| Electronic Submission
- General Policies
All abstracts must be submitted electronically through the electronic
abstract submission system.
Abstract submission will open June 1, 2009.
- All abstracts must be received on or before November
Abstracts received after this deadline will not be accepted
for inclusion in the Congress.
- All abstracts have a 300 word limit of text
(not including presenter information and title).
- Authors are advised to insure that their abstracts
meet the criteria and guidelines below. All accepted abstracts
will be published as is. Acceptance of the abstract in the program
and assignment to a session are determined solely by the Program
Committee based on a review of the abstract and its subject
matter. Decisions of the Program Committee are final. Because
of the logistics of assigning abstracts to sessions and the
number of abstracts received, requests for particular types
of presentations, sessions, days, or times will not be considered
by the Program Committee.
- Submitting authors are required to insure that all
listed co-authors have reviewed the abstract, take responsibility
for its content and agree with being listed as co-author.
- All potential conflicts of interest for each co-author
must be provided. Potential conflicts of interest include,
but are not limited to, commercial interest in the research,
and financial or in-kind support for the research, and financial
or in-kind support for the research from entities with commerical
interest in research.
- The ICID Program Committee invites the submission
of research abstracts of excellent quality in all areas related
to infectious diseases. Authors with original research are
encouraged to submit abstracts related to bacterial, fungal,
parasitic, and viral infections, the pathogenesis of infectious
diseases, antimicrobial agents, and related fields of investigation.
All abstracts are reviewed by subcommittees of the 14th ICID
Program Committee for the quality and originality of their
research, scientific content, and presentation.
Abstracts may be accepted into one of three categories:
- Oral presentation: The presenting author
will be required to make a
10 minute Powerpoint presentation that concisely summarizes
the research question, the methods used, the results and their
significance. Abstracts accepted for oral presentation will
be published as a supplement to the International Journal
of Infectious Diseases (IJID) and distributed to congress
participants on site.
- Poster presentation: The presenting author
will be obliged to present the poster during the poster session
to which it has been assigned. Abstracts accepted for poster
presentation will be published as a supplement to the International
Journal of Infectious Diseases (IJID) and distributed
to congress participants on site.
- International Scientific Exchange (ISE):
Abstracts accepted for ISE will not be presented at the ICID.
ISE accepted abstracts will be distributed to congress participants
in the Scientific Exchange Abstract Book.
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Abstracts that represent the presentation of single clinical
cases of previously reported diseases, investigations of compounds
that involve inadequate numbers of study subjects, or in vitro
studies of nonrepresentative microbiologic strains, or abstracts
that lack quantitative data will not be accepted. Authors are
discouraged from submitting multiple abstracts from the same
project. Each abstract will be judged on its own merits without
reference to other submissions, Repetitive abstracts will be
- As part of the ongoing educational mission of the
International Society for Infectious Diseases, the Program Committee
encourages investigators from lowresource countries who
have not previously submitted abstracts to international meetings
to submit their original research. To assist such investigators
the Program Committee has outlined the following guidelines
for developing an abstract:
- Abstracts must be based on original results that
have not or will not be published or presented before
the 14th ICID begins on March 9, 2009.
- It is recommended that abstracts follow a format
similar to that used at other international meetings and
in journals. An acceptable structure for an abstract includes:
- Background: A statement of the hypothesis or
- Methods: An explanation of the study design and
experimental methods used.
- Results: A concise summary of the major findings
of the experiment or study. Sufficient data must be provided
to permit evaluation by the reviewers and public reading
the abstracts. Statements such as "additional information
to be presented at the meeting" are not acceptable.
- Conclusion: Summary of the overall findings and
the importance of the study.
- All abstracts must be submitted in ENGLISH.
The Program Committee recognizes that a number of abstracts
will be from individuals for whom English is not their primary
language. Though the focus of the review by the Program Committee
will be the science, the Committee recommends that individuals
who need assistance in writing in English have their abstracts
reviewed before submission to the Congress.
- Abstracts must be submitted through the electronic
abstract submission system.
- All abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee,
and a notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the
submitting authors only. It is the responsibility of the submitting
author to notify other co-authors of the Committee's decision.
Session assignments will be mailed by December 20, 2009 to
the address given for correspondence. Once scheduled, presentations
cannot be moved in the program. Authors are encouraged to
submit their abstracts as early as possible.
- By submitting an abstract the author(s) agree to transfer
all copyrights to ISID and to allow publication of submitted
information on the ISID web site, the International Journal
of Infectious Diseases (IJID), the Scientific Exchange Abstract
Book or other Society related publications. Authors of accepted
oral abstracts grant permission to ISID to audio/video record
all presentations for future distribution.
- Instructions will be sent to the authors whose abstracts
are accepted for oral or poster presentation. For each abstract
accepted for presentation, at least one author must attend the
Congress and present the contribution.
- Payment of the Congress registration fee should
accompany the abstract. If your abstract is not accepted or
you are unable to attend, a refund will be made in conformity
with the provisions of the Congress
refund policy. If the registration fee of the presenting
author is not received by February 1, 2010, the abstract
will not be published.
Authors who do not attend the session for which they have been
scheduled will be ineligible to submit an abstract for the next
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Questions regarding preparation of abstracts may be directed to
the Organizing Committee by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Electronic Submission
Abstracts can be easily submitted via the electronic
abstract submisison system. From the ISID web site, you can
fill out the abstract form directly or insert your computerized
text. Detailed information and assistance on electronic submission
are given when you visit this site.
Should you require further explanation, send an e-mail to email@example.com
or call ISID at (617) 2770551. Please do not submit
the same abstract more than once.
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