Call For Abstracts - Submission CLOSED

The Workshop Chairs and the Organizing Steering Committee invite you to participate actively in the Seventh European Workshop on Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases.


We look forward to receiving your scientific contribution on one of the following topics:

  • Rheumatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Dermatology
  • Transplantation
  • Clinical immunology
  • Basic immunology
  • Inflammation
  • Immunodeficiencies
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Immunomodulation
  • Immunomonitoring

Travel Awards

A number of travel awards are available to support trainees or residents to attend ewIMID’12.

Requirements for eligibility: Delegates who are currently studying for a PhD or equivalent degree or who have completed their PhD not more than 12 months ago are eligible to apply.


Abstract submitters should indicate during the abstract submission process if they wish to apply for a travel award, and will be informed of the outcome in September.


The travel award of 500 Euro will cover the full registration fee and part of your travel and will be awarded by the international scientific committee based on scientific merit of the abstracts.


Journal of Translational Medicine –

The accepted abstracts will be published in a supplement of the Journal of Translational Medicine, with impact factor 3.41.


The Journal of Translational Medicine is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal focussing on information derived from human experimentation so as to optimise the communication between basic and clinical science.


Currently this is tracked/indexed by PubMed, PubMed Central, Medline, Thomson Reuters (ISI), CAS, EMBASE, Scopus, Current Contents and Google Scholar.


Submission guidelines

Abstracts must be submitted as a Word file (xxx.doc) via the online submission form.


You can submit several abstracts at the same time: please log in and fill out the required fields. Your abstract(s) is/are only uploaded successfully when you receive an automatic reply confirming your submission(s). Once submitted you can not re-access the online submission form to make revisions.


IMPORTANT: the Word file(s) must contain Title, authors & affiliations and the actual abstract.


An abstract is uploaded successfully when you receive an automatic reply confirming your submission.


The deadline for submitting an abstract is September 20.
Authors will receive a notification by e-mail by mid September.


Please read the author instructions carefully before submitting your abstract(s).


Instructions for authors

  • Abstracts must be typed in English not exceeding 350 words, and must be submitted as a Word file (xxx.doc). The word count includes the title, authors and affiliations.
  • Title: Type your title in bold, sentence case with no full stop at the end, e.g.:
    Results from experiments in this field
  • Type first name, middle initials if required, and surname with no full stop at the end.
    Underline the name of the corresponding author:
    John Smith1, Susan B Jones2, Bill C Fisher1
  • Type affiliation underneath the authors: Dept., Hospital/Institution, Town and Country (no street addresses, no zip codes). Where there are multiple affiliations, each should be listed as a separate paragraph. Each institute should appear in the order used against the author names and show the appropriate superscript
    number, e.g.:
    1Department, University, Town, State, USA
    2Department, Company, Town, UK
  • Use font Arial 10 characters per inch (font size 10)
  • Use single spacing and type the text unjustified without hyphenating words at line breaks. Use hard returns only to end headings and paragraphs, not to rearrange lines.
  • Ideally, your abstract is structured as follows: Introduction / Aim / Patients and methods / Results / Conclusion / References. In structured abstracts, paragraph headings should be typed in bold with no colon at the end. Do not use the heading ‘Abstract’. Each heading should be in a separate paragraph, e.g.
    Followed by regular text, on a new line and in the same format as shown above for main text.
    Materials and methods
  • Brief acknowledgements may be included and should be placed after Conclusions and before the References. If the abstract is being presented on behalf of a study group, this information should be noted here rather than in the author list.
  • References: All references should be cited/called out consecutively in the text, using numbers in square brackets. Only papers that have been published, or are in press, or are available through public e-print/preprint servers should be included in the reference list.
    Journal abbreviations should follow MEDLINE standards.

    References should be laid out at the end of the abstract in BioMed Central style and preceded by the relevant reference number. An example of a reference for a journal article follows. The full reference style guide can be found at the journal’s website.

    1. Chomczynski P, Sacchi N: Single-step method of RNA isolation by acid guanidinium
    thiocyanate-phenol-chloroform extraction. AnalBiochem 1987, 162:156-159.


A sample abstract is available here