Writing an Abstract
Abstracts should be submitted in English and contain no more than 3,600 characters, including titles, graphs and non-visible characters, such as spaces and line breaks.
Please write concisely and clearly and follow this structure:
Problem statement: Why do we care about the problem?
Methods: What did you actually do to get your results?
Results: What did you learn/invent/create?
Conclusion: What are the implications of your findings?
Please ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling, grammar or scientific mistakes, as it will be reproducedexactly as submitted. No proof reading will be done. Linguistic accuracy is the responsibility of the submitter.
Abstracts may be submitted for the following topics:
6. Fetomaternal Medicine
An abstract cannot be accepted if the conflict of interest disclosure is not signed.
Abstracts must contain data and meet international ethical standards.
Abbreviations should be defined.
Images can be uploaded according to the following criteria:
- Width (in pixels): min 50 / max 750
- Height (in pixels): min 50 / max 750
- Size (in KB): min 40/ max 1,000
- DPI: min 96 / max 300
- Format: JPG or GIF
Tables can be inserted into conclusion in the format of a picture - see instruction above:
Abstract submissions that do not meet the above noted guidelines may be rejected without review.
The Scientific Committee may request additional information about abstracts and reject abstracts.
Type of Presentation
Authors should select their presentation preference.
Final decision on the presentation type will be made by the Scientific Committee.
Oral presentation: The abstract is selected for oral presentation at any of the Free Communication sessions.
Poster presentation: The abstract is selected for presentation in a poster format. Posters are displayed throughout the meeting.
Book only: The submitter chooses not to present the abstract in oral or poster format. The abstract will only appear in the Abstract Book.
- Each submitter can present up to 2 abstracts (only 1 of which can be an oral presentation).
- Creation of a user account is required for the submission of an abstract.
- Accepted abstract presenters must register and pay their registration fees by the deadline date noted in the letter of acceptance. If payment is not received by the deadline date (or is received after the deadline date), the abstract(s) will be automatically withdrawn and will not appear in the Program or Abstract Book.
- The Scientific Committee may request pre-registration from abstract submitters prior to abstract review.
- Submitting authors will be notified as to whether their abstract has been accepted, as well as the date, time and form of their presentation.
- Any change of the presenting author needs to be communicated in the form of a written statement to the Scientific Committee.
- 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.
- It is the duty of the original presenting author to advise the Congress Secretariat (email@example.com)in writing of his successor’s full name and email address.
- If you decide to withdraw your abstract, a written request must be submitted to the COGI Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than March 2, 2015.