CASE REPORT / SMALL CASE SERIES preference. All case reports will be presented orally in a separate session.

** Only oral presentations are available for social sciences.


ABSTRACT SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

Abstract Topic – abstracts must be allocated to a specific Topic. 
Presenting author's contact details (should be the same details as the submitting author so that the presenting author receives the correspondence about the abstract)

  • Affiliation
  • Phone number

Author and co-authors' details:

  • Full first and family name(s)
  • Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, city, state (if relevant), country

Abstract title - limited to 20 words in UPPER CASE

Abstract text – limited to 300 words

Abstract layout - Abstracts must be submitted with the following sections:     

  • Keywords
  • Objectives
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions

References are not obligatory and word count is affected by inclusion of references.
Draft abstracts – The submission form allows you to store your abstract as a draft in order to make changes. Please note that abstracts must be SUBMITTED before the deadline in order to be sent to review for inclusion in the Scientific Program.

ABSTRACT SUBMITTERS' DECLARATION

Abstract is previewed and all information is correct. Content of this abstract cannot be modified or corrected after final submission and it will be published as submitted.

Submission of the abstract constitutes the consent of all authors to publication (e.g. Conference website, programs, other promotions, etc.)
The Abstract Submitter warrants and represents that no part of the information and content provided by him/her (Hereafter: the "Content") to the Organizers, nor the publication of any such Content by the Organizers, on the internet or otherwise infringes any third party rights, including but not limited to privacy rights and/or intellectual property rights.

The Abstract Submitter grants the Organizers a copyright license to reproduce, publish, translate, distribute, and display the text of the Content on a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable nonexclusive basis.

The presenting author is responsible for informing the other authors about the status of the abstract.
Presenting author must be a registered participant.

The Organizers reserve the right to remove from publication and/or presentation an abstract which does not comply with the above.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST & ETHICAL APPROVAL

Abstract authors declare that they have received ethical approval for their study (if relevant), and abstract authors will confirm any conflict of interests in your presentation at the congress

ABSTRACT SELECTION AND PRESENTATION

The Committee will review all submitted abstracts. Notification regarding abstract acceptance will be sent to the submitting author until February 15th 2019. 

Abstracts which do not follow these rules will not be accepted!

By submitting an abstract, participants agree the above mentioned terms.