11 April 2018

abstract and bursary submission deadline

late June 2018 (week 26)

notifications for abstracts and bursaries

11 July 2018

registration deadline for abstract authors

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Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is closed.
On behalf of the ESP we would like to thank all submitters for their contributions.

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 presentation or E-Poster. 

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 the Scientific Committee.

The reviewers will judge the abstracts according to the relevance to 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 digital supplement to Virchows Archiv, and online on the congress website. 

The deadline for abstract submission was 11 April 2018.

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Fax: +49 30 305 73 91


Guidelines for preparation and submission

Guidelines for preparation
  • Please choose a title that clearly indicates the content of the contribution.
  • Please avoid abbreviations in the title (exception: scientific terms). Abbreviations may be used in the text if they are defined when used first.
  • Please make sure to use proper English language.
  • Please refrain from spelling abstract titles and co-authors' names in capital letters.
  • The author‘s name (full first name, family name) and place of work (institution, city, country) should be indicated in the respective form fields, not in the abstract title.
  • Degrees, titles, street addresses and acknowledgements of support should be omitted in the abstract title and text.

To provide maximum information in the abstract please

  • state the specific background & objective of the study
  • state the methods used, if pertinent
  • summarise the results obtained
  • state the conclusions reached
  • ensure that the abstract does not contain spelling, grammar or scientific errors, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted.
Guidelines for submission
  • A maximum of 5 abstracts per author will be accepted for submission. Additional submissions will not be considered (without further notice).
  • An abstract which has been previously published cannot be submitted, unless there are new methods, findings, updated data or other acceptable reasons for submitting.
  • Abstracts are to be submitted in English, the official language of the 30th European Congress of Pathology, should not exceed 250 words and be structured in the following specified subtitles: background & objective, methods, results and conclusion.
  • Case reports should also be structured as much 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 presentation in the session and time slot assigned by the Scientific Committee.
  • Changes in authorship should be communicated to the Congress and Exhibition Office at ecp-bilbao[at]cpo-hanser.de in order to ensure correct appearance in the printed programme.
  • Should the first author, who is considered the presenter, turn out to be unable to present his/her poster or have more than two presentations on one day, one of the coauthors should take over this responsibility. A change of the presenting author needs to be communicated to the Congress and Exhibition Office at ecp-bilbao[at]cpohanser.de and will only be processed after acceptance of abstracts. Presenter changes, which are being addressed to the Congress and Exhibition Office before the official acceptance notification, will not be considered.
  • Registration to the congress is mandatory to be able to present the abstract and get it published in the abstract book – and must be completed by 11 July 2018. If the speaker fails to register and pay before 11 July 2018, 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 emailed to the first author. Detailed information in which format the abstract is accepted (oral or poster presentation or E-Poster), guidelines and recommendations for each abstract type as well as time allotment, date, hour, and venue will be sent in due time to registered first authors.

When submitting an abstract, please choose one of the following topics:

1. Autopsy Pathology
2. Breast Pathology
3. Cardiovascular Pathology
4. Cytopathology
5. Dermatopathology
6. Digestive Diseases Pathology
    - GI 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. Paediatric and Perinatal Pathology
20. Pathology in Favour of Developing Countries
21. Pulmonary Pathology
22. Soft Tissue and Bone Pathology
23. Thymic and Mediastinal Pathology
24. Uropathology
25. Other Topics