Abstracts Submission

The deadline for symposium submission is: 31/10/2023
The deadline for oral and poster submission is: 30/11/2023
The deadline for abstract evaluation results is: 31/01/2024

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I - Instructions for submission

1) To submit, the author responsible for submitting the abstract must be registered for the event. Payment is not required at the time of registration. This can be done after the communication of acceptance of your abstract. Other co-authors who register for the congress should not resubmit the abstract already registered.

• Abstracts must be sent exclusively via the congress website.

2) Access the restricted area, providing your login and password registered during registration. New menus will appear.

3) Click on the [My Submissions] menu.

4) Follow the instructions on the screen to access the abstract submission form. Complete all fields in the online form.

* Choose the form of presentation:



A 90-minute session with 3-4 speakers, presenting on a similar topic. The chair submits an overall abstract describing the session and an individual abstract for each of the presentations forming the session. The symposium should have an overarching theme to be discussed by the chair. Symposiums with participants from different services, cities or countries are more likely to be accepted. It is recommended that presentations are made in English, but Portuguese and Spanish are acceptable. However, it is not guaranteed that there will be simultaneous translation. Slides are strongly recommended to be presented in English.

ATTENTION: The author must submit the final information for the SYMPOSIUM in a single step, as there is no possibility of editing this content. In other words, it cannot be saved in the system for later submission.


Oral communication: 

A 10-minute oral presentation, including question and answer time. Presenters show the research and findings based on their accepted presentation in a Power Point presentation.



Printed or digital. Physical posters will need to be printed and a poster board will be allocated in a designated area of the Conference. Posters should be no larger than portrait A0 (841mm width x 1189mm height). All posters must be prepared and presented in English.


5) Before submitting the abstract, review it carefully. No changes will be allowed after the submission.

* The author responsible for the submission must complete all fields in the online form. All communications referring to the scientific work will be sent only to the corresponding author by the registered e-mail and he/she must be responsible for passing it on to the co-authors;

6) When you finish submitting abstracts, click the "Disconnect" button.

7) After submitting the abstract, an automatic email will be sent to the corresponding author, confirming the registered information.

8) If you do not receive the automatic email on the same day confirming the submission, the abstract may not have been sent correctly. In this case, contact us by e-mail (camila.mazotti@ccmgroup.com.br) informing the event and the problem that occurred.

9) For new accesses to the web, just inform USERNAME and PASSWORD. If you have forgotten it, use the "Remember Password".

10) The event secretary is available to clarify any doubts or difficulties from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, through the email: camila.mazotti@ccmgroup.com.br

II - Important information

• The abstract can be prepared in Portuguese, English or Spanish. If possible, prefer English. However, whichever language is chosen, it is essential that it is grammatically correct, otherwise it may be a reason for rejection of the abstract.

• Posters should be presented in English only.

• Oral communication and Symposiums can be presented English, Portuguese and Spanish. English is recommended as it is possible that there will be no simultaneous translation in your room.

• Slides are strongly recommended to be presented in English.

• The deadline for abstract submission for Symposium is: October, 31th, 2023.
• The deadline for abstract submission for Poster/oral communication is: November, 30th, 23.

• To receive your presenter certificate after the event, one of the listed authors must be registered and have participated in the event.

There is a maximum limit of three submissions per author. There is no limit of authors per submission. Fragmented submissions are not accepted; the entire work must be contained within the oral presentation or the submitted poster. Symposium presentations, oral presentations, or posters of new work and data have higher chance of acceptance. While supporting previous work is permissible, it is expected that the submission adds something new and innovative.

Please enter the authors in the desired order. IMPORTANT: The presenter must also be included in the list of authors.

• The result of the evaluation will be announced in the author's restricted area, in the “My Submissions” menu on January, 15th, 2024 for Symposium and March, 01st, 31th, 2024 for Poster/oral communication.

• The person responsible for submitting (and every symposium presenter), after obtaining its approval, needs to confirm the payment of its registration until March, 1st, 2024. The presentation must be made by the person indicated when submitting the abstract. If this is not possible, another author must perform the presentation, provided that he is registered for the event and has paid the registration fee.

• Abstracts will be sent exclusively through the official website of the Congress.

