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Content & Format

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:
    - Objectives
    - Methods
    - Results
    - Conclusions
  • 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 Guidelines

  • 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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Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: Wednesday, 29th May 2019 (23:59 CET)

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