The Austrian Society for Allergology and Immunology invites you to submit abstracts for inclusion in the programme. Abstract submission is now open.

 

Abstract Submission is CLOSED - Notifications have been sent on October 20, 2017


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IMPORTANT GENERAL INFORMATION / ABSTRACT FORMAT

In order to be considered, an abstract should respect the following guidelines:

  • Only abstracts submitted online can be accepted. Abstracts submitted on paper or by e-mail attachment will not be considered.
  • The abstract must be submitted in good English. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to reject those abstracts, which are presented in poor English, or may request an immediate revision by the presenter.
  • Abstract titles should be brief and should reflect the content of the abstract.  
  • Commercial names may not be used in the abstract title.
  • No more than 25 authors can be listed. Only institutional affiliations, cities and countries should follow.
  • The online abstract submission procedure will not accept abstracts that exceed 250 words (body of the abstract).
  • Abbreviations may be used if standard or if spelled out and defined at the first use. Compounds should be mentioned with the generic name, in lower cases. Commercial names are admitted in the text, with an ®, and if in brackets following the generic name, i.e. “generic (Commercial ®)”.
  • Supplementary data or appendices will not be accepted.
  • Tables, figures or photographs are not allowed.

Before you get started......

  1. Type your abstract in a common Word Processor (e.g. MS Word). Please save a copy of the file with the abstract text only (no title or authors). Special characters are widely supported. Please copy and paste your content, using the "Enter Abstract Text" - button.

First Time Users:  

  1. When entering the submission page, hit "" on the left side of the page.
  2. In case you have submitted an abstract at a previous meeting using OASIS, your login data are still valid. In this case, please login with your login and password on the right side of the page ("returning users"). In case you cannot retrieve your access data, please use the "forgot password" option.
  3. In the welcome area you will see the link "Abstract" in a blue frame. Click on "Submit Abstract". Follow the step by step instructions for submission.
  4. Eventually, you will see a summary of your submission in the last step ("Review my work"), which you may print. Your abstract should now have a green "complete" icon in the welcome area.

 

Returning users, continuing an aborted submission or editing an abstract already submitted:

  1. Log in with the username and password that you received when creating the account.
  2. Locate the abstract in "Abstracts" and click on the displayed abstract title to make changes or complete the abstract.
  3. Continue your submission or click on the desired menu item on the left side of the page.
  4. Changes can be made until the submission deadline.

 

Returning users, submitting another abstract:

  1. Log in with the username and password that you received when creating the account.
  2. Locate "Abstract" and click on "Submit Abstract".
  3. Carefully follow the step-by-step instructions.

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION ON ABSTRACT SUBMISSION AND FAQ

Browser Issues

  • For optimum results when using the Online Submission System, it is recommended that you use Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher for Windows. For Macintosh users we recommend Safari 3.0 or higher for Mac OS 10.4. or higher.  
  • Submission is perfectly possible with other browsers as well, but some advanced functions are possible only with the above.
  • Please note that you must also have JavaScript and Cookies enabled in your browser preferences in order for the system to function properly. Instructions to enable cookies are given on the login page.
  • A list of compatible browsers is given on the login page.

 

Account management - Personal Information - Password

  • Please create only one account per submitting author. The system stores your information. If you choose to submit more than one abstract you will not need to create another account. See "Returning users".
  • After you created the account, the system will display a password and username that will allow you to return and edit, delete or withdraw your abstract at a later stage.
  • Personal information can be edited if necessary by clicking on "Profile" (e.g. in case of an address change).
  • Attention: All correspondence regarding the acceptance of your abstract will be emailed to the email-address given by you in the "author section". Please provide a working email address.

 

Corrections - Amendments

  • The title of your abstract is displayed in the Welcome Area, together with the information on whether the submission is complete or incomplete. To edit the abstract, simply click on the title step.
  • Changes and editing can be made until the extended deadline of October 2, 2017, 24:00 CET. In case of a mistake during the submission, it is not necessary to submit a "new abstract". Click on the step to be amended and make the correction.
  • Aborted submissions can be picked up and completed at a later stage. Authors are able to login and to select the incomplete abstract in order to continue the submission until the deadline.
  • The submission system stores the information in "real time". The moment you reach the summary within the submission process and the system tells you "This submission is complete" your abstract is completed and has been received. However you will still be able to come back and make modifications until the deadline.
  • Please make sure you print the summary page for your records. The system also has an e-mail confirmation feature. Simply click the appropriate link on the summary page and fill in your e-mail address(es) in the appropriate box.

