All abstracts must be submitted through our online submission portal no later than 12

midnight on January 31st, 2019

Please email any questions regarding the submission process to or call on +971 26588717.

· All abstracts for the 2019 Annual Meeting must be submitted online through our online

submission portal.

· Character limit – 2950 characters or less if you are including 1 table OR 1 figure, 3780 characters or less for abstracts that are text only. Character limit does not include title or authors. Abstracts that exceed the character limit will not be accepted.

Guidelines for Abstract Preparation

Your abstract should adhere to the following format:


Title: Your title should be as concise and accurate as possible. Good titles may ask a question, describe a problem, reference a controversy, summarize an experience, or even state a result. Your title should aim to attract the reader’s interest and make them want to know more, but must accurately reflect the content of your paper. Titles which are misleading or inaccurate will be grounds for rejection. Institutional names are not allowed in the title.

Background/Objective: State in 1-2 sentences the aim of your study. Describe the scientific context, (i.e., why you did the study and include what the hypothesis of the study was). Novelty for its own sake without a clear justification is insufficient reason for a study.

Methods: Briefly state the plan and/or methods used (i.e., how you did the study). For reports of clinical experience, it is essential to describe the patient population and how they were identified and/or selected. For comparisons between two populations, it is particularly important to show how the two groups are comparable and/or different.

Results: Clearly summarize the data (i.e., what you found). Use the format that most concisely and clearly presents your results. Please do not report numeric results as text; a good table or graphic is almost always more effective. Abstracts must be complete and include data in the results. Abstracts that do not include results (“results will be presented…”) will be automatically rejected.

Conclusions: Briefly state the implications of your findings (i.e., what the results mean). It is insufficient to conclude by simply reiterating your aims and results. Specifically, (1) Has your study met its aims? (2) Are your findings important or new? (3) How do your findings compare with those of others? (4) What do you recommend, both now and for the future? Conclusions must be based on the result data presented. Conclusions not supported by data in the abstract will be grounds for rejection.

Presentation Types

Authors may submit 1 or more abstracts for consideration for presentation at the Annual Meeting. All abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific Committee. The top abstracts will be selected for presentation in 1 of the following presentation formats:

Oral: Each presenter will be given 6 minutes for their presentation, followed by 2-3 minutes for questions. (In order to be eligible for acceptance, you must have an author who will be available to present during the assigned session). The author will be notified of the exact timing for the oral presentations session.

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