IHPBA World Congress 2018 invites all interested individuals to submit abstracts for oral and electronic poster presentations.
Abstract Submission deadline: 17 January 2018 (23:59hrs, GMT +12hrs)
Notification of Acceptance: 13 April 2018
Abstract Submission Instructions
The abstracts should be structured in the following four sections:
The authors should choose one topic only for every abstract submitted. If an abstract fits into more than one of the topics below, please select the most appropriate one.
|Primary Tumours||Pancreatic Cysts||Gallbladder Cancer||Imaging||Living Donor Transplantation|
|Surgical Outcomes||Tumours||Gallstones||Education||Transplantation Science (Immunology)|
|Technical Surgery||Surgical Outcomes||Surgical Outcomes||Evidence Based Medicine||Pancreas Transplantation|
|Miscellaneous||Technical Surgery||Technical Surgery||Cost Effectiveness|
Mandatory Submission of Manuscripts for HPB
Abstracts presenters in the “Best of the Best” sessions (Top 11 long oral presentations overall) are required to submit a full manuscript to HPB by Monday 8 October 2018. For all other oral presentations, IHPBA World Congress 2018 would like to encourage manuscript submission to HPB, although this is not mandatory. Any such manuscripts will be accelerated through the review process - however publication is not guaranteed.
Please note that “Best of the Best” (Top 11 long oral presentations overall) presenting authors who do not submit manuscripts by the deadline must contact the Scientific Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) explaining their reason for this since sanction will apply to authors who do not comply. Failure to comply with manuscript submission will automatically disqualify the authors from submission of any abstract/video to the next IHPBA World Congress 2020 in Australia.
Following on from the successful session at IHPBA 2016 we will continue to offer “Tricks of the Trade” as a topic during abstract submission for IHPBA 2018.
“Tricks of the Trade”
The purpose of this session will be to share technical “tricks” in HPB surgery or management pearls you have learned in treating problems encountered by your patients. While operative tricks are most desired, approaches to any dilemma in the perioperative period will also be considered. Anyone with a novel idea, strategy, or technique is encouraged to submit to this competitive session.
Abstract structure should include a background statement indicating relevance of the topic, and a description of the technique or approach (+/- an illustration or picture). Results indicating efficacy of the approach are welcome, but not mandatory. Focus should be on the actual technique and when/why it should be employed. The maximum word count is 250 words.
If selected, the actual presentation should emphasize visual content such as drawings, line-art, intra-operative photographs or even short (1-3 min) videos. All presentations will be oral and are intended to be 5 min long. These are not meant to be long, extravagant dissertations, but rather succinct descriptions of the method. Do not submit any video content initially please. Only if selected for presentation, will you have such an option for your presentation in Geneva.
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