Content & Format
General Information Format and Content
- Abstracts should be submitted in English only
- The total number of words for Oral and Poster presentations cannot exceed 450 words and the abstract should use the following structure:
- Abbreviations can be used after defining them first.
- The use of graphs, tables and images is strongly discouraged.
- Abstract body: Do not use capital letters.
- Abstract title: Do not use capital letters. The title should reflect the content.
- Authors: list them with family name first, followed by first name (i.e. Jones, Brian; Smith, John; and Simpson, Ann).
The name of the first author is also the presenting author. Do not include professional titles or degrees. A maximum of six names will be allowed - first/presenting author and five co-authors.
- Keywords: Authors are requested to mention a minimum of two and a maximum of three keywords.
Images and Tables
- Images should be high-resolution, ideally over 300 dpi
- Tables should be formatted using the “Table function” in a word processing programme, to ensure that columns of data are kept aligned
- Tables should not be created with tabs or submitted as images
- Figures and tables have to be numbered (e.g. Table 1) with a short, descriptive title
Consent and Ethics
A statement that patient consent to present and publish has been obtained should be included when:
- Abstracts include patient videos/photos
- 3 or more pieces of identifiable information about individual patients (age, gender, diagnosis)
- Research involving human subjects must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee.
- Video upload: Authors of abstracts for videos should upload their video file at time of submission.
- Only videos uploaded to the online abstract submission platform will be considered for presentation and awards.
- All video presentations must be edited. Narration must be in English.
- Productions must not be longer than 5 minutes including titles and a spoken narrative explaining the objectives of the procedure and the methods used during the procedure. Conclude with the results and purpose of the procedure.
- Describe the video presentation in brief. Refer to the major and important points that viewers should pay attention. Follow an abstract style, written in no more than 300 words.
- The preferred format is MPEG4 such as .wmv and .mp4
- Avoid the following formats: .avi, .mov, .mpg and .qt
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Abstract Submission Deadline: Wednesday, 15th May 2019 (23:59 CET)