Call for Abstracts:
The abstract deadline was extended to 25 February 2019
Guidelines for Abstracts Submission
1. Important dates & Deadlines
|Submission start:||Now open|
|Submission deadline extended to:||25 February 2019, Midnight CET|
|Late breaking submission deadline:||19 March 2019, Midnight CET|
|Notifications to submitters:||4 April 2019|
2. Technical Information
- On the Congress website 1 month prior to the Congress.
- Abstracts and Late-Breaking Abstracts will be handed out on a USB-stick to delegates at the Congress.
- Delegates, who would like to present their work at the Congress as an oral presentation or poster, are invited to submit an abstract for consideration by the Abstract Grading Committee.
- A paper should not be submitted to the 43rd ICMM World Congress on Military Medicine 2019 if it has already been presented internationally. Abstracts will provide an opportunity to present the most recent clinical and scientific breakthroughs at the ICMM 2019 Congress.
- Abstract submission is only possible via Internet: Please follow the instructions as given.
- Please read carefully all the instructions available on the Internet and on the on-line abstract submission system before preparing your abstract.
- The creation of a user account is required for the submission of an abstract. The account only needs to be created once and can be re-used for future abstract submission and registration to the Congress.
- Abstracts can be saved in “Draft status” to be re-edited and modified until the submission deadline (25 February 2018, Midnight CET). Abstracts cannot be edited after the submission deadline.
- Abstracts fulfilling all criteria can be saved in “Final submission” status. Only abstracts in “Final submission” status will be considered for the Congress.
- Abstracts are accepted on a wide range of topics in clinical nutrition and metabolism. The submitter has to select the right topic for the abstract on the submission form.
Available topics are:
- Military Medical Ethics and Law
- Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Terrorism Defense
- Civil-Military Cooperation
- Emergency Medicine, Trauma and Burns Management
- Military and Disaster Medicine
- Military and Disaster Surgery
- Preventive Medicine, Medicine in the Pre- and Post-Deployment Phase
- Psychiatric and Psychologic Medicine
- Nurses and Paramedics
- Dentistry Science
- Veterinary Medicine and Food Safety
- Military and Disaster Pharmacy
- Leadership in Medicine
- Education and Training
- Military Medical Logistics
For standardization, the acceptable length of the abstract is of not more than 2’000 printable characters (title included). This includes non-visible characters, such as spaces and line breaks. Authors’ details and conflict of interest are not included.
Please refer to the word count of the system as slight differences may occur when counting with WORD or similar programmes.
The abstract needs to be structured as follows:
Rationale: this section should contain 1-2 sentences that clearly indicate the scientific question of the study and its clinical (or other) importance.
Results: this section should contain objective data to answer the scientific question(s).
Methods: this section should contain sufficient information to be able to understand the experimental design, the analytical techniques and the statistics used in the study.
Conclusions: this section should provide only conclusions of the study directly supported by the results, along with implications for clinical practice, avoiding speculation and overgeneralisation.
Abstracts do not qualify for application for a Travel Award.
Failure to observe these guidelines may result in disqualification.
LATE BREAKING ABSTRACTS
Late breaking abstracts may be accepted until 19 March 2019, Midnight, CET.
Late breaking abstracts will only be presented as posters.
Late breaking abstracts are also published on the website and on the USB-stick.
- The Author of the abstract selected for presentation must be registered at the Congress.
- Abstracts must contain data and meet international ethical standards.
- ICMM 2019 does not accept any case report submission.
- Abbreviations should be defined.
- Trade names cannot be mentioned in the title. However, trade names in brackets will be accepted in the body of the text.
- 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 25 February 2018, midnight CET
- The reviewers will judge the abstracts according to the relevance to ICMM 2019, standard of English, objectivity of statements, description of what was done, suitability of methods to aims, conclusions confirmed by objective results, ethics, scientific value, potential clinical value, originality of work and overall impression
- Submitting authors will be notified by 4 April 2019 whether their abstract has been accepted, and they will be informed at the same time about the date, time and form of their presentation. All notifications will be sent out to the e-mail address given on the submission form
If you want to withdraw your regular abstract, a written statement reflecting the reasons for this decision must be sent to the Congress Organiser (email@example.com) no later than 4 April 2019.