DEADLINE : 30th MARCH 2020

PURPOSE

You are invited to submit an abstract of original research related to Bronchiectasis and NTM for consideration as :

  • Oral Presentation
  • Poster Presentation
  • Rising Star

 

TOPICS

The main topic areas have been determined and reflect key questions to be discussed :

  • ABPA – Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
  • Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
  • Asthma
  • Biomarkers
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Comorbidities
  • COPD
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Exacerbations
  • Genetics 
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Inhaled Antibiotics
  • Inhaled Steroids
  • International Guidelines
  • Lung Function Testing
  • Microbiome & Mycobiome
  • NTM – Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria
  • Physiotherapy
  • PCD – Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
  • Registries
  • Research priorities
  • RCT – Randomized Clinical Trials
  • Severity Scores

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • The deadline for abstract submission is 30th March 2020. Abstract submission will only be accepted via the online platform.
  • Abstracts must be submitted on or before the above mentioned deadline, the organisers reserve the right to reject any abstract not following the required format.
  • Changes on abstracts are possible until the deadline by reentering the online submission.
  • The abstract must be written in English. If English is not your first language, please have it reviewed. The abstract must not contain any spelling, grammatical or scientific error.

No corrections are possible after the submission deadline. The abstract will be reproduced exactly as submitted. No proofreading will be done.

  • All the communications concerning the abstract will be sent to the submitter who will be responsible for informing the other authors of the status of the abstract.
  • For each abstract a presenting author has to be identified. For any change in the presenter’s name, please make sure to inform the Organising Secretariat wbc@publicreations.com
  • The presenting author must accept full responsibility for the content, submission and presentation of the abstract, and retain full copyright of their abstract and presentation.
  • By submitting an abstract, authors automatically authorise the Conference to publish, submit for publication their abstract (as well as picture(s), graph(s) and biography) or include them in the Conference printings or online publications.
  • The submitted work must not be published as a full paper in a journal by the time of the meeting or have appeared in print elsewhere (except in abstract form) prior to the meeting.

 

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION 

  • Structured abstracts are mandatory stating clearly the Background/Aims, Methods, Results and Conclusions.
  • Abstracts should be written in English and the complete abstract must not exceed the box space (500 words). Abstracts can contain formulas, pictures or graphs.
  • It is possible to submit more than one abstract. However, only one presenting author per abstract is permitted.
  • Submitters can go back and make changes to an abstract submitted when it is as a draft copy until the deadline.
  • Conflict of Interest/Disclosure: Abstracts must include an acknowledgement of any commercial funding sources. Authors should declare all commercial interests.
  • All studies must have been approved by institutional committees on Ethics of experimental and human investigations.

 

THE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION STEP BY STEP

To submit your abstract online, please follow the instructions:

  • Enter the online system and fill your personal details if you do not have an existing profile
  • Click on the SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT button
  • Select the appropriate category “Rising Star” or “Abstract”
  • If you have selected the abstract please select Oral or Poster Presentation
  • Select the appropriate topic among the list
  • Insert the authors and co-authors name
  • Insert affiliations for each author and associate
  • Make sure that you identify the Presenter among the existing authors
  • Insert the abstract Title
  • Insert the body (That must be submitted in the required format)
  • Upload the Competing Interest disclosures for each author (If there are no competing interest, it should be stated in the form)