As we are all aware, the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been the focus of the medical community throughout the world. This has prevented many of our colleagues from preparing and submitting abstracts for our congress in September. We have therefore decided to extend the abstract submission deadline to April 6.
We are also aware that some individuals are concerned about committing to traveling to the congress as it is still six months away. We have therefore decided to extend the abstract presenter registration deadline to June 15, at which point much more will be known about the containment for the coronavirus disease.
The deadline to submit the abstract(s) is
February 18, 2020 March 3 April 6, 2020. The submitting author will receive notification of acceptance by May 4, 2020. At the time of the confirmation of acceptance of your abstract, presenters will be requested to register for the congress. Deadline for abstract confirmation of acceptance and presenter registration is Juen 15, 2020.
During the submission process, you will be asked to select one track category for your abstract. The track category is the general theme under which the abstract will be reviewed and later assigned and published in the congress materials (if accepted).
Abstracts in all tracks should be structured chronologically in five sections: first Introduction; then Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion and finally, Conclusion.
Please do not insert tables into the body of the abstracts. They will need to be uploaded into jpg, png or gif as a figure.
All abstracts must be submitted electronically through the Congress management system.
Abstracts should not include libelous or defamatory content. Material presented in abstracts should not violate any copyright laws. If figures/graphics/images have been taken from sources not copyrighted by the author, it is the author’s sole responsibility to secure the rights from the copyright holder in writing to reproduce those figures/graphics/images for both worldwide print and web publication. All reproduction costs charged by the copyright holder must be borne by the author.
An abstract that has been previously published or presented at a national, regional or international meeting can only be submitted provided that there are new methods, findings, updated information or other valid reasons for submitting.
TTS regard plagiarism as serious professional misconduct. All abstracts are screened for plagiarism and when identified, the abstract and any other abstracts submitted by the same author are rejected. In addition, the submitting author’s profile and scholarship application, in the case one has been submitted, will also be cancelled.
To be eligible to submit and abstract, you must disclose that the author(s)/ scientist(s) have not violated any aspect of the following Ethics Statement:
You may opt to submit your abstract to be considered for an oral/mini-oral presentation, campfire presentation, poster presentation, or either oral/poster (at the committee’s discretion). If your abstract is accepted as an “oral”, it can be assigned to a full oral presentation, a shorter mini-oral or an interactive campfire discussion.
Each presenting author may present a maximum of two abstracts at the congress: two orals or two posters or one oral and one poster. The number of submissions is however not limited. Should an author have more than two abstracts accepted, a co-author must be named as presenting author for one or more abstracts. Should an author have more than two abstracts accepted for oral or poster presentation, a co-author must be named as presenting author for one or more abstracts. All presenting authors must register and attend the congress.