Call for Abstracts


Abstract Submission Deadline Extended until December 15, 2018


Authors will be notified whether their abstract has been chosen for oral presentation or a poster by email by mid-January 2019

The majority of the submitted abstracts will be accepted for poster presentation.
Ample time will be devoted to poster viewing and poster discussions. The Scientific Committee will select a limited number of abstracts for oral presentation.

Submission Guidelines

  • Abstracts must be submitted as a Word file via the online submission form (see below).
  • 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 and go through the submission procedure.
  • Your abstract(s) is/are only uploaded successfully when you receive an automatic reply confirming your submission(s).
  • You can re-enter your personal submission page any time and follow up on the status of your submissions.
  • 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 350 words, and must be submitted as a Word file (xxx.doc) 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 us 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 and/or Aim / Patients and Methods / Results / Discussion and/or Conclusion. In structured abstracts, paragraph headings should be typed in bold followed by a colon and by regular text. Do not use the heading ‘Abstract’.

Introduction/Aim: Followed by regular text.
Materials and Methods: Followed by regular text.
Results: Followed by regular text.
Discussion: Followed by regular text.
Conclusions: Followed by regular text.

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.