Abstract Submission Guidelines
General GuidelinesSubmission of an abstract acknowledges your consent to the following:
• If accepted, your abstract may be published in the Congress program, as well as in the Haemophilia journal supplement.
• If accepted as an oral presentation, your PowerPoint presentation may be posted on the WFH website, on-site and post conference.
• If accepted as a poster presentation, you will display your poster at the Congress.
Abstract Submission and Review Timeline
The deadline for abstract submission is February 25, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST. The results of the peer review will be announced on the week of March 18, 2019. The submitter will be notified by email.
During the abstract submission process, you will be asked to enter author information and affiliations. Please list the authors in your preferred citation order. If you are submitting supporting graphs or tables, please do NOT include the author list in the Word document, as we operate by blind review.
Presenting Author Registration
A Presenting Author must be designated to attend the congress and present the submitted abstract, should it be accepted. Presenting Authors (for both orals and posters) must register to attend MSK 2019. If the Presenting Author is not registered by the registration deadline of Friday, March 29, 2019, the abstract will not be included in the final program.
Disclosure of potential Conflict of Interest
If an author or immediate family member has had a substantial personal financial relationship relating to the support of the abstract, this relationship must be disclosed. Such relationships include salaries, ownership, equity positions, stock options, royalties, consulting fees and honoraria for speaking, material support and other financial arrangements. During the abstract submission process you will be asked to disclose any potential conflicts of interest.
Language of Abstract
Your abstract must be submitted in English.
• Orthopedics (Surgical)
• Physiotherapy (Non-Surgical)
Number of Submissions
Each author may present a maximum of two abstracts at the Congress. The number of submissions is, however, unlimited. Should an author have more than two abstracts accepted a co-author must be named as presenting author for the additional abstracts.
During the abstract submission, you will be asked your preferred presentation format:
• Free paper (oral presentation)
Authors selecting free paper may be offered a poster presentation if not selected for an oral.
Title and Abstract Length
Abstracts should be no more than 350 words in length; the title is not included in the word count. Please use Title Case (capital letters to start the principal words) for your abstract title instead of all CAPITAL or all small letters. Please note that abstracts which exceed the word limit may be excluded from the program. Data tables will count as 50 words towards the 350 word limit.
Your abstract requires a minimum of 4 sections (e.g., Introduction and Objectives/ Material and Methods/ Results/ Conclusions). You will be able to list your own headings.
On the submission form, copy/paste your abstract into the respective sections. A separate field will be available to list the title.
Should you have supporting tables or graphs, you will have the option to upload them in a Word document format.