Abstract Guidelines

Last date for Abstract Submission: July 15, 2017

  • Submissions are invited for:
    1. Poster/ Podium presentation, and
    2. Video Presentation
  • Abstract submissions are available online only. Abstracts sent by email, fax or post will not be considered.
  • Abstract will have to be submitted under one of the following themes:
    1. Surgical oncology
    2. Medical oncology
    3. Radiation oncology
    4. Diagnostics
    5. Basic/ Translational Research
    6. Quality of Life
  • Abstracts must contain original material, preferably not published or presented at any other meeting prior to the FHNO 2017 Mumbai; if the work has been earlier presented/published this needs to be disclosed.
  • Only abstracts in English will be accepted.
  • All abstracts (for poster or oral presentation) will have to be submitted in the same prescribed format.
  • Abstract should not contain any tables. No Images, graphs or illustrations are allowed in the abstract.
  • The presenting author needs to be clearly identified at time of submission.
  • The names and affiliations of all authors must be stated.
  • The abstract text should be restricted up to 250 words. Your abstract will be automatically curtailed beyond this limit.
  • Abstract should be submitted as a structured abstract under the following headings: Title, Authors, Background /Purpose, Methods, Results, Discussion & Conclusion. Word limit applies to the Background /Purpose, Methods, Results, Discussion & Conclusion only.
  • Only abstracts that are complete and in accordance with headings provided will be considered for review.

Abstract Processing

  • It is mandatory for presenting authors to register for the conference.
  • All abstract submissions may be accepted for POSTER presentation. Few selected submissions shall be upgraded for Podium Presentation.
  • Abstracts shall be published in an abstract CD / Conference Book/ Journal of Head-Neck Physicians and Surgeons. Submissions shall be screened by the Scientific Committee prior to acceptance.
  • Selected submissions shall be upgraded for podium presentation. Please indicate your acceptance for oral/ podium presentation by marking the relevant box in the submission process.
  • Submissions shall be judged by a panel. The best two papers in category of Basic and Clinical Sciences will be awarded.
  • Decisions of the scientific committee with regard to acceptance and upgradation to podium presentation shall be conveyed by email .

Guidelines for Video Presentation Submission

  • Please submit your video presentation as a link to fhno2017@gmail.com
  • It is mandatory for presenting authors to register for the conference.
  • Videos should be in AVI or MP4 or WMV formats only. The recommended minimum resolution is 800x600; higher resolutions are encouraged.
  • Duration of video should not exceed 8 minutes.
  • Video Submissions may be submitted under the following themes: Surgical procedures, Radiotherapy procedures, Evaluation techniques, Chemotherapy Procedures, Innovative Techniques, or other Head and Neck Oncology related videos.
  • Video Presentation should be based on the original work of the presenting authors.
  • It is recommended that the videos be self-explanatory with an audio commentary in the background, and also preferably subtitles to the audio.
  • The Video should open with a title and listing of authors. It is recommended that a short title and operating surgeon/ institution be noted on the bottom of the video throughout its length, to ensure continuity.
  • All Video Presentations will be played sequentially on A-V screens in designated areas through the duration of the conference. It is not mandatory for the authors to be present at the designated Video Presentation area; and there shall be no simultaneous podium presentation.
  • Selected submissions shall be upgraded for podium presentation. Please indicate your acceptance for podium presentation by marking the relevant box in the submission process
  • Videos shall be evaluated by a screening committee before acceptance.
  • Decisions of the scientific committee with regard to acceptance and upgradation to podium presentation shall be conveyed by email..

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