• Only one certificate will be issued per presented abstract, and the certificates will be printed based on the registered order of authors.

• Attention: all materials produced about the abstracts (annals, certificate, among others) will be a faithful reproduction of the information submitted by the author. Therefore, it is not possible to make changes to the spelling of the title, abstract or authors after the deadline for submission. We emphasize that the information provided is the sole responsibility of the author who submits the abstract. Incompletely spelled names (by abbreviation or omission of one or more surnames) will not be changed and will appear in the official program and digital certificate as informed by the main author at the time of registration.

• The discounted values will respect the dates of the 'Registration Fees' table available on the event's website, regardless of the date of approval of the works. To guarantee payment with a discount, it is necessary to register by the dates described in the table. There will be no reimbursement of registration fees paid in cases of withdrawal or absence from the Congress or if the abstract is not accepted.

• The main author will be able to choose the preferred way of presenting the abstract. However, the Scientific Committee reserves the right to change this choice.

• The final decision of the evaluation committee is considered final, irrevocable, and unappealable, which will not be reviewed. Submissions that are not accepted for oral presentations may be selected for poster presentations. If that is the case, the authors will be informed of this decision.

• By submitting papers, authors assume compliance with legislation and ethical standards governing research with human beings and animals, including approval by the Research Ethics and Clinical Ethics Committees in Animal Research.

• The Scientific Committee reserves the right to refuse abstracts, without providing further information on the rationale for rejection.

• Submission of the abstract represents a commitment by the author(s) to present the work, if accepted, during the event.

• The Organizing Committee and the Scientific Committee of the Congress will not be responsible for the content of the physical or digital posters, this being the sole responsibility of the authors, as well as they will not be responsible for the costs of transportation, accommodation or any other related to the presentation of the works.

• Only those Presentations formally accepted will be published in the Conference Proceedings as submitted. Please ensure you check your data carefully before submitting as changes or additions will not be accepted. 

III - Instructions for preparing

• The Title must be concise and reflect the study to be presented.

• The abstract text should not exceed 300 words (does not include title and authorship/affiliation) with spaces, a limit of 250 characters for the title.

• Structure: The abstract should include the following sections:

- Background: Explain the context and motivation for the research.

- Objective: State the research question or hypothesis.

- Methods: Describe the methods used to address the research question or hypothesis.

- Results: Summarize the key findings of the study.

- Conclusion: Discuss the implications of the results and how they relate to the research question or hypothesis.

- Conflicts of Interests

• Case reports should be structured in: Case Presentation, Discussion and Final Comments. Bibliographical references should not be included. Considering that case reports make an important contribution to the exchange of experience among professionals, the Commission recommends that only reports of common cases with atypical evolution or of really rare cases, which are of significant relevance, be submitted.

• Case reports without clear originality and relevance that justify their presentation will not be accepted.

• The Institution or Institutions where the abstracts was carried out, as well as the authors' names, must NOT be mentioned in the body of the text.

• The content of the abstract must be related to the chosen topic.

• The use of graphs or tables in the submission of abstracts will not be allowed, although such resources can be used in formatting the presentations;

• It is suggested that authors refrain from using abbreviations.

• Results based on statements such as “results will be presented” and or “data will be analyzed” will not be considered. These should be set out as clearly as possible and conclusions should be based on the data presented. In this case, the authors must present preliminary results, or if it is an ongoing study, for example. Likewise, abstracts whose results, from the same work, are sprayed in different abstracts will not be accepted.

Submissions presenting a literature review must adopt a systematic approach and ideally should be pre-registered.

• Trade names are not allowed, only generic drug names, written in lower case.

 Style: Use clear and concise language. Avoid jargon and acronyms that may not be familiar to all readers. Use active voice and the past tense to describe the research methods and results.

References: If necessary, include references in a separate section at the end of the abstract. A maximum of five references should be used (e.g. Smith 1999). 

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» VI - Mental Health and Allied Disciplines

V - Evaluation criteria

The Scientific Committee will use the following topics below to evaluate the abstracts:

1.    Relevance: Is the abstract relevant to the theme of the conference or journal it is submitted to? Does it address a current and important issue?

2.    Originality: Does the abstract present original research or a novel perspective on an existing topic? Does it make a new contribution to the field?

