EFMC-ISMC 2021

XXVI EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry

 Virtual Event    August 29-September 2, 2021

Call for Abstracts

All participants are invited to register and submit abstracts of scientific communications which will be peer-reviewed by the International Organising Committee and published in the electronic book of abstracts (PDF). Please note that your registration is required to submit abstracts. Accepted summaries will be published in the book of abstracts only after full payment of the registration fee. In case your abstract isn’t accepted for presentation, your registration fee will be fully reimbursed.

Participants wishing to contribute with an oral communication should submit their abstract by March 25, 2021, 24:00 CET. Abstracts for posters can be submitted until June 24, 2021. All abstracts should be submitted via the abstract submission tool available on this website.

The preference between oral communication or poster presentation should be indicated by the applicant during the submission process. Out of the submitted proposals, 35 oral communications will be selected by the International Organising Committee. The selection of the Oral Communications will be announced around mid-May 2021.

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts must be submitted via the Abstract Submission tool available under the Registration menu on this website. Please note that your registration is required to submit abstracts, but payment is not mandatory at this stage. However, accepted summaries will only be published in the book of abstracts of the symposium after full payment of the registration fee.

In order to submit your abstract, select “Abstract submission” under the “Registration” menu. Log in using your registration number (received upon registration) as well as your e-mail address. Select “Abstract Submission” and “Add”.

  • Paste the title of your abstract in upper cases in the field “Subject”.
  • Select whether you agree to be selected for an oral communication (if applicable) [Save].
  • Select one Main category for your abstract (mandatory) as well as one or more Secondary categories (optional).
  • Under “Authors”, add the number of authors and click on [Add authors]. Fill in each author’s firstname and lastname and tick the box for the main author. If no author is ticked, the submitter will automatically be selected as main author.
  • Add the author’s full address(es) under “Author’s affiliations and addresses”. If several addresses are used, please add reference numbers between brackets at the end of each author’s name to refer to the corresponding author’s affiliation.
  • Paste your abstract text in the field “Abstract content” (text only).
  • To insert a picture, place your cursor into the text where a picture should appear and click on [Insert Image tag]. You can use several images.
  • Under “Pictures”, add the number of images to be inserted and click on [Add files]. Browse your computer to attach the right images. (Please note that if the image is too large, it will be reduced to the A4 page size. If the image is smaller, it will keep its size. Please make sure the image quality is 300 dpi).
  • Under “References”, add the number of references and click on [Add references]. Fill in the number of the references and the reference texts.
  • A temporary number (TempXX) is assigned to your abstract for communication purposes. Please be aware that the definitive Poster or OC number will be communicated in your last information e-mail 1 week before the event.
  • Click on [submit/edit].
  • Click on “PDF preview” to check the result. Please note that the abstract should be one page maximum. Therefore, only the first page on the preview will be taken into account. If the preview shows more than one page, please adapt your page accordingly so that it fits into one page.
  • You can update your abstract if necessary and submit/edit or preview as many times as needed. It will not re-create a new abstract but just update it.

The pdf will be inserted in the book of abstract as shown on the preview. Please be aware that it is your responsibility to fill in all data correctly and completely. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author.

You can have access to your poster via the website and make changes to it, until submission deadline, by using your registration number and email address as indicated at registration.

Virtual Poster Presentation Guidelines

Once your abstract is accepted, you will be invited to upload your poster via the "My Registration" menu.

  • Your poster should be a one page PDF, in 16:9 landscape format. You will be asked to enter a few keywords describing your research. 
  • The posters will remain visible during the entire duration of the virtual symposium. Poster sessions will be organised and we invite the presenters to be virtually present according to the following schedule:
  1. Poster Session 1: Monday, August 30 - from 13:15 to 14:15
  2. Poster Session 2: Tuesday, August 31 - from 13:15 to 14:15
  3. Poster Session 3: Wednesday, September 1 - from 13:15 to 14:15

A chat will be activated under each poster. Messages will be visible in real-time for those online and remain visible through the all period.