Abstract preparation and upload

May 14, 2017 - Abstract Submission Deadline. CLOSED!

May 21, 2017 - Communication to authors on approved/rejected abstracts and type of presentation (Oral/Poster). Extended abstracts will be published in the Annals of Medicine Journal.CLOSED!

May 31, 2017 - Deadline for EARLY registration. EXTENDED!

May 31, 2017 - Late breaking Posters Submission Deadline (Late breaking posters will not be inserted into the documentation or published. Certificates can be issued).

June 5, 2017 - Detailed Programme Online

CHANGED due to editor’s regulations

Please read carefully ALL the information provided

Abstracts may be submitted via e-mail or uploaded to the web site with the form below. The abstract must be a word document (pdfs will not be accepted) whose name shall be the last name of the presenting author followed by the preferred type of presentation (oral or poster). Ex: lastname_oral.doc or lastname_poster.doc.

Oral presentation

The scheduled time for each oral presentation is 10 minutes including discussion.
Oral communications should disclose and discuss ongoing or recent original research.

Poster presentation

Posters have a maximum size of A0 - portrait (approx. 85 X 115 cm)
Poster Authors must be present in the poster area to discuss their posters during the Poster session.

General rules

Up to 2 abstracts can be submitted by each author as presenting author, but each author can participate in other abstracts. The abstracts have one A4 sized page. Abstracts include six sections: 1) Introduction; 2) Materials and Methods; 3) Results 4) Discussion and Conclusions; 5) References and 6). Acknowledgements (Check the template).

When appropriate, a statement should be included in the Materials and Methods section indicating that the informed consent of the subjects and acceptance of the study protocol by a local ethics committee has been obtained.

References

Number references consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text.
Identify references in the text, tables and legends by Arabic numerals within parentheses, e.g. (1)
List all authors when 6 or fewer; when 7 or more, list the first six and add et al.
Page numbers are given as "2284-90", not "2284-2290".

Examples:

Janatuinen T, Friberg J, Viljanen MK, Raitakari OT, Nuutila P, Vainionpaa R, et al. Early impairment of coronary flow reserve is not associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae antibodies. Ann Med. 2002;34: 2284-90.

Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany, NY: Delmar Publishers; 1996.

Thapar A, McGuffin P. Quantitative genetics. In: Gelder MG, López-Ibor JJ Jr, Andreasen NC, editors. New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2000. p. 242-55.

The abstracts must be prepared with the utmost care to ensure strict adherence to the instructions in this page and in the abstract template. Misformatted abstracts will be returned to the authors for correction before they can be verified and accepted. The deadline must be respected and will not be extended.

The final decision regarding the type of communication will be made by the Organizing Committee and communicated to the authors until the specified deadline.

Publication

Only abstracts presenting original results of scientific work are eligible for publication in Annals of Medicine.
A Peer review process will take place after the Congress to help the authors to improve their abstracts if needed, ensuring the high publication standards of the journal. Acceptance for publication depends on this Peer Review and not on the prior acceptance of the communication.