Abstracts

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS OPEN. 
CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT: ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
THE ABSTRACT DEADLINE IS 4 SEPTEMBER 2020 AT 17:00 CEST 

General guidelines

Please follow the step-by-step directions to upload the abstract. To ensure your abstract retains any special characters or formatting, the abstract must be in Microsoft Word format.

Abstracts should contain the following four components:

  • Background
    A concise statement of the issue under investigation or a hypothesis;
  • Material & Methods
    The experimental methods used (including the statistical analyses employed);
  • Results
    Specific findings (promises such as "to be completed" or "to be presented" are not acceptable);
  • Conclusions
    A summary of findings that are supported by your results (statistical analyses used to support the conclusions, where appropriate, should be included; concluding statements such as "the results will be discussed" are not acceptable).

Please note that abstracts cannot be accepted if tables or graphs are included. The maximum word count for the abstract body is 500 words.

Abstracts are considered official communications to the conference and will be treated confidentially. Submitters of accepted abstracts agree to attend the meeting and present their abstract as scheduled. 

Categories for Abstract Submission

For purposes of review and programming, abstracts were divided into topical categories. Selection of the most appropriate category is important as it determines who reviews your abstract. The Program Committee reserves the right to reassign your abstract to a more appropriate category. Abstracts will be accepted either for oral or poster presentation. 

This year’s program places special attention to health care challenges related to the prevention and treatment of Hepatitis faced by several populations including refugees and displaced persons, pregnant women, women of child-bearing age, and children.

Please see the categories for abstract submission below:

  • Model for Care - Focus on HBV
  • Model for Care - Focus on HCV
  • Monitoring and Testing
  • Prevention
  • Strategies to move forward to come to elimination

Young Investigators/RLS academia

We are pleased to offer free registration to young investigators and academia from Resource-Limited Settings (RLS) with an accepted abstract and a 50% discount on the registration fee without an accepted abstract. 

To be eligible as a young investigator, one should be 35 years of age or younger and either be a current Master/PhD student or have obtained a Master's/MD/PhD degree in the last five years. 

In order to receive a special registration code, the young professional needs to ask a supervisor to complete the application form and send it to: zara@vironet.com

IMPORTANT: free/discounted registration is offered to the presenting author of the abstract only.

Notification of abstract acceptance and presentation format 

Notifications of acceptance and format of presentation (oral, poster, abstract book only) will be e-mailed to the submitting author. It is the responsibility of the corresponding/presenting author to inform all co-authors of the status of the abstract. Please notify the Conference Secretariat if you have not received notification by the second week of October. If your abstract is accepted, one author is required to register for the conference and present the paper as scheduled. Guidelines for preparing your oral and/or poster presentations will be sent after your abstract has been accepted.

Abstract publication 

Accepted abstracts will be published in the Abstract Book. Please note that the conference secretariat cannot be held responsible for any typing or language errors in the submitted abstracts as only the format of the abstracts will be changed and not the content.