Abstracts

Deadline abstract submission: 1 July 2015

Notification abstract submission: 15 July 2015

Call for Abstracts for Oral and Poster Presentations
The Scientific Committee invites authors to submit abstracts to be considered for inclusion in the Scientific Program. All abstracts have to be submitted via sending an e-mail to info@annexinsconference2015.org and must conform to the general guidelines for submission. After having submitted your abstract you will receive a confirmation via e-mail.

Abstracts
1. The Scientific Committee encourages to send in recent work only. However, abstracts presented at local, regional or national meetings may be submitted.
2. Abstracts have to be submitted in English.
3. Graphs, tables, pictures and references cannot be included.

Required Information
Abstracts must be complete, relevant, balanced and written in good quality English. This will help review and selection by the Scientific Organizing Committee. Accepted abstracts can be edited by the Scientific Organizing Committee, but authors for whom English is a second language are strongly advised to have their abstract reviewed before submission. The following structure is strongly recommended when writing a balanced and well-designed abstract:
• One or two sentences only on the background for the study or the case report; this should simply justify the study and not attempt to review the literature
• One sentence clearly stating the main objective(s)
• A summary of the methods (no more than one third of the abstract length)
• A summary of the main results (no more than one third of the abstract length)
• A one sentence concluding statement

Abstracts should be formatted as follows:
• Length: 250 words excluding title, authors, affiliation, source of funding and conflicts of interest
• Font: 12 point Arial, single spaced
• No images, tables, graphs or references
• Title
o Centred, bold, no capital letters except for product names or proper names
o Separate from the authors with a single space line
• Authors
o Centred, not bold, initials and last name only using capitals, no degrees/qualifications/titles
o Separate from the affiliations with a single space line
• Affiliations
o Centred, italic text, not bold
o Name of department, University/Institution/Company, City, Country (not postal address)
o Use symbols (not superscript) to indicate author affiliation in the following order: * † ‡ § ¶, and then ** etc.
o Start each new affiliation on a separate line
o Separate from the body text with a single space line

Example:


Quality of life for dogs with dermatological disease

C. SMITH*, S. SMITH†, L. SMITH‡, G.R.T. SMITH§, P. SMITH¶ and A. SMITH**

*Pets Veterinario, Borgo Sangimino (CN), Italy
†The University of Edinburgh, Roslin, UK
‡College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
§Laboratory of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan
¶Animal Dermatology Clinic, Los Angeles, CA, USA
**Institute for Human Genetics, Freiburg, Germany

• Body text
o Left justified, with no line numbers or hyphenation
o Separate from the source(s) of funding with a single space line
• Source(s) of funding must be stated
o Authors should state ‘self-funded’ if appropriate
o All other sources of funding should be named giving the full title of each funding body
o Use the format ‘Sources of funding: XX’ left justified and do not leave a following space
• Conflict(s) of interest must be stated
o Authors should state ‘none declared’ if appropriate
o All other potential conflicts of interest must be stated in full
o It is the authors responsibility to consider where there may be conflicts of interest
o Use the format ‘Conflicts of interest: XX’ left justified

Young Investigators Award

The Young Investigators Awards are provided in the form of travel grants to both medical trainees and young scientists and are intended to assist with expenses relating to their participation at the Congress. Travel grants, consisting of € 500, will be available only for investigators who are first author on an accepted abstract. Travel grants are specially intended to support young investigators; therefore applicants should be younger than 35 of age as of September 08, 2015. The Scientific Programme Committee will decide, according to the scores of the abstracts, which investigator receives a travel grant. This will be announced to the first author by e-mail before August 01, 2015.

Important information:
1. The deadline for Travel grant applications is July 1, 2015.
2. Travel grant applications are only valid in combination with submission of an abstract.
3. Only complete applications will be considered.
4. Only the FIRST author can apply for a travel grant. He or she must be 35 years of age
or younger (for 2015: authors born after 31 August 1980).

Procedure:
1. Abstract authors wishing to be considered for a grant should mention “applying for the
Young Investigator Award” on the abstract submission form.
2. Provide by email to info@annexinsconference2015.org the following information:
a. Name of the applicant
b. Date of birth with a scan of passport/ID
c. Current location (city and country) of applicant. Only complete applications will be
Considered.
3. You will receive a confirmation of the abstract submission by e-mail.
4. Travel grant winners will be notified before August 01, 2015.

Requirements:
• Submission of a one-page letter to info@annexinsconference2015.org that includes a
description of your position and field, a short statement explaining why attending the
8th Annexins Conference 2015 would be valuable to your work/career, and an
explanation of your financial need.
• Copy of current passport showing country of residence.
• Applicants have to be the first author of an Abstract.
• Deadline for applications is July 1, 2015. Applicants will be notified by the beginning of
August 2015 regarding their awards, which are €500,- for covering travel expenses to
the congress.
• To be eligible for the award, the recipient must attend the Congress.