Submission of Abstracts

Deadline for submission of Abstracts and Case Studies is 5pm on Thursday, 5th September 2019

Submission Guidelines

Please read Submission Guidelines carefully.

Case Studies should be submitted by email to and will be considered for presentation at the ITS Case Study Forum on Thursday evening, 21st November 2019. Click here for Case Study Submission Guidelines.

Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts should be submitted as a Word document, via the web form, and structured as follows:

  • The abstract must not exceed 200 words – excluding the title, authors(s) name(s), address(es), and any references;
  • The initials and surname of the author(s) without titles or degrees should appear below the abstract title (a descriptive title in bolded Times New Roman – 12 point);  
  • The department(s), institution(s) and city(ies)/town(s) should be listed next;
  • The abstract should be of the informative type containing four paragraphs, but without any subtitles or headings;
  • The font should be Times New Roman – 12 Point. 
  • The abstract must have no more than one table or figure.
  • Up to two references in the Vancouver style can be included.
  • Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed.

Specify the purpose of the study and include a brief background statement. Outline the methods used, for example study design, population, statistical test(s). Summarise the results of the study and include key statistical data.

Outline the main implication(s) of the study. It is not satisfactory, for example, to state: “results will be discussed”. When using abbreviations, spell out the full name on first mention. Avoid excessive use of abbreviations. The text (of letter quality) should be single spaced.


  • If accepted, your abstract will appear in the Irish Journal of Medical Science – online version. Your abstract will not be copy-edited – please ensure that any unusual abbreviations are defined and that you have checked the text of your submission carefully. 
  • 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. 
  • If your abstract is accepted, one of the authors must attend the Annual Scientific Meeting. The abstract should not be submitted if the authors know this is not possible. 
  • The submitting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission.