• SIOP ASIA 2020

Abstract Writing and Presentation

• Abstracts must be submitted and presented in clear English with correct grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication. Please note that abstracts submitted with a low level of English will not be considered for presentation. Authors who would like assistance with the English writing of their abstract, should contact the Secretariat at least 2 weeks prior the deadline.

• Abstract title – Limited to 25 words in UPPER CASE

• Abstract text – Limited to 300 words. Including acknowledgements.

• We recommend using word-processing software (for example, Word) for editing your abstract and counting the number of words.

• Important Note: Abstracts submitted, which do not comply with the requirements/format below, will NOT be included in the journal publication.

  • Abstracts must clearly state:
    • Background/Objectives
    • Design/Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusion
    • (Note: Each of the above sections must be a single paragraph and contain no lists).

• Abstract text must be written in complete sentences and in correct English.

• No degrees/titles of authors should be included with the author names.

• There should be a mark of end punctuation at the end of all sentences.

• Abbreviations must be consistent with instructions to authors of Pediatric Blood & Cancer and be defined on 1st usage, then use of abbreviation alone is OK, i.e. Wilms Tumor (WT), then referred to as “WT” in subsequent mention. Please use as few abbreviations as possible and only commonly used abbreviations.

• Disease names should be written without apostrophes, for example: Wilms tumour, Burkitt lymphoma, Hodgkin disease, etc.

• Please do not refer to patients by their diseases, e.g. ‘Wilms tumour patients’ or ALL patients’. Instead identify them as ‘patients with Wilms tumour; and ‘patients with ALL’.

• Use generic names of drugs.

• Express numbers as numerals.

• Text only is to be submitted. Tables, figures and bulleted text are not permitted.

• Numbers over 999 must include a comma, e.g., 2,000.

• Decimal points must be displayed as periods (4.89) not commas (4,89).

• Numbers beginning with a decimal point should be preceded by a zero.

• Periods should be used in numbers for decimal points, not commas, i.e. P=0.015

• All measurements must be in metric units.

• Do not begin sentences with a number – type the number in full, for example, it should be ‘Three patients….’ Instead of ‘3 patients….’.

• Do not use expressions such as ‘On the other hand……’; ‘This is the first study….’; ‘To our knowledge…..’; ‘This is the largest….’.

• Abstracts stating “data will be discussed in the presentation” will NOT be accepted.


Last Date for abstract submission is 15st november 2019.

Authorship

• Submission of an abstract acknowledges your acceptance for the abstract to be published in the official congress publications.

• One presenting author may not submit more than 2 abstracts

• The same person may serve as presenting author on up to 5 abstracts.

• Presenting authors of abstracts must be registered participants.