Participants are invited to submit original scientific abstracts for oral and poster presentation provided that the abstracts have not been previously published as full paper. If you have submitted your paper to a journal for publication, please ensure that the publication date will be after the congress.
Note that abstracts presented previously at national or international meetings may be submitted providing this is declared, but that we particularly welcome work not previously presented at international meeting.
Authors are requested to conform to guidelines for submission of abstracts. Abstracts not conforming to the guidelines will not be referred for review. The abstracts must be submitted in English and must also be presented in that language.
Abstracts will be reviews by a panel of experts and, if accepted, may be selected for oral or poster presentation (or may be rejected).
Submission of an abstract constitutes a formal commitment by the author to present the abstract in the session and at the time decided upon by the FNM scientific committee.
Any change in the presenting author needs to be communicated in the form of a written statement. If the original presenting author is unable to present the abstract, it is that person's responsibility to ensure that one of the co-authors takes over this role. The registration fee for the presenting author will not be waived, but is considered valid for his/her replacement.
Notification of acceptance or rejection will be mailed to the submitting author at the e-mail address by 30 June 2014 . Detailed information, guidelines and recommendations for oral or poster presentation, as well as time allotment, date, hour and venue, will be sent in advance to authors whose abstracts are accepted for presentation.
Registration to the congress is compulsory to be able to present the abstract and get it published in the journal and must be completed by 20 July 2014.
Accepted abstracts will be published in the journals Neurogastroenterology & Motility and the Journal of Neurogastroenterology & Motility in September 2014. A signed agreement to publish abstracts of material submitted for poster sessions and presentations is not required. The right to publish such material is presumed.
Conflict of Interest
Abstract submission must be accompanied by a declaration of any potential conflict of interest for all authors, since it is in the intent of FNM to provide high-quality sessions focused on educational content that is free from commercial influence or bias.
Guidelines for Abstract Presentation
- A title that clearly indicates the nature of the investigation needs to be provided..
- Abbreviations should be avoided in titles, but may be used in the text if they are defined at first usage.
- The authors ‘name (full first names, family names) and places of work (institution, city, country) must be shown.
- The abstract should be as informative as possible:
1. State the specific objective of the study
2. State the methods used, if pertinent
3. Summarize the results obtained
4. State the conclusions reached
- Please ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling, grammatical or scientific errors, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted.