The scientific programme committee is pleased to invite all authors wishing to present a paper or a poster at the ICRS 2019 to submit their abstracts from February 15, 2019 until April 15, 2019. latest. No extension of this deadline will be possible. The overall best rated Abstract and Posters will be awarded by the Society.
Free papers related to all topics in joint preservation and cartilage regeneration will be presented during 16 free paper sessions. Speaking time is 7 minutes plus 3 minutes for discussion. The speaking time must strictly be observed by the presenters. If an abstract is accepted as an oral presentation, presenters must speak in fluent English and be prepared to answer questions from the audience and moderators. All session rooms are equipped with networked computer projection. Presenters are requested to bring their PowerPoint presentation (Windows XP or Windows 7) on a CD-ROM or USB stick and to check-in at the Preview Center 3 hours prior to their presentation. Detailed information will be sent to the presenters on time.
One of the main benefits of an electronic poster exhibit is the post-congress availability of the posters for many years in the ICRS member’s area. Our scientific cartilage knowledge database is fully searchable by title, poster ID, authors, full text and image annotation. Information on how to use the electronic poster submission system will be sent to the authors of the accepted posters. An independent jury will judge the electronic posters by online blind grading with regard to scientific content, educational value and visual impression. Awards for the 6 best electronic posters and best abstracts will be given during the ICRS Opening & Awards Ceremony on Saturday, October 05, 2019 at 16.15 hs.
In addition to the electronic posters, which must be submitted on a mandatory basis, the authors are invited to produce a traditional poster for the poster walls as well. If your abstract is accepted as a poster, you will be requested to submit your electronic version to the ICRS online poster submission system and you might bring with you a traditional wall poster for the poster exhibit onsite by reserving your poster wall in advance through our Office.
Scientific abstracts must be submitted in impeccable English within the following structure: Purpose – Materials & Methods – Results – Conclusion and must be written according to the few abstract submission instructions to be found in the ICRS abstract online submission system. Abstract length is limited to a maximum of 300 words and may contain up to 2 graphs, pictures or tabs. For experimental clinical studies and animal studies, a copy of the approval received by the local ethical committee must be sent to our Executive Office after successful submission of your abstract.
Abstracts may be submitted online through April 15, 2019 at noon CET (Central European Time) by accessing our online submission system on the ICRS website. No abstract submissions by letter, fax or E-Mail will be accepted and no extension of the submission deadline will be granted. ICRS will NOT edit abstracts for language issues, typing, spelling, or grammatical mistakes. There is no fee charged to submit an abstract for ICRS 2019 and you may submit as many abstracts as you wish. However, it is highly recommended to not leave your submissions until the very last day.
Submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed and may be accepted for either an oral- or a poster presentation. Submitters may indicate their presentation preference during the submission process but the Scientific Programme Committee reserves the right to define the final presentation type. No podium presentations will be guaranteed to any author.
Submitting authors must complete a Financial Disclosure Statement on
behalf of all authors. Disclosures will not be seen or taken into consideration for the abstract grading process nor for the decision of acceptance of an abstract.
We request all submitters to cooperate in this by:
Scientific contributions will be confirmed by end of April 2019 by E-Mail to the submitting author. The submitting author must inform the presenter and all co-authors of the notification result. Presenting authors of accepted abstracts will be requested to reconfirm their presentations and they are expected to register normally to the congress. They must cover their own travel, lodging and registration fees.
We encourage authors to additionally submit manuscripts to our peer reviewed journal “Cartilage” published by Sage ISSN 1947-6043, which publishes full-length original manuscripts on all types of cartilage including articular, nasal, auricular, tracheal/bronchial, and intervertebral disc fibrocartilage. Manuscripts on clinical and laboratory research are welcome. Instructions to authors for submissions are available at http://cart.sagepub.com
Please note that only digital material will be allowed for oral presentations. The material must be in English and must be provided on a USB memory stick in (Windows 10, 7 or XP format) to be placed on the central server on- site. Presentations cannot include any promotional commercial messages. It will not be possible to use your own laptop or notebook for your presentation in the session rooms. It is mandatory that the data carriers are delivered to the Speaker Ready Room at least 3 hours prior to your session. Computers are available in each session room for accessing the speakers’ presentations. The network of our computers in the session rooms and the Speaker Ready Room are equipped and run with Microsoft Windows 7. Macintosh formats are not recommended. If you prefer to use Macintosh formats, please contact the AV Centre well in advance before your presentation. Our technicians will have enough time to verify and adapt your presentation, if needed.
Speaker’s presentations should be delivered as a standard in Microsoft Office format to avoid any technical problems with the presentation system. If you have videos included in your PP presentation, make sure that they run in the most commonly used video formats. If you have any doubt, please contact the ICRS Office at least 15 days before the congress. It is the presenters’ responsibility to make sure that videos runs on our standardized congress IT / AV system.