abstract submissions

Abstract Guidelines

  • All Abstract Submissions must be in English. English is the official congress language and all presentations must also be in English
  • Abstracts should be submitted via the online submission system only; abstracts submitted by fax or email will not be reviewed.
  • All abstracts submitted online will be reviewed by the Scientific Programme Committee.
  • Abstracts must be received by the announced deadline.
  • Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication.
  • No corrections can be made to an already submitted abstract, please save as a draft to make edits and ensure to submit afterwards, please note that a draft submissions do not submit unless you complete the submission and draft submissions will not be reviewed.
  • The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract.
  • There can only be 1 presenting author and the rest co-authors.
  • After your abstract submittion, you will be sent an automatic e-mail confirming your successful submission.
  • What is an encore presentation? An encore presentation is one where you have already presented the submitted work before. For example if you have presented the work at another event.
  • Original abstracts are recommended.
  • Please enter submission information carefully, information will be published exactly as submitted.
  • If you do not receive this confirmation e-mail, please contact the ICHCA Congress Secretariat at: [email protected]

Submission Guidelines

Presentation Type:

  1. Oral (Oral presentations will be asked to present an oral presentation at the congress including a PowerPoint presentation and Q&A with the audience)
  2. Poster (Poster presentations will present a rapid talk while standing at their electronic poster while an audience is gathering around to ask questions during a break, will be allocated and you are required to be present at all times. E Posters will be presented throughout the conference on a screen).
    Maximum abstract submissions permitted: 2 per submitter.

Abstract Body:

Submissions must not exceed 250 words, be clear and concise and highlight relevant aspects, findings and conclusions.
Only standard abbreviations may be used within submissions

  • References are not required for submissions
  • The abstract title, section headings and references are not included in the overall word count

Abstract Title:

Each word should begin with a capital letter except transition words, Submission titles must not be longer than 20 words and must indicate the nature of the presentation.

Abstract Structure:

Please structure your abstract using the following headings:

  • Background/Purpose: Background or statement of purpose
  • Methods: Methods, materials and analytical procedure used
  • Results: Summary of the results in sufficient detail to support conclusion (we do not recommend including “results will be discussed”)
  • Conclusion: Conclusions reached


*Tables, graphs and images are permitted within submissions (maximum 2).