Online Abstract Submission
All abstracts should be submitted electronically via the EAPCCT website
Detailed instructions for this are provided on the website.
Instructions given below must be adhered to strictly. As time does not permit return of inadequately prepared abstracts for revision, they will be rejected! An exception may be made for minor correctable errors, at the discretion of the Scientific and Meetings Committee.
Submission of the electronic form signifies understanding of, and agreement with, all the conditions set out below.
These instructions give general guidance for format although the electronic submission tool will format much of your abstract automatically. However, you are strongly advised to pre-prepare your abstract, using the guidance notes below, before attempting to submit your work online. Figures and graphs/diagrams are no longer allowed.
The number of words is limited strictly to 400 excluding the title, authors and affiliations, but including the references or 300 words plus a simple table with a title. Each word or number is counted as one word whether it is one character or 10 characters long. (The previous sentence has a word count of 18).
Authors should be listed using surname and given name plus any other initial(s). Omit titles, degrees, and academic appointments and do not separate initials with punctuation e.g. Smith Martin P or Jones J Charles.
The affiliation must comprise ONLY department name, institution, city and country.
Author names and affiliations will be printed as entered in the abstract submission tool, so please make sure these are correct and consistent if you submit more than one abstract. It is also important that names are consistent for the author index.
The body of the abstract should be organised as outlined below. You must include the words in bold in the body of your abstract.
- Objective: A statement of the purpose or reason for the report.
- Methods: A brief description of the study design.
- Results: A summary of the results presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusion. Data must be presented in the abstract. Statements such as “the results will be presented” or “other data will be presented to support....” will result in automatic rejection of the abstract.
- Conclusion: A statement of the conclusion based on the data presented.
- References: Remember references will be included in the word count. All references should appear at the end of the abstract in numerical order as they appear in the text. Ensure references are cited in the text by bracketed numbers . Follow the referencing style below. In general the number of references used should be limited to 5 or less. References will be printed as entered in the abstract submission tool, so please ensure these are correct and complete to enable your colleagues to find the articles or book chapters cited.
- References for Journal articles should be formatted as in the following example: Giannini L, Vannacci A, Missanelli A, et al. Amatoxin poisoning: a 15-year retrospective analysis and follow-up evaluation of 105 patients. Clin Toxicol 2007;45:539-42.
- References for Book chapters should be formatted as follows: Goadsby PJ. Pathophysiology of headache. In: Silberstein SD, Lipton RB, Dalessio DJ, eds. Wolff's headache and other head pain. 7th ed. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2001:57-72.
Please do NOT use automatic Word functions, e.g. numbering, bullet points or footnotes.
Use only standard abbreviations. As there is no incentive to using smaller words, non-standard and extensive abbreviations will only detract from your abstract’s acceptability. Numbers may be used to replace words, e.g. 5 rather than five, though the word count remains the same.
- Analytical and forensic toxicology
- Adverse reactions from medications
- Animal poisoning
- Drug abuse poisoning
- Epidemiology of poisoning
- Heavy metals poisoning
- Household products poisoning
- Mechanisms of toxicity and basic research
- Medication poisoning
- Novel oral anticoagulants
- Occupational poisoning
- Paediatric poisoning
- Pesticide poisoning
- Plant and mushroom poisoning
- Poisoning and toxicology in history and culture
- Poisoning management (including pre-hospital management)
- Poisons centre activities
- Veterinary toxicology