Important dates

Opening of submission of abstractsMay 15th, 2018
Closing date for submission of abstractsJuly 31st, 2018
Closing date for submission of full papers for consideration of presentation in Plenary session and Young Investigator Award sessionJuly 31st, 2018
Review of abstracts by the Abstract Review CommitteeOct 15th, 2018
Notification for presentation of papers during ISGCON 2017 Oct 15th, 2018
Presentation of ​oral papers​- ​Plenary and Young Investigator Award SessionNov 29th, 2018
Presentation of ​poster papers​- Presidential and Free Paper SessionNov 29th, 2018 - Dec 1st, 2018​

Abstract Topics & sub topics

  • Esophagus
  • Stomach
  • Small intestine
  • Large intestine
  • Liver
  • Biliary tract
  • Pancreas
  • Endoscopy
  • Motility disorders
  • Pediatric gastroenterology
  • Surgical gastroenterology
  • Nutrition
  • Case report
  • Miscellaneous

Mode of Presentation

  • Oral Presentation
    • Plenary session: 6 papers
    • Young Investigator Award: 6 papers
  • Poster Presentation
    • Presidential posters
    • Free paper session

Guidelines

  • All abstracts should be submitted online through the abstract portal
  • Abstracts must be original and must not have been published
  • All abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • The length of the abstract body should not exceed 300 words. The online submission module will not accept abstracts that exceed this word limit. One table is allowed (in word format). Figures and graphs are not permitted in the abstract.
  • Please add all the details of presenting author and the corresponding author in the correct author sequence with the institutes they are affiliated with
  • Please specify the preferred mode of presentation i.e. oral or poster
  • For the selection of the abstract for oral/poster presentation, the decision of the Abstract Review Committee will be final.

Structure

Abstract should be structured within the following headings:

  • Introduction: (indicate the purpose of the study or hypothesis that was tested)
  • Methods: (include the setting for the study, the design of the study, the subjects, methods, and the type of statistical analysis)
  • Results: (present as clearly as possible the outcome of the study and statistical significance, if appropriate)
  • Conclusion: (briefly discuss the data and emphasize the significance of the results)

Important Information

  • Registration is mandatory for the presenting author for the presentation of the paper
  • All submissions shall go through a peer review process by a pre-selected Abstract Review Committee. The decision of the peer review committee will be final.
  • Authors selected for oral and poster presentation will be informed by Oct 15, 2018. Notification and instructions will be sent to the author’s e-mail address provided at the time of abstract submission.
  • Abstracts selected for presentation will be published during the conference. The abstract will be printed from the electronically submitted material. Every effort will be made to reproduce the content of the abstracts as submitted. The Abstract Review Committee will not proof-read or correct spelling, typographical, grammatical, or scientific errors, nor can changes be made once the abstract is submitted
  • Detailed information on the presentation format and submission procedures (i.e. duration and timing of the presentation, size of poster) will be emailed to all the delegates whose papers have been accepted by the Abstract Review Committee
  • All abstracts will be screened for plagiarism using appropriate software
  • All the abstracts accepted for the presentation in the ISGCON 2018 will be published in a Supplementary issue of Indian Journal of Gastroenterology. By submitting an abstract to the Indian Society of Gastroenterology, authors grant the permission to the Indian Society of Gastroenterology to publish their abstracts online and in print as part of the supplementary issue of Indian Journal of Gastroenterology.

Review of Abstract

All the abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the Abstract Review Committee and a decision will be emailed to the corresponding author of the abstract. The Abstract Review Committee reserves the right to change submission for oral presentation to posters depending on the number, theme and quality of submissions.

All abstracts will be subjected to blinded peer review by Abstract Review Committee. The following general guidelines will be followed for the review of the abstract:

  • Originality of the Work
  • Clarity of Idea
  • Appropriate Study Design and Methodology
  • Implications for Advancement of Knowledge and Practice
  • Conflict of Interest and Ethical Issues

Authors are requested to adhere to the following guidelines while preparing their abstracts. This will greatly facilitate the review process.

Plenary session Award

  • For consideration of your paper for consideration of presentation in the Plenary Session you should submit full manuscript of your work to the secretariat.
    • a) Soft copy by email: secretary@isg.org.in
    • b) Five sets of hard copy by courier or speed post to reach the secretariat by 31 July 2018.
  • Six papers will be selected for presentation in the Plenary Session of ISGCON 2018
  • Papers must not have been published/accepted at the time of submission
  • Any member of ISG is eligible to submission of his/her paper for Plenary Session
  • All the paper will be reviewed by a panel of judges. The result of the selection of the paper will be intimated to the corresponding author
  • There are three awards for papers presented during the Plenary Session.
    • a) 1st Prize – Rs. 20,000/-
    • b) 2nd Prize – Rs.15,000/-
    • c) 3rd Prize – Rs. 10,000/-

Young Investigator Award

  • For consideration of your paper for consideration of presentation in the Young Investigator Award session, you should submit full manuscript of your work to the secretariat
    • a) Soft copy by email:secretary@isg.org.in
    • b) Five sets of hard copy by courier or speed post to reach the secretariat by 31 July 2018.
  • Any member of ISG is eligible for submission of his/her paper for Young Investigator Award.
  • Applicant should be less than age of 40 years.
  • All the paper will be review by a panel of judges
  • Papers must not have been published/accepted at the time of submission.
  • The result of the selection of the paper will be intimated to the corresponding author
  • There are three awards for papers presented during the Young Investigator Award
    • a) 1st Prize – Rs. 20,000/-
    • a) 1st Prize – Rs. 20,000/-
    • b) 2nd Prize – Rs.15,000/-
    • c) 3rd Prize – Rs. 10,000/-

Presidential Poster Award

Six papers amongst those submitted for consideration for presentation in the Plenary Session and Young Investigator Award Session will be selected by the panel of judges for the presentation in the Presidential Poster session. (Supported by Abbott).

There are three awards for papers presented during the Plenary Session.

  • a) 1st Prize – Rs. 20,000/-
  • b) 2nd Prize – Rs.15,000/-
  • c) 3rd Prize – Rs. 10,000/-

Please send hard copies of full manuscript to :
Prof. Govind K Makharia
Secretary General
Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Room No. 3100, 3rd Floor, Teaching Block,
Department of Gastroenterology & Human Nutrition
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi -110029

Rejection of Abstract

Indian Society of Gastroenterology reserves the right to reject abstract based on the following criteria:

  • If the abstract does not comply with the style guidelines; including excessive length,
  • If the abstract is incomplete
  • If the abstract contains inappropriate content, and
  • If the abstract fall outside of the scope of the meeting.




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