The Scientific Committee invites authors to submit their abstracts for consideration and inclusion in the programme.

Abstract submission will start in summer 2008.


Preparation of your Abstract:

  • Abstracts must be submitted in English
  • Indicate the preferred form of presentation (Oral or Poster)
  • No identifying features such as names of hospitals, medical schools, clinics or cities may be listed in the title or text of the abstract. Do not include the names of authors either. The names of authors and their affiliations will be registered separately when submitting the abstract on-line.
  • The title should be as brief as possible but long enough to indicate clearly the nature of the study. Abbreviations must not be used in the title.
  • The entire abstract must fit in the box provided on the electronic abstract form available at the Congress website. The dimensions of the printed area are: 120 mm (width) x 140 mm (height). Use “Times New Roman 12 points” font and single line spacing in the whole abstract. This equals approximately 300 words including the title.
  • Do not use graphics or tables.
  • Check spelling and grammar carefully. Direct reproduction from your electronically submitted abstract text means that any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific data will be reproduced as submitted.
  • Use structured subheadings in italic font as follows:
    Aims: a sentence describing the purpose of the study
    Methods: Describe your selection of observations or experimental subjects precisely 
    : Describe your results in a logical sequence 
    : Emphasize new and important aspects of the study and conclusions that are drawn from them.
  • Use generic names. Commercial drug names may not be used

Oral Presentations

Computer projection facilities (Powerpoint-Presentations) will be available in the meeting rooms. Presenting authors will receive all technical information and instructions prior to the Congress.

Poster Presentations

Selected posters will be discussed in the Speakers Corner in the poster area of the Congress Center. Posters must fi t the size of the poster board: size: A0 Oversize (88,2 x 124,7 cm). Presenting authors will receive all technical information and details prior to the congress.


One author, at least, of each accepted abstract must register for the Congress within one month after having received notification of acceptance. If the author(s) fail(s) to register the paper will no longer be part of the program.