A highly qualified panel of reviewers will assess all submitted abstracts. Abstracts will be approved according to their scientific/clinical merit. Notification of acceptance and information regarding presentations will be forwarded to the authors immediately after the reviewing process by e-mail, around 20 February 2019. Instructions for oral presentation and poster preparation will be included in these emails.

Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author to present at the congress if accepted.

Abstracts may be submitted in English only. Please make sure that special characters and symbols are inserted correctly. Authors will be able to draft the abstracts online and may return to the site to edit the texts of the abstracts if necessary.

If an abstract is accepted it is mandatory for the presenting author to attend the congress.

For an abstract to be included in the final scientific program, it is mandatory for the presenting author to register for the congress and to settle payment as soon as the notification of abstract acceptance is received and not later than Friday, 22 March 2019. Expenses associated with the preparation, submission and presentation of an abstract are the responsibility of the presenter(s)/author(s).

Before submitting your abstract please refer to the Abstract Submission Guidelines and Categories.

Key Dates


Early registration fee

01 October 2018 – 22 March 2019

Normal registration fee

23 March 2019 – 19 April 2019

Onsite registration fee

20 April 2019 – 14 May 2019


Late Abstract submission

22 February 2019 – 8 March 2019

Abstract notifications

04 March 2019 – 18 March 2019