Abstract Submission Guidelines

IMED 2018 has opened a window for late-breaker abstracts between September 1 and September 14. If you have an abstract that contains data unavailable prior to July 1, you may submit it online for consideration. Late-breaker abstracts are highly competitive; only abstracts containing new, cutting-edge information and not retrospective studies will be considered.

  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Bioterrorism and biological warfare
  • Climate change and ecological factors in disease emergence
  • Diseases at the interface of humans, wildlife and other animals
  • Diseases of animals
  • Ethical issues in emerging diseases and disease surveillance
  • Foodborne and waterborne diseases
  • Infections related to travel and migration
  • Influenza and other respiratory infections
  • Innovations in diagnostic tests for emerging diseases
  • Innovations in surveillance for non-communicable diseases
  • Infections of public health significance
  • New approaches to outbreak surveillance and monitoring
  • New, emerging and neglected zoonotic diseases
  • New pathogen discovery
  • Outbreak modeling
  • Outbreak response and control
  • Public communication of outbreaks and emerging diseases
  • Sociopolitical factors in disease emergence
  • Vaccines and emergence of vaccine preventable diseases
  • Vectorborne diseases

Authors with original research are encouraged to submit abstracts related to the above mentioned topics and related fields of investigation. After conclusion of the conference all accepted abstracts will be published in a supplement to the International Journal of Infectious Diseases (IJID).


SIZE OF POSTER: max. width 90 cm (~36"), max. height 130 cm (~51"). Format: PORTRAIT

Abstract Submission Guidelines
  • Abstract submission deadline: July 1, 2018 (extended to July 8, 2018).
    This will allow the most timely and up-to-date abstracts to be presented at IMED. Now is the time to submit your abstracts. Accepted abstracts may be presented as posters during two dedicated poster sessions, and selected abstracts will be presented in four oral presentation sessions.
  • Abstracts acceptance / rejection notifications will be sent by August 31, 2018.
  • Authors are requested to submit abstracts in ENGLISH.
  • Abstracts must be submitted online.
  • The abstract should not exceed 350 words without presentation title. Abstracts that do not comply with the guidelines will not be accepted.
  • Abstracts may be submitted for oral or poster presentations. Please indicate your preference but the final decision will be made by the scientific committee. Only a very limited number can be accepted for oral presentations.
  • Abstract titles should not be longer than two lines and should NOT be in all caps but Title Case
    (e.g. correct: Virological Investigations in Native Bat Species from Germany)
  • All abstracts must be structured as follows:
    Purpose: A statement of the hypothesis or research question.
    Methods & Materials: An explanation of the study design and experimental methods & materials used.
    Results: A concise summary of the major findings of the experiment or study. Sufficient data must be provided to permit evaluation by the reviewers and public reading the abstracts.
    Statements such as "additional information to be presented at the meeting" are not acceptable.
    Conclusion: Summary of the overall findings and the importance of the study.
  • All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The accepted abstract will be assigned to appropriate poster or oral sessions. A notification will be emailed to the abstract submitter.
  • All authors who wish to present their abstract at the conference must pay the registration fee. No honorarium, travel or accommodation expenses will be provided for presentations.
  • Please contact ISID, Doris Steinbach, if you have any questions regarding abstract submissions (email: doris.steinbach@isid.org)