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Deadline to submit: MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2015
Prospective multicentric studies as well as presentation of large translational projects are considered as major quality criteria.
Please follow the instructions listed on this website step-by-step:
o Abstracts submitted via fax will not be accepted.
o Submission of an abstract acknowledges your acceptance for the abstract to be published in the official meeting publications.
o Presenting authors of abstracts must be registered participants to ensure inclusion of the presentation in the programme.
o The content of the abstract should not have been previously published or presented at national or international meetings prior to 2015.
o Abstracts must be submitted and presented in clear English with correct grammar and spelling. If you need help, you are welcome to contact your continental president of SIOP, who will be able to assist you in editing your abstract. Please note that abstracts submitted with a low level of English will not be considered for presentation.
o Abstract text should be 300 words or less. The word count excludes the abstract title, author names and affiliations.
o Abstracts must be received by the announced deadline. Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered.
o Case reports and small institutional series of limited added scientific value are not encouraged. Prospective multicentric studies as well as presentation of large translational projects are considered as major quality criteria.
The Scientific Committee will determine whether the abstract will be accepted for inclusion in the programme.
The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission to the Secretariat.
SIOP will publish all accepted abstracts online (open access) for a period of at least 5 years. The abstract published online will include the e-mail address of the presenting author. As a condition of submission, SIOP requires you to agree to such publication and to surrender any copyright over the abstract as submitted to SIOP.
Before you begin, please prepare the following information:
o Presenting author's contact details
• Email address
• Full postal address
• Daytime and evening phone number
o Author and co-authors' details
• Full first and family name(s).
• Email addresses
• Authors’ names must be in upper and lower case (John B Smith).
• Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, city, state (if relevant), country
o Abstract title - Limited to 25 words in UPPER CASE
o Abstract text - Limited to 300 words, including acknowledgements.
We recommend using word-processing software (for example, Word) for editing your abstract and counting the number of words.
o Abstracts must clearly state:
(NOTE: Each of the above sections must be a single paragraph and contain no lists).
o Abstract text must be written in complete sentences and in correct English.
o There should be a mark of end punctuation at the end of all sentences.
o No degrees/titles of authors should be included with the author names.
o Abbreviations must be consistent and be defined on 1st usage, then use of abbreviation alone is OK, i.e. Wilms Tumor (WT), then referred to as “WT” in subsequent mention. Please use as few abbreviations as possible and only commonly used abbreviations.
o Disease names should be written without apostrophes, for example: Wilms tumour, Burkitt lymphoma, Hodgkin disease, etc.
o Please do not refer to patients by their diseases, e.g. ‘Wilms tumour patients’ or ALL patients’. Instead identify them as ‘patients with Wilms tumour; and ‘patients with ALL’.
o Use generic names of drugs.
o Express numbers as numerals.
o Abstract category – abstracts must be allocated to a specific category for the scientific programme. You will need to select the category most suited to your abstract. To preview the categories, please click here.
o Text only is to be submitted. Tables, figures and bulleted text is not permitted.
o Numbers over 999 must include a comma, e.g., 2,000.
o Decimal points must be displayed as periods (4.89) not commas (4,89).
o Numbers beginning with a decimal point should be preceded by a zero.
o Periods should be used in numbers for decimal points, not commas, i.e. P=0.015
o All measurements must be in metric units.
o Do not begin sentences with a number – type the number in full, for example, it should be ‘Three patients….’ Instead of ‘3 patients….’.
o Do not use expressions such as ‘On the other hand……’; ‘This is the first study….’; ‘To our knowledge…..’; ‘This is the largest….’. These expressions are not meaningful.
o Abstracts stating “data will be discussed in the presentation” will NOT be accepted.
By submitting the abstract it will be saved in draft status, to enable you to make changes/updates until the deadline. The abstract will be automatically submitted at midnight, CET, on August 31.
Disclosure of financial relationships that the author(s) may have with the manufacturer/supplier of any commercial products or services related to the work, should be indicated in the appropriate box on the abstract form.