CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

SUBMISSIONS SYSTEM IS NOW OPEN

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Deadline for submission: May 6th

Notification of acceptance: May 15th

 

We invite you to submit an abstract to our Poster Session, which will be an integrated part of the exhibition.

We are accepting posters that fall within the scope of the listed topics:

  • Digital health interfaces: e-health, e-learning for practitioners, doctor-patient communication, first response, and emergency assistance.
  • Advanced disease modeling and drug discovery: enhancing drug testing and approval, in silico trials, drug discovery modeling and lead generation, advanced in vitro disease models, pharmacogenomics, biomarkers.
  • Robotics and artificial intelligence: surgical robots, assistance and companionship, robotic testing, intelligent sensors, automated storage and mobile delivery, exoskeletons, and telemedical robots.
  • Clinical and biomedical informatics: Big data and advanced processing methods, precision medicine analytics, biomedical signal and image processing, and machine learning.
  • Digitally enabled biomedical engineering: Custom-machined clinical tools and implants, bioprinted tissues, remote manufacturing, personalized medical aides, 3D printed pharmaceuticals, and organ-on-a-chip devices.
  • Infectious disease management: improved hygiene, predicting outbreaks, reducing transmission, and enhanced treatment strategies.
  • Nutrition and functional food: food as medicine, the role of diet in disease, optimizing the nutrient content of our foods, nutritional supplements.

 

Presenting authors of abstracts MUST be registered participants. Registration details and payment must be received by May 29th to ensure inclusion of the abstract in conference publications and to secure a poster space.

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Contents

  • Please also specify whether the submitter is a company or an academic person/institution. If you are a student, please also indicate whether you are pursuing a master´s degree or PhD.
  • In addition to selecting an abstract topic from the above list, the author will be requested to select each of the following keywords that is relevant to their work: communication, diagnosis, education/training, medical device, personalized medicine, disease, biotech, medtech, infrastructure, wearables, and/or IP.
  • Abstracts must written in English with accurate grammar and spelling with quality suitable for publication.
  • Each abstract has a limit of 500 words and must contain a minimum of 130 words.
  • Images, tables, diagrams, and graphs that you wish to include in your abstract must be included in the same word file as your abstract.
  • Please ensure that all images are of high quality, as they may need to be reduced in size for final printing. However, the maximum file size of each graph/image is 500 KB and the maximum pixel size is 600(w) x 800(h) pixels.
  • Each image included in the abstract is worth 20 words e.g. a 300 word abstract with two figures will be considered a 340 word submission.

 

Submission

  • Abstracts must be submitted via the portal provided on this website.
  • Authors will be required to use a pre-formatted template to upload their abstract.
  • Authors may submit more than one abstract.
  • You will not be able to make changes after pressing the “publish” button.
  • You will not receive a copy of your submission.
  • After uploading your abstract, it will be automatically checked for the number of words used.
  • Abstracts that are incomplete or do not fall within the specified word count will not be accepted. In this case, the author will receive an e-mail that will direct them back to the website to complete the submission.

 

POSTER PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS


To efficiently communicate the results of your research to the viewers, you are kindly requested to devote considerable effort in the design of your poster.  Please pay attention to details by carefully following the instructions outlined below:

 

Materials

  • Please refrain from printing your poster out on several individual sheets of paper. If this cannot be avoided, please pre-mount these pages onto one large piece of paper or card. 
  • Use matted (non-reflective) encapsulation to protect the poster.

 

Content     

  • We suggest that your poster contain the following sections: Title, Authors and Affiliations (with the presenting author’s name underlined), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusions, and Contact Information. This information should correspond to that submitted in your abstract.
  • Make your title short to summarise the message of the research.
  • Do not include references unless it is imperative.

 

Layout

  • A display board with an area of approximately 900mm wide x 1200mm high will be provided to each author for your poster display.  Please refer to the following diagram.
  • The reading order of the poster should be down columns, rather than across rows.
  • We suggest using one or two colours on a plain coloured background. A light background with dark colored text is easiest to read.
  • Watermarks i.e. background images or art tend to distract and should be avoided.
  • Do not justify the column text if there are few words to a line.
  • Be selective in your use of bullet points, perhaps only in the conclusion section.

 

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Font

  • Poster body text must be readable from 2 metres (with possible exception of references) and the title should be decipherable from 4-5 metres.
  • Avoid capital letters except at the beginning of sentences and when using proper nouns.
  • Use a black sans serif font e.g. Arial or Gill Sans throughout.
  • Do not underline anything
  • Use a bolder, larger typeface for the main titles and headings.  It can be effective to use a different typeface for headings and subheadings.
  • To emphasize body text, use a bold or italic font.

 

Prior to printing your poster, please check the draft of your poster very carefully to ensure that there are no typographical or style errors. 

 

 

POSTER PRESENTATION

The poster session will take place from 14:45-16:30 on June 19th, see Program

  • Refer to the final program booklet that you will receive upon arrival at the Congress for the poster board number assigned to you. Please adhere your poster to the board with the corresponding number.
  • Posters should be mounted on the morning of June 19th between 8:00 and 9:00.
  • A melamine board with an area of approximately 900 mm wide x 1200 mm high will be provided for your poster display.  
  • The poster boards are compatible with double sided tape and adhesive Velcro. These will be provided to poster presenters at the Congress. Staff will be available to assist you in mounting your poster.
  • Posters will be on display throughout the day and should be manned by the presenting author from 14:45-16:30.
  • Posters should be removed by 21:00 on June 19th. If the author does not remove the poster by this specific time, conference staff will remove the poster and dispose of it.

 

37 °C Poster Session Committee

  • Marita Rodriguez, PhD, Biomedical Scientist and Engineer (Head of Committee)
  • Thor Ole Gulsrud, Research Director – Medtech at International Research Institute of Stavanger and Associate Professor II in Health Technology at University of Stavanger
  • Leik Woie, M.D., Dr.philos Research fellow at the Faculty of Science and Technology Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Stavanger
  • Tia Tidwell, PhD Fellow in Biomedicine at Universitetet i Stavanger
  • Trygve Eftestøl, Professor at UiS focusing on signal- og image analysis and machine learning