RULES
and guidelines

DATES AND DEADLINES

Croatian Student Summit 18:
April 25 - 28, 2023
Opening of abstract submissions:
January 15, 2023
Abstract Submission Deadline:
February 28, 2023

If you wish to attend the congress only as a passive participant, register here. Further instructions are intended only for active participants of the conference.

Previous CROSS books of abstracts are available for download in PDF format and can be found here.

General RULES

  • All abstracts and e-posters must be submitted in English.
  • The CROSS Scientific Programme Committee will review all abstracts. Following the information regarding acceptance, scheduling information will be sent to the abstract submitter.
  • The CROSS Book of Abstracts will include plenary lectures, all accepted and presented e-poster presentation abstracts, as well as workshop abstracts.
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication.
  • Abstracts containing a large number of grammatical and spelling errors will not be accepted.
  • Abstracts have to be original and must not have been published or presented at any other meeting prior to CROSS. Abstracts containing updated information or modified data to previously published or presented abstracts will not be considered or accepted for presentation.
  • Please note that each person may submit up to 1 abstract as a first author. No more than 1 abstract will be accepted for each individual first author. Furthermore, participants are allowed to be co-author on a maximum of 2 abstracts. The latter does not apply to mentors.
  • One abstract may contain 1 first author and 3 co-authors. The latter does not include mentors.
  • Upon submission, the Abstract Submitter confirms that the abstract has been previewed and that all information is correct, accepts that the content of this abstract cannot be modified or corrected after final submission and is aware that it will be published exactly as submitted.
  • Submission of the abstract constitutes the author’s consent to publication (e.g. book of abstracts, CROSS website, programs and other promotional purposes).
  • Presenting authors of the accepted abstracts are required to upload their e-posters for the presentations within the period determined by the CROSS Scientific Programme Committee. Failure to comply with this rule will result in the exclusion of the abstract from the Book of Abstracts.
  • The Abstract Submitter warrants and represents that he/she is the sole owner or has the rights for all the information and content provided to CROSS 18 (“Organisers”). The publication of the abstract does not infringe any third-party rights including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights. The Abstract Submitter grants the Organisers a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, publish, translate, distribute, and display the content.
  • The Organisers reserve the right to remove from any publication an abstract which does not comply with the above.
  • Upon submission, the Abstract Submitter confirms that the contact details saved in the system are those of the corresponding author, who will be notified about the status of the abstract. The corresponding author is responsible for informing the other authors about the status of the abstract.
  • Note: Make sure that you add your mentors when you submit your abstract (mentors are not students).

Abstract submission guidelines

Carefully read the guidelines before submitting your abstract. Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered. Abstracts that do not meet the structure requirements or that contain a large number of errors will also not be accepted.
The abstract title is limited to 20 words, and the abstract text is limited to 250 words
The abstract must contain from 3 to 5 keywords, separated by semicolons, and listed by “Medical Subject Headings - MeSH”.
Abstracts must be allocated to a specific category for the Scientific Programme Committee. You will need to select the category most suited to your abstract:
  1. Basic science
  2. Clinical medicine
  3. Literature review
  4. Case report
  5. Other

Abstracts should be structured into the following sections:

  • INTRODUCTION/OBJECTIVES which shortly explain the importance of the study question and precise objective addressed in the report
  • MATERIALS AND METHODS which describe the basic design of the study, with clearly stated methods of gathering and analysing data
  • RESULTS which report the main outcomes of the study
  • CONCLUSION which provides only conclusions directly supported by the reported results

Abstracts which fall under the Case report category should contain the following: INTRODUCTION, CASE PRESENTATION, and CONCLUSION.

If you have studied the general rules and abstract submission guidelines, please submit your abstract here.

The Scientific Programme Committee will notify the authors no later than March 20, 2023. Please note that any submitted abstract, even if accepted by the Scientific Programme Committee, will not be included in the conference program, congress Book of Abstracts and e-poster presentations should you fail to register for the conference. The registration deadline is April 1, 2023.

E-poster presentations

Electronic posters or e-posters are similar to traditional paper posters, but they are displayed on-site using a projector. They are available to participants for electronic viewing at all times. These posters do not require printing or production of materials – as all work will be presented electronically.

The projectors that are going to be used for the presentations will be oriented horizontally, the maximum available resolution is 1940 (w) x 1080 (h) pixels (51,3 cm width x 28,6 cm height) and the ratio is 16:9. The size of the poster title must be 48, the names of the authors 18 and their affiliations and references (at the bottom of the poster) 14 and minimum font size of the poster text should be 16. The poster must contain the logos of CROSS and the faculty and/or scientific institution of the author. The poster can contain an unlimited number of images and graphics with the description below.

Following abstract acceptance confirmation, all authors will be contacted about preparation details and technical aspects of their e-posters.

Participants will also be contacted with information about the time slot and place allotted to them for their presentation.

Below the text on this page, a poster template can be found. We would like to point out that the authors do not have to stick to the general appearance of the poster, color of the background, the layout of the text and graphics, and are encouraged to be creative while preparing their e-posters!

CROSS 18 / April 25 - 28, 2023.