Authors are invited to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations. Abstracts should focus on one of the Congress Themes and must be written in English. All contributions will be subject to an independent, anonymous review process. Accepted abstracts will be published in the digital abstract book at the congress web site.

Scientific abstracts should be structured with subheadings: introduction, aims, methods, results and conclusion.

Case abstracts should be structured with subheadings: introduction, case, conclusion.

  • Abstracts should contain 400-500 words, including titles, authors and affiliation. 
  • Each presenting author may submit up to 2 (two) abstracts.

An acknowledgement of receipt of your submission will be sent to your electronic address after the submission is successfully.


Figures, tables and other illustrations may not be included in abstracts.
The organisers will publish only the abstracts submitted by authors, who will settle their registration fee by July 13, 2018.
It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract; any errors in spelling, grammar, or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author
Abstracts must be submitted by the presenting author who should complete all fields on the online submission form.
If the first author (presenting author) is unable to present, he or she must immediately inform the Congress secretariat in writing form which of the co-authors will be responsible for presentation. Only as a last resort the presenting author should send a written withdrawal to the Congress secretariat. Enter the authors in the order (with the presenting author) that they should appear in the abstract.

Deadline for submission of abstracts is April 23, 2018.
Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be sent electronically to the corresponding author by May 21, 2018.