Online Abstract Submission

Abstract submission deadline: November 09th, 2015 at 23.59h (GMT+1)

Abstract submission

  • All abstracts should be submitted electronically via the EAPCCT website Detailed instructions for this are provided on the website.
  • Instructions given below must be adhered to strictly. As time does not permit return of inadequately prepared abstracts for revision, they will be rejected! An exception may be made for minor correctable errors, at the discretion of the Scientific Committee.
  • Submission of the electronic form signifies understanding of, and agreement with, all the conditions set out below.

Abstract format

These instructions give general guidance for format although the electronic submission tool will format much of your abstract automatically. However, you are strongly advised to pre-prepare your abstract, using the guidance notes below, before attempting to submit your work on-line.
The number of words is limited strictly to 400 excluding the title, authors and affiliations, but including the references. Each word or number is counted as one word whether it is one character or 10 characters long. (The previous sentence has a word count of 18).
  • Authors should be listed using surname and given name plus any other initial(s). Omit titles, degrees, and academic appointments and do not separate initials with punctuation e.g. Smith Martin P or Jones J Charles.
  • The affiliation must comprise ONLY department name, institution, city and country.
  • The body of the abstract should be organised as outlined below. You must include the words in red (bold) in the body of your abstract.
  • Objective: A statement of the purpose or reason for the report.
    Methods: A brief description of the study design.
    Results: A summary of the results presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusion. Data must be presented in the abstract. Statements such as “the results will be presented” or “other data will be presented to support....” will result in automatic rejection of the abstract.
    Conclusion: A statement of the conclusion based on the data presented.
    References: All references should appear at the end of the abstract in numerical order as they appear in the text. Ensure references are cited in the text by a number in parentheses e.g. (2,3). Follow the referencing style below. In general the number of references used should be limited to 5 or less. References are included in the word count.
  • References for Journal articles should be formatted as in the following example: Giannini L, Vannacci A, Missanelli A, et al. Amatoxin poisoning: a 15-year retrospective analysis and follow-up evaluation of 105 patients. Clin Toxicol 2007; 45:539-42.
  • References for Book chapters should be formatted as follows: Goadsby PJ. Pathophysiology of headache. In: Silberstein SD, Lipton RB, Dalessio DJ, eds. Wolff's headache and other head pain. 7th ed. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2001:57-72.
  • For case reports or case series, the words Case report: or Case series: replace the Methods: and Results: headings. Otherwise, the format remains the same.
  • Reports of non-clinical studies, such as those describing poisons centre operations or educational tools should attempt to follow these guidelines as closely as possible.
  • Please do NOT use automatic Word functions, e.g. numbering, bullet points or footnotes.
  • Use of tables creates editorial difficulties and these are therefore discouraged. However, you may include one simple table.
  • Figures and graphs/diagrams are no longer allowed.
  • Use only standard abbreviations. As there is no incentive to using smaller words, non-standard and extensive abbreviations will only detract from your abstract’s acceptability. Numbers may be used to replace words, e.g. 5 rather than five, though the word count remains the same.

Abstract categories
Analytical and forensic toxicology Medication poisoning and adverse reactions
Adverse reactions from medications Miscellaneous
Aerotoxic syndrome Occupational poisoning
Ammunition (toxic aspects) Pesticides
Animal poisoning Plants and mushrooms poisoning
Critical care poisoning Poisoning and toxicology in history and culture
E-cigarettes Poisoning management
Epidemiology of poisoning Poisoning with drugs of abuse
Heavy metals Poisons centres activities
Household products poisoning and safety Risk communication and management in mass toxic exposures
Imaging diagnostic tools in the poisoned patient Social Networking in Toxicology
Mechanisms of toxicity and basic research Veterinary toxicology