The abstract template can be downloaded here. Please use this template for abstract submission.
ICHAMS 2014 Abstract Submission Guidelines
- Haematology/Immunology/Infectious Disease
- Public Health/Epidemiology
Your abstract submission must meet the following criteria for ICHAMS 2014:
- Your data have not been and will not be presented at any other conference other than Research Day at RCSI
- Your data have not been and will not be published in any form until published by ICHAMS in BiomedCentral (BMC). The lead author (i.e., individual submitting the abstract and presenting the abstract if accepted) has the authority to submit the abstract and has obtained permission from their supervisor and all other authors.
- To have your abstract published in BMC you must sign a waiver stating that you wish your abstract to published by ICHAMS 2014, that the research is original and has not been published in any form, and that all listed authors have agreed to the submission of the abstract (without exception).
All abstracts must be submitted via email to ICHAMS_abstracts@rcsi.ie after you have registered for the conference.
Lead Author: A lead author must be assigned for each abstract submission.
- This individual is the first author listed in the submission and has the primary responsibility for communications with ICHAMS
- This individual is responsible for ensuring that all co-authors and company sponsors approve the submission, publication, and potential presentation.
- This individual will give the oral or poster presentation if the submission is accepted. The lead author should feel comfortable presenting and answering questions in English.
An abstract submission may contain a maximum of 400 words, including: Authors/Institutions, Title, Body (Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion, References), Figures, and Tables.
Assignment, Notification & Presentation
All abstract submissions are reviewed by our scientific committee. Abstracts to be considered for Oral Presentation must be submitted by September 5, 2014. Abstracts to be considered for Poster Presentation must be submitted by September 26, 2014. If you submit an abstract but are not awarded an Oral Presentation you may be granted a Poster Presentation. Notifications of acceptance to ICHAMS 2014 will be sent out within 3 weeks of these deadlines.
Accepted abstracts will be assigned to one of the following:
- Oral Session A
- Oral Session B
- Oral Session C
- Poster Session A
- Poster Session B
It is the responsibility of the lead author to share the notifications with their co-authors.
The presenting authors of abstracts accepted for oral or poster presentations must register for the Conference (fees apply) and make their own housing reservations.
(Please note that early registration closes on September 11, 2014.)
Abstracts should contain the following subheadings:
Titles must be concise, functional & informative, but need not be dull. Use simple language. The title of the research work should be clear and contain the necessary information to make classification of the article possible. No more than 150 characters.
Names of author and co-author(s); Institutional affiliation with the author and co-author(s) (medical faculty and country) or affiliation with the organization that patronizes the investigation
Give background information that is useful for introducing your research and that makes clear to the reader why you are asking your research question. The research question or aim of the study: state the question either as a question or as a hypothesis. Use key terms that will re-appear in the answer to the question in your conclusion.
The study design, including both independent and dependent variables and use of statistics.
Describe the results obtained based on the research or study question and the methods applied.
The answer: give a clear summary of the outcome to the research or study question. Discussion: only if important for your research, state some conditions that could have influenced your data. Keep it as short and concise as possible.
Implication: it is of great importance to state the implication or relevance of your research or study. Do not use words like ‘we intend to study’ or ‘work will be done to prove ..’ etc.
You may cite references throughout your text, these should be included in suare brackets  and be detailled in the following format in the section references: 1. Lastname A, Lastname B, Lastname C: Title of journal article. Journal Medline abbreviation Year, vol:first page-last page. Please note that references are not included in the word count.