Call for Abstracts
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2019
The deadline for abstract submission is October 15. Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered. Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their abstract by email in the course of January 2020.
Each participating society retains its own abstract selection committee. Please choose to which society you wish to submit your abstract.
IMPORTANT: One particular abstract can only be submitted to one society only. Identical abstracts submitted to more than one society will be excluded.
You can submit abstracts for the following societies. Click on the society of your choice below to see the abstract topics for which you can submit your abstract.
Abstracts must be submitted as a Word file via the online submission form (see link below) and must comply with the author guidelines.
You can submit several abstracts at the same time and/or add abstracts later on.
Click on the link below to start and create a profile.
Fill out your personal data, select the society for which you want to submit one or more abstracts and go through the submission procedure.
Your abstract(s) is/are only uploaded successfully when you receive an automatic reply confirming your submission(s).
IMPORTANT: The uploaded Word file(s) must contain Title, authors & affiliations and the actual abstract.
Please read the author instructions carefully before submitting your abstract(s).
Instructions for authors
Abstracts must be written in English not exceeding 500 words and must be submitted as a Word file (.doc or .docx) via the online submission form. The word count includes the title, authors and affiliations.
Use font Arial 10 characters per inch (font size 10)
Use single spacing and type the text unjustified without hyphenating words at line breaks. Use hard returns only to end headings and paragraphs, not to rearrange lines.
Type title in sentence case in bold with no full stop at the end
Type family name first followed by the initials of the first name of the authors (Rubens P.P., Van Eyck J. etc.)
Type affiliation underneath the authors: Institution, Dept., City, Country (do not mention street addresses, PO boxes or zip codes). When there are multiple affiliations number them as follows and use the semi-colon between the multiple affiliations:
1Dept. A, Hospital A, City, Country; 2Dept. B, Hospital B, City, Country; 3Dept. C, Hospital C, City, Country
Ideally, your abstract is structured as follows: Introduction / Aim / Patients and Methods / Results / Conclusion. In structured abstracts, paragraph headings should be typed in bold followed by a colon. Do not use the heading ‘Abstract’. Start each heading on a new line, but do not insert blank lines in between them:
Introduction: Following by text.
Aim: Following by text.
Materials and Methods: Following by text.
Results: Following by text.
Conclusion: Following by text.
Tables/graphs are allowed and are to be included in the word count.
The use of References is discouraged and must be limited to max 3. When you list references use superscript numbers in both the text and the reference list. Use Arial font size 8 for references.
Download the template here