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Abstract Submission Guidelines

Call for Abstracts and Abstract Submission Guidelines

The GHA 13 Scientific Programme Committee welcome the submission of original contributions for oral and poster presentation at the Congress.

Abstracts received after this date will not be considered.

Instructions to authors

Carefully read the guidelines below before submitting your abstract. A confirmation message will be shown immediately upon submission. If you have any errors during submission, please do not submit the abstract again, instead please contact the Abstract Team at for advice.
Invited speakers are not required to submit abstracts to the lectures they are invited for.

Submission guidelines

  • Abstracts can only be submitted electronically through the Congress website.
  • You are allowed to be the presenting author of more than one abstract.
  • You are allowed to be a co-author of more than one abstract.
  • Abstracts will only be considered for presentation if they are not published or submitted for presentation elsewhere.

Abstract language and length

Abstracts and presentations must be written in English. The maximum length allowed for an abstract is 2500 characters (approximately 350 words) including blank spaces. The abstract title, the author(s) or names of institutions are not included in the count of 2500 characters.

Abstract structure and content

In order to make the abstract as informative as possible, please include a brief statement of the purpose of the study and/or the underlying hypotheses, the method used, the results observed, and the conclusions based upon the results. It is inadequate to state “The results will be discussed” or “The data will be presented”. You may subtitle the paragraphs in the following order: Background, Method, Results, and Conclusion.

References, credits or the authors’ academic degrees or grant support are not to be included in the abstract. Standard abbreviations may be employed in the text. Place special or unusual abbreviations in parentheses after the full wording at the first time it appears in the body of the text.

Presentation formats and abstract topics

The accepted abstracts will be presented in two formats; Oral Abstract Sessions and  Poster Discussion Sessions. All presenting authors will receive detailed guidelines as soon as their abstract has been accepted. Authors can indicate their choice of preferred type of presentation in the provided space. Please note that the final decisions regarding the allocation and the type of presentation of the submitted abstract will be made by the Scientific Programme Committee.

It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author as no editing will be done.

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