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Abstract Submission & Guidelines for Preparation

The Scientific Committee invites you to participate actively in this congress which will be an extraordinary occasion for the exchange of thoughts and experiences. We look forward to receiving abstracts online for consideration and inclusion in the scientific programme as oral or poster presentations.

The submitted abstracts should give a brief description of the title and topic. All abstracts will be reviewed by members of the working groups and/or Scientific Committee. The reviewers will judge the abstracts according to the relevance to IAP and ESP, standard of English, objectivity of statement, 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.

All accepted abstracts will be published in an abstract book which is a supplement to Virchows Archiv, and online on this congress website.

When submitting an abstract, please choose one of the topics below.

  1. Breast Pathology
  2. Cardiovascular Pathology
  3. Cytopathology
  4. Dermatopathology
  5. Digestive Diseases Pathology: GI Pathology
  6. Digestive Diseases Pathology: Liver and Pancreas
  7. Electron Microscopy
  8. Endocrine Pathology
  9. Gynaecological Pathology
  10. Haematopathology
  11. Head and Neck Pathology
  12. History of Pathology
  13. Infectious Diseases Pathology
  14. IT in Pathology
  15. Molecular Pathology
  16. Nephropathology
  17. Neuropathology
  18. Ophthalmic Pathology
  19. Paedriatric and Perinatal Pathology
  20. Pulmonary Pathology
  21. Soft Tissue and Bone Pathology
  22. Thymic and Mediastinal Pathology
  23. Uropathology
  24. Other Topics
  • Abstracts are to be submitted in English, the official language of the XXXI International Congress of the International Academy of Pathology and the 28th Congress of the European Society of Pathology. They should not exceed 200 words and should be structured in the following four categories: Objective, Methods, Results and Conclusion.
  • Case reports should also be structured as far as possible, following the aforementioned categories. If not possible, the authors should upload the abstracts using the most appropriate categories (in the respective text boxes in the submission form).
  • The abstract submission constitutes a formal commitment by the author to present the corresponding submission in the session and the time slot assigned by the Scientific Committee.
  • Changes in authorship should be communicated to the Scientific Committee in order to ensure correct appearance in the printed programme.
  • If the author is unable to present his poster or has more than 2 poster presentations on one day, one of the co-authors should take over this responsibility. The change of the presenting author needs to be communicated to the Scientific Committee.
  • Registration to the congress is compulsory to be able to present the abstract and get it published in the abstract book - and must be completed by 7 July 2016. If the speaker fails to register and pay before 7 July 2016, his/ her abstract will be excluded from the scientific programme and publication in Virchows Archiv.
  • If a delegate has registered upon the condition that his / her abstract is accepted and the abstract is rejected, the registration fee will be refunded. The acceptance of abstracts by the Scientific Committee does not imply any financial assistance or fee reduction.
  • Notification of acceptance or rejection by the Scientific Committee will be mailed to the presenting author. Detailed information in which format the abstract is accepted (poster presentation or oral presentation), guidelines and recommendations for poster presentation, oral presentation as well as time allotment, date, hour, and venue will be sent in due time to registered presenting authors.
  • Please choose a title that clearly indicates the content of the contribution.
  • Please avoid abbreviations in the title. Abbreviations may be used in the text if they are defined when used first.
  • The author‘s name (full first name, family name) and place of work (institution, city, country) should be indicated. Degrees, titles, street addresses and acknowledgements of support should be omitted, however.

To provide maximum information in the abstract please

  • state the specific objective of the study
  • state the methods used, if pertinent
  • summarise the results obtained
  • state the conclusion reached
  • ensure that the abstract does not contain spelling, grammar or scientific errors, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted.



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