29th European Society for Paediatric Urology (ESPU) Congress
Scandic Marina Congress CenterHelsinki, FINLAND Visit the Venue to read more
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
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It is a great honor and pleasure to welcome you to the 29th ESPU Congress in Helsinki in April 2018. Helsinki is the most northern capital in EU, and the spring is still very early in April. However, we do our best to make a warm and friendly event. The Congress venue is situated in the city center at the seaside. There are good train and bus connections from the airport to the city center. We have reserved rooms with reasonable price at the Congress hotel locating opposite to the venue. The hotel is within walking distance to the Welcome reception and the Gala dinner.
Finland is called a country with thousands of lakes and islands. The shoreline in Helsinki is a popular walking area with a view to the archipelago. Helsinki has also great shopping possibilities, Museums and other touristic attractions and of course public Finnish Saunas. I hope that you will see many old and new friends and have a possibility for inspiring discussions
You are very warmly welcome to Helsinki and 29th ESPU Congress.
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Prof. Seppo Taskinen
Local Congress Chairman
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
Following are some of the hotels we have negotiated special deals for you, but the availabilities are limited.
Our Partner Hotels will be:
All guests reserve their rooms themselves through Scandic’s official website from the following addresses:
Scandic Grand Marina: https://www.scandichotels.com/grandmarina?bookingcode=BEPU110418
Scandic Simonkenttä: https://www.scandichotels.com/simonkentta?bookingcode=BEPU110418
Scandic Park Helsinki: https://www.scandichotels.com/parkhelsinki?bookingcode=BEPU110418
When you click on the links and open the website, next go to the box BOOK in the right corner of the window and choose the right dates and number of persons. After that, click on see rooms and prices and you will be able choose the room by clicking on book. Next you will be able to continue by filling out the requested information and the booking is ready.
Abstract submission deadline 2017-11-21
Abstracts should be typed in English and be no more than 250 words.
AUTHORS'’ NAMES should be typed in CAPITALS, fill the name and full address of the institution where the scientific work was undertaken then select the name of the presenting author.
TITLE should be typed in CAPITALS.
No diagrams of any kind may be incorporated into the abstract.
Tables (Internet Explorer 6, Firefox 3... or upper versions needed) must be simple and small.
The abstract should be in four sections:
• Introduction stating the aim of the study
• Patients (or Materials) and Methods
The information provided should correspond to an abstract for a published paper and not to a slightly briefer version of a full paper. Provide concise descriptions of methods and results. Do not mention the institution where the study has been performed, the abstract should remain anonymous otherwise it will be rejected.
If references must be cited in the abstract, they should be in the form (Smith et al. BMJ 1999; 75: 100-1) within the text.
Abbreviations need not be defined if they are in the list of accepted abbreviations currently published in the Journal of Pediatric Urology. Other abbreviations should be defined on first mention.
All special symbols or formatting not normally accessible on a keyboard, or that may be lost in conversion (e.g. Greek letters, "‘more than or equal to", subscripts, superscripts, etc.) should be spelled out in words so that they can be replaced during the editing.
Videos: Abstract describing the video should be submitted under the correct category called "video" and the video file must be sent online:
Please use any file transfer tool to send the video, we suggest to use the following: video file upload form
or to upload the video file with WeTransfer. If so, don't forget to inform us and forward the download link to firstname.lastname@example.org
VIDEO file upload Deadline Date: Friday 3rd, November 2017 at 23:59 (Paris time zone).
However, the text related to a video abstract has to be submitted before the deadline of 27th, October 2017 at 23:59 (Paris time zone).
Preparation of Abstracts: same instructions as for oral presentation abstract.
Accepted Video File Types: MP4, MPEG, MOV, AVI, WMV
Non-copyright protected DVD with no chapter breaks in any portion of the submitted video.
Instructions for Digital Video Submissions:
All digital videos must be recorded in English.
Audio comments on the video are obligatory.
Explanations by added drawing are recommended.
The opening of the presentation should begin with the exact title and the authors’ names and affiliation.
Length: 5 Minutes. Digital video presentations that are longer than 5 minutes in duration will automatically be rejected.
Please also note :
The scientific committee has the right to make the final decision regarding the session and category where the abstract will be presented.
The results in the abstract can only be submitted once to the same meeting, even if it appears with different authors and title, different category or preferred presentation.
An anonymous online review of abstracts will be done by each member of the scientific committee and by additional online only reviewers. Basic research papers will be reviewed by experts on related fields.
Reviewers will give rankings taking into consideration the following criteria:
DESIGN: Is it specified as prospective, retrospective or questionnaire only?
CONTROL GROUP: Is there one? If there is, is it multiple test on one group, matched, randomised, or matched and randomised?
MATERIAL: Is it unique? Is it adequate in terms of size and length of follow up?
METHODS: Objectivity and validity of the methods as well as the description of it.
RESULTS: Are they presented properly? Are they unique, new and important or serving to existing knowledge?
CONCLUSION: Is there a valid conclusion that is supported by results?
The final decision will be taken during the scientific committee meeting, abstracts with widely divergent scores or scores near the cutoff point for acceptance will be discussed there.
Contact No.: +90 532 6141867
Contact No.: +90 532 6141867