Abstract Submission Deadline extended until 10 June 2023

Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their abstract by email early July 2023.
Authors can submit their abstracts for oral or poster presentation. It is to be noted that the Scientific Committee will select a limited number of abstracts for oral presentation in the Young Investigators' Meeting, the abstract sessions and the Thieves Market (send us your most remarkable clinical cases!). The other abstracts will be accepted for poster presentation, after peer review.
The three most challenging clinical cases submitted for the Thieves Market will be selected by the scientific committee for an oral presentation. This year, a 750 € prize will be granted to the young rheumatologist who presented the best of these three selected clinical cases.

Instructions for Authors

  • Abstracts must be written in English not exceeding 450 words (including title, authors, affiliations), and must be submitted as a Word file (xxx.doc) via the online submission form.
  • Use font Arial 10 characters per inch (font size 10).
  • Use single spacing and type the text unjustified without hyphenating words at line breaks. Use hard returns only to end headings and paragraphs, not to rearrange lines
  • Type title in sentence case in bold with no full stop at the end
  • Type family name first followed by the initials of the first name of the authors (Rubens P.P., Van Eyck J. etc.)
  • Type affiliation underneath the authors: Department, Institution, City, Country (do not mention street addresses, PO boxes or zip codes). When there are multiple affiliations number them as follows and use the semi-colon between the multiple affiliations: 

              1Dept. A, Hospital A, City, Country; 2Dept. B, Hospital B, City, Country etc.

  • Organise the abstract in sections as follows, using the exact section name and colon:
         Background or statement of purpose
         Methods, materials, and analytical procedure used
         Summary of the results in sufficient detail to support conclusion
         Conclusions reached 
  • Paragraph headings should by typed in bold with no colon at the end. Do not use the heading ‘Abstract’. Each heading should be in a separate paragraph.
  • The use of References must be limited to max 3. When you list references, use superscript numbers in both the text and the reference list. Use Arial font size 8 for references.

Download the abstract template here.


Submission Guidelines

You can submit several abstracts at the same time and add abstracts later on:
• Click on the link below to start and create a profile.
• Fill out your personal details and go through the submission procedure.
Your abstract(s) is/are only uploaded successfully when you receive an automatic reply confirming your submission(s).
IMPORTANT: The uploaded Word file(s) must contain title, authors & affiliations and the actual abstract.


Click here for step by step guidance through the online submission procedure.


Please read the author instructions carefully before submitting your abstract(s).



Submit your abstract here.