Abstract submission is now closed.
Please download the final programme and abstract book of the HGM 2014
Abstracts can only be submitted online via the online abstract submission form.
- It is expected that the abstract will include original data not previously published in a peer-review journal or the proceedings of a national meeting.
- Abstract submissions will only be accepted electronically through the abstract submission system; paper abstracts will not be accepted.
- Please read carefully all the instructions available on the Internet and on the on-line abstract submission system before preparing your abstract.
- The creation of a user account is required for the submission of an abstract. The account only needs to be created once and can be re-used for future abstract submission and registration to the conference. Submitters from last year’s meeting should use their existing account details.
- Abstracts can be saved in “Draft status” to be re-edited and modified until the submission deadline (21st March 2014, 23:59 CET). Abstracts cannot be edited after the submission deadline.
- Abstracts fulfilling all criteria can be saved in “Final submission” status. Only abstracts in “Final submission” status will be considered for the Conference.
- Abstracts are accepted on a wide range of topics. The submitter has to select the appropriate topic for the abstract on the submission form. Available topics are:
- Genetics and Global Health
- Cancer Genomics
- Human Genome Evolution
- Population-Ancestry Genomics
- Copy-number Variation (CNV) and Phenotypes
- Monogenic Phenotypes
- Modelling Genetic Diseases
- Genetics of Infectious Diseases
- Single Cell Technologies
- Synthetic Biology
- Genetics of Cellular Phenotypes
- Genomics & Phenotypic Databases
- Ethics & Genomics
- Computational Biology, Informatics
- General Genetics and Genomics
For standardisation, the acceptable length of the abstract is of not more than 2’650 printable characters (title and authors affiliation included). This includes non-visible characters, such as spaces and line breaks.
Please refer to the word count of the system as slight differences may occur when counting with WORD or similar programmes.
The abstract needs to be structured as follows:
- Objective: this section should contain 1-2 sentences that clearly indicate the scientific question of the study and its clinical (or other) importance.
- Methods: this section should contain sufficient information to be able to understand the experimental design, the analytical techniques and the statistics used in the study.
- Results: this section should contain objective data to answer the scientific question(s).
- Conclusions: this section should provide only conclusions of the study directly supported by the results, along with implications for clinical practice, avoiding speculation and overgeneralisation.
- References: this section is not mandatory but recommended.
One table can be included, but the total number of cells (columns + rows) may not exceed 20. Please note that tables may significantly reduce the number of the remaining allowed characters.
One picture may be included. Please note here below, the restriction on the picture’s size:
|Width (in px)
|Height (in px)
|Size (in KB)
A paper cannot be accepted if the conflict of interest disclosure is not signed. On the on-line abstract form, provide the requested details for all authors.
The rules for preparing the abstracts can also be found on this site. Failure to observe these guidelines may result in disqualification.
Late abstract submissions may be accepted until 21 March 2014, 23:59, CET.
Submitters will be notified of the acceptance of their abstract by 10 April 2014.
Abstracts in late submission will be considered for poster presentation only.