Abstract Guidelines

Please read the following instructions carefully, before you proceed to abstract submission.

The deadline for abstract submission is 15.04.2019!

Abstracts can be submitted only in electronic form, through the application form on this website or they can be sent via e-mail to scicom.imsc@gmail.com, but only after you register.

All accepted abstracts will be published in the accredited 42IMSC abstract book.

After all submitted abstracts are reviewed and scored  by the Scientific Program Committee and external reviewers, participants will be contacted via e-mail regarding the decision about their abstract acceptance.

You can be an active participant with a research or a case report presentation. You can choose your preferred presentation type – poster or oral.  The Scientific Committee reserves the right to change your type of presentation according to the number limit for each session and the review score and recommendation from the Scientific Board.

Abstract formatting instructions:

* Abstracts should be uploaded in the form of Microsoft Word file.

* Your abstract must include:

           – Research presentation:  Background, Objective, Materials and methods, Results, Conclusion and Key words

           – Case Report presentation: Introduction, Case Presentation, Conclusion and Key words.

* The maximum number of allowed words for your abstract to be accepted is 300 words (excluding title, authors, Institution and key words)

* Abstracts that exceed the word limit will NOT be taken into consideration

* Abstracts should be written in English.

* Please check your abstract for typographical errors, especially your name, surname and title of the abstract because this data will be used to create your certificates.

* Do not forget to list the Institution where your work is done, all co-authors and your mentor.

* Full name of the first author should be written in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, and the name of co-author(s) and your mentor in lower-case letters (with first Capital letter).

* Please do NOT include tables, charts or pictures in your abstract.

* Once you submit it, you will NOT be able to modify your abstract.

* Please write the abstract using the Times New Roman font and font size 11pt using single line spacing.

* The title should NOT be typed in capital letters.

* The title should be in bold.

*You can be the presenting author on only one abstract, but you can be the co-author on several abstracts.

* The author must be a student or within one year after graduation.

Examples that might help you in writing your abstract:

4. https://osteopathic.nova.edu/postgrad-edu/forms/case_presentation_policies.pdf

Download template for your abstract:

Important information regarding oral and poster presentations

Poster Session

  • Please be aware that we cannot provide assistance with printing your poster. Please bring your poster with you.
  • You will have 6 minutes time to present your poster and 2 minutes for discussion. Be aware that you will also be scored for adherence to the time limit.
  • Please be present at least 20 minutes prior to your session;
  • Please bring your poster to the Scientific Committee on registration day at the OC desk.
  • You will receive the location of your poster presentation upon registration.
  • We will provide all the materials for mounting the posters

Poster format

  • The recommended size of a scientific poster is 130 cm height x 90 cm width (51.18 inches x 35.34 inches). A few poster examples can be found on http://www.eposters.net.

Poster structure

The suggested structure of a scientific poster is:

  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Materials and methods
  • Results/discussion
  • Conclusions

Advice

  • Try to focus on the main aspects of your research work and illustrate these clearly. Do not try to add too much information to your poster as it may reduce the clarity of your presentation. Only include information on your poster that will be illustrated during your presentation.

Scoring Criteria

Your presentation will be scored according to the following criteria:

  • Formal criteria and time limit
  • Fluency and comprehensibility: arrangement of poster and structure
  • Responses to questions during the discussion
  • Innovative value of research

Oral Session

  • You will have 8 minutes time to present your presentation and 2 minutes for discussion. You will be asked to stop when your time is up. Be aware that you will also be scored for adherence to the time limit.
  • The accepted presentation format is Power Point.
  • Each session room will be equipped with: 1 Laser pointer, 1 projector and 1 PC, operating with Windows
  • Please be present at least 20 minutes prior to your session
  • Please bring the power point presentation to the Scientific Committee on registration day at the OC desk.

Presentation arrangement

  • Please keep in mind that more than one power point slide per minute normally exceeds the presentation time. Therefore we recommend a maximum of 8+2 slides per presentation.

Presentation structure

  • The following structure is suggested for your presentation:
  • Background/purpose
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Summary/conclusion
  • Questions & answers

Advice

Try to focus on the main aspects of your research work and illustrate these clearly. Do not exceed the maximum period of time for your presentation. Do not try to deliver more information by speaking faster. Do not overfill your slides as it may reduce the clarity of your presentation. Only include information/tables on your slides that are important and will be illustrated during your presentation.

Scoring Criteria

Your presentation will be scored according to the following criteria

  • Formal criteria and time limit
  • Methods
  • Fluency and comprehensibility of the presentation: arrangement and quality of slides, structure
  • Responses to questions during the discussion
  • Innovative value of research