ITS Annual Scientific Meeting 2024 – Call for Abstracts

We are delighted to announce that the Call for Abstracts for the Irish Thoracic Society Annual Scientific Meeting on the 14th to the 16th of November 2024 is NOW OPEN! 

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Submission Deadline

The deadline for submission of abstracts is the 20th of August 2024.


Abstracts will be considered for publication in the ITS Online Abstract Book and there is an option of publication (subject to originality and editorial approval) in a supplement to the Irish Journal of Medical Science, published by Springer.


Please read the following guidelines carefully before submission. Abstracts that do not meet the prescribed format may not be accepted.

Word limit: 200 words –  excluding title, author name(s), affiliation(s), and references

Title: In bold font with sentence caps (see sample)

Author names: should be provided in full –  the first name (not initials) followed by the family name (see sample below). Omit prefixes/suffixes such as Mr, Mrs, Prof, Dr, RN, MD, PhD, etc. Ensure correct spelling and that permission has been secured from all named authors. If there are more than 10 author names it is appropriate to include the presenter name on behalf of a named workgroup. Ideally corresponding authors should set up ORCIDaccounts so that contact details may be maintained as preferred and identities confirmed.

Affiliations: should include the institution name (not abbreviated), and location (city, county, country). Do not include departments, street addresses, postal codes.  Each affiliation should appear only once.  Affiliation numbers should be included even if there is only one author and one affiliation.

Structure: Abstracts should be structured with the following headings in bold font: Background, Methods, Results, Conclusions, Keywords, and Disclosures. Run the paragraph into same line as the subheading.

Disclosures: All abstracts must include a disclosure declaration even if there is nothing to declare. This should include any financial support, grants, and any other personal connections that could be perceived as a conflict of interest or source of bias

For example:

Funding: This study was funded by X (grant number X).

Conflict of Interest: Author A has received research grants from Company A. Author B has received a speaker honorarium from Company X and owns stock in Company Y. Author C is a member of committee Z.

If no conflict exists, the authors should state:

Conflict of Interest: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Trademarks: Generic drug names are preferable to trademarked, brand-named drugs (for example, use acetaminophen as opposed to Tylenol, Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc., US). In all abstracts where brand or trade names are included the manufacturer names and locations are also required.

References: References and citations to previously published work should be avoided. Where cited and necessary it is acceptable to provide abbreviated references with the DOI or web links to sources. Where the DOI or web links are not available the references should conform to the format for reference lists as per sample below.

Abbreviations: Spell out abbreviations for first use in the title and the body of the abstract. Abbreviations should only be used if standard use is appearing four or more times in the text.

Copyright: If you are opting for your abstract to be considered for publication in the Irish Journal of Medical Science Online Supplement, we require confirmation that the material submitted is original and not previously published– see tick box below.


Accuracy: abstracts will not be copy-edited and you will not be able to edit your abstract when the closing date has passed so please check your submission carefully to ensure that the content is correct and that there are no errors in author names or institutions.

Availability for presentation and attendance at prize-giving: if your abstract is accepted, one of the authors must attend the Annual Scientific Meeting to make the presentation. The abstract should not be submitted if the authors know this is not possible. Similarly if you wish your abstract to be considered for a prize, an author or co-author must agree to be present at the prize giving ceremony (see tick-box below).

Co-Author Consent: The submitting author is required to ensure that supervisors and all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission.


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