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Conditions for submitting an abstract

Submission, Deadline

  • Abstracts have to be submitted exclusively online.
  • Deadline for application is 26 March 2023 23:59:59 CEST.
  • Posters are equally submitted as abstracts related to the respective topics and will be displayed poster at the congress.
  • Alterations and corrections may be executed previous to the deadline.

Topic, Language

  • Abstracts may be submitted and presented in English.
  • Each contribution must relate to one of the given topics:
    • Acetabular revisions
    • Dissatisfied patient
    • False easy primary hips
    • Femoral revisions
    • Hip arthroscopy
    • Paediatric hip problems
    • Hip resurfacing
    • Hip-spine relationship
    • Hip Instability
    • Infection around the hip
    • Joint preservation
    • New technologies
    • Outcomes/proms in Hip surgery
    • Periprosthetic fractures
    • Postop complications
    • Proximal femoral fractures
    • Short stems
    • Trauma of pelvis and/or hip joint
    • Miscellaneous topics

Size, Content

  • The abstract is limited to 1,750 characters (ca. 270 words) incl. blanks; neither table charts nor graphic designs are permitted.
  • The title should be short and significant. The text has to be orthographically suitable for publishing.
  • The following structure of the abstract is mandatory: objectives, methods, results and conclusions.
  • Concerning the methods it has to be clear if the study is prospective or retrospective. Statistical procedures have to be specified.
  • The methodology of data entry and evaluation of clinical papers must comprehensively describe the level of evidence (EbM-Levels).
  • The setup of experimental studies has to be documented.
  • The abstract has to contain all relevant data.
  • The usage of special formatting should be limited. The correct replication in all media cannot be granted.
  • It is not allowed to submit an abstract several times to different subjects of the congress.
  • The number of papers submitted by the same author is limited to 10.
  • The number of authors is limited to 8 altogether. The presenter must be listed first.

Conditions, Requirements

  • The presenter is responsible for the compliance with data protection, copyrights, ethic regulations and laws on animal protection.
  • To assure the anonymous review it is not allowed to mention any names or locations in the paper.
  • Results that have already been published or lectured elsewhere cannot be submitted.
  • The abstract text has to be written in a way that it is usable for printing/publishing.
  • It is the authorís responsibility to submit a correct abstract.
  • Accepted papers will be published in the online programme of the congress website and in the congress app.
  • Authorsí fees or royalties cannot be claimed.
  • All listed authors have to consent to the abstract text as well as to their publication in all congress media.
  • Conflicts of interest by commercial support have to be disclosed.

Review, Registration

  • All submitted abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by several experts.
  • Review criteria are: Aim and objective (inventive, important, clearly defined), material and methodology (adequate design, prospective or retrospective), results (complete, trend-setting, statistically covered) and conclusions (critical, well deduced, current literature).
  • Abstracts that show formal errors (multi-submission, not anonymised, already published) will be rejected.
  • E-Mail notifications about acceptance or refusal will be sent to the presenting author subsequent to the reviewing process.
  • In case of acceptance as oral or poster, the presenting authors must register for the Congress and pay the appropriate registration fee by 31 August 2023. It will be assumed that any presenter not registered by this date has withdrawn their abstract from the programme. All co-authors have to register formally if required.