Regulations

 

 

Thanks to our collaborators from Clujul Medical, this year all the selected abstracts will be published as a journal supplement. The top three papers in each category will appear in full format in one of the Clujul Medical issues. You can access the on-line version of the journal and more information about Clujul Medical here http://www.clujulmedical.umfcluj.ro/index.php/cjmed.

 

 

 

 The abstract should be structured as follows:

 

1. Title: Should be a relatively unambiguous sentence describing the research. Must be in upper case letters only.
2. Background&aims: Give the information needed to present the background of your research and clearly state the aim of your work.
3. Materials and methods: Describe the design of your scientific approach, including the materials used, the method and the statistical criteria applied.
4. Results: State briefly the findings revealed by your study.
5. Conclusion: Describe the outcome of your study in relation to the background and the aim presented in the introduction.
6. Key Words: add 4 key words of your abstract.

 

ORAL PRESENTATION GUIDELINES

 

All presentations must be in English.

Session Structure

Please be present at least 30 minutes prior to the start time.

Sessions will be chaired by four jurors for each of the four sections.

Each author will have a time limit of maximum 7 minutes, followed by 3 minutes of discussions. Time limits will be strictly enforced. If the time limit is exceeded, there will be points deducted by the jury, as a penalty.

 

Presentation display

Pay attention to the legibility of the text on your slides and to the effective illustration of the information you present:

  • Do not overfill your slides with text;
  • Try to keep the use of words to a minimum: insert brief general ideas rather than full sentences;
  • Illustrate your points by using images, figures, schemes, charts, tables, graphs;
  • Choose a simple font and an appropriate size (20-30) for the text.

Scientific content

The structure of each presentation is most conveniently conceived by the author; however, we provide here some general suggestions for your presentation:

  • Organize your speech into paragraphs: Introduction/Background, Materials and methods, Results/Findings, Conclusion/Summary, Discussions, Future prospective, Acknowledgements, Bibliographic references;
  • Make sure you indicate the source of information whenever there is literature cited throughout the presentation text;
  • Give clear and concise information on the methods applied and interpretation of data;
  • Describe the originality and significance to the field of interest of your scientific approach.


 

ORAL PRESENTATION - EVALUATION CRITERIA

 

 

 

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SCIENTIFIC CONTENT

Background information (pertinent literature cited)

 

 

Clear and concise materials and methods

 

 

Results

 

 

Discussion (interpretation of results)

 

 

Significance to field

 

 

Study design and approach to problem

 

 

The student was actively involved in designing and conducting the study

 

 

Logical order, minimum redundancy

 

 

The study presents an original concept

 

 

PRESENTATION

Smooth transitions

 

 

Legible (large fonts, good colour contrasts, minimum of words)

 

 

Proofed (no grammatical or spelling errors)

 

 

Effective use of figures and tables

 

 

Makes eye contact with audience

 

 

Effective use of time

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 Example abstract: 

 

XRCC1 ARG194TRP POLYMORPHISM IS SIGNIFICANTLY ASSOCIATED WITH LUNG CANCER RISK IN ROMANIAN POPULATION


AUTHORS: SALOMEA-RUTH  HALMAGYI
COORDINATORS: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR MARIUS FARCAS MD, PhD

INTRODUCTION: DNA repair play an important role in maintaining the integrity of the genome by repairing DNA damage induced by carcinogens. Certain genetic polymorphisms that occur in DNA repair genes may affect the ability to repair DNA defects and may represent a risk factor in carciogenesis. X-ray cross-complementing gene 1 (XRCC1), is involved in DNA repair. The purpose of our study was to investigate the association between XRCC1 Arg194Trp and Arg399Gln polymorphisms and the risk of lung cancer, in a Romanian population.


MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional, randomized, case control study evaluating the frequency of XRCC1 Arg194Trp and Arg399Gln polymorphisms in female patients diagnosed with Lung cancer. A total of 102 patients diagnosed with lung cancer recruited from the Leon Daniello Pneumology Clinic, Cluj Napoca and 222 healthy controls were included in the study. Genotyping was carried
out using Multiplex PCR, followed by gel specific enzymatic digestion of the amplicons and gel electrophoresis for the resulting DNA fragments.


