DEADLINES
Important dates


Abstract submission open
January 2, 2023

Abstract submission deadline
February 28, 2023

Acceptance decision for authors
May 15, 2023

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Abstract Submission Guidelines
  • All Abstracts must be submitted only via the Online Abstract Submission Form by the Abstract Submission deadline and according to the following instructions.

  • All Abstracts submitted by fax, email or after the deadline will not be accepted.

  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English.

  • Titles cannot exceed the limit of 14 words. (DO NOT capitalize each letter). No abbreviations used in the title of the abstract.

  • Abstract cannot exceed the limit of 300 words (Excluding title, authors and affiliations).

  • Figures, graphs, images, diagrams must not be included.

  • There are no categories of specific topics in the abstract’s submission process. The Scientific Board reserves the right to decide on the final topic after abstract selection and the allocation in specific sessions.

  • Please choose the desired presentation form for your abstract. However, the Scientific Board reserves the right to decide on the final type of presentation after the abstract selection.
  • The following subdivisions of your abstract are recommended but are NOT MANDATORY, there is no need to use every section if not appropriate to your work:
    • Background
    • Objectives
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusion/Application to practice

    Please note that if you use the field, its title appears automatically e.g. Background, Objectives...
    During the abstract submission you can use the text editor to enter bold, italics or special symbols.

  • The abstract should highlight the background to the work, the methods used (where applicable) and the findings. However, we are particularly interested in how you have implemented your findings in practice and the consequences of this change. Please emphasize this in your abstract, and when presenting make this the focus of your talk / poster.

  • The Form B (mandatory part of the application for the International Continuing Nursing Education Credits - ICNEC) is a part of the Online Abstract Submission Form. Completing the Form B is obligatory.

  • The system will automatically let you know whether you complied with the rules before accepting your submission.

  • Abstracts will be peer-reviewed without knowledge of their source and selected by the Scientific Board for Oral or ePoster presentation.

  • All abstract authors will be notified by email about acceptance or rejection. Make sure you have inserted a correct email address during the abstract submission process.

  • Accepted abstracts will be published in the Abstract Book. Abstracts not suitable for reproduction will be rejected.

  • Please have your abstract proofread for correct spelling, punctuation and grammar. Your Brand Ambassador should be able to advise you on whom to ask. EDTNA/ERCA reserves the right to edit abstracts as necessary prior to publication in the Abstract Book.

  • ePosters are particularly suitable for the presentation of complex data or material requiring extensive illustration.

  • It should be noted that ePoster presentations carry the same status as Oral presentations and will be subject to the same selection process by the Scientific Board, i.e. by means of written abstracts in English.

  • During the abstract submission EDTNA/ERCA kindly asks you for your consent to publish the PDF version of your presentation or ePoster at the EDTNA/ERCA website for the education purposes of EDTNA/ERCA members. Presentations/ePosters will be published after the conference. The given consent may be withdrawn at any time before publication. In that case, please, contact us at scientificprogramme@edtnaerca.org.

  • Correction of abstracts can only be made until the deadline on February 28th, 2023.

  • If you have difficulties in submitting your abstracts or if you need any further information, please contact the Conference Department at scientificprogramme@edtnaerca.org.

  • It is also our understanding that authors of accepted abstracts have the financial resources to pay all personal expenses incurred including the conference registration, production of their presentation, travel and accommodation during the conference.
Original Work

The intention of EDTNA/ERCA is to present original work during the conference. However, the authors can submit abstracts from published papers (not older than 2 years), ongoing projects, quality improvement projects and study protocols.

Disclosure of Interest

The intention of EDTNA/ERCA is to provide high-quality sessions focused on educational content that is free from commercial influence or bias. We request all presenters to co-operate with this by:

  • Declaring any potential conflict of interest on a Disclosure section of the abstract submission.
  • Not including company or product names within the abstract. In the presentation the logo of the organization could be shown, but commercial products cannot be promoted.