Late-Breaker Submission Guidelines



Deadline for Late-Breaker Abstract Submission: 15 July 2015


Please do not submit an abstract of your invited lecture via the link below.
You will receive a link, via e-mail, to access the invited speaker abstract form.​


The Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) is pleased to invite members of EFIC® chapters and others to submit late-breaker abstracts for Poster presentation at the Pain in Europe IX Congress.

The SPC will be looking for state-of-the art and late breaking news (that was not available or known by the 9 March extended deadline).

Late-Breaker abstract submission deadline is Wednesday, 15 July 2015.  
Abstracts received after the deadline will not be accepted.​

Presentations will be in POSTER format. Instructions on the date and time of your presentation, and on the preparation of posters, will be provided with the notification of acceptance of your abstract.

The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission to the Secretariat. Submission implies that the corresponding author has received the consent from co-authors.

Presenting authors of accepted abstracts must be registered participants. Registration must be received by the Secretariat by Tuesday, 11 August​ 2015 to ensure being scheduled in the scientific programme.​​



Abstracts must be submitted in English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication. If you need help, please arrange for the review of your abstract by a colleague who is a native English speaker, by a university scientific publications office (or other similar facility) or by a copy editor, prior to submission.​

Before you begin, please prepare the following information:

  1. Presenting author's contact details   
    • Email address
    • Full postal address
    • Telephone and fax numbers

  2. Author and co-authors' details 
    • Full name (first name(s) and family name(s).   
    • Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, city, state (if relevant), country 

  3. Abstract title - limited to 25 words in UPPER CASE 

  4. Abstract text – limited to 250 words, including acknowledgements. 
    (Please Note: word count is affected when graphs/tables/images are included)
    We recommend using word-processing software (for example, Word) for editing your abstract and counting the number of words. 

  5. Abstracts should be structured as shown below:
    • Background and aims
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusions

Abstracts that are not conforming to this structure will be rejected.

  1. Use only standard abbreviations. Place special or unusual abbreviations, in parentheses, after the full word appears the first time.  

  2. Use generic names of drugs. Express numbers as numerals.

  3. Abstract Category– abstracts will be grouped into scientific/medical topics in accordance with the list of main topics. Please use the appropriate fields in the abstract submission form to list your first and second choices of topic numbers that are most suited to your abstract. Although we will try to honour your preferences, this cannot be guaranteed.
    To preview the categories click here.

  4. Tables – A maximum of 3 tables of up to 10 rows x 10 columns can be included per abstract. 

  5. Graphs and images – Pictures/Graphs: Authors can include a maximum of 3 Pictures/graphs. The maximum file size of each picture/graph is 500 KB. The maximum pixel size of the graph/picture is 600(w) x 800(h) pixels.
    You can upload graphs and images in JPG, PNG and GIF format only.

  6. Draft abstracts – The submission form at the link below allows you to store your abstract as a draft in order to make changes. Please note that abstracts must be SUBMITTED before the deadline in order to be sent to review for inclusion in the Scientific Program.

Click​ here​ to access abstract submission form​​