International Society for Quality of Life Research
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Abstract submissions are now closed.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

The following guidelines apply to all abstract submissions for the 26th Annual Conference. Click the links at left for further guidelines specific to each abstract submission type.

Original Work: Each abstract should represent complete and original results. Submitting multiple abstracts based on the same data is not permitted. Research that has been presented or published prior to the time of presentation at the 26th Annual Conference will not be considered.

Official Language: Abstracts must be submitted and presented in English, the official language of the ISOQOL 26th Annual Conference.

Submission Method: Only electronic submissions will be considered for review.

Supported Browsers: Please use one of the following browsers to submit your abstract: Internet Explorer 11, Firefox (current version), Chrome (current version), Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari 7 and above.

Session Timeout: Inactivity of more than 120 minutes on the same page will result in a session time out. Please save your pages intermittently to avoid loss of data.

Sentence Case: Do not submit abstracts in all capital letters. Abstracts (including titles) should be submitted in sentence case.

Word Limit: Abstracts must be 350 words or fewer. Word count is calculated as the cumulative number of words in the Aims, Methods, Results, and Conclusions sections only. Abstract title and supporting graphs or figures are not included in the total word count.

Remove identifiers: Please remove any indicators of authors’ names throughout the abstract submission and uploads (if applicable), to ensure a true double-blind peer review process.

Proofread: The information provided in the submission will be published exactly as submitted. In some cases, special characters and formatting do not transfer if the abstract is pasted into the submission fields from a word processing program. Common examples of this include missing apostrophes, accent marks, ampersands, and trademark symbols. Proofread your submission carefully, and if needed, add these characters individually using keyboard shortcut "alt" codes. ISOQOL will not be responsible for incorrect symbols or special characters in your abstract.

Incomplete submissions: Abstracts that are in draft form will not be considered for review.

Submission Edits: You may revisit the site up until the posted deadline to edit your submission.

Presenter Restrictions:  A maximum of two abstracts may be selected by any one presenting author. Only one oral presentation will be permitted per presenting author. An author may only contribute to the presentation of one symposium.

Presentation Type Limit
Symposium 1
Oral Presentation or
Oral Brief
Poster 2*
*Limit 1 when also
presenting 1 oral

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Important dates*

Symposia and workshop submissions open 10 December 2018
Symposia and workshops deadline 1 February 2019, 12:00 noon CST
Oral and poster submissions open 1 March 2019
Symposia and workshop presenters notify their intent to present 18 March 2019
Oral and poster submission deadline 15 April 2019
Oral and poster presenters notify their intent to present 24 June 2019
Presenter registration deadline** 12 August 2019
Advanced registration deadline (price increase after this date) 23 September 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM Central Time on the day of their deadline unless otherwise noted.

**All presenters must be registered by this date in order to have their abstract published and receive a scheduled time to present at the conference.

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