Abstract Submission Guidelines
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Bioterrorism and biological warfare
  • Climate change and ecological factors in disease emergence
  • Diseases at the interface of humans, wildlife and other animals
  • Diseases of animals
  • Foodborne and waterborne diseases
  • Infections related to travel and migration
  • Influenza and other respiratory infections
  • Innovations in diagnostic tests for emerging diseases
  • Infections of public health significance
  • New approaches to outbreak surveillance and monitoring
  • New, emerging and neglected zoonotic diseases
  • New pathogen discovery
  • Outbreak modeling
  • Outbreak response and control
  • Public communication of outbreaks and emerging diseases
  • Sociopolitical factors in disease emergence
  • Vaccines and emergence of vaccine preventable diseases
  • Vectorborne diseases

Authors with original research are encouraged to submit abstracts related to the above mentioned topics and related fields of investigation.


SIZE OF POSTER: max. width 90 cm (~36"), max. height 130 cm (~51"). Format: PORTRAIT

Abstract Submission Guidelines
  • Abstract submission deadline: December 1, 2012. We are pleased to announce that we are able to extend the abstract deadline for IMED 2013until December 8, 2012.
    This will allow the most timely and up-to-date abstracts to be presented at IMED. Now is the time to submit your abstracts. Accepted abstracts may be presented as posters during two dedicated poster sessions, and selected abstracts will be presented in four platform sessions.
  • Abstracts acceptance / rejection notifications will be sent by December 21, 2012.
  • Authors are requested to submit abstracts in ENGLISH.
  • Abstracts must be submitted online.
  • The abstract should not exceed 350 words. Abstracts that do not comply with the guidelines will not be accepted.
  • Abstracts may be submitted for oral or poster presentations. Please indicate your preference but the final decision will be made by the scientific committee. Only a very limited number can be accepted for oral presentations.
  • Abstract titles should not be longer than two lines and should NOT be in all caps
    (e.g. correct: Virological investigations in native bat species from Germany)
  • All abstracts must be structured as follows:
    Background: A statement of the hypothesis or research question.
    Objective: Please state the objectives of the abstract.
    Methods: An explanation of the study design and experimental methods used.
    Results: A concise summary of the major findings of the experiment or study. Sufficient data must be provided to permit evaluation by the reviewers and public reading the abstracts.
    Statements such as "additional information to be presented at the meeting" are not acceptable.
    Conclusion: Summary of the overall findings and the importance of the study.
  • All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The accepted abstract will be assigned to appropriate poster or oral sessions. A notification will be emailed to the abstract submitter.
  • All authors who wish to present their abstract at the conference must pay the registration fee. No honorarium, travel or accommodation expenses will be provided for presentations.
  • Please contact ISID, Doris Steinbach, if you have any questions regarding abstract submissions (email: doris.steinbach@isid.org)
  • SIZE OF POSTER: max. width 90 cm (~36"), max. height 130 cm (~51"). Format: PORTRAIT