Call for Abstracts




  • Delegates who would like to present their work at the 5th ICPIC, either orally or as a poster, are invited to submit an abstract for consideration by the Scientific Committee.
  • Abstracts are accepted on a wide range of topics in infection prevention and control of antimicrobial resistance (click here to see the topic list). The corresponding topic must be selected to ensure correct scoring of the abstract. The content of the abstract must be topic related


Please read this information carefully before preparing your abstract

  • A paper should not be submitted to the 5th ICPIC Conference if it has been already presented internationally or if it has already been published as a full paper.
  • For standardization, the acceptable length of the abstract is of maximum 2’500 characters. This includes the author’s details, titles and non-visible characters, such as spaces and line breaks.
  • Abstracts can be saved in “Draft” status to be re-edited and modified until the submission deadline (29 May 2019, 23h59 CET). Therefore, the submitter will be required to create a user account.
  • Abstracts fulfilling all criteria can be saved in “Final submission” status. Only abstracts in “Final submission” status will be regarded as successfully submitted and considered for the conference.
  • The submitted / draft abstracts cannot be edited after the submission deadline (29 May 2019, 23h59 CET)
  • The abstract should be structured into the following sections:
  • A title which clearly indicates the nature of the investigation
  • Introduction should contain 1-2 sentences that clearly indicate the scientific question of the study and its clinical (or other) importance
  • Objectives
  • Methods should contain sufficient information to be able to understand the experimental design, the analytical techniques and the statistics used in the study
  • Results should contain objective data to answer the scientific question(s).
  • Conclusions should provide only conclusions of the study directly supported by the results, along with implications for clinical practice, avoiding speculation and overgeneralization.
  • No figures are allowed in the abstract.
  • 1 table can be inserted in the Results section
  • Conflict of interest: It is the intent of ICPIC to provide high-quality sessions focused on educational content that is free from commercial influence or bias. Thus the submitting author of an abstract is requested to declare any potential conflicts of interest for all authors during abstract submission.
  • Abbreviations should be indicated in parentheses following their first mention in the text.
  • Trade names cannot be mentioned in the title. However, trade names in brackets will be accepted in the body of the text.
  • The submission of an abstract constitutes a formal commitment by the submitting (presenting) author to present the abstract (if accepted) in the form, session and at the time assigned by the Programme Committee. Registration fees will not be waived.
  • The presenting author of the abstract must be registered at the conference within 14 days of confirmation of abstract acceptance (the author will benefit from early bird registration fee).
  • Please ensure your abstract does not contain spelling, grammar, or scientific mistakes, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted. Linguistic accuracy is your responsibility. No proof reading will be done.
  • No changes can be made to the abstract after the submission deadline.



  • The reviewers will judge the abstracts according to scientific or clinical value, relevance to ICPIC, conclusions confirmed by objective results, objectivity of statements, originality of work and overall impression.
  • The submitting authors will be notified by mid-July 2019 at the email address provided during submission whether their abstract has been accepted. In addition, the submitting author can check the status of the abstract online by using the B-Com account at any time.
  • If you need to withdraw your abstract a written statement, reflecting the reasons for this decision must be sent to not later than 31 July 2019.



  • Abstracts can be accepted either as poster or oral communication.
  • If your abstract is accepted as a poster, you will be requested to be available for discussion during the corresponding poster viewing session.
  • Details on poster format and full presentation guidelines will be included in the notification letter and posted on the conference website



  • Accepted abstracts presented at ICPIC will be published online in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control (, the official ICPIC journal with an impact factor of 3.568.
  • Accepted abstracts will also be available on the ICPIC website, about one month prior to the conference.