Abstracts

Abstract Submission – Technical Guidelines

Deadline for submission is: January 15, 2018

There will be no extension of the Abstract Submission Deadline

Oral and Poster Presentations

The Scientific Programme Committee invites abstracts to be considered for inclusion in the programme. Abstracts can be submitted only online on the website.
Online Submission is now open.

Submit your abstract here

Detailed guidelines for online-abstract submission

Please read the instructions carefully and proceed to submission by clicking on the link below.

Writing the abstract

Type your abstract in a common Word Processor (e.g. MS Word). Please save a copy of the file with the abstract text only (no title or authors). This file can then be used for a „file upload“ (most convenient way of submission). The upload feature converts special characters. Please note that abstracts with title, authors or text ALL IN CAPITAL LETTERS will not be reviewed.

When entering the site

Please note that, if you submitted an abstract to an earlier conference using OASIS (e.g. IASPT 2016), your data are still in the sytem and you may use this same account for submission. In case you have forgotten your password, you can retrieve it from the login screen.

First time users:

  1. When entering the submission page, hit „Click here to create a new user account“ on the left side of the page.
  2. Fill in all required fields and save your personal information by clicking „Continue“ on the online form. Your username will be generated automatically from your email-address.
  3. Please remember to create a password not being used for other logins (i.e. bank accounts, market places etc.)
  4. Locate „Abstracts“ and click on „Submit an abstract“
  5. Carefully follow the step-by-step instructions.

Returning users, continuing an aborted submission or editing an abstract already submitted:

  1. Login with the username (your email address) and password that you received when creating the account.
  2. Locate the abstract in „Abstracts“ and click on the displayed abstract title to make changes or complete the abstract.
  3. Continue your submission or click on desired menu item you wish to change.
  4. Changes can be made until the submission deadline.

Returning users, submitting another abstract:

  1. Login with the username and password that you received when creating the account.
  2. Locate „Abstracts“ and click on „Submit an abstract“
  3. Carefully follow the step-by-step instructions.

Submission Steps

In the welcome area, locate „Abstracts“ and click on „Submit an abstract

Submission step 1: Title

  • In the title, please use capital letters ONLY where necessary (e.g. ‚Detection of two novel large mutations in SLC7A9 by semi-quantitative fluorescent multiplex PCR‘).
  • Please DO NOT format the title in bold, underline, or enter line breaks. Use italics only where required by nomenclature.
  • The title is limited to 25 words!

Submission step 2: Topic

Please take care to allocate your submission to a suitable topic. The respective topic needs to be selected from a list.

  1. Prosthetic Rehabilitation
  2. Virtual Rehabilitation
  3. Osseointegration
  4. Outcome Research
  5. Signal Extraction
  6. Signal Transmission
  7. Signal Pick-up
  8. Prosthetic Feedback (Proprioceptive, Sensory)
  9. Implantable Sensors
  10. Surgical refinements
  11. Miscellaneous

Submission step 3: Keywords

  • Please enter up to 3 keywords describing your work (required).

Submission step 4: Authors

  • A maximum of 10 authors is allowed.
  • A maximum of 2 institutions per author is allowed.
  • The order of the authors as well as the name of the presenting author (marked in green) can be edited during the submission process.

Submission step 5: Abstract Text

  • The text cannot exceed 2500 characters (350-400 words), excluding title and authors (minimum 500 characters).
  • The following structure is pre-defined: Background, Material and Methods, Results, Conclusions. Abstracts should be organized whenever applicable under these headings.
  • The abstract must be submitted in good English.
  • Tables, graphics, photos etc. are not allowed.
  • No literature must be cited.
  • The text may be uploaded (from a Word document) not containing title and authors. Alternatively it may be typed in (or copy/pasted from an existing document).
  • Special characters are widely supported.
  • Support: Enter the source(s) of contributed support and/or grant numbers at the end of the abstract text section.

Submission step 6: Presentation Preference

Please indicate your preference in this step, especially in case you do not want your abstract to be selected as oral presentation.

Submission step 7: Submission Summary

  • The summary page will display all information related to your abstract.
  • Please make sure you print the summary page for your records.
  • The system also has an e-mail confirmation feature. Simply click the appropriate link on the summary page and fill in your email address(es) in the appropriate box.
  • If you choose to delete the submission, this can be made here. Please note that you will be able to retrieve deleted submissions.

General Information on Abstract Submission and FAQ

Browser Issues

  • For optimum results when using the Online Submission System, it is recommended that you use Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher for Windows. For Macintosh users we recommend Safari 3.0 or higher for Mac OS 10.4.
  • Please note that you must also have JavaScript and Cookies enabled in your browser preferences in order for the system to function properly. Instructions to enable cookies are given on the login page.
  • Submission is perfectly possible with other browsers as well, but some advanced functions are possible only with the above. A list of compatible browsers is given on the login page.

Account management – Personal Information

  • Please note that, if you submitted an abstract to another conference using the OASIS Online Submission System, your data are still in the sytem and you may use this same account for submission. In case you have forgotten your password, you can ret rieve it from the login screen.
  • Please create only one account per submitting author. The system stores your information. If you choose to submit more than one abstract you will not need to create another account. See „Returning users“.
  • After you created the account, the system will display a password and username that will allow you to return and edit, delete or withdraw your abstract at a later stage.
  • Personal information can be edited if necessary by clicking the „Profile“ icon (e.g. in case of an address change). Attention: All correspondence regarding the acceptance of your abstract will be mailed to the address given by you in the „author section“. Please provide a working email address.

Corrections – Withdrawal

  • Titles of submitted abstracts are displayed in the Welcome Area, together with the information on whether the submission is complete or incomplete. To edit one of these abstracts, simply click on the title.
  • Changes and withdrawals can be made until the deadline of January 15, 2017.
  • The submission system stores the information in „real time“ in a database. The moment you reach the „Summary“ at the end of the submission process your abstract has been received. However you will still be able to come back and make modifications until the deadline.
  • Please make sure you print the summary page for your records. The system also has an e-mail confirmation feature. Simply click the appropriate link on the summary page and fill in your email address(es) in the appropriate box.

Support

For support during the submission process, please send an email to mv@medacad.org or call +43 1 405 13 83 13 between 9.00 – 17.00 hrs Central European Time.

Acceptance and Selection of Abstracts

  • All submitted abstracts will be anonymised and reviewed by the Scientific Programme Committee. Authors will be notified in due course whether their abstract has been accepted. Notifications on final assignment (spoken presentation or poster) will also follow in due course.
  • For information concerning formal issues please see the EXAMPLE ABSTRACT.