Call for Abstracts Abstract submission will re-open on November 1st, 2020! Important dates December 1st, 2019Call for abstract openApril 1st, 2021Deadline abstract submissionJune 1st, 2021Notification of acceptance or rejectionJune 15th, 2021Notification of nominees for the New Talent Award Abstract Submission Guidelines 1. Abstracts must be submitted online Follow the instructions below. 2. Topics The research topics suitable for submission have to be related to neuromuscular imaging. Please indicate the appropriate topic classification to which your abstract belongs: Nerve ultrasound Muscle ultrasound Nerve MRI Muscle MRI Other topic (please indicate) 3. Title Use a concise descriptive title that indicates the content of the abstract. Commercial trade names for drugs, devices, products and services may NOT be used in the title. 4. Authors’ details In our abstract tool, fill in the full name of the authors like in the example below, so initials and last name, followed by given name. Please enter the affiliation and the city of each author. By submitting the abstract, you confirm consent of all co-authors to provide their data. 5. Language All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English. Please use UK spelling and have your abstract proofread when in doubt. 6. Original research Abstracts should contain new and original information, not published elsewhere prior to submission. 7. Abstract The abstract should be structured and with the subheadings Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusion. Please see the example below. All abbreviations used must be defined the first time they appear. Abstract text must not exceed 250 words. No references, tables, charts or images are allowed. 8. Poster presentation This conference will allow every abstract that meets the formatting and content criteria described above for poster presentation. There will be no poster sessions or walks during the conference, but you can put up your poster for the duration of the conference with your contact information attached, so interested colleagues can get in touch with you. 9. Presentation preference We will select 18 abstracts as nominees for the New Talent Award (NTA). The NTA will be awarded to the best short pitch presentation of original research on neuromuscular imaging during sessions on Thursday and Friday at the conference. It is meant to stimulate upcoming researchers in the field. The winner will get a chance to give a full 15-minute presentation of his or her topic on Saturday and a prize of €1000.-. During the submission process you can choose if you want to submit your abstract for this award or not. If you do not want to participate or you are not selected for the award, accepted abstracts can be presented as posters. Authors of selected abstracts for the award will be asked to give a 5-minute pitch at the conference. Because we want to stimulate high quality pitches, all selected authors will be offered a free hands-on presentation course on Wednesday evening September 16th, the day prior to the conference. We expect nominees to attend this event. The conference organization will offer one complimentary night stay at a conference hotel for all nominees. 10. Confirmation of submission After you have submitted your abstract, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation by e-mail, please contact the organizers at email@example.com. The corresponding author is responsible for informing other authors about the status of the abstract. 11. Disclosures If your research has been granted any commercial or institutional support, you will have to disclose this in the submission. Submit your abstract online Submitting an abstract online has never been easier! Please follow the instructions below. Step 1 – Make an account The software we use is called AbstractWiz. Click on the button below to set up an account. Start online abstract submission Attention! The confirmation messages of the abstract submission tool may end up in the spam folder. Please check it too! Step 2 – Add your abstract After filling in your details, you can add an abstract by clicking the green button “Add Abstract”. When adding an author, there is a field “Organisation”. Please fill in the name of your institute and the city here. When you have completed the form, you can click the green “Submit” button to save your data. Step 3 – Submit your abstract for review When the abstract is finalised, please click the green button “Submit for Review” to send it to the abstract committee. You will receive a message about acceptance or rejection at the latest on June 1st, 2021.