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Call for Abstracts!

The Scientific Committee of the 11th congress of the Vascular Access Society invites you to submit your abstract for the congress which will be held from 11-13 April 2019 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Abstract submission is open from the 1 September 2018. The deadline for receipt of the abstracts is 23.59 GMT 14 December 2018 and the online abstract submission site will be deactivated as of 00.00 GMT 15 December 2018.

All abstracts will be evaluated by the scientific committee using the following criteria: scientific content, and relevance to the conference. The corresponding author will be notified about the decision before 15 January 2019.

The selected abstract will be published in the digital version of the Journal of Vascular Access.

Guidelines for poster / abstract submission:

1. The Scientific Committee will only accept original scientific material, which has not been published before. However, abstracts presented at local, regional or national meetings may be submitted.
2. Abstracts should be submitted in English.
3. Abstracts need to be submitted online
4. Abstracts received after the closing date will be rejected automatically

Required Information
Abstracts must be complete, relevant, balanced and written in good quality English. This will help review and selection by the Scientific Committee. Accepted abstracts will be edited by the Scientific 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:

  • Introduction
  • Methods and Results
  • Conclusion and Discussion
  • Acknowledgements

Abstracts should be formatted as follows, formatting will be done automatically in the online submission system:

  • Length: 250 words excluding; title, authors, affiliation, acknoledgements
  • Font: 10 point verdana, single spaced
  • Only 1 figure, image or table is allowed
  • Abstract can be submitted as:, Oral presentation, Poster presentation, Oral presentation, if rejected poster possible, Poster presentation if accepted oral possible
  • Title:
    - Left justified, bold, no capital letters except for product names or proper names
    - Separate from the authors with a single space line
  • Authors
    - Left justified, not bold, initials and last name, no degrees/qualifications/titles,/etc.
    - Separate from the affiliations with a single space line
  • Affiliations (one per author)
    - Left justified, not bold
    - Name of department, University/Institution/Company, City, Country
    - Use superscript numbers to indicate author affiliation in the following order: 1 ,  2etc.
    - Start each new affiliation on a separate line
    - Separate from the body text with a single space line 

Abstract title left justified
Initials, Familyname1, Initials, Familyname2, etc.
(Example:  J. Smith1, S. Jones2,)
1Department/Research Institute, University, City, Country
2Department/Research Institute, University, City, Country

The Introduction should introduce the background to the work that has been carried out. It should contain citations to the key literature to support this rationale and should lead to a clearly stated hypothesis or set of objectives. References must be added in the text with superscripts1.

This section should specify exactly what has been done experimentally. Subheadings can be used to differentiate the different methods in this section. Sample size and statistical methods used should be indicated in this section.

Authors should consider how to present their data.
Discussion should summarize the observations and attempts to place this data into the context of the existing body of literature and to express opinions about the significance of the work.

One figure is allowed and this will be added in this section. If using histology or microscopic images- scale bars should be included. Graphs should have relevant statistics (statistical significance) with appropriate legends. There should be sufficient information for the reader to understand, but it is not necessary to write an extensive text to explain all the detail.

Authors should acknowledge any person, or funding agency that has made a significant contribution to the work.
“The authors would like to thank … (Grant no: XXX) for providing financial support to this project”.