Abstract submission

Abstract Policies:

Accepted types of research work include:

  • Original research
  • Metanalysis
  • Case studies
  • Note that Simple literature reviews will not be accepted!
  • Abstracts previously presented will not be accepted.

The official language of the Event is ENGLISH and everything should be submitted in this language! (The whole registration form should be filled in only ENGLISH (UK) typewriter.)

Each abstract/research project may only be submitted once and by only one of its authors who will also be the one to present it as an ACTIVE participant. All other authors may participate in the congress as PASSIVE participants.
Co-Authors may only be active participants and present in case of first-author’s unavailability.

A student may be a co-author of multiple abstracts. However, each active participant is only allowed to submit and present one research project.

In case you are unable to present during the congress, your project may be presented by one of its co-authors. Only the active participant that presents the project is able to compete for the prizes and awards. Lastly, if you have submitted an abstract that has been approved, but are unable to participate during the congress, your abstract will still be included in the Abstract Book of ICMS 2019.

Abstract Structure and Format:

(Read below for Case Reports)

Abstracts should include the following:

  • Title
  • Authors
  • Main/First Author – Presenting the research
  • Co-Authors
  • Affiliation – department, university, institution / hospital, city, country
  • Main body
  • Introduction
  • The Introduction should introduce the background to the work that has been carried out and should lead to a clearly stated hypothesis or set of objectives.
  • Aim
  • This section states the purpose of the carried out research – why the researcher chose this topic and implemented these experiments.
  • Materials and methods
  • In this field, the researcher should specify exactly what was done experimentally and what experimental techniques he used.
  • Results
  • Authors should consider how to present their data. There should be sufficient information for the reader to understand the obtained results, but they must be presented without details.
  • Conclusion
  • The conclusions have to be based on the facts in evidence and should be limited to minimal speculation about the significance of the work.
  • Keywords
  • Write between 3 and 5 keywords that correlate with your abstract.
  • References
  • In this section, the author should list of publications which he/she used for carrying out the research.
  • Example:
  • Armstrong, P. and Keevil, S. (1991). Magnetic resonance imaging-2: Clinical uses. British Medical Journal 303(2), 105-109.
  • Acknowledgements/Funding (optional)
  • Authors should acknowledge any person or funding agency that has made a significant contribution to the work.

Case reports should include:

  • Title: The title of the abstract should emphasize the clinical condition and main teaching point.
  • Format: Clinical case report abstracts must be submitted in a structured format as follows:
  • Introduction or Background
  • Clinical Case
  • Case Presentation
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Pathophysiology
  • Treatment/Management
  • Conclusion: The conclusion should emphasize the learning point(s) and implications for clinical practice.
  • Laboratory values: For laboratory parameters, the units of measurement and normal ranges must be provided.
  • Statements about ongoing studies or pending results should be avoided.
  • References are not necessary and should be kept to a minimum.

The main body of the Abstract should not exceed 350 words.

Abstract Submission Procedure:

Abstracts may be submitted until February 22nd on our website https://icmsbg.org.
In order to submit your abstract, you need to register as an ACTIVE participant and fill in the appropriate information. You are also required to indicate whether you would like to present your project in the form of an Oral or a Poster Presentation.

You will also have to choose between the different areas of research that will be held in separate sessions: Preclinical, Therapy, Surgery and Public Health.

Furthermore, you are required to choose the area of research of your project e.g. Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Nephrology, Biology, Physiology etc.

Should you need to make any changes to your abstract after you have submitted it, you may contact us at scientific-program@icmsbg.org mentioning your name, Active Participant ID number and the title of your abstract.

Review and Evaluation Procedure

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed and evaluated by our Scientific Board. This process will take place between February 22nd and March 22nd. You will receive a notification via e-mail if your abstract has been approved or not after this period.

Once your abstract has been approved, you will receive your unique Active participant ID number (e.g. AP072) and be able to present your work in the Oral or Poster Sessions. During these sessions you will be evaluated by the Scientific Jury made up of professionals and will compete for the awards.

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 6th, 2020

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