Abstract Submission Rules

  • Abstract length must not exceed 2'500 characters, including spaces and the headers Title, Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. The title shall be written in upper case. The authors and affiliations do not count towards this limit.
  • Submission of an abstract requires a paid registration of the first author.
  • Abstract can only be submitted via this website in clear English with spelling and grammar suitable for publication. Once received, a confirmation will be sent to the submitting author.
  • The submitting author is responsible for the content of the abstract and the consent to submit on behalf of all co-authors.
  • If a clinical trial is presented, its registration number must be included.
  • Abstract must be original and not have been published in a journal prior to submission. Accepted abstracts will be published as accepted in the journal Techniques in Coloproctology.
  • Abstract submission deadline is October 30, 2019.

Declaration of consent to publication

  • Submission of an abstract to the European Colorectal Congress (ECC) constitutes consent to publication exactly as submitted in any media (electronic, print, webcast/podcast, social media, other promotion).
  • Submission of an abstract grant the Organizers of the ECC and Techniques in Coloproctology a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, publish, translate, distribute and display the content of the abstract.
  • Submission of an abstract constitutes a declaration by the submitting author that all authors have been informed and agreed on the present rules and that the authors are the sole owner or have the rights of all the information and content. In particular, the authors declare that publication of the abstract does not infringe any third-party rights including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights.
  • The submitting authors is responsible for informing the other authors about the rules of submission and about the status of the abstract
  • The Organizers reserve the right to remove from any presentation and publication an abstract that does not comply with the rules of submission.

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