and guidelines


Croatian Student Summit 17:
April 27 – 30, 2022
Opening of abstract submissions:
January 15, 2022
Abstract Submission Deadline:
March 7, 2022

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.



  • 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 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 2 abstracts as a presenting (first) author. No more than 2 abstracts will be accepted for each individual presenting author. Furthermore, participants are allowed to be a co-author on a maximum of 2 abstracts. The latter does not apply to 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 promotions).
  • Presenting authors of the accepted abstracts are required to upload their e-posters for the presentations within the announced period. Failure to comply with this rule will result in 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 17 (“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.


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
Abstracts must be allocated to a specific category for the Scientific Programme. 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, 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 25, 2022. 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. Registration deadline is April 1, 2022.

E-poster presentations

Electronic posters or e-posters are similar to traditional paper posters, but displayed on-site using a projector or a large LCD television screen and 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 screens that are going to be used for the presentations are portrait in orientation, the maximum available resolution is 1080 (w) x 1920 (h) pixels (45 cm width x 80 cm height) and minimum font size should be 16.

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

Participants will also be contacted regarding the information about specific time and place of e-poster sessions.

CROSS17 / April 27 – 30, 2022