10th ESC Congress
impact of contraception and family planning”
April 30 – May 3
The Organizing and
Scientific Committee cordially invite all those involved in any aspect of
contraception, sexual and reproductive health care to participate actively by
submitting abstracts, either for oral or poster presentation. All abstracts will
be peer reviewed and those accepted will be published in a Supplement of the
European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care.
The best oral
communication abstracts will be selected for presentation either in the free
communication sessions or integrated in a congress session. Authors will need to
indicate their preference for an oral presentation on the online form.
Instructions for oral communications will be given at the time of notification
of acceptance. However, as only a limited number of oral communications can be
accepted, authors may be asked to change their proposal and present their work
as a poster. Authors who do not accept this, should indicate this on the online
Abstracts submitted for
the Young Scientist session should be written by a first author who is less than
33 years old on May 1st, 2008. Authors who wish to be included in this session,
should indicate this on the online form.
will carry equivalent scientific status to oral communications in the programme.
Instructions for poster preparation and display will be given at the time of
notification of acceptance.
A selection of the best
posters will be presented in the ‘Best Poster’ session. Authors should prepare
two slides in case they are selected to present their work. A prize for the best
poster will be awarded during the Closing Ceremony. Every presenter in the young
scientist session will compete for the Young Scientist Prize, which is awarded
to the best paper presented in this session.
Topics for Free
Communications and Posters
|Ethics and legislation
|Service delivery and quality of care
|Long-lasting contraceptive methods
|Sexually Transmitted Infections
|Endocrinology and metabolism
Authors must select one
topic from the aforementioned list which best describes the content of the
Procedure and general
material is welcome and should not have been previously published. Abstracts
presented at local, regional or national meetings may be submitted.
Abstracts must reach
the online system not later than 1 January 2008. Receipt of the abstract
will be confirmed.
submitting an abstract can only be the first author for two abstracts.
Authors will need to
indicate their preference on the online form : oral communication only,
poster only, either oral or poster.
Authors who wish
their abstract to be considered for one of the awards (see elsewhere) or/and
for presentation during the Young Scientist session, should indicate this on
the online submission form.
Abstracts will be
peer reviewed (blind) by at least two referees.
acceptance or rejection by the Scientific Committee will be mailed to the
corresponding author. Detailed practical information regarding the
presentation, will be included in the confirmation.
will be published in the Book of Abstracts of the Congress, Supplement of
the European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care.
whose abstracts are accepted for presentation, must register for the
congress and pay the (early) registration fee. In case of no show at the
time of the congress, the author may be blacklisted for the next congress.
How to submit an
Abstracts can only
be submitted electronically through the online system on www.contraception-esc.com/prague.htm
(Call for abstracts) – “Click here to submit an abstract”. Hard copy
abstracts (sent by fax or post) will not be considered.
As a first step, you
need to register as a first time user. The system will ask you to enter your
name and contact details and to create a personal password. After having
submitted this information, you will receive (download) an abstract template
together with an instruction file by email.
Open the template
file (offline) and enter your abstract into it following the instructions in
the instruction file. In case you intend to submit more than one abstract,
you can duplicate the template file.
Log in to the
submission system when your abstract is completed and ready to be sent
(upload). To log in, enter your email address and the password you chose
when you first registered with the system (see 2).
When you click the
“log in” button you will be taken to a screen from which the
submission process starts. Please read the instructions on this screen
carefully. If you have not yet submitted an abstract to the system you
should click the link that says “Click here to submit a new
Should you want to
submit several abstracts, you have to login each time you want to submit an
Please contact the
administrator by email ([email protected]) if you have any
problems with this process.
and other instructions
Abstracts must be
written in English (English, not American spelling).
Use Arial font, size
The abstract must
fit into the abstract frame.
Type the title of
the abstract in bold and Sentence case (no capitals!) in the first textbox.
Do not enter names
of authors or affiliations in the abstract template as your abstract needs
to remain unidentified (blinded) to the reviewers. As you will need to enter
this information elsewhere online, the system will make the correct link
between your name etc. and your abstract.
Preferably do not
The text of the
abstract should briefly state:
indicate the purpose of the study or the hypothesis that was tested.
& Methods: include the setting for the study, the subjects
(number and type), the diagnosis or intervention, and statistical
present as clearly as possible the outcome of the study and
statistical significance if appropriate.
briefly discuss the data and emphasize the significance of the
Type the text of the
abstract single-spaced with no indentations, using the full width of the
Avoid the use of
abbreviations are accepted in the text. Unusual ones should be in brackets
after the word first appears. Do not use abbreviations in the title.
Please ensure that
your abstract does not contain any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific
facts as it will be reproduced exactly as you type it.
deadline 13 January 2008
Still have questions?
Ms Nancy Habils
ESC Central Office
B-1740 Ternat, Belgium
Tel +32 2 582 08 52
Fax +32 2 582 55 15