Abstract Submission Process

Congress Profile 

Before submitting an abstract, you need to create a congress profile and then proceed to the submission tool. One or several abstracts can be submitted. After an abstract has been created, modifications can be made until the submission deadline. 

The final deadline to submit the abstract is 15 February 2018, 11:59pm Central Standard Time. 

Choosing a scientific topic 

The scientific topic is the topic under which your abstract will be reviewed and later published in the congress printed matters if accepted. During the submission process, authors will be asked to select one scientific topic for the abstract. The scientific topic which best describes the subject of the abstract should be chosen.

Abstract Structure 

Abstracts under all topics and without exception should be structured as follows:

Background: 

Indicate the purpose and objective of the research, the hypothesis that was tested or a description of the problem being analyzed or evaluated;

Methods: 

Describe the setting/location for the study, study design, study population, data collection and methods of analysis used;

Results: 

Present as clearly and detailed as possible the findings/outcome of the study, with specific results in summarized form.

Conclusions: 

Briefly discuss the data and main outcome of the study. Emphasize the significance for influenza prevention, treatment, care and/or support, and implications of the results.

Font 

A standard font, e.g. Arial, should be used when formatting the text. This helps to prevent special characters from getting lost when copying the text to the online abstract submission form. Ensure to check the final abstract with the system's preview function before submission, and edit or replace as necessary. 

Word Limits 

The abstract text body is limited to 450 words. Titles are limited to 30 words. 

A maximum of three tables and three graphs/images can be included: a graph/image (in JPG, GIF or PNG with ideally 600 dpi) counts as 50 words and a table counts as 10 words per row. 

Social Media

The organizers may wish to report on your contribution to the 5th International One Health Congress via Social Media. Provide a 100 characters tweet that summarizes the main message of your work (the organizers will add the #IOHC18 hashtag). Tweets will not be included in the total word count.

Submission Confirmation 

After submission of the abstract, a confirmation email will be sent to the abstract submitter. In order to receive this important communication, please ensure that emails from [email protected] are not considered as spam by your e-mail provider.