General guidelines

Abstracts should be submitted electronically via the web-based system for abstract submissions for the 10th Interim Seminar of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry in Turin, Italy (the link to use for the abstract submission is The abstract text will be written in English and should not exceed the 250 words limit (with title, names and affiliation details excluded).  The abstract title should not exceed the 130 characters limit (spaces included). Co-authors of an abstract must not exceed five (5) in total.  Names and affiliations should not exceed 200 characters without spaces, and only the affiliation(s) of the presenting and/or senior author should be included.  All manuscripts are subject to editorial and scientific review.  The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 10th, 2017.

Abstract details

Abstract.  Each poster for the Seminar requires an abstract to include brief details of the work.  The abstract should give details of the methods used and also the most important data findings.  There are two types of abstracts that can be submitted for review: research articles and case reports.

 Research Articles

There should be headings in bold/capitals for: AIM, STUDY DESIGN, RESULTS, DISCUSSION and CONCLUSIONS. 

AIM: Usually one short simple sentence stating the objective of doing the study.
STUDY DESIGN: This section must be clearly written and in sufficient detail for the work to be repeated by other workers. Only the FDI tooth notation system must be used.  The statistical methods used should be stated.
RESULTS: These should be clearly and succinctly presented and only related to the methods described. Where appropriate data should be given as to the reproducibility of the findings. Statistical analysis should be included in this section. Images, tables and visual data should not be submitted.
CONCLUSION: This should briefly outline the most important findings.

 Case reports

The format for these reports should follow a similar layout to research papers. The Title page, author’(s) address should be the same as described above. There should be an abstract briefly describing the case and treatment provided. The headings in the abstract must be: a very brief INTRODUCTION about the disease or the condition of the case report. BACKGROUND to the clinical case/technique should be briefly explained and the CASE REPORT(S) described in detail. There must be a description of the FOLLOW-UP clinical care carried out, this is to indicate the degree of success and finally there should be a brief CONCLUSION.

Poster Content and Layout
Poster dimensions must be 100cm (height) by 80cm (width).
Posters should include a title corresponding to the title of the abstract, authors and affiliations.
A small photograph of the presenting author at the top of the poster.
The content should match that submitted for your abstract.
The amount of written text should be kept to a minimum by using key words and phrases.
Keep the layout simple and do not overload with text.

The three best posters will be awarded with the EAPD INTERIM SEMINAR AWARDS