Guidelines and instructions
You are invited to submit abstracts for original oral, poster and video presentations in any of the congress’ scientific topics. Please ensure you read the guidelines and instructions below to avoid rejection of your abstracts.
All abstracts must be submitted in English using the online submission form.
Corresponding authors must provide the organizers with their phone number and email address. Author and co-author information must be provided including the first and last names of all authors, their department, institution/ hospital, city, state if applicable and country.
Abstracts must contain original scientific data collected by the author(s). All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to determine whether a submission is accepted as an oral, video or a poster presentation and its decision is final.
Please take note that the abstract may be scheduled for presentation on any day of the Congress.
- Inguinal and incisional hernia, “simple” and “complex”
- Parastomal hernia
- Observational studies
- Surgical technique:
- “Simple” Techniques
- Minimal Invasive
- “Complex” techniques
- Clinical management
Please ensure that you follow the instructions below when submitting your abstract:
Revision will be conducted using blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. Please do not put any information in the title/body of the abstract or the images/video (including the name of the files) that may indicate the provenance of your abstract.
The title of the abstract must be less than 20 words, in capital letters.
The body of the abstract must be concise with less than 250 words. The abstract system will not accept abstracts that exceed 250 words (body of the abstract).
The abstract must be split into the following sections:
- Background / introduction
There are three types of presentation available – Oral, Poster and Video. Please note that selecting oral will ensure your abstract is considered for oral presentation. As presentation slots are limited, please note that some abstracts may be reallocated for poster presentation.
In personal details of the submission form, please ensure that you indicate the presenting author on the abstract. If the submitting author is also the presenting author then please mark this as the presenting author.
Abbreviations and SI (International System) units should be defined, in parenthesis, in its first use in the abstract.
Tables must be included into the body of the abstract – a maximum of 2 can be submitted. Please note that inserting tables will reduce your word capacity.
Please note that these tables may be resized to fit the final printed material.
A maximum of 2 figures / graphs can be included in the abstract. Must be submitted in JPG/ BMP format with a maximum width of 9cm, and resolution up to 150 dpi
Videos – Please submit - along with your VIDEO - the textual abstract, following the Abstract Format instructions above. Maximum size of the video: 500MB. Acceptable video formats are: .mp4 or .m4v
Videos should be in a standardized format:
- Video title
- clinical presentation and indication for surgery
- preoperative x-ray images/endoscopy/blood results
- operative procedure
- postoperative outcome
Videos must include verbal narration. Narration must use generic terms, and no use of commercial/proprietary names is allowed. Videos must not exceed 7 minutes in length. Do not include authors or affiliation in the video or body of abstract.
Careful typing and proofreading are essential, as otherwise the abstract may be rejected.
Results reported using statements such as “results will be presented” or “data will be analyzed” will not be accepted.
A maximum of 5 abstracts will be accepted per presenting author. Those who have already reached this number can only be listed as co-author.
There are no limits of authors per abstract.
What happens once I submit my abstract?
Further information on your presentation (presentation time for oral presenters, set up details for poster presenters) will be sent to authors with the abstracts’ acceptance notification.