Abstract Submission

Online Abstract Submission is available

Deadline Symposia / Workshop:

11 February 2016

Deadline Deadline Poster / Oral Presentation:

22 March 2016

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • Abstracts can be submitted for symposia, workshops or as oral as well as poster presentation.
  • Abstracts must be prepared in English.
  • Abstracts should be submitted online via the congress website.  
  • For symposia/workshop submission: When submitting a mantel abstract for a symposium/workshop, please note that the abstracts for  the different presentations within the symposium/workshop can not be submitted at the same time. Speakers will be asked by separate email to submit there abstract/lecture at a later stage.
  • Symposia may be registered by a chairperson with specification of no more than four speakers within a symposium. Chairperson and speakers are not exempted from the registration fee.
  • For poster submissions: A maximum of 2 abstracts may be submitted by each author. If the author is not the presenter, a presenter must be added. A presenter is allowed to present up to 2 posters during the congress. However the presenter must pay registration fee for the congress.
  • Presenting authors whose abstracts are accepted for presentation must register for the congress and pay the required registration fee.
  • Please note that a maximum of 300 words are allowed.
  • A title that clearly indicates the nature of the investigation should be provided.
  • Abbreviations should be avoided in titles, but may be used in the text if they are defined at first usage.
  • The abstract should be as informative as possible:
    Objectives (indicate the purpose of the study or the hypothesis that was tested),
    Methods (include the setting for the study, the subjects, the diagnosis or intervention, and the type of statistical analysis. if references are needed, they should be given in the text).
    Results (present as clearly as possible the outcome of the study and statistical significance if appropriate) and
    Conclusions (briefly discuss the data and emphasize the significance of the results).
  • Please ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling, grammatical or scientific errors, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted.
  • Abstract submission must be accompanied by a declaration of any potential conflict of interest for all authors since scientific sessions are intended to focus on educational content that is free from commercial influence or bias.
  • All accepted abstracts will be published in the online scientific program.  

Please follow carefully these instructions.

Abstracts not prepared correctly will not be considered for presentation.

Authors will be informed on the acceptance of their abstracts until mid of April 2016.  

Declaration Regarding Industrial Relationships

Each chair, speaker and/or first author declare his/her relationship with industrial enterprises when
registering a contribution. This also applies to presenters invited to the conference. The ESSPD publishes a form which is available for making the declaration. The form may be completed on the congress' homepage.

The declaration made or the failure to make such a declaration will be published by the ESSPD at the congress in an appropriate manner even in the case of invited speakers. The speaker and poster author attending expressly agrees to this publication on registering his/her contribution.

All speakers are requested to notify their audience at the beginning of every paper regarding their relationships with industry.