Call for Abstracts

Key Dates & Deadlines

28 March 2024:
17 May 2024:
15 July 2024:
31 August 2024:
Call for abstracts announced
Call for abstracts closes
Notification sent to presenting author
Registration deadline for presenting author
28 March 2024:
17 May 2024:
15 July 2024:
31 August 2024:
Call for abstracts announced
Call for abstracts closes
Notification sent to presenting author
Registration deadline for presenting author

28 March 2024

Call for abstracts announced

17 May 2024

Call for abstracts closes

15 July 2024

Notification sent to presenting author

28 March 2024

Registration deadline for presenting author

Abstracts must be submitted through the abstract submission platform by 11:59pm Pacific Time on 17 May 2024 to be considered. The presenting author will receive an email upon submission to confirm that the abstract has been received.

Notification of abstract acceptance or rejection will be sent to the presenting author by 15 July 2024. Communications will only be sent to the presenting author. It is the responsibility of the presenting author to communicate with co-authors.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts must be submitted in English. If the abstract is accepted for the 7th Global Forum program it must be presented in English.

Abstracts must be submitted through the online abstract submission platform. Abstracts submitted by email or any other method will not be considered.

Abstracts must be submitted under a thematic track. Click here for information on the thematic tracks for the 7th Global Forum.

Authors must indicate whether they wish their abstract to be considered for oral or poster presentation or poster presentation only. The decision on acceptance for oral or poster presentation is made by the Organizing Committee and that decision is final.

Abstract Instructions

Abstracts may not exceed 2000 characters (including spaces), including headings within the body of the abstract. Title, author names, affiliations, figure/table, conflicts of interest and funding sources are not included in this word limit.

The abstract should include:

Content & Eligibility

Previously published/presented work may be submitted if it is timely, and the subject matter is relevant. If work has been previously published or presented, this must be indicated on the submission form. Acceptance and presentation of previously published work will be based on abstract review and overall program development.

Multiple abstract submissions for a single study are allowed, provided that each abstract presents a different aspect of the study and different information.

Abstract text under copyright to a publication or another conference should not be submitted.

Material presented in abstracts must not violate any copyright laws or infringe on the rights of others. If any material, images, or graphics included in the abstract are not copyrighted by the author, it is the author’s sole responsibility to secure the rights from the copyright holder in writing to reproduce the figure, graphic, and/or image for print and online publication worldwide, and the author must bear all associated costs charged by the copyright holder.

The Global Forum supports only research that has been conducted according to ethical research standards. Research conducted in animals must adhere to local or regional ethics committees and/or requirements for animal research where applicable. Research conducted in humans must conform to all regulatory requirements and must be conducted according to the protocol approved by the institutional or local committee on ethics in human investigation; where no such committee exists, the research must have been conducted in accordance with the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association.

Author Information & Criteria

There is no limit to the number of authors on an abstract; however, the list of authors should be limited to individuals who conceived, designed, and carried out the study and/or gathered and analyzed the data, and who wrote or reviewed/edited the abstract. Every listed author should read and approve the abstract before it is submitted. The presenting author will be the first author on the abstract, the authors determine the order of the other authors. The use of study groups as co-authors is encouraged.

Presenting authors are limited to three (3) abstract submissions, but there is no limit to the number of abstracts on which a person is listed as co-author.

When listing author affiliations, one additional department or internal institution may be included along with the primary affiliation.

The author listed as the presenting author in the abstract submission is expected to present at the conference if the abstract is accepted. If the presenting author is not able to present, a co-author may present in his/her place. Organizers must be notified in advance (if possible) of any changes in the presenter.

Abstract Review

All submitted abstracts will go through a blind peer review process carried out by members of the Organizing Committee, Track Committees, or other experts in the thematic track under which the abstract is submitted.

The review process for the 7th Global Forum is confidential, and this is communicated to all abstract reviewers. However, it is important to note that reviewers are volunteers and are not Global Forum Organizers. Misuse of confidential information should be brought to the attention of the Global Forum Organizers, but the Global Forum Organizers shall not be responsible for the failure of a reviewer to maintain abstract confidentiality.

Abstract Publication

Accepted abstracts will be made available to session chairs two to four weeks before the start of the 7th Global Forum and will be published on the 7th Global Forum web portal and mobile app one week before the event's start date and may be available for public viewing.

Accepted posters will be available on the 7th Global Forum mobile app and web portal for registered participants one week before the event start date and three months following the 7th Global Forum.

Global Forum sessions – including plenary, oral abstract, and poster sessions – may be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing by registered participants for three months following the Global Forum.

Authors retain the copyright of their abstracts, with rights granted to the Global Forum Organizers to publish the abstract on the Global Forum mobile app and website. The Global Forum Organizers retain the copyright to session recordings.

Submission of an abstract constitutes agreement to its publication as noted above.

Data Collection and Privacy

For information about how the Organizers may use and process your personal information, please read our Privacy Policy. The abstract submission platform is powered by Cvent. You can review their privacy policies and practices here. Please ensure that each co-author is aware of and agrees to these privacy policies. The submitting author will be asked to confirm this upon submission of the abstract.

Registration

Registration is not required before submitting an abstract.

Presenting authors of accepted abstracts must be registered for the 7th Global Forum by 31 August 2024, including payment of registration fees. If a presenting author has not registered and paid by 31 August 2024, the Organizers reserve the right to remove the abstract and presentation from the program and abstract publications.

Participant Support

Information about travel, registration, and other participant support will be published shortly.

The abstract submission platform will be available by mid-April. Enter your email address below if you would like to be notified when the platform is open.