All accepted abstract presenters must register and pay before the early fee deadline of 5 August. Acceptance of abstracts into the programme and Abstract Book is subject to the receipt of the registration and registration fee.
The Scientific Committee makes the final selection of abstracts to be included in the conference programme. All abstracts will be considered for poster presentation with a poster display. On-site, the Scientific Committee will select the best poster for the ESCCA Best Poster Award.
Accepted papers will be divided into three categories:
Oral presentation of 15 minutes including discussion time scheduled in plenary session PLE-2 on Thursday 13 September (3 abstracts). One of these will be eligible for the ESCCA Best Oral Presentation Award.*
Presentation & discussion of 5 minutes during one of the Poster Walks on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 September (18 abstracts) *
Poster presentations displayed in the exhibition area during the entire Conference (all abstracts)
* In order to qualify for this, presenting authors must submit their abstract in time, i.e. before the submission deadline of 25 June.
Best Oral & Best Poster Awards
The 3 best abstracts will be selected for presentation in plenary session PLE-2 Best Oral Abstract Presentations on Thursday 13 September. One of the presenters will be eligible for the ESCCA Best Oral Award which will be handed out on Saturday 15 September during the ESCCA Awards Session.
On-site, the Scientific Committee will select the best poster for the ESCCA Best Poster Award.
The ESCCA Best Oral and Best Poster Awards entitle the winners to a free registration for the next ESCCA Conference in 2019.
To be selected to present you are required to submit an abstract via the online abstract submission system. Faxed or hard copy submissions will not be accepted.
All abstracts must be written in English.
Authors may submit and present a maximum of two abstracts but can be mentioned as a co-author of other papers.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday 25 June 2018 23:59:59 CEST.
Step 1. Prepare your abstract. Please read all the below mentioned instructions carefully. Abstracts not submitted in this format may not be considered for review.
Step 2. Enter the online abstract submission system and follow the instructions. After having completed the required details, you can paste the text of your abstract in the appropriate section.
Step 3. After having completed the submission process you will receive an automatically generated email to confirm that your abstract has been submitted successfully. Please check your spam folder if you have not received this confirmation.
Submitting an abstract does not automatically register you for participation to the conference. All presenters of accepted abstracts must register to attend the ESCCA 2018 Conference before 5 August 2018.
In line with the ESCCA policy, a honorarium or expense payment will not be provided for the presenters.
All submitted abstracts will go through a blind peer-review carried out by an international reviewing committee.
Reviewers will give rankings from 1 to 5 points, taking into consideration the following 4 criteria:
Relevance of the subject/originality
Relevance/value of the results
Study design/scientific value
Quality of presentation
After giving the rankings, reviewers will submit the recommended presentation style (oral or poster). Reviewers can make suggestions to the subject.
Notification of Acceptance or Rejection
Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the submitting (corresponding) author. Please also note that only the submitting author will receive mail concerning the abstract.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The personal information supplied in connection with the abstract submission will be held by ESCCA as a record of attendees and parties expressing interest in the ESCCA 2018 Conference. By submitting an abstract for this Conference the parties concerned are agreeing that ESCCA may:
use that personal information to contact them by email, direct mail or telephone, in order to supply information relevant to this Conference and future ESCCA Conferences and ESCCA meetings.
use that personal information to be included in the relevant Conference documentation, such as an abstract book, online and/or printed scientific programme and Abstract Book, abstract (oral and poster) overviews and dedicated congress app.
Abstract submission deadline 2018-06-25