WSCTS objectives are to encourage research and to provide a wide forum for discussion. The online submission system will guide you through the submission of your abstract.
Abstracts must describe original, previously unpublished work.
Scheduling of abstract presentations and short oral presentations is at the discretion of the Scientific Committee. Abstracts will be organized into sessions using the topics chosen by the submitter in the online system.
You are disconnected after 30 minutes of inactivity. Please be aware that the system is only active when pressing on “next” or “save”. Typing is NOT considered as being active.
Delegates who would like to present their work at the meeting, are invited to submit an abstract for consideration by the Scientific Committee.
These will be peer-reviewed and those selected will be presented either as orals or in a dedicated area of the poster session.
For standardization, the acceptable length of the abstract is of maximum 2’000 characters. This includes the titles and non-visible characters, such as spaces and line breaks.
1. IMPORTANT DATES
Submissions accepted from: 17 January 2014
Submission deadline: 30 April 2014, midnight, CET
Notifications to submitters: end-May 2014
Abstracts received after the deadline will not be accepted!
2. TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
The internet abstract submission system works best with Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher and Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or higher.
Abstracts can only be submitted online via the abstract submission form.
Abstracts sent by post or email will not be accepted. No exceptions will be made.
- Abstracts can be saved in “Draft” status to be re-edited and modified until the submission deadline (30 April 2014, midnight, CET). Therefore, the submitter will be required to create a user account.
- Abstracts fulfilling all criteria can be saved in “Final submission” status. Only abstracts in “Final submission” status will be regarded as successfully submitted and considered for the conference. The submitted / draft abstracts cannot be edited after the submission deadline (30 April 2014, midnight, CET)
- The abstract should be structured into the following sections:
- A title which clearly indicates the nature of the investigation.
- Introduction should contain 1-2 sentences that clearly indicate the scientific question of the study and its clinical (or other) importance.
- Methods should contain sufficient information to be able to understand the experimental design, the analytical techniques and the statistics used in the study.
- Results should contain objective data to answer the scientific question(s).
- Discussions / Conclusions should provide only conclusions of the study directly supported by the results, along with implications for clinical practice, avoiding speculation and overgeneralization.
- No tables or figures are allowed in the abstract.
- Conflict of interest: It is the intent of WSCTS 2014 to provide high-quality sessions focused on educational content that is free from commercial influence or bias. Thus the submitting author of an abstract is requested to declare any potential conflicts of interest for all authors during abstract submission.
- Abbreviations should be indicated in parentheses following their first mention in the text. Trade names cannot be mentioned in the title. However, trade names in brackets will be accepted in the body of the text.
- The submission of an abstract constitutes a formal commitment by the submitting (presenting) author to present the abstract (if accepted) in the session and the time assigned by the Programme Committee. Registration fees will not be waived.
- The presenting author of the abstract must be registered at the conference within 14 days of confirmation of abstract acceptance (the author will benefit from early bird registration fee).
- Please ensure your abstract does not contain spelling, grammar, or scientific mistakes, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted. Linguistic accuracy is your responsibility. No proof reading will be done. No changes can be made to the abstract after the submission deadline.
- Only original abstracts will be accepted and considered for the review.
After the Submission
- The reviewers will judge the abstracts according to scientific or clinical value, relevance to WSCTS 2014, conclusions confirmed by objective results, objectivity of statements, originality of work and overall impression.
- The submitting authors will be notified by end-May 2014 at the email address provided during submission whether their abstract has been accepted.
- If you need to withdraw your abstract a written statement, reflecting the reasons of this decision must be sent to email@example.com. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots.
Presentation of Abstracts
- Abstracts can be accepted either as oral communication or short orals.
- Details on presentation format and full presentation guidelines will be included in the notification letter and posted on the conference website.
- Accepted abstracts will be available online.
For any further enquiries, please contact the WSCTS 2014 Abstract Handling Team firstname.lastname@example.org. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots.