Abstracts submission will open on 15 May 2017.

The ESCCA Scientific Committee welcomes the submission of abstracts for original research papers for presentation during the ESCCA 2017 conference. The below guidelines are preliminary and will be fully updated by the time abstract submission opens. Please carefully read them before submitting your abstract. 



Key dates

The key dates will be announced soon.

Online submission

Abstracts can only be submitted online. Submissions by fax, post or email will not be considered.

  • All abstracts must be written in English.
  • It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact in the abstract text will be reproduced as typed by the author. Abstract titles will be subject to a spell check if the abstract is selected for presentation.
  • Authors may submit a maximum of two abstracts as leading author but can be mentioned as a co-author of other papers.
Presentation categories

Accepted papers will be divided into two categories:

  • Oral presentations of 10-15 minutes including discussion time (exact time to be annouced)
  • Poster presentations with a poster displayed in the exhibition area
Invited speakers

Invited speakers wshould submit an abstract of their presentation through the link that will be sent to them around 15 May.  Please make sure to select the topic 'Invited speakers only - no review'. However, in case you wish to submit an additional abstract for poster presentation, the appropriate topic should be selected.


Copyright of the abstract(s) is assigned to ESCCA and/or the ESCCA 2017 Conference. Accepted abstracts can be published in one of the following publications:

  • Online abstract book downloadable from the Conference website (access restricted to registered participants only, for the duration of 1 month)*
  • Online abstract book published on the ESCCA website / membership section (no time restriction)
  • Online publication at the Cytometry B website

* During that time each individual abstract will also be available for viewing and downloading via the online scientific programme.

Terms of use

By accessing and/or using the online submission system you agree (also on behalf of co-authors) to all the terms of the abstract submission guidelines and instructions as mentioned on this webpage. Please note that transfer of copyright applies to all material submitted through this online system.


The abstract topics will be published in April 2017.


Instructions for submission


The submission programme will automatically calculate the size of your abstract and will not allow submissions that do not fit the size requirements.

  • The maximum length of the abstract is 400 words.
  • The maximum length of the abstract title is 20 words.

Longer abstracts will not be uploadable! 


Please make sure to type the title correctly:

  • Please do NOT type the full title in capital letters
  • Do NOT put a full stop after the title
  • The title should clearly define the topic. Do NOT identify your institution in the title
Body of the abstract

Abstracts in all categories and without exception should be structured as follows:

Below this header, indicate the purpose and objective of the research, the hypothesis that was tested or a description of the problem being analysed or evaluated.
Below this header, describe the setting/location for the study, study design, study population, ethical considerations, data collection and methods of analysis used.
Below this header, present as clearly and detailed as possible the findings/outcome of the study, with specific results in summarised form.
Below this header, briefly discuss the data and main outcome of the study, treatment, care and/or support, and implications of the results. (it is not acceptable to state: “The results will be discussed”).


  • Do NOT leave an empty line between your text and the next header.
  • Images or pictures are NOT allowed.
  • Use numbers for numbers and only very well-known abbreviations e.g., ml, kg, MRI. If you must use other abbreviations, you must explain the first time it appears.
  • Maximum number of words: 400

Submit your abstract HERE (link available on 15 May)

Follow the instructions mentioned in the online abstract submission system. You will receive an email to confirm that your abstract has been submitted succesfully.


Global Conference Support has assigned Parthen to process the registrations and abstracts for this conference. Please contact them directly if you need assitance with the abstract submission process:
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
e-mail: registration@parthen.nl
phone: +31 20 572 73 01

Abstract review and selection 

Abstract review

All submitted abstracts will go through a blind peer-review carried out by an international reviewing committee.
Reviewers will give rankings from 1 to 5 points, taking into consideration the following 4 criteria:

  • Relevance of the subject/originality
  • Relevance/value of the results
  • Study design/scientific value
  • Quality of presentation

After giving the rankings, reviewers will submit the recommended presentation style (oral or poster). Reviewers can make suggestions to the subject.

Abstract selection

The Scientific Committee makes the final selection of abstracts to be included in the conference programme. The highest-scoring abstracts are selected for an oral presentation in the parallel sessions. Abstracts selected for presentation as a poster will be on display during the whole conference.

Notification of Acceptance or Rejection to Corresponding Author

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the submitting (corresponding) author. Please note that only the corresponding author will receive mail concerning the abstract and is responsible for informing all co-authors of the status of the abstract. Authors whose abstracts have been accepted will receive instructions for the presentation of their abstract.


Please note:
All presenters of accepted abstracts must register to attend the ESCCA 2017 Conference before a deadline (date to be specified). 

In line with the ESCCA policy, a honorarium or expense payment will not be provided for the presenters.

Conference Embargo Policy

In the case of the ESCCA 2017 Conference, as with most scientific/medical conferences, all conference abstracts are released to delegates under a strict embargo policy. You will acknowledge that it is a condition of your acceptance that you will not provide another lecture/workshop/seminar to an audience in Europe for a period of two weeks before or after the conference, apart from regular undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching.