Call for Abstracts



Abstract submission starts on: March 6th 2017

Deadline for abstract submission: July 7th 2017

Abstract notification: July 17th, 2017


The Scientific Committee welcomes the submission of abstracts to the ACTC meeting. Abstracts must be submitted in English through the ACTC Meeting’s official website: www.actc2017.org. Abstracts will be selected on scientific merit. An individual can submit one or more abstracts as presenter or first author. Abstract submission will open from March 6th 2017.

Abstracts will not be accepted if sent by fax, e-mail or hard copy (paper copy).

Replacing or correcting an abstract submission: Do not resubmit an abstract through the web site. Do not submit the same abstract both through web site and regular mail. Any corrections should be made by e-mail to the ACTC meeting Secretariat.

Submission deadline and general policies

Submission deadline: Abstract submission will close at 18:00 hours Central European Time (CET) on Friday, July 7th 2017

All abstracts, regardless of whether they are submitted for oral or poster presentation will be reviewed to appraise the quality of the work presented. The Scientific Committee will evaluate all abstracts submitted for presentation. The authors will be notified regarding acceptance of their abstracts and the type of presentation by July 17th, 2017.

Registration fees should accompany all abstract submissions. Presenters are expected to attend the ACTC meeting and are required to pay the registration fee and all expenses involved.

The presentation of the abstract and its publication in the Final Program and the Abstract Book is conditional upon payment of the registration fee by the presenting author. Please note that in case we do not receive the requested payment, the abstract, much to our regret, will not be included neither in the Abstract Book nor in the Scientific Program of the Symposium.


Abstract Formal General Submission Guidelines

* Supported file type: Word Document (*.doc,*.docx)

Abstracts must be submitted in English language.

  • Describe the objectives and results of the research in the abstract so that the Abstract Evaluation Committee can evaluate the quality, originality, and completeness of the abstract. Abstracts will be judged solely on the basis of the data in the submitted abstract.
  • Title: should be brief and reflect the content of the abstract - limited to 25 words in UPPER CASE
TITLE (CAPS, bold, Times New Roman font, size 12)

  • Authors and Affiliations: include the names of all authors, then institutional affiliations. No more than 25 authors can be listed.

    • The name of the author presenting the paper should be underlined.
    • Author and co-authors’ details
      Full first and family name(s).
      Authors’ names must be in upper and lower case (J.J.C. Smith).
    • Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, city, state (if relevant), country
Name(s) (lower case, bold, Times New Roman font, size 11)

Affiliation details (lower case, italics, Times New Roman font, size 11)

  • Body of abstract: Organize the abstract according to four sections, identified by the following headers:

    • Background
    • Methods
    • Results and
    • Conclusions
Body of Abstract: Use Times New Roman font, size 12, single-spaced, justified, without page number.

  • Do not refer to study results or conclusions in the title of the abstract. The title should objectively describe the study.
  • Do not include illustrations with the abstract.
  • Place abbreviations in parentheses immediately after the first mention of a term or phrase; the abbreviation can then be used throughout the abstract.
  • Do not exceed 350 words for the total of your abstract title, body, and table. The character count does NOT include spaces or author names or institutions.
  • Table(s), Figures and photographs may be included.

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