Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions for ICIEM 2021 have closed!

The ICIEM 2021 Organising Committee and Scientific Program Committee thank you for your submissions. We were delighted to receive submissions from over 45 countries. Authors will be notified of their submission outcomes on Monday 30 August 2021.

The Congress will be held online through an immersive 3D virtual platform and in-person at the Hilton Hotel Sydney, Australia from 21 to 23 November 2021. Some presentations will be streamed live from the Hilton Hotel Sydney, Australia, while other presentations will be delivered through the virtual congress platform. The Scientific Program Committee will select a number of abstracts to be presented in live streamed sessions, and all presentations and posters will be stored in the On-Demand Library for delegates to review after the Congress.

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PROGRAM THEMES

On the second day of the Congress there are specific parallel mini-symposia for Allied Health (e.g. nursing, counselling and dietetic), Laboratory and Adult Metabolic Medicine. Abstracts will be considered for these sessions within the abstract submission portal. Abstract submissions were received on the following program themes.

  • Inborn errors of metabolism in adults
  • Novel diagnostic/laboratory methods including omics
  • Innovative therapies such as RNA-based therapy, gene therapy and regenerative medicine
  • Metabolic myopathies
  • Newborn screening
  • Allied Health
  • Phenylketonuria
  • Amino acid disorders
  • Urea cycle disorders
  • Organic acidurias
  • Carbohydrate disorders
  • Disorders of fatty acid oxidation and ketone body metabolism
  • Mitochondrial disorders
  • Disorders of purines, pyrimidines, nucleic acids and porphyrias
  • Lysosomal disorders
  • Glycosylation disorders/CDG, protein modification disorders
  • Neurotransmitter and creatine related disorders
  • Disorders of vitamins, cofactors and trace elements
  • New Diseases
  • Clinical studies, patient reported outcome measures, outcome

SUBMISSION TYPES

Abstracts were invited for Oral Presentations and Poster Presentations. Special Award Presentation submissions will open on Monday 13 September 2021.

 

ABSTRACT PRESENTATION TYPES

Upon review of abstract submissions, the Scientific Program Committee will categorise accepted abstracts into the following modes of presentation:

Live Oral Presentation

Live Orals will be streamed from the Hilton Hotel Sydney or pre-recorded featuring live Q&A. Live Orals will be recorded and stored in the On-Demand Library.
Session Duration: 10 minutes
Q&A: 5 minutes

Virtual Oral Presentation

Virtual Orals will be pre-recorded and uploaded to the Virtual Platform for delegates to stream from home. Virtual Orals will be stored in the On-Demand Library.
Session Duration: 5 minutes
Slide Limit: 5 slides

Digital PDF Posters

Digital PDF Posters will be uploaded to the Poster Hall within the Virtual Platform. Posters will be stored in the On-Demand Library after the Congress.
Poster Format: PDF

Special Award Presentation

Special Award Presentation abstracts will open for submission from Monday 13 September 2021. A limited number of abstracts will be accepted for presentation as a Virtual Oral.
Session Duration: 5 minutes
Slide Limit: 5 slides

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Please read the below submission guidelines before commencing your abstract submission.

  • Abstracts must not exceed a 250 word limit. The word limit relates only to the text of the abstract and does not include title, authors and institutions. Please ensure you delete the instructions from the abstract template and DO NOT include author name or affiliation in your uploaded document. The author name and affiliation will be automatically included in the final PDF.
  • Please use Arial type font and font size 12 for the abstract text. Formatting is preserved (italics, bold, superscripting, subscripting, underlining) and symbol characters (i.e. ± , μ, ß) may be used. Use single line spacing. Text should be fully justified.
  • Type the abstract title in the field provided on the online submission form. The template will allow a title of up to 200 characters in length. Please enter title in sentence case only. If your title includes acronyms or nouns which require capitalisation, please email the Congress Managers at iciem2021@arinex.com.au to have these updated on your behalf.
  • Paper abstracts will only be accepted in a .doc and .docx format, following the format used in the abstract submission template.
  • Abstracts must be free of typographical and grammatical errors and use sentence case for headings.
  • Abbreviations should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.
  • You will be asked to provide a short biography (up to 150 words) and photo with your submission. This photo and biography will be added to the Virtual Platform and may be provided to the session chairperson. For assistance in drafting a biography, please refer to the recommended biography template.
  • Add co-authors in the ‘Author(s)’ section of the submission page. All presenting authors must be indicated at this stage. Please provide a biography and photo for all presenting authors.
  • All abstracts must be submitted by the abstract deadline of Tuesday 6 July 2021. Abstracts submitted after this date will not be considered.
  • Late Breaking News abstracts will be open for submission from Monday 13 September 2021 and must be submitted by Monday 27 September 2021.
  • All abstracts must be original work. An abstract should not be submitted if the work has been presented at a major international meeting.
  • An abstract must contain sufficient information so that if published, it will be a complete report independent of presentation. The text should not contain statements alluding to results or conclusions not presented within the text.
  • Submission acknowledges consent to publication of the abstract in the Congress proceedings and via the Virtual Platform.
  • The presenting author will be required to register for the Congress in order to ensure their abstract(s) is included in the final program by Wednesday 15 September 2021.
  • All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission facility. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the Congress Managers at iciem2021@arinex.com.au.
  • All abstracts must be prepared according to the abstract format and layout guidelines provided. Abstracts will only be accepted and published if submitted using the supplied template, available here.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts that may be submitted by an individual. However, splitting of a body of work into multiple abstracts is discouraged and consolidation into one abstract is preferred.

Abstract submissions will only be accepted via the Congress website.

Please have completed the following before commencing your abstract submission. You cannot save progress for submission later.

  • Prepared your abstract as per the abstract format and layout guidelines
  • Have ready author and co-author photos and biographies
  • Read and understand the general Policies and requirements to submitting an abstract

Please note: you will need to set up a new account in the portal, even if you have set up an account for previous events.

  1. Click on ‘Create an author account’ on the right hand side. After completing your details you will be sent an email to verify your account for login. Please remember your account password in case you need to access it again to make any changes to your submission.
  2. Once logged in, click ‘Submit abstract’ to access the submission page.
  3. Select your preferred presentation type.
  4. Enter your paper title in the ‘Paper title’ field.
  5. Upload your abstract document in the box provided. Abstracts will only be accepted in a .doc and .docx format, following the format used in the abstract submission template. DO NOT include the abstract title or author details in your abstract document.
  6. List all authors in the correct order in the ‘Author(s)’ section, ensuring you indicate the presenting authors for the abstract.
  7. Select your abstract theme from the list provided.
  8. Answer the additional questions at the bottom of the submission form.
  9. Click ‘Preview and submit’. You will be able to preview your abstract in PDF and make any changes if required.
  10. While on the preview window, click ‘Submit’ to confirm your submission.

If you experience any technical issues while submitting your abstract or would like any changes made to the PDF of your abstract, please contact us at iciem2021@arinex.com.au.

Authors will be notified of their submission outcome on Monday 30 August 2021. Late Breaking News abstracts will be notified six weeks prior to the Congress. The Congress will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.