1st International Perinatal
TOTAL Health Congress




Perinatal TOTAL Health: The First Thousand Days of Life

Innovations and Transdisciplinary Collaborations

27 - 30 June 2018

Sinaia, Romania
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Symposia Guidelines

Symposia will be sessions focusing on the practical aspects and application of the main congress theme, Perinatal TOTAL Health: The First Thousand Days of Life - Innovations and Transdisciplinary Collaborations.

Symposia proposals may only be submitted exclusively online via the congress website, using the online form which is available HERE.

Symposia are a 90-minute format, 4 speakers maximum (excluding the chairmen).
Logistics such as room allocation and audiovisual arrangements (for PowerPoint presentation) will be handled by the Congress Organizers.

Symposium requirements

Proposals to organize a symposium should include the following information:

  • Symposium title. The title should be brief (100 characters maximum) and objectively describe the session
  • Full contact details of the submitter and the proposed speakers and co-chairpersons
  • Overall abstract (maximum 300 words, with 2 scientific references)
  • Individual abstracts from all panelists (maximum 300 words, with 2 scientific references each)
Proposing speakers & chairmen
There should be maximum 4 speakers and 2 co-chairpersons proposed in each symposium. The decisions of the Scientific Programme Committee are final.

There should preferably not be more than one speaker/chairman per country, and in any case, not more than one speaker per institute.

The proposed speakers and chairmen should have been formally approached by the submitter and have committed to attend and present at the congress should the symposium be selected in the program.

The Scientific Committee reserves the right to reject proposals for symposia that are not considered suitable.

Please note all speakers and chairmen accepted for symposium presentation must register for the congress and pay the registration fee before 31 January 2018 in order to confirm their presentation. Failure to do this could result in losing their presentation slot.

Submission rules

Proposals must be submitted on or before the closing date, 31 January 2018

Please ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling, grammatical or scientific errors.

Please note that submitters can go back and make changes to a submitted abstract at any time up to the deadline. 

No corrections are possible after the submission deadline. The abstract will be reproduced exactly as submitted. No proofreading will be done.

The submitter and all presenters must accept full responsibility for the content, submission, and presentation of their abstract, and retain full copyright of their abstract and presentation. By submitting a symposium proposal, authors give consent and authorize the Organizers to publish or submit for publication their abstract, presentation, picture and biography, and to include them in any congress publications.

Abbreviations should be kept to a minimum. Use standard abbreviations generic drug names. Place unusual abbreviations or acronyms in parentheses after first use. 

Do NOT identify author(s) or institution(s) in text.

Submissions must be made in plain text format (no tables, graphs, charts or images are permitted). 
The correct topic must be selected to ensure correct scoring. The content of the abstract must be topic related. It is the responsibility of the submitter to ensure that abstracts are submitted under the correct topic, relevant for the content of the abstract.

Submitters are requested to indicate their preference for symposium format on the abstract submission form. The decisions of the Scientific Programme Committee are final.

All accepted symposia will be included in the Final Program Brochure, as well as in the Abstracts CD.
If you would like to withdraw a submitted proposal, please contact the Congress Secretariat at abstracts@perinatal2018international.org
The Organizers reserve the right to reject any proposal for failure to comply with submission instructions mentioned on the Congress website. Please note that late submissions will not be considered.

Disclosure

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence their work.

Please fill in the Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form available for download below, sign it and send it to the Congress Secretariat at abstracts@perinatal2018international.org by 12 February 2018 the latest.

Key dates

Abstract submission deadline (symposia, workshops, oral presentations): 31 January 2017 
Early bird registration deadline for authors: 12 February 2018 
Authors notified: mid-February 2017

Questions?

Alina Popa (Ms) 
PERINATAL 2018 International Congress
Ralcom Exhibitions 
+40 21 210 58 14, 210 65 40, 211 15 41
abstracts@perinatal2018international.org

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