RESULTS: Statistical analysis (OR, recessive model), revealed an increased risk for lung cancer, for homozygous 194Trp genotype (χ2 = 0.186, p = 0.007, OR = 10.667 CI = 1.309 - 86,933). In conclusion, the results of the study place the XRCC1 Arg194Trp polymorphism among independent risk factors for developing lung cancer.


CONCLUSION: In conclusion, the results of the study place the XRCC1 Arg194Trp polymorphism among independent risk factors for developing lung cancer.

 

KEYWORDS: lung cancer, XRCC1 Arg194Trp, XRCC1 Arg399Gln polymorphism

 

 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

 

All posters and presentation must be in English.

Session Structure

Useful information:

  • Please be present at least 30 minutes prior to the start time;
  • The session will be chaired by 3 jurors;
  • The length of one poster presentation is of maximum 4 minutes followed by 3 minutes of discussions. Time limits will be strictly enforced. If the time limit is exceeded, there will be points deducted by the jury, as a penalty.

Poster layout

As a poster, your paper will be available for audience’s observation not only when you sustain your presentation. Keep in mind that your poster should be able to stand alone and clearly reveal to the reader the main ideas of your research.

Take into consideration:

  • Use the Portrait orientation for your poster rather than Landscape;
  • The required dimensions are 90cm width and 120cm height (A0);
  • The title should be large enough to be seen from approximately 3m. Use a simple font and an appropriate size for the text (28-30 for normal text and bigger for subtitles);
  • Use subheadings for your paragraphs and number or indicate through arrows their order to assure that the reader can easily go through it logically;
  • Use illustrative objects (images, figures, graphs, charts, tables) to create a better understanding of the text;
  • Objects should have a title or brief explanation and legend;
  • Create a suitable contrast between the font and the background color;
  • Do not try to add too much information to your poster as it may reduce the distinctness of your presentation;
  • Only include information on your poster that will be illustrated during your presentation.

Scientific content

  • To assure an effective reading of your poster try not to use exhaustive details that would interfere with its clear appearance. Use means of highlighting the ideas that are most important to be remembered by the audience;
  • Divide your information by the following structure:

                                       1. Introduction
                                       2. Case presentation
                                       3. Conclusion
                                       4. Particularities
                                       5. Key Words 
  • Give clear and concise information on the methods applied and interpretation of data;
  • Describe the originality and significance to the field of interest of your scientific approach.

Presenting skills

The speech and the attitude are very important in raising the audience’s interest towards your presentation. You may find useful:

  • Do not try to deliver more information by speaking faster;
  • Avoid repetitions and too complicated terms;


 

POSTER PRESENTATION - EVALUATION CRITERIA

 

 

 

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INTRODUCTION

 Title reflects the content of the poster and presentation

 

 

 Well described background

 

 

PATIENT

 Introduction matches with the case presented

 

 

 Suitable clinical/paraclinical investigations for the pathology

 

 

 Relevant data is clearly and concisely presented

 

 

 Enough data is presented to support conclusions

 

 

COCLUSION

 Stated clearly and concisely

 

 

 Conclusions consistent with the case

 

 

PRESENTATION

 The presentation is conducted in a clear, logical and concise manner

 

 

 Ability to respond appropriately to questions

 

 

 The student was actively involved in monitoring and

Following the case

 

 

 Proofed (no grammatical or spelling errors)

 

 

 Effective use of time

 

 

 Makes eye contact with audience

 

 

TOTAL

      

 

 

 

 Example abstract:


MULTILAYER FLOW MODULATOR- A GREAT OUTCOME IN THE TREATMENT OF THORACOABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM- CASE REPORT

 

AUTHORS: CRISTINA MARIA GOIA

COORDINATOR: PROFESSOR VICTOR COSTACHE MD, PhD,  EMANUELA CIOBANU MD

 

INTRODUCTION: The aortic aneurysm is a pathological dilatation of the aortic wall in most of the cases due to a degenerative disease, but other factors can cause further weakening of the aortic wall.The MFM (Multilayer Flow Modulator ) represents a new auto-expandable generation of three-dimensional stents using cobalt alloy. It is formed by several inter-connected layers giving a porosity which will laminate the blood flow in the aneurismal sac and toward the branches and collaterals. It decreases shear stress in the aneurysm allowing physiological thrombus to form. The MFM gets endothelialized permitting the reduction process to start.

