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| Poster abstract identification form


The Seminar Committee cordially invites all those involved in
any aspect of contraception to participate actively by submitting an abstract
for poster presentation. A limited number of abstracts will be selected for a
free communication. 

Poster viewing sessions are planned during all breaks on both
Seminar days. Free communications are scheduled during the plenary sessions. 


Authors must select one topic out of the 5 themes of the

 Sexual health: the key issue to reproductive
 Sexual debut and the use of contraception
among adolescents
 The right to sexual education as an essential
human right
 Sexual education: is it feasable to create an
ideal universal model?
 The best methods of contraception for
youngsters; do they exist?


Original scientific material is welcome and
should not have been previously published. 

Abstracts must reach the Seminar
Secretariat not later than 15 June 2005. Receipt of the abstract will be
confirmed in writing. Abstracts will be reviewed (blind) by a panel of experts. 

Confirmation of acceptance or rejection by the Seminar Committee will be
e-mailed by 15 August 2005. Instructions for poster preparation and display (or
eventually oral communication) will be included in the confirmation. 

abstracts will be inserted in the Seminar book of abstracts, which will be
available for the participants at the time of the Seminar. 


Abstracts can only be submitted electronically. Please e-mail your abstract
(maximum 500 words) before 15 June 2005 to the Seminar Secretariat, c/o the ESC
Central Office. 


1. Abstracts (and posters) should
preferentially be prepared in English, but will be considered in Polish also.
2. Abstracts can only be submitted
electronically. Abstracts sent by post will not
be accepted, unless there is preliminary agreement from the Seminar Secretariat.

Abstracts must be submitted as a word
(.doc) file and sent as attachment to [email protected] together with the completed electronic abstract
identification form available on this page.
4. The abstract can be no longer
than 30 lines (title, authors and affiliation not included).
5. Presenting
authors whose abstracts are accepted for presentation must register for the
Seminar and pay the registration fee.
6. Use standard abbreviations and place
unusual ones in parentheses after the word first appears. Do not use
abbreviations in the title.
7. The title should contain the major key words of
the presentation to aid in communicating its central message. 
8. The text of the
abstract should briefly state:
a. Objective(s): indicate the purpose of the
study or the hypothesis that was tested.
b. Design & Methods: include the
setting for the study, the subjects (number and type), the diagnosis or
intervention, and type of statistical analysis. If references are needed, they
should be given in the text.
c. Results: present as clearly as possible the
outcome of the study and statistical significance if appropriate.
d. Conclusions:
briefly discuss the data and emphasise the significance of the results.


1.  Type the abstract in small letters
(Times 11).
2.  Abstracts must
be submitted as a word (.doc) file and can be no longer than 30 lines (title,
authors and affiliation not included).
3.  Type the title of the abstract in bold
in sentence case on the first line.
4.  Write the name(s) of author(s) with
initials preceding the last name, institution(s), city and country. Underline
the name of the presenting author only.
5.  Double-space between the heading and
the text of the abstract.
6.  Type the text single-space with no paragraphs or
indentations, using the full width of the document.
7.  Avoid the use of symbols.

 Please ensure that your abstract does not contain any errors of spelling,
grammar or scientific facts as it will be reproduced exactly as you type it.

E-mail your abstract as an attachment to: [email protected] 

abstract identification form


with the abstract you have to fill out the online poster
abstract identification form >>>




you have any further questions please address them to:

Central Office

Opalfeneweg 3

Ternat, Belgium 

+32 2 582 08 52

+32 2 582 55 15


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