The call for abstracts will be open until March 16 (notification of acceptance until March 25). In addition to the poster display, the Scientific Committee will select the best abstracts for 3 oral communications (20 minutes each), to be included in the main programme, and 5-minute talks to be held in the speed talk sessions, during poster viewing.

Participants selected for a speed talk or oral communication should send their electronic poster in PDF or PPT to until April 19.



1) TITLE (max. 120 characters without spaces):
NO CAPITAL LETTERS, unless where absolutely necessary (e.g. acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations, e.g.  DNA, WHO, AIDS), NO period at the end, NO bold letters or words.

CAPITAL letters shall be used ONLY for the first letters of given and family names. The remaining word is written in lower case letters. Also in the affiliations, use CAPITAL letters ONLY at the beginning of the word, the remaining word in lowercases. Uppercases only where necessary. (e.g. INSERM, MIT, WHO). Include only Institution, City and Country. A maximum of 3 institutions per author is allowed

3) ABSTRACT BODY (max. 1750 characters without spaces):
Do not include title or authors. Do not use the word “Abstract” at the beginning. Use LINE BREAKS only at the end of a paragraph. The structure of a scientific abstract should be: – Introduction – Materials and Methods – Results – Conclusions.
Please do format words in italics only when required by nomenclature (e.g. Helicobacter pylori). CAPITALS are only used if necessary (e.g. DNA). Tables, Graphics and Pictures are not allowed. If applicable, information on grants and fellowships must be included at the end of the abstract text (and will be included in the word count).

Please ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling, grammatical or scientific errors, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted. No proof reading will be done.

Authors should follow the abstract layout template provided: