Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission is now closed.

Authors will be notified of the abstract decisions by the 14 March to ensure the Early Bird Registration fees are open to all our successful abstract authors.

Late Breaking Abstracts

Late Breaking Abstract submission is now closed.

The Committee realises that the most exciting and rapidly advancing research may not be ready at the time of the regular abstract submission deadline. The late breaking abstracts category permits later submissions of new experiments and clinical trials. Part of submission includes a justification for submission under this competitive category, as only a limited number of abstracts will be selected.

The category is not intended to offer a second deadline for standard abstract submissions. Abstracts should only be submitted as late-breaking abstracts if they meet the following criteria:

  • The work was not complete and could not have been submitted at the time of the regular abstract deadline on 27 January 2014
  • The abstract contains work that is original and has not been previously published nor has been submitted to, presented at, or is under consideration for any other scientific meeting
  • The work is novel, of major significance, evidence-based, and has scientific merit

A limited number of late breaking abstracts will be accepted. Late breaking abstracts will either be accepted as an oral presentation or they will be rejected. They will not be eligible for a poster session.

Authors will be notified of the Scientific Programme Committee's decision on a late-breaking abstract by Friday 4 April 2014.


  • All accepted abstracts will be published online.
  • Abstracts will be published exactly as submitted. Errors will not be amended by the organisers.
  • Instructions for oral presentation and poster preparation will be e-mailed to authors prior to the congress and will be available on the congress website.


  • Submission of an abstract implies that it has been approved by all listed authors and transfer of copyright to the ECTS becomes effective when the abstract has been accepted for presentation.

What is my commitment?

  • Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author(s) to present the abstract as accepted.
  • Expenses associated with the preparation, submission and presentation of an abstract are the responsibility of the presenter(s)/author(s).
  • No shows will be logged by the organisers. An author failing to present accepted material at two or more congresses will be asked to register in order for their abstract to be considered for acceptance by the scientific committee. If no registration is received their abstract(s) will be withdrawn prior to publication.


If you have any queries about the submission process or you wish to withdraw an abstract please contact the conference secretariat

Please note that abstracts may not be withdrawn after 28 February 2014, unless an acceptable explanation is received by the organisers. An example of an acceptable explanation would be the inability to reproduce the data described in the abstract.