Call for Abstracts – DEADLINE: 30th April 2020
The European Society of Craniofacial Surgery (ESCFS) welcomes the submission of original contributions for oral presentation at the Congress.
Abstracts received after this date will not be considered.
Instructions to authors
Carefully read the guidelines below before submitting your abstract. Acknowledgement of the receipt of your submission will be sent to the corresponding author’s e-mail address immediately upon submission. If you do not receive the confirmation e-mail, please do not submit the abstract again, instead contact the Scientific Submissions Team at email@example.com for advice.
· Abstracts can only be submitted electronically through the Congress website.
· Preference will be given to abstracts that have not been previously presented elsewhere.
· You are allowed to be the presenting author of more than one abstract.
· You are allowed to be a co-author of more than one abstract. There is a max of 6 co-authors per abstract.
· Submission of similar abstracts from the same group is discouraged.
· There is an important new category in the meeting set aside for discussion of challenging cases and complications and we encourage the submission of abstracts for this section. This can include complex isolated cases seeking international opinion.
Abstract language and length
Abstracts and presentations must be written in English. The maximum length allowed for an abstract is 2500 characters (approximately 350 words) including blank spaces. The abstract title, the author(s) or names of institutions are not included in the count of 2500 characters.
Abstract structure and contentIn order to make the abstract as informative as possible, please include a brief statement of the purpose of the study and/or the underlying hypotheses, the method used, the results observed, and the conclusions based upon the results. It is inadequate to state “The results will be discussed” or “The data will be presented”. You may subtitle the paragraphs in the following order: Background, Method, Results and Conclusion. References, credits or the authors’ academic degrees or grant support are not to be included in the abstract. Standard abbreviations may be employed in the text. Place special or unusual abbreviations in parentheses after the full wording at the first time it appears in the body of the text. Company names are not allowed in the title but can be named in the authors’ affiliation. If submitting an abstract in the form of a complex isolated case for consideration in the challenging cases and complications section, then it is at the discretion of the submitting author as to whether they choose to use the above headings.
Notification of acceptance
Notifications of acceptance or rejection of the abstracts will be sent to the corresponding author of the abstract by 30th April 2020. The corresponding author receives all correspondence concerning the abstract, and is responsible for informing all co-authors of the status of the abstract. With the notification of acceptance, abstract presenters will be informed about the time and date of their presentation, and are asked to reconfirm their attendance. If your abstract is not accepted for an oral presentation, it may be accepted for poster presentation. There will be an award given to the best poster chosen on the day.
Assistance and contact
For any assistance for the submission of the abstract please contact the Congress Secretariat at: firstname.lastname@example.org