Abstract Submission Guidelines

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Submission Deadline: February 15th 2017 23.59 CET

Please follow the instructions given on-line, otherwise your abstract cannot be selected for review.

A summary of the guidelines is as follows:

  • The abstract language is English.
  • The text should be not more than 300 words.
  • Diagrams, tables and pictures should not appear in abstracts, only text.
  • The abstract must consist of five paragraphs labelled: Aim, Background, Methods, Results, Conclusions.
  • Please keep in mind that you can submit several papers, but a speaker can only present one oral paper
  • Submission categories:
    • Basic Science
    • Elbow: Arthroplasty, Fractures, Instability, Tips & Tricks and Others (Miscellaneous)
    • Shoulder: Anatomical Shoulder Arthroplasty, Cuff, Fractures, Instability, Reverse, Tips & Tricks and Others (Miscellaneous)
    • Rehabilitation
  • Presentation types:
    • Oral
    • Poster (electronic poster)
  • Since the abstracts will be judged anonymously, the text should not reveal the institutional affiliation or any of the researchers.
  • Do not write all the text in CAPITAL LETTERS.
  • The text and the title should be free from abbreviations, except those commonly used. It should concisely address the problem and the purpose of the study.

The following structure is mandatory:

Title: minimum 3 words / maximum 20 words
Keywords: minimum 3 / maximum 7 keywords – chose these so that people can identify your abstract on an electronic search using these words as search terms.
Abstract: maximum 300 words in total. All sections are mandatory.
Aim: What is the research question your study aims to answer?
Background: Why is your study needed?
Methods: Outline how the study was conducted.
Results: The main findings with numerical data and statistical significance
Conclusion: Discuss your results, briefly describe the principal conclusions drawn from the study.