ABSTRACT

CALL FOR ABSTRACT

You are invited to submit abstracts for The Seventh UAE Epilepsy Congress to be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates during the period of October 29-30, 2021.

Depending on the number of submitted abstracts and their quality, the abstracts will be selected for either platform or for poster presentation. All accepted abstracts will be distributed in the congress abstract book.

Abstracts submissions are accepted until June 30, 2021 18:00 (GMT +4). Any abstract received after the deadline will not be accepted. Upon completion of evaluation, an ‘Accepted’ or ‘Rejected’ message will be sent to authors by email, approximately 14 days after the deadline for submission.

ABSTRACT CATEGORIES

  • Practical Issues in Epilepsy
  • Emergent Issues in Epilepsy
  • Tactics of AED Management
  • Epilepsy in Special Population
  • Childhood Epilepsy
  • Intractable Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery

DISCLOSURE

A disclosure form identifying commercial relationships for all co-authors must be completed by the submitting author, if their abstract has been accepted for publication. The submitting author signs and verifies disclosure on behalf of all co-authors. Disclosure information for accepted abstracts will be made available to the congress attendees.

CO-AUTHOR APPROVAL

The submitting author must verify that all co-authors have read and approved the submission of the abstract.

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES

Language:

  • All submitted abstracts must be in English

Author(s):

  • The content of the abstract is solely the responsibility of the author. The original abstract is reprinted exactly as provided. During submission, it must clearly indicate the name of the presenting author, who will be considered the contact person for all correspondence connected with the submitted abstract.
  • All submitted abstracts need to have the names and surnames of all co-authors, along with their positions in their affiliated institutions.

Length:

  • Poster & Oral submissions need to be limited to 300 words.

Title:

  • An abstract must have a short, specific title (no abbreviations) that clearly indicates the nature of the investigation. It is encouraged that the title is set so as to attract the audience and to hint to the conclusion of the investigation.

Content:

  • A well-written abstract typically has the following identified sections:
    1. Background/objectives: a brief introduction, which states the problem that you are addressing as well as some background information on the issue. The introduction of the abstract should include a very brief background 1-2 statements followed by the objectives of the investigation.
    2. Design and methods: the methodologies, number of test subjects and scientific approach used to conduct the research.
    3. Results: it is expected that authors present data that support their conclusion. Tables and graphs should include explanatory captions.
    4. Conclusions: further areas of research and overall conclusion of the research
    5. Citation: a reference list and acknowledgements, if applicable

ACCEPTANCE & REJECTION

Upon completion of the evaluation of submitted abstracts, an ‘Accepted’ or ‘Rejected’ email will be sent to authors. Upon acceptance of an author’s submission, the following instructions below are applicable:

  • The presenting author of the presentation should confirm their attendance upon receiving the acceptance email within one week.
  • The availability of any sort of grant for registration, travel and/or accommodation will be mentioned in the acceptance email, without any guarantees at the abstract submission stage.
  • Accepted authors will receive one complimentary registration pass that will be conducted by the PCO and sent up to 10 days prior to the congress
  • Authors who confirm presence will receive a free communication code based on their category of submission up to 10 days before the congress.

POSTER PRESENTATION GUIDELINES

  • The poster display board dimensions will be 91 CM wide x 151 CM length. All posters need to be constraint to that size and not more.
  • Poster authors should use the poster code in that email to find their space at the poster area during the conference. Poster authors need to place the title, author(s), institution if applicable and country at the header of the poster presentation
  • The poster thickness of paper advised is 120 to 150 gsm
  • The boards are made out of cork and posters will be pinned or applied using double-sided taped
  • Presenting authors should mount their poster in the allocated poster display area before the conference lectures initiate, during registration time in the early morning
  • Posters should be left on display during the conference until end of the conference
  • Authors should be available near their posters particularly during allotted timings that will be stated in the acceptance email.