3.    Clarity: Is the abstract written in clear and concise language? Can the reader understand the main points of the research without having to read the full paper?

4.    Structure: Does the abstract have a clear and well-organized structure? Is it divided into sections such as background, methods, results, and conclusions?

5.    Significance: Does the abstract provide evidence that the research is significant and meaningful? Does it explain why the research is important and what implications it has for the field?

6.    Methodology: Does the abstract explain the methods used in the research and their appropriateness for the research question? Are the methods clear and well-described?

7.    Results: Does the abstract present the main findings of the research clearly and concisely? Are the results well-supported by the data and methods used?

8.    Conclusion: Does the abstract provide a clear and concise conclusion that summarizes the main findings and their implications for the field?

9.    References: Are any references provided in the abstract relevant, current, and appropriate for the research topic?


Each criterion will be scored on a scale of 0 to 2 points, with 0 being poor, 1 being satisfactory, and 2 being excellent. The total score for an abstract will be out of 14 points. The scores will be interpreted as follows: 0-5 points: Poor abstract, unlikely to be accepted; 6-10 points: Satisfactory abstract, may be accepted depending on the number of submissions and quality of competition; 11-14 points: Excellent abstract, highly likely to be accepted


VI - Instructions for approved abstracts - Oral communication

  • The study must be presented in up to 10 (ten) minutes, on the day and time stipulated in the definitive Scientific Program of the Congress. To keep to our tight schedule please keep to the timings in the agenda (time will be considered in the evaluation of the work)
  • Oral communication can be presented English, Portuguese and Spanish. English is recommended as it is possible that there will be no simultaneous translation in your room.
  • Slides are strongly recommended to be prepared in English.
  • The presentation must be created in or converted to Microsoft PowerPoint (acceptable formats PowerPoint (.ppt or .pptx)) and the presenter must attend the Media Desk Room 1 day in advance to save the file in the system using a pen-drive.
  • You can download the template [HERE]. SOON.
  • Confirm a font size of at least 24 points for body text and 36–40 points for headings.
  • Light colored text on a dark background is advised. Avoid using red or green.
  • Oral Presentations will be evaluated by at least two members designated by the Scientific Committee and moderated by an expert in the field.
  • Information about the day and time of the presentation will be available in the restricted area of the author responsible for the submission through the menu [MY SUBMISSIONS] and previously stipulated in the scientific program of the congress.
  • The Organizing Committee of the Congress will not be responsible for the costs of registration, transportation, lodging, or other costs generated for the presentation of papers.
  • Submissions must be presented at a set date and time, and no changes are allowed.
  • If the authors don’t attend the event, the presentation will be canceled, and the presenter certificate will not be issued.

VII - Instructions for Approved Abstracts - E-poster

Guidelines to approved abstracts for E-poster.

- Obtaining the certificate of your approved abstract is subject to sending the e-poster and participating in the congress.

- Deadline for file uploading: SOON - The system will be open until 23:59 - Brasília time.

- The poster must have been sent previously through the link: SOON.

- The guidelines are all indicated in the link above. The approved e-posters will be on display during the entire period of the congress.
- Obtaining the presenter certificate is subject to sending the e-poster and participating in the congress.

ATTENTION: The CODE can be found in the [MY SUBMISSIONS] menu of the author who send the abstract.

- The author or coauthor, who previously submitted the abstract through the website, is responsible for sending the information in the proper time and format. The congress organization is not responsible for files delivered after the established deadline or for formatting issues.

- The electronic certificate will be available to the author who sends the abstract on the website (upon participation in the event and exhibition of the e-poster).

VIII - Certificates

After the congress, the certificates of the abstracts approved for presentation will be made available to the author responsible for the submission on the congress website (conditional on his/her attendance at the event). To print or download the PDF file, you must access the "Certificates" menu, located on the congress homepage, enter the registered email, and fill in the "Satisfaction Survey."

  • Important notice: the certificates will not be sent directly by email.
  • A certificate will be issued with the title of the abstract, in the approved modality, and the name of all authors registered at the time of submission.
  • The second certificate will be issued with the title of the abstract, the approved modality, and the name of the presenter.
  • At least one of the authors must be registered and have attended the event to receive the certificate later.
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