The abstract submission will open August 2014
Abstracts may only be submitted online. Late abstracts will not be considered. In order to standardise the abstract layout we ask you to read the preparation guidelines at this link CAREFULLY! Avoid submission within 48 hours of the deadline for best system performance.
Changes to abstracts that were already submitted can be done by the authors up until the Abstracts Submission Deadline – 30 October 2014. No changes will be accepted thereafter (including changes of presenters).
Deadline for abstract submission: 30 October 2014
GUIDELINES FOR PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTSTo view and/or edit an abstract that has been saved, but not yet submitted, please click ‘Edit’ below. This website works best with Internet Explorer 9 (or higher) or the latest version of Firefox, Chrome or Safari browsers on PC or Macintosh.
ESCMID strongly supports the improvements of reporting of study results. For this reason, all Authors submitting randomized clinical trials (RCT), infection control intervention studies (including studies to improve compliance with interventions such as antibiotic stewardship, hand hygiene or care bundles), outbreak reports of nosocomial infection, and observational studies in epidemiology are kindly requested to consult the following abstract checklists (please click on the respective link to download the document) for reporting their research results:
STROBE (observational study in epidemiology)
ORION (infection control intervention study or nosocomial infection outbreak report)
Abstract submitters will need to indicate on the abstract submission form which checklist was used.
Further information on these checklists is available at: www.equator-network.org
GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
1. Abstracts may be submitted online only. Abstracts submitted via fax or email will not be accepted.
2. All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English using UK English spelling.
3. Abstracts must contain original material neither published nor presented elsewhere prior to 25 April 2015.
4. Please structure your abstract using the following headings:
5. Abstract titles must be submitted in Upper and lower case and to include any special characters, special words that need to be capitalized or in italics. Abstract titles will be posted as submitted.
6. The abstract text may not be longer than maximum 450 words.
Tables: Authors can include a maximum of 1 table (of up to 10 rows x 10 columns) per abstract. Words within the table count into the total of the maximum words allowed.
Pictures/Graphs: Authors can include a maximum of 1 picture/graph. The file size of each picture/graph should not exceed 500 KB. The maximum pixel size of the graph/picture is 600(w) x 800(h) pixels.
You can upload graphs and images in JPG, PNG and GIF format, of high resolution only.
7. Spelling Guidelines: The International System of Units (SI) should be used wherever appropriate. Genus and species names should be written in full on first mention and then abbreviated on subsequent mention.
The following general rules apply (examples in brackets):
- Systematic names (genus, family and higher orders): capitalised (Chlamydia, Enterobacteriaceae, Picornaviridae).
- Non-English expressions: non-English expressions in English texts are written in italics, e.g. force majeure, in vitro/in vivo, ad hoc, ex officio
- Taxonomic names: are to be italicised, e.g. Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium difficile.
- Non-systematic names (e.g. plural): lower case (Group A streptococci, mycobacteria, chlamydiae).
- Generic drug names: lower case (penicillin).
- Avoid using brand names; if needed: capitalised with trademark symbol (Rocephin®).
- Diseases and viruses: lower case (hepatitis, herpes zoster, herpesvirus, West Nile virus).
- Please observe standard English grammar rules including a space after full stops and commas.
- Only common abbreviations approved for use by CMI can be used without definition.
For details consult the ESCMID website at Clinical Microbiology & Infection(CMI), Guidelines for Authors.
Guidelines for Authors
8. Authors should indicate their presentation preference:
Oral or poster presentation
9. Authors are asked to enter a minimum of 3 keywords to better define the abstract content.
10. After having submitted your abstract, you will receive a confirmation by email (please make sure to state your correct email address!). Should you wish to make corrections to an abstract already submitted or if you wish to submit other abstracts later, you may use your personal access codes.
Corrections to abstracts can only be made up to the deadline of 30 October 2014.