 

Support
For support during the submission process, please send an e-mail to mv@medacad.org or call ++43 1 405 13 83 13 between 9.00 - 17.00 hrs CET.

 

 

DETAILED INFORMATION:

Submission Step 1: Title
In the title, please use CAPITAL LETTERS ONLY where necessary (e.g. 'Detection of two novel large mutations in SLC7A9 by semi-quantitative fluorescent multiplex PCR'). Please DO NOT format the title in bold, DO NOT underline and use italics only where necessary. The title is limited to 25 words! Abstract titles should be brief and should reflect the content of the abstract. Commercial names may not be used in the abstract title.

    Submission Step 2: Topic
    One topic must be selected from the following:

    1. Molecular Immunology
    2. Innate immunity
    3. Adaptive immunity
    4. Immunomodulation
    5. Immunregulation
    6. Inflammatory Diseases
    7. Autoimmune Diseases
    8. Cancer and Tumor Immunobiology
    9. Infectious Diseases and Immunity
    10. Clinical Immunology and Immunodeficiency
    11. Hematopoiesis and Immune System Development
    12. Transplantation Immunology
    13. Mucosal and Regional Immunology
    14. Vaccines and Vaccination
    15. Immunometabolism and Systems Immunology
    16. Molecular Allergology
    17. Clinical Allergology
    18. Therapy of Allergy

      • Submission Step 3: Authors

      • A maximum of 25 authors is allowed.
      • A maximum of 3 institutions per author is allowed.
      • The order as well as the name of the presenting author can be edited during the submission process.
      • Disclosure Information: In order to help readers form their own judgments of potential bias in published abstracts, presenting authors are asked to declare any conflict of interest and in particular competing financial interests. Payments by the industry of up to EUR 10.000.- (or equivalent value in kind) per year per entity are considered "modest". Payments above EUR 10.000.- per year are considered "significant". If you have nothing to disclose, check the adequate box. If you have a disclosure to make, first select the relationship in the grid, then click on "Add Company" in the respective column (modest or significant) to enter the name of the entity.
      • Submission Step 4: Abstract Text

      • The text cannot exceed 250 words, excluding title and authors. A minimum of 100 words is required.
      • Tables, figures or photographs are not allowed.
      • The text has to be typed in or copy/pasted from an existing document.
      • Special characters are widely supported.
      • Support: Enter the source(s) of contributed support and/or grant numbers at the end of the abstract text section.
      • Abbreviations may be used if standard or if spelled out and defined at the first use. Compounds should be mentioned with the generic name, in lower cases. Commercial names are admitted in the text, with an ®, and if in brackets following the generic name, i.e. “generic (Commercial ®)”

      Submission Step 5: Presentation Preference
      Please indicate your presentation preference in this step. Options: oral presentation, poster presentation and no preference.

        Submission Step 6: Review my Work
        The summary page will display all information related to your abstract. Please make sure you print the summary page for your records. The system has an automatic e-mail confirmation feature for the presenting author. In case you want an email sent to your co-author(s), simply click the appropriate link on the summary page and fill in the email address(es) in the appropriate box. This confirmation of abstract receipt is NOT a notice of acceptance. If you choose to delete the submission, this can be made here. Please note that you will be able to retrieve deleted submissions.

          Acceptance and Selection of Abstracts / Presentation Format
          The Scientific Committee will make the selection of accepted abstracts for oral and poster presentations.  

          Please note that if the abstract is accepted for oral or poster presentation, the presenting author has to be a registered participant and full payment has to be received by the advised deadline (to be announced in the notification email).

          If a selected author cannot attend, the presenting author should assign a replacement.

          The following presentation formats are applicable for the ÖGAI 2017 Meeting:
          1. Oral presentation: the abstract is selected for oral presentation in the respective session.
          2. Poster: abstracts that have been selected for presentation in poster format. Posters are grouped by topic and will be displayed in specific poster areas. (size: 90 cm wide x 130 cm height)

          Submitting an abstract for ÖGAI 2017 does not constitute registration for the congress. Abstract presenters must register to attend ÖGAI 2017 by following the instructions for registration on the website.

          For questions regarding the on-line abstract submission process, contact Mr. Manfred Vodrazka - mv@medacad.org.