Call for abstracts 2019

Presentation format

The ECEIM invites submission of research presentations in two formats:

  • Oral presentations
  • Poster presentations

Abstracts for oral presentations will be included in the main program and are limited to 12 minutes followed by 3 minutes' discussion.

Poster presentations will be available for viewing throughout the duration of the conference on 22 and 23 November 2019. Posters will be presented in paper format, size of the poster board: 90 cm wide and 120 cm high.

What we will consider

Papers relating to recent research into any aspect of equine internal medicine will be considered. It is not allowed to submit abstracts on (parts) of research projects that have been previously published, or presented nationally or internationally prior to the ECEIM Congress 2019.

The submission of an abstract implies the author's willingness to present (oral or poster) the abstract at the Congress.

Both diplomates and residents are encouraged to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentation. ECEIM residents are eligible for 'best oral presentation' and/or 'best poster presentation' award:

LUIS MONREAL AWARD 2019 for the best resident's presentation - SPEAKERS EXCHANGE with ACVIM

ECEIM and ACVIM-LA have agreed to exchange resident speakers for their annual meetings. The two best presenting residents (oral and/or poster) at this year's Annual ECEIM Congress will receive financial support to attend the 2020 ACVIM Forum. The support consists of a waived ACVIM congress registration fee and a lump sum of EU1300 per person to be used exclusively for the 2020 ACVIM Forum.

You must be officially enrolled in an ECEIM residency program at the time of abstract submission in order to be eligible for the award. A fraction of the abstract slots will be reserved for ECEIM residents unless these become vacant.

Submission deadline april 30th, 23.59h

All abstracts should be submitted online using this webform before april 30th 2019, 23.59h. Time of submission applies: abstracts might be submitted after 23.59h but will not be considered.

Peer reviews

Abstracts received will be peer-reviewed according to subject categories for scientific content, experimental design, animal welfare, and relevance to equine internal medicine. Decision on acceptance will be notified before July 15th 2019.

Important abstract requirements

  • Abstracts should be submitted online before April 30th 2019 using this webform .
  • You may submit as many abstracts as you like.
  • Abstracts will be printed and published as they are submitted. Abstract title will be subject to a spell check if the abstract is selected for presentation. The scientific committee might request clarifications or changes to be made to the abstract.
  • All selected abstracts (oral presentations and posters) will be published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (online version only). Abstracts will also be published in the proceedings of the ECEIM congress.
  • Submission of the abstract constitutes the authors consent to publication.
  • Presenters of accepted abstracts must register for the Congress by the early-bird deadline and attend the congress to present their abstract.
  • Presenters who are unable to attend the congress should arrange another person to present the paper, and notify the organizing committee. If this is not possible the abstract is likely to be rejected.

Submit your abstract

The person submitting the abstract will be assigned corresponding author. This person will receive all communication regarding the abstract status from the organizer on the email address which was used to submit the abstract.
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The abstract

Abstracts (without authors and affiliations) should not exceed 250 words.

Abstracts should be formatted as follows (see this example):

  • Title
  • Author names (superscript numbers after author names can be used for multiple affiliations). Underline the presenting author.
  • Affiliations (superscript numbers can be used for multiple affiliations)
  • Abstract text containing the following concise statements (do not include the words ‘objectives’, ‘methods’,…):
    • Objectives: indicate the purpose and objective of the research, or give a description of the problem being investigated
    • Methods: describe the study settings, design, methods of data collection and analysis
    • Results: clearly present the findings of the study
    • Discussion: discuss the results and provide future implications
    • Conclusions: summarize the main conclusions of the work
    • Clinical significance: describe the clinical significance of your findings
    • At the bottom of your abstract mention ‘Keywords:’ and provide 3 to 5 keywords.

Text formatting and special characters:

  • Abstracts should be submitted in Font Style ‘Arial’ and Font Size ‘12’.
  • Do not use bold.
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Please indicate whether you are submitting your abstract for a poster or oral presentation. Depending on the number of abstracts, the scientific committee might require a change.