|19 – 22 MAY THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND
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| Young Scientist Session | Poster presentations
| Awards | Topics | Procedure
| How to submit an abstract? | Typing and other instructions
| Abstract submission deadline
here to submit an abstract for the 11th ESC Congress
The Organising and Scientific Committee invite all those
involved in any aspect of contraception, sexual and reproductive health
care to actively participate 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. As only a limited number of
oral communications can be accepted, authors are asked to indicate on
their form whether they wish their abstract to be considered ONLY for oral
or poster presentation or for either option.
|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.
|A Young Scientist session will provide a special platform
for oral presentations by young scientists (below 35 years of age). Each
presenter in this session will compete for the ESC Young Scientist Award.
Abstracts submitted for the Young Scientist session should be written and
presented by a first author who is less than 35 years old on 19 May 2010.
Authors, who wish to be included in this session, should indicate this on
the online form.
|Poster presentations 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. From this session, the candidate for the Best Poster
Award will be chosen. Authors need to indicate on their form whether they
wish to be considered for this session and should prepare two slides in
case they are selected to present their work. To be considered for this
award, posters will need to be in place for judging by 10:00 am on
Thursday May 20. The Congress participants will be given an opportunity to
vote for what they consider to be the best ‘Public’ poster award.
|The Best Poster Award, the Best Free Communication Award,
the Young Scientist Award and the Public Poster Award will be awarded
during the Closing Ceremony on Saturday.
for Free Communications and Posters
|Education and training for family
|Non-contraceptive benefits of
|Contraception in adolescence
|Gender issues in sexual and
|Sexual and contraceptive behaviour
|Contraception in medical conditions and
|Contraception in premenopausal women
|Sexual health education
|Contraception in socially disadvantaged
|Long-acting reversible contraceptive
|Sexually Transmitted Infections
|Culture, religion, reproduction and
|Side effects and risks of
|Delivery of sexual and reproductive
|New contraceptive methods
|Sterilisation: male and female
|Diversity and sexual/reproductive
health (SRH) in multicultural Europe
|Natural Family Planning methods
|Tailor made bleeding patterns in
Authors must select one topic from the aforementioned list which best
describes the content of the submitted abstract.
and general policy
- Original scientific 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 5 January 2010. Receipt of the abstract will be confirmed.
- Any person submitting an abstract can only be the first author for
- 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 the
best free communication or best poster award 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.
- Confirmation of 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
- Accepted abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts of the
Congress, Supplement of the European Journal of Contraception and
Reproductive Health Care.
- Presenting authors, 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.
to submit an abstract?
- Abstracts can only be submitted electronically through the
online system. ["Click here to submit an abstract"]
Hard copy abstracts (sent by
fax, email 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
- Log in to the submission system. 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 abstract".
- Should you want to submit several abstracts, you have to login each
time you want to submit an abstract.
- 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
- Use Arial font, size 10.
- 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 include references.
- The text of the abstract should briefly state:
- Objective(s): indicate the purpose of the study or the hypothesis that was
- Design & Methods: include the setting for the study, the
subjects (number and type), the diagnosis or intervention, and statistical
- Results: present as clearly as possible the outcome of the
study and statistical significance if appropriate.
- Conclusions: briefly
discuss the data and emphasise the significance of the results.
the text of the abstract single-spaced with no indentations, using the
full width of the document.
- Avoid the use of symbols.
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
- You will be asked to declare any conflict of interest.
submission deadline 5 January 2010
Still have questions?
Contact: Ms Nancy Habils – [email protected]