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EPN Autumn School 2022 - Abstract Submission

Abstracts have to be submitted by all awarded trainees until 31.05.2022!

General considerations

When writing your abstract and preparing your presentation, please keep in mind that you will present to listeners who come from many different disciplines and might not be aware of the conventions within your own field of research. Therefore, a concise and clear abstract is required. The abstract should briefly state the purpose of the research, methods adopted, the principal results and major conclusions. Non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract. The maximum length of the abstract is limited to 250 words.

We advise you to prepare the abstract as a Word or other text document first. Make all corrections and agreements together with your supervisor. Once you have completed this step, you can then copy and paste the text into the online portal. Use the word count function in order to make sure that your text is not too long since you will not be able to submit if your text exceeds 250 words.

Title of your abstract

Titles must be given in sentence case (not in capital or lower case only). Please find a short and interesting title and avoid abbreviations. The title does not need to circumscribe the whole content of your "doctoral/postdoctoral/master" project.


Without titles or degrees, one forename must be given in full. The list of authors should start with the presenting author, followed by the co-authors. Usually your first supervisor should be the last author listed. All abstracts have to be agreed upon and checked by the supervisors. All authors that are listed in the abstract must have approved it before it is submitted. Please refrain from adding any honorary authors.


Name and address of department(s) and institution(s) to which the work should be attributed. Please make sure that you enter the name of your institute in English. If there is more than one institution, you will be able to enter these institutions in a "numbered" (a, b, c, ...) list and you need to assign the correct number for each author. 


You will have the oportunity to give a 5 min presentation with additional 5 minutes of discussion and present your work at the poster session.


Our portal will not allow special formatting like italicssubscripts or superscripts. For that reason, you will not be able to copy and paste pre-formatted text.

For the same reasons, please do not enter sub headings such as: methods, results and so on. To start new paragraphs you may enter single line breaks, but it is not absolutely necessary. If the space for your abstract is exceeded because of too many line breaks, you will not be able to submit it. Bulleted or numbered lists should be avoided as well. You will not have the opportunity to use special characters such as Ω, ψ etc..

While you do not use headings, abstracts must be structured as follows:

  • Background/Aims: What is the major problem that prompted the study?
  • Methods: How was the study performed?
  • Results: Most important findings?
  • Conclusion: Most important conclusion

Example of structured abstract:

Abstract Title

First Name(s) Surnamea, First Name(s) Surnamea, First Name(s) Surnameb, First Name(s) Surnamec, First Name(s) Surnamea

a Department, Institute/University/Hospital, City, (State,) Country b Department, Institute/University/Hospital, City, (State,) Country c Department, Institute/University/Hospital, City, (State,) Country

Within the main text please without subheadings please cover the following points: Background/Aims: What is the major problem that prompted the study? Methods: How was the study performed? Results: What are the most important findings? Conclusion: What is (are) the most important conclusion(s)?

Space limit: 3000 characters including spaces (maximum: 250 words excluding title and affiliations).

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