Abstract Guidelines – HIV & Hepatitis Nordic Conference 2017

The HIV & Hepatitis Nordic Conference invites you to submit abstracts reporting new research or developing information on HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and related conditions. We welcome abstracts presenting unpublished studies, case reports, systematic reviews and scientific approaches on methodology and quality improvement. Studies presented in part on other meetings and recently published data can also be considered. The Scientific Program Committee will select abstracts on the basis of their medical significance, timeliness, the quality of the data and methodology, and adherence to specific format requirements and other criteria described herein. A few abstracts will be selected for oral presentations and the remaining for posters.

Instructions for posters
Posterboards will have a display area 150 cm wide x 100 cm high. Your poster must fit within these dimensions. Posters will be fixed to boards using push pins supplied onsite. The posters should be up for the entire session and presenters are encouraged to be at their posters during the full poster session time (Coffee breaks, see program).

HIV & Hepatitis Nordic 2017 Poster Award
The best poster will be selected by the Scientific Program Committee and rewarded with a Research Grant of 2.500 Euro; the “HIV & Hepatitis Nordic 2017 Poster Award”.

Abstract Timetable
Abstract submission opens2017-04-13
Last day for submitting abstracts2017-08-21
Decisions of abstracts emailed2017-08-28

Abstract Length
The titles of abstracts should not exceed 130 characters (not including spaces). The body text should not exceed 3000 characters (not including spaces). Embedded images (tables, figures, etc) will be counted as 250 characters.

Required Elements
Each abstract must include the following:
Title. The title should appear in boldface at the top. It should be concise (no more than 130 characters, not including spaces) and unambiguously represent the subject of the abstract.
Authors’ names. These names should appear in below the title. They should be separated by commas, with first names first followed by middle initials and last name only (no titles or degrees). The presenting author should be the first name added in the authors list. Add affiliations, use superscripts to identify the author and the affiliation (for example: Name A¹, Name B², University X¹, University Y²). List no more than 10 authors on each abstract.
Background: This section briefly presents the hypothesis of the abstract or encapsulates the subject under study.
Methods: This section details the experimental methods and processes employed in the study.
Results: This section describes the precise findings of the study. Promises of results “to be determined” are not acceptable.
Conclusions: This section describes logically sound conclusions and reliable inferences from the results.

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