Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submission Details 

Online Submissions Open: December 15, 2018 
Deadline for Submission: June 15, 2019 
  • Abstracts MUST be submitted in English 
  • Abstract title should be in BLOCK CAPITALS 
  • The content should be original and not presented previously 
  • A blind selection process will be used to review papers 
  • The Review Committee reserves the right to accept abstracts on alternate presentation types to what has been submitted.


Topics to be considered 

A. CLINICAL RESEARCH 
1. Acute wounds 
2. Burns 
3. Clinical trials 
4. Clinical studies including case series and case reports 
5. Leg ulcers 
6. Diabetic foot ulcers 
7. Pressure ulcers 
8. Atypical ulcers 
9. Wound products including dressings, antimicrobials, devices 
10. Prevention 
11. Quality of life, pain 
12. Infection 
13. Genetic disorders 
14. Pediatric wounds 
15. Wound pathology 
16. Wound assessment 
17. Wound diagnostics 
18. Epidemiology 
 
B. LABORATORY RESEARCH AND BASIC SCIENCE 
19. Biotechnology 
20. Infection and biofilms 
21. Tissue engineering 
 
C. EDUCATION AND HEALTH CARE SYSTEM 
22. Prevention 
23. Home care 
24. E-Health 
25. Health economy
 

Abstract Body Format 

Must be 300 words or less, inclusive of title, author(s) name(s), institutional affiliation(s) and references. Please, do not use abbreviations unless defined in the abstract. All submissions should be in Microsoft Word format. Content should include the following sections: 
 

Background and Aims 

Include one or two sentences to introduce the broad topic area and provide a reason for the study. Provide a clear statement of the aims of the study. A hypothesis could be included in this section. 
 

Methods 

In this section information on participants (and/or subjects) should be provided. This may include the number of participants, demographic information such as age and gender as well as the method of recruitment (i.e. a random sample or a convenient sample). Study inclusion and exclusion criteria should be included in this section as well as a sample size calculation if presenting a randomised clinical trial. Measures and procedures used in the study are described in this section. Descriptions of analyses appear in the methods section. 
 

Results 

The purpose of the result section is to provide a description of the main findings of the study. Submitted abstracts must include actual results. Results should be expressed as means or medians and the spread of the results indicated as ranges, standard deviations or 95% confidence intervals as appropriate. 
 

Conclusions 

In this section you should provide statements of interpretation and implication of findings, as well as comparison with previous literature. It should not be a simple restatement of the results. 
All abstracts will be reviewed by the abstract Review Committee within eight weeks after the closing date.