ESOT Vienna 2013:
Pushing the limits
- Submission Guidelines
All participants are invited to submit abstracts of scientific communications either for oral or poster presentations, which will be reviewed by the International Board of Reviewers.
Abstracts can be submitted via the online Abstract Submission Service only. The Organizing and the Scientific Committee of the ESOT 2013 Conference kinldy invite participants to submit abstracts on the listed categories.
General Online Submission Notes
This section contains information to guide you through the online submission process.
1. To insert special characters and formatting please use the drop down boxes below.
2. To insert a table please use the drop down box below and select (insert table). Scroll to the bottom of the screen, click the 'Tables' button and click on the hyperlink.
3. To insert an image, please use the drop down box below (insert image). Scroll to the bottom of the screen, click the images button and click on the hyperlink; Any images uploaded in colour will be printed in black and white.
4. Save your work by clicking ‘Next'. This does not submit your abstract for review.
5. Verify that your abstract is correct by clicking ‘Preview’.
6. You must click on ‘Finish' in the final summary page, to submit your abstract.
It would be planned that successful abstracts would be presented as a case to an expert group who are familiar with the clinical problems in your discipline. Please do not try to “trick” the panel with a very, very rare case which even the experts will not have met before. Rather the idea is that you present a case which you found difficult in which the evidence does not give you a clear line of management but a case in which expert views would be very interesting for you.
Please make sure that you anonymise (remove all patient details) from your abstract submission. Any abstract which has patient details included, either in text or, for example, on imaging, will be considered void and deleted from the system.
As you submit your abstracts you will see that the abstracts are divided, first of all, by organ and then by sub-grouping of the clinical problem. This will ensure that the panel who review your case will have expertise in that area.
Good luck and we look forward to good clinical expert sessions in ESOT 2013.
GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
1. Abstracts must contain original data and meet international ethical standards.
2. The author should indicate the desired presentation format (oral or poster)
3. Abstract may only be submitted via internet by filling the form for that purpose
4. You will be able to edit text, use special characters and symbols, super/subscript, enter a table and/or figures. You will know immediately whether your abstract conforms to our size and other requirements.
5. Abstracts should be structured as follows (except for Clinical Cases):
6. The maximum length of an abstract is 2000 characters; this count includes the Abstract Title & Abstract Body.
7. An identical abstract cannot be submitted twice to different Categories.
8. The Abstract Title must be in capital letters.
9. Trade names should not be mentioned in the title. However, trade names in brackets will be accepted in the body of the text.
10. Linguistic accuracy is your responsibility. All submissions should be in English.
11. Abbreviations should be written in full the first time they are used.
12. Conclusions should reflect the evidence presented in the abstract.
13. Copyright, if this abstract is accepted, will be held by the European Society for Organ Transplantation.
14. References (maximum of 2) can be included in the body of the text (e.g. Jones, R.A. et al. Science 1986; 67:24-30).
NOTE : Please read through your abstract carefully before submitting.
There are two categories of oral presentation in addition to the conventional poster presentation. The traditional “Full oral” presentation is 10 minutes long (7 mins for presentation, 3 mins questions), and “Brief-oral” 5 minutes (3 mins for presentation, 2 mins questions). The brief-orals will comprise abstracts that were highly rated but which would in previous years have been poster presentations.