25 – 28 March 2023

Abstract submissions are now open!

Share your latest research and get ready to join us in Paris, France from 25 – 28 March 2023 for the 31st European Congress of Psychiatry. 

Please read all instructions carefully before preparing your abstract.

Abstracts must be received by the announced deadline. Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered. Abstracts must be submitted online via the abstract submission system only. 

ABSTRACTS SUBMITTED BY EMAIL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Important deadlines

  • Abstract submission: Now open
  • Abstract submission deadline: 19 October 2022, 23:59, CET
  • Notifications: Beginning of January 2023

Travel grants

The EPA offers Travel Grants to help abstract submitters with the cost of attending the Congress. Submit your Travel Grant application along with your abstract! Travel Grants applications for the 31st European Congress of Psychiatry are open during the abstract submission period. You have until 19 October 2022!

Rules for submission

Presentation Type: Abstracts may be submitted for Oral Communication Session, E-Poster Presentation or E-Poster Viewing. The Scientific Committee will determine whether the abstract will be accepted for presentation, with consideration given to the author’s preference.

All abstracts must be submitted and presented in clear 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-specific publications office (or another similar facility) or by a copy editor, prior to submission.

Please ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling, grammatical or scientific errors, as it will be reproduced as submitted. No proofreading will be done. It is not possible to modify abstracts after the submission deadline.

The work described in the abstract needs to have an appropriate approval under local, ethical and animal experimentation rules.

Abstracts must be original and must not be or have been published or presented at any other meeting prior to the Congress.

Submissions may not contain patient names, hospital ID numbers or other identifying information.

The inclusion of trade names/brand names is not allowed in the abstract. Please use generic names of drugs. The mentioning of agents/molecules must follow the scientific standard for publications. The presentation must be balanced and contain no commercial promotional content.

Conflict of interest: It is the intent of EPA to provide high quality sessions focused on educational content that is free from commercial influence or bias. Thus the submitting author of an abstract is requested to declare any potential conflicts of interest for all authors during the abstract submission.

An abstract can only be submitted if the “Declaration” on the online abstract form is read and accepted.

Please note that each person may submit up to 5 abstracts as a presenting author. Whilst the Organisers will try to avoid scheduling conflicts, these might occur. In this case, one of the listed co-authors needs to take over the presentation.

Abstract typing instructions

For standardisation, the acceptable length of the abstract is limited to 3000 characters and 45 lines, authors’ details, headers and tables included. This also includes non-visible characters such as spaces as well as punctuation.

The abstract should be structured into the following sections:

  • A title which clearly indicates the nature of the investigation
  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions

Up to three tables can be included in the Results section with the following criteria:

  • Maximum number of columns: 10
  • Maximum number of rows: 10

Tables count towards to the total number of allowed characters and lines.

Up to three images/graphs can be included. They should be of high quality, and lettering/symbols/lines should be clear and distinct. Images will be reduced to one column width.

The system only accepts images that fulfil the following criteria:

  • Image width: min. 50 pixels – max. 600 pixels
  • Image height: min. 50 pixels – max. 800 pixels
  • Image quality: min. 96 dpi – max. 300 dpi
  • Image file size: min. 40 KB – max. 1000 KB
  • Allowed file type: gif, jpg

All tables, figures, and reference citations must be referred to in the text of the abstract. If there is no reference in the text, the table/figure/reference (as applicable) will be removed from the abstract before publication.

If references are essential, they should be within the text, in the form: (Murphy et al. BJU Int 2005; 95 27-30).

Submission succession information

Abstracts can be saved in “Draft” status to be re-edited and finalised until the submission deadline. Therefore, the submitter will be required to create a user account.

Abstracts fulfilling all criteria can be saved in “Final submission” status. Only abstracts in “Final submission” status will be regarded as successfully submitted and considered for the congress.

Abstracts in “Final submission” status can be re-edited and modified until the submission deadline.

Abstract review

The Local Organising Committee will review abstracts. Following the information regarding acceptance, scheduling information will be sent to the Abstract Submitter.

Abstract acceptance and publication

Accepted abstracts will be published in a supplement of the European Psychiatry Journal, in digital format and are made available on the Congress Website.

Only abstracts of authors who have paid their registration fees by the Early Registration Deadline, 1 December 2022, will be scheduled and included in the Congress Abstract e-Supplement.

Submission of the abstract constitutes the authors’ consent to publication (e.g. in the European Psychiatry Journal, the Congress Abstract e-Supplement, the website, congress programmes and other promotion, etc.).

Should the abstract be selected for oral presentation, the presenting author, on behalf of all authors, may have to sign an agreement to grant EPA the right to record the entire presentation (audio and slide) and subsequently use it for educational purposes (with or without a fee).

Abstracts not adhering to these guidelines will be rejected. If you do not agree with any of these rules, you should not submit an abstract. The final decision about acceptance of an abstract will be taken by the Local Organising Committee.

Abstract withdrawal

The EPA reserves the right to withdraw any abstracts that do not meet the scientific standards of the association at any point before or after acceptance and subsequent publication in the digital congress abstract book.

If you need to withdraw your abstract, a written statement reflecting the reasons for this decision must be sent to epa.abs@mci-group.com not later than 1 December 2022.

 

Important Dates


Abstract Submissions: 
Now Open
Deadline: 
19 October 2022, 23:59 CET

Registrations: Opening Soon

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