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Abstract Submission,
Young Investigator
Criteria & Awards

Abstracts will be reviewed and selected for oral or poster presentation by the Reviewing Committee. Abstract submission has been extended to 5pm 7 November 2019, results will be communicated in mid November 2019.

Abstracts will be included in the ICAN Series abstract book.


Four awards will be bestowed upon eligible junior researchers
presenting either an oral or poster presentation

Two Best Oral Presentation Awards


Two Best Poster Awards



The oral presentation and poster sessions are an essential part of the ICAN Conference Series that encourages interaction and the exchange of ideas amongst meeting participants. Valid abstracts are subject to the following requirements and conditions.

Abstract requirements

  • Abstracts are invited on any relevant topics to cardiovascular, metabolic and nutritional health and disease, from fundamental research to clinical studies to translational research

  • Abstracts must be submitted via email to icanseries(at) as either .doc or .docx files.

  • PDF files will NOT be accepted.

  • The last deadline is 7 November 2019, 5pm CET.

  • Abstracts must be in English

    • Title – 100 characters maximum, spaces included

    • Authors – example format: Marie DUPONT¹. Please underline the presenting author

    • Author Affiliations – numbered, please include unit or department, hospital or research center, city and country.

    • Abstract text – maximum 2500 characters, including spaces and subtitles. Please include the following four subtitles: Context and Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusions.

    • Keywords – up to five

  • Use standard abbreviations only. If you need to use special abbreviations, enclose them in parentheses just after the complete and unabridged expression appears for the first time

  • Use generic names of drugs

  • Numbers and numbers must be written in numeric format

  • Please note that abstracts must show original work and results 

  • At the end of your abstract, please indicate whether you wish to be considered for an oral and/or poster, and whether you are eligible for a young investigator prize.

Abstract conditions

  • Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration
  • Authors may only submit one abstract, but the submitting author can co-author other abstracts

  • Abstracts are published by the ICAN Conference Series in a non-accredited journal (the “abstract book”) given to all conference attendees. After the conference, copies of the abstract book may be provided to other interested parties on request, and are available for purchase.

  • Abstract submission implies consent for abstract publication in the abstract book and consent to the ICAN Conference Series Terms of Service

  • Abstract content and editing are the sole responsibilities of the submitting author

  • Abstracts will be published as received

  • Abstracts not selected for oral presentation will receive a poster presentation

  • Poster presenters will be invited to take part in the Poster Blitz (a fun, non-judged, 1 minute oral presentation to the audience to entice them to attend the poster sessions)

  • Submitting an abstract does not alter the registration rate


Young investigators are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations. The Reviewing Committee judges abstracts based on the Abstract Reviewing Criteria as shown above.

Young Investigator status for prizes and reduced registration is conditional on meeting Young Investigator Criteria: Young Investigators must be under 35, and a student or currently enrolled in a PhD or other academic program, post-doctoral fellow, medical intern or engineer, as well as research fellows, lecturers (MCU), hospital practitioner (PH), and assistant professors (MCU-PH), promoted within the last year as of the date of the conference. Please provide a confirmation signed by the head of department at the moment of your registration to icanseries(at) Confirmations handed in a later stage cannot be considered.

Poster Display Guidelines

  • Posters should not be larger than A0 size (84.1 cm wide x 118.9 cm tall)

  • Oversized posters cannot be accommodated

  • Laminate your poster if possible for greater durability

If at all possible, bring your poster with you rather than shipping it to the venue to avoid potential shipping delays and additional handling fees. If you do ship your poster to the venue, please address your poster to yourself as a guest.

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