Abstract Requirements

Abstract requirements

All abstracts must be submitted (and will be presented) in English. Abstracts must contain original material, which was not presented before. 
We recommend you structure your abstract using the following headings:

  • Introduction or background: Write a summary of your work and it's importance in the given field.
  • Methods: Describe the methods, materials and practices that you have used as well as patients that have participated in your study.
  • Results: What was established? You can also quote the most important data.

  • Conclusion: In one final sentence explain why you think your study is important.
Important: Use generic drug names. The use of commercial drug names is strictly prohibited. Drugs should be referred to by the active substance or pharmacological designation Limit the use of acronyms and abbreviations. If you do use an acronym, please define it when first used. Please note that any medical research involving human subjects must conform to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association.

For any questions regarding abstracts, contact science@ibc-sofia.org

Frequently asked questions

Is there a limit to the Abstract's size?

Yes. The limit is 400 words and 3000 characters. This does not include the title, the authors and the contacts. Separate fields are provided for these. 

Do not include grant acknowledgements in the abstract content. Use the appropriate field. Do not cite references in the abstract, as they are not allowed and will be deleted. 

Failure to comply with the above requirements leads to automatic rejection of the submission or this information may be deleted by the abstract services and some rephrasing may occur.

Can I submit another abstract if I want to change the topic of my presentation?

Changes to your presentation in the last moment will not be allowed. Any changes should be done in good time prior to the presentation, in which case, you can reach out to us through the "Contact us"-Form.

What if I have further questions about Abstracts and need additional clarification?

We are happy to address any concerns that you may have. Please send an email to science@ibc‑sofia.org

How do I submit additional abstracts?

You can send these to science@ibc-sofia.org. Remember to include your participation ID.