Call for Abstracts
The Notification of acceptance has been sent to all oral and poster presenters.
Presenters should be registered in order to present their abstract. Deadline for registration is 15 October.
Posters are on display during the whole conference. Extra attention to posters will be given during the Poster Dinner on Wednesday 13 November.
The list of accepted posters and the poster board numbers can be downloaded HERE (updated per 4 November)
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Before entering the abstract submission system please carefully read the below guidelines regarding the online abstract submission.
Abstracts can only be submitted online HERE;
submissions by fax, post or email will not be considered.
- All abstracts must be written in English.
- It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact in the abstract text will be reproduced as typed by the author. Abstract titles will be subject to a spell check if the abstract is selected for presentation.
- Authors may submit a maximum of two abstracts as leading author but can be mentioned as a co-author of other papers.
The ESCCA scientific committee welcomes the submission of abstracts for original research papers for presentation during the 13th Euroconference on Clinical Cell Analysis.
Abstract submission deadline: 8 September 2013 (23:59:59 CET).
Accepted papers will be divided into two categories:
- Oral presentations of 15 minutes including discussion time
- Poster presentations displayed during the Euroconference in the exhibition area
Copyright of the abstract(s) is assigned to ESCCA and/or 13th Euroconference on Clinical Cell Analysis. Accepted abstracts can be published in one of the following publications:
- Online publications on the ESCCA website
- Online publication at the Cytometry B website
- Programme book, available during the conference
Reviewers will give rankings from 1 to 5 points, taking into consideration the following six criteria:
- Relevance of the subject/originality
- Impact on the profession
- Relevance/value of the results
- Appropriateness of interpretation
- Study design/scientific value
- Quality of presentation
After giving the rankings, reviewers will submit the recommended presentation style (oral orposter). Reviewers can make suggestions to the subject.
The submission programme will automatically calculate the size of your abstract and will not allow submissions that do not fit the size requirements.
- The maximum length of the abstract title is 20 words.
- The maximum length of the abstract is 350 words.
Abstracts can be submitted for oral or poster presentations in one of the following topics:
Topics for ORAL presentations
1. Mature Lymphoid Malignancies
2. Immature Lymphoid Malignancies
3. Polychromatic FCM
4. Normal bone marrow
5. Markers for stem cell detection
6. Abstract submission ONLY for invited speakers
Topics for POSTER presentations:
7. Ageing, Allergy & Immune Response
8. Antigen Presenting Cells
9. Cell Function and Signaling
10. Cell Therapy
11. Clonal Haematopoietic Disorders
12. Cytometric Technology
13. HIV & AIDS
14. Immuno Therapy
17. Novel Assays
19. Rare Event Analysis
20. Solid Tumours
21. Miscellaneous (Clinical Cytometry - other topics)
Abstract submission procedure
1) Download the template
2) Prepare the abstract
Please only type the body of the abstract, NOT the title and authors; this is to be done separately during the submission process. Please do NOT change the font! The submission programme will automatically calculate the size of your abstract and will not allow submissions that do not fit the size requirements (maximum 350 words).
Body of the abstract
Abstracts in all categories and without exception should be structured as follows:
- Introduction: Indicate the purpose and objective of the research, the hypothesis that was tested or a description of the problem being analysed or evaluated.
- Methods: Describe the setting/location for the study, study design, study population, ethical considerations, data collection and methods of analysis used.
- Results: Present as clearly and detailed as possible the findings/outcome of the study, with specific results in summarised form.
- Conclusions: Briefly discuss the data and main outcome of the study, treatment, care and/or support, and implications of the results. (it is not acceptable to state: “The results will be discussed”).
Images or pictures are NOT allowed.
Use numbers for numbers and only very well known abbreviations e.g., ml, kg, MRI. If you must use other abbreviations, you must explain the first time it appears.
3) Enter the abstract title
Please DO start the title with a capital letter. DO type the rest of the title in small letters, except for abbreviations. Do NOT type the full title in capital letters. The title should clearly define the topic. Do NOT identify your institution in the title.
4) Select the preferred presentation type (poster or oral)
5) Add the authors
Type full last name and first name of all authors, omitting any titles, degrees and institutional affiliations.
Type the name of the Institution, Department, City and Country. If co-authors are from the same institution, please add the exact same information into the text boxes. The names used before will automatically appear when you type the first letters.
6) Select one author as presenting author
7) Accept the terms and conditions
8) Check the summary, proof read your abstract
Verify that your abstract is correct and read the proof carefully. Before submitting your abstract, you will get a preview of your abstract, which you can, printout directly. Keep this print out for your own records.
9) Submit your abstract
By accessing and/or using this system you agree (also on behalf of co-authors) to the terms of the abstract submission guidelines. Please note that transfer of copyright applies to all material submitted through this online system.
Abstract Review and Selection Process
All submitted abstracts will go through a blind peer-review carried out by an international reviewing committee. Each abstract will be reviewed by all reviewers.
The Scientific Committee makes the final selection of abstracts to be included in the conference programme. 18 Of the highest-scoring posters are selected for a 15 minutes’ oral presentation in the parallel sessions. Abstracts selected for presentation as a poster will be on display during the whole conference. In addition a poster dinner will be organised on Wednesday evening.
Notification of Acceptance or Rejection to Corresponding Author
Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the submitting (corresponding) author on 18 September 2013. Please note that only the corresponding author will receive mail concerning the abstract and is responsible for informing all co-authors of the status of the abstract. Authors whose abstracts have been accepted will receive instructions for the presentation of their abstract.
All presenters must register to attend the 13th Euroconference on Clinical Cell Analysis. In line with the 13th Euroconference on Clinical Cell Analysis policy; fee, honorarium or expense payment will not be provided for the presenters. Presenters of accepted papers will have to register for the conference, at a reduced registration fee of early registration. Instruction how to register will be included in the acceptance correspondence. Please do not register before acceptance of your paper.
Conference Embargo Policy
In the case of the 13th Euroconference on Clinical Cell Analysis, as with most scientific/medical conferences, all conference abstracts are released to delegates under a strict embargo policy. You will acknowledge that it is a condition of your acceptance that you will not provide another lecture/workshop/seminar to an audience in Europe for a period of two weeks before or after the conference, apart from regular undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching.