Abstract

Abstract

The Organising Committee invites ELSA members and other interested authors/delegates to participate in the ELSA 2018 programme by submitting an abstract for either oral, poster or video presentation. The ELSA abstract has been extended to Sep 25, 2018. Please contact secretariat@elsakl2018.com for any enquiries.
 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

All abstracts have to be submitted online. You first have to create a user profile which will then take you through to the abstract page. You can partially complete, save and return later to edit and finalise. Once your abstract is ready, you can submit, where after no changes can be made.

On submission of your abstract, you will receive an email confirmation. If you do not receive such a confirmation within 24 hours, please email: secretariat@elsakl2018.com

Please prepare your abstract according to the following guidelines:
1. MS Word Font type and size for the abstract: Times New Roman, 12 points.
2. Line spacing: single for the whole text.
3. The abstract title will go into a separate text box. Write your abstract title in both upper and lower case letters.
4. The presenting author and co-authors (max 5) are to be included in a separate text box at the end of the abstract page.
5. Write structured abstract using sub-headings in italic, e.g. Aims, Methods, Results and Conclusions
6. Maximum of 300 words.
7. It is the responsibility of the author to ensure that all spelling and grammar is correct.
8. All abstracts have to be submitted in English.
9. Click here to download submission template 
 

SELECTION CRITERIA

Acceptance of abstracts will be based on originality, scientific merit, study design, clarity of expression, presentation of data, adherence to the rules of submission, and relevance to the topic. Case reports will not be accepted and will be removed from the committee’s review. Revisions will not be accepted after the deadline, including changes to the author/co-author order.

VIDEO SUBMISSION

1. THEMES:
You can choose to submit based on bariatric, corolectal, education, emergency surgery, endoscopy, hepatobiliry, hernia, robotic surgery, thoracic and upper GI.
 
2. FORMATTING: 

• All Videos MUST be submitted digitally in accordance with the Digital Guidelines below. 

• No 3D videos will be accepted and video submissions must be of good quality and submitted in final form.
 
 
ACCEPTABLE FORMATS: (PLAYABLE ON WINDOWS PC) 
MPEG 
• Quicktime 
• MP4 
• AVI 
 
ACCEPTABLE FRAME SIZE: 
• No smaller than 640 x 480 
 
ACCEPTABLE FILE SIZE: 
• MUST be less than 1 GB 
 
3. RUN TIME: 
• Maximum running time is EIGHT (8) minutes. Video longer than 8 minutes will be rejected. 
 
4. NARRATION: 
• Videos must have narration in English. Without narration, it will not be considered. 
 
5. IMPORTANT RULES: 
• Videos may not include advertisement or promotion of products. Commercial support may be noted as a credit at the end of the video. 
• The designated presenter of the video selected must register for the meeting and attend for presentation and discussion. 
• Please DO NOT include any music, video clips or other materials/media copyrighted by any entity other than yourself. For example, please do not include classical music from a CD in your collection. 
• 3D videos will not be accepted.
 
*** VIDEOS must be the ORIGINAL work of the author
 
6. SUBMISSION: 
• Video Abstract Summaries must be submitted online and the link of video must be mentioned within the abstract summaries. Kindly refer to the option below to upload the video. 
 
*Before submitting the video abstract, kindly proceed to upload the video using one of the methods below to generate a link and mention in the abstract summaries:
1. Upload to Dropbox and share with us the link
2. Upload to Google Drive and share with us the link
3. Upload to Youtube, make the link private and share with us the link 
 

KEY DATES

1. Abstract Submission Closes - 25 September 2018 
2. Notification of Acceptance / Rejection of Abstracts* - 30 September 2018
 * Communication via email only to the first author.
 

IMPORTANT NOTE

1. Accepted abstracts are entitled to Early Bird registration.
2. Oral Abstract Presentation: 8-minute powerpoint presentation
3. Video Presentation: Selected abstracts need to present in a PowerPoint + video form no longer than 8 mins.
4. Poster Presentation would be in Electronic Format.
 

The abstract submission is extended to Sep 25, 2018.

Submission Closed

 

 

 

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