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Submission of abstracts: Open 1 November 2018
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 20 January 2019 ( Tentative date )
Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 10 March 2019 ( Tentative date )
Early registration deadline: 15 March 2019 ( Tentative date)
Author payment deadline: 15 April 2019 ( Tentative date )


General guidelines

Abstracts must be submitted using exclusively the on-line abstract submission form you will find in this website. Abstracts submitted by email or fax will not be accepted. Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered. Submission of an abstract acknowledges your acceptance for its publication in the official programme and in the special issue of the European Journal of Clinical Investigation ( Book of abstracts ).

The Presenting author must be the Contact author in the submission form and he/she must be listed the first in the list of authors. Each Presenting author can submit a maximum of three ( 3 ) abstracts. The Presenting author must register for the ESCI 2019 Congress before the 15th April to ensure the abstract is included in the program and scheduled for presentation.

Authors will be required to indicate whether oral or poster presentation is preferred and to select a topic. The final type of presentation and session will be determined by the ESCI 2019 Congress Organisers after the reviewing process.

Title, type of presentation and topic

Special characters and symbols are accepted following the next rule: type them in Word processing programme in Arial font, and copy-paste them in to the title field. Super- and sub-script characters are not compatible. Please type 10[sup]2[/sup] for 10 2 and 10[sub]2[/sub] for 102. Bold, italic and underlined texts are not accepted.

Text of the abstract

Abstracts must not exceed 300 words and must be submitted in English. Please do not leave blank lines to separate paragraphs. It is recommended to type the text of the abstract in a Word processing programme in Arial font, and copy-paste it into the corresponding field. Greek and mathematical symbols are accepted if they are created in Arial font. Please be sure to follow this rule. Please use the [ Special Character Keyboard ] you will find in the on-line form for super and sub-script formatting. Bold, italic and underlined texts are not accepted.

Except for plenary speakers or invited workshop speakers, the abstract must respect the structure below. In the former cases, the abstracts can be written without headings.

Material and methods
Funding sources, if any

The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission. Abstracts must be original and must not have been published or presented at any other meeting prior to the ESCI 2019. Abstracts of unfinished researches will not be evaluated. Abstracts stating ‘data will be discussed in the presentation’ will not be accepted. The abstract body must not include any indication of the personal details of authors.

How to use the online abstract submission form

First of all, you will be required to Create a ‘New Account’ to sign in to your personal portal. Your personal portal will allow you to submit abstracts and register to the Congress after the review process. For any further information related to abstract submission please contact the Technical Secretariat by e-mail:

Evaluation and acceptance

The ESCI 2019 Congress Organisers reserves the right to reallocate abstracts in a different topic and to decide the final type of presentation. Authors will be notified by email, the 10th March, (Tentative date), whether their abstract has been accepted or rejected. The final reference number and session assigned to each oral/poster will be notified by e-mail before the 15th April (Tentative date).

Alexandre Tiedtke Quintanilha

Born in Lourenço Marques (Maputo) Mozambique.

Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics (1972) Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg.  Next two decades at U.C. Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as professor of cell physiology and biophysics and director of a Center for Environmental Studies.  Moved to Biomedical Faculty, University of Porto as professor of biophysics and science Dean. Was, until 2010, director of both the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and chaired committee to form consortium of the three major biomedical institutions in Porto (i3S).  A member of several international Academies, chaired committees at ESF, EC, OECD and other national and international research organizations. Chaired the Council of Associate Laboratories of the Ministry of Science and is President of the Ethics Committee for Clinical Research in Portugal. Has published extensively and has always been involved in science policy. Current interests in mental and public health, biological stress, risk perception and public understanding of science. Since 2015, Chair of the Parliamentary Commission on Education and Science.

November 2018