Symposia

Selected symposia examine important issues from a variety of perspectives and have compelling supporting data. Over a 90-minute period, three or four speakers and a discussant present and/or debate alternative solutions, interpretations, or points of view on a body of knowledge. Submission proposals for symposia need to include an overall abstract justifying the proposals and individual abstracts of the oral presentation of each speaker. Please note that symposia submissions are reviewed competitively and that not all symposia proposals will be included in the final program. Preference will be given to symposia that are especially timely, involve various research groups or that span a range of disciplines around the same, consistent topic. Again this year, individual symposium presenters will have the option of having their abstract considered as an oral or poster presentation, in the event that the overall symposium is not selected for presentation at the meeting. Please note that for this reason submissions for symposia must be received electronically and no later than 23:59 CET on 11 March, 2018, to be considered for inclusion in the program.

 Abstract submission instructions for symposia

  • Prepare a summary abstract of the symposium as a whole (less than 2,200 characters, including spaces but NOT including title, authors, affiliations or funding information).
  • List the name and provide a complete mailing address, including email address, for the symposium chair. The Munich SRNT-E meeting office will communicate ONLY with the symposium chair through the email address given at the time of submission (it is the responsibility of the symposium chair to communicate any acceptance or rejection notices or other SRNT-E notices to all the symposium authors in your group). Should this email address change at any time, please notify meeting  office immediately so that you receive timely correspondence regarding your abstract submission.
  • Note: Symposia submissions can include an indication for a separate peer-review of each abstract (for presentation as oral or poster presentation) if the overall symposium submission is rejected.

Prepare separate abstracts for each oral presentation in the symposium, following the instructions below:

  • All abstracts must be prepared in plain text, in English, with no embedded symbols or formatting characters. Submissions may not include charts, graphs, tables, or references. Please spell out the symbols (alpha, beta, microns, picomolar, etc.) or translate them (mean, chi square, etc.) in your abstract submission.
  • The Munich SRNT-E meeting office will communicate ONLY with the presenting author through the email address given at the time of submission. It is the responsibility of the presenting/lead author to communicate with the rest of the authors. Should this email address change at any time, please notify meeting office immediately so that you receive timely correspondence regarding your abstract submission.
  • Limit the abstract to 2,200 characters in length (including spaces but NOT including title, authors, affiliations or funding information).
  • If possible, structure the abstract according to the following headings: Background, Methods, Results, Discussion.
  • IMPORTANT: Data presented in the abstract as „work in progress“ will not be considered for program inclusion.
  • Indicate all sources of funding for the work described.
  • Include a conflict of interest statement for all authors on the abstract. State „no conflicts of interest“ for those authors who do not have any conflicts of interest.
  • Select one of the following main areas of research in which his or her abstract submission will be reviewed:
    • pre-clinical/basic science
    • clinical
    • epidemiology/public health
    • policy
  • Select at least two keywords that best describe the abstract submission.
  • Proofread your submission. If included in the program, your author-prepared abstract will be published exactly as it appears on your electronic submission. SRNT-E is not responsible for author errors.
  • You will be provided with a username and password in your confirmation email. The username and password, along with the link, will enable you to make changes to your abstract up until the submission deadline (no changes will be allowed after that deadline).

Each presenting/lead author will receive an email confirmation from the submission system within 24-48 hours of abstract submission. Please keep a copy of this confirmation email for any late editing of your abstract. If you do not receive an email response within 48 hours, SRNT-E did not receive your abstract. In this case, it is your responsibility to contact the Munich SRNT-E meeting office via email at: srnt [at] eventlab [dot] org