Submission information
*Applicants must be registered for the Congress
Note: Only healthcare professionals from the medical community can submit their abstracts.
Display and timings

Abstract submission is closed.

Deadline - Wednesday, 7 July 2021 (midnight UTC)

Abstract peer review: 15 August 2021

Information provision for authors: 22 August 2021

Review process
The members of the Scientific Programme Committee will review all abstracts anonymously. The review criteria are originality, scientific quality, and contribution for a deeper understanding of EB. Resubmissions of rejected abstracts are not allowed.
Oral presentations
Abstracts will be presented for ePosters. Some authors will be invited as speakers for a short oral presentation (up to 6 slides) during the Congress.
Posters will be displayed during the Congress and available on the website after the Congress within 30 days for representatives of the medical community and patient organisations.
Submission requirements
You should submit your abstract in English.
You cannot include any identifying elements such as names of hospitals, medical schools, clinics or cities in the abstract title to protect anonymity.
Please register authors’ names and affiliations (institutions) separately when submitting abstracts.
The material in abstracts should be original and previously unpublished.
You cannot use abbreviations and acronyms in the title.
The summary is limited to 400 words, excluding spaces and figures/tables.
Please structure your abstract by using the following subheadings:
  1. Introduction & objectives/goal
  2. Materials & methods
  3. Results
  4. Conclusions
If your abstract describes a clinical case, please insert the whole text into the Results section.
Please check spelling and grammar. The abstract will be reviewed and published as it has been submitted.
It is prohibited to use commercial drug names, brands and registered trademarks. If you mention drugs, please indicate them by the active substance or drug designation.
Please avoid mentioning pharmaceutical company names.
Patient privacy and clinical photography
Photographs must always protect the privacy and identity of the patient, covering eyes with black bars. The presenter should declare the source of the photographs if it’s not his or her property.
Conflict of interest
All presenters should sign a Declaration of Conflict of Interest. It should include:
  • Paid work by commercial organisations either directly or indirectly through an intermediary.
  • Receipt/ownership of shares in commercial companies.
We will send a Declaration of Conflict of Interest form to all authors when they are informed their abstract has been accepted. The presenters should fill it out, sign and send it back at abstract@debracongress2021.ru.
Copyright and abstracts publication
Submission of an abstract implies that all listed authors have approved it.

The Scientific Programme Committee reserves the right to decide on the final presentation form.

Upon submission, the author grants the DEBRA International Congress 2021 the exclusive right first to publish the abstract, and thereafter the right to display it on the DEBRA International Congress 2021 website and mobile application (unless otherwise informed at the time of submission). The author retains the copyright of his or her abstract, including the corresponding non-property rights. However, the author shall reuse, reproduce or publish the abstract with proper acknowledgement of the initial and first publication or presentation at the DEBRA International Congress 2021 and, therefore, reference the name of the DEBRA International Congress 2021 and the date.

Authors agree to have their abstracts published in a scientific magazine after the Congress.

The organisers will not correct any errors. It will no longer be possible to change or update abstracts after the deadline, Wednesday, 30 June 2021.

If you have any questions regarding abstracts, feel free to contact us at abstract@debracongress2021.ru.
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Information on Participants and Sponsors is collected and processed by the Foundation for the purposes of registration for the Congress, distribution of online access information, distribution of relevant information in newsletters before, during and after the Congress, distribution of Congress materials by the Foundation. Information on the gender and age of Participants and Sponsors is collected to create statistics data that contains no personal information.

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When providing the above information to third parties, the Foundation is acting upon its legitimate interests. Subjects’ consent is also deemed obtained for the above transfer of their data to the extent, allowed by the applicable legislation, when submitting personal information via the forms on the Website.
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Foundation is not transferring any personal data obtained or processed hereunder outside of Russia, and, thus, performs no transborder transfer of personal data. In case any transborder transfer of personal data becomes necessary, Foundation shall obtain relevant Subject’s consent for such transfer.

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