CASE PRESENTATION: A 68 years old patient was diagnosed with double thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm and in the 9th of february 2015 he presented at Polisano European Hospital for treatment. He has multiple comorbidities: essential high blood pressure, second type diabetes, systemic atherosclerosis and hypercholesterolemia. One day after the admission, a right femoral approach was tempt, without succes due to extended iliac calcifications which blocked the acces with the MFM’s delivery system. In the 16th of february, a left femoral acces is made and under the angiographic visualisation, 2 MFM stents are placed on the aneurysms, the first one in the abdominal aorta and the second in the toracic aorta.

CONCLUSION: The post-operation evolution is favorable, the CT scan reveals the distal thoracic aorta and the abdominal aorta patent, with regular laminate blood flow toward the branches and collaterals.

PARTICULARITIES: We report here a case of a thoraco abdominal aneurysm succesfully treated by MFM in the Polisano European Hospital. This university hospital has the largest series in the country in the endovascular treatment of abdominal and thoracoabdominal aneurysms.

KEYWORDS: Multilayer Flow Modulator, thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm, endovascular

 


ABSTRACT REQUIREMENTS


HIGHLY IMPORTANT!!!

 

Authors must create accounts for Co-authors too, in order for their name to appear in the list (or the Co-authors may do this too)!

Co-authors that want to participate can select any of the three options of payment!

Co-authors that attend the congress may receive a Co-author Diploma and a Passive Participant Diploma (regardless of the chosen option). Co-authors that do not attend the congress may receive only a Co-Author Diploma.

NOTE: If the author cannot attend the congress, one of the co-authors can present the paper instead, receiving a Co-author Diploma and a Active Participant Diploma (the options available being only 2 or 3).

WHEN SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS, BEFORE YOU WRITE THEM IN THE TEXT BOX, YOU NEED TO COPY ALL THE WORDS IN A NOTEPAD (***.txt file), THEN COPY FROM THE NOTEPAD IN THE TEXT BOXES!


Active participants have the possibility to submit their research paper in one of the four sections: medical sciences, fundamental sciences, surgical sciences or public health.
The submitted abstracts will be reviewed by a jury and the authors of the best 20 abstracts of each section will be invited to present their work as an oral presentation during the Congress.

Submission criteria:

 Abstracts can be submitted after registration via the online abstract submission form ONLY.

Abstract submission DEADLINE is the 9th of April 2017.
All abstracts must be written in English (linguistic accuracy is your responsibility, please make sure your abstract has no spelling or grammar mistakes).
Abbreviations are allowed only if explained in parentheses the first time they are used.
The maximum number of WORDS is 300.

 The abstract should be structured as follows:

 

1. Title: Should be a relatively unambiguous sentence describing the research. Must be in upper case letters only.
2. Introduction: Give the information needed to present the background of your research and clearly state the aim of your work.
3. Materials and methods: Describe the design of your scientific approach, including the materials used, the method and the statistical criteria applied.
4. Results: State briefly the findings revealed by your study.
5. Conclusion: Describe the outcome of your study in relation to the background and the aim presented in the introduction.
6. Key Words: add 4 key words of your abstract.

 Abstracts not fulfilling these criteria will be sent back to the authors for modifications.

The criteria based on which your abstract will be scored can be found here! 

 

 

POSTER REQUIREMENTS

Submision criteria:

 

• We accept posters on case reports ONLY;
• Poster abstract submission DEADLINE is the 9th of April 2017;
• The submitted cases will be reviewed by a jury and the best and most interesting cases will be selected to be presented as posters during the Congress.

 

What your case may be about:

 

1. Unexpected or unusual presentations of a disease
2. An unexpected association between diseases or symptoms
3. An unexpected event in the course of observing or treating a patient
4. New associations or variations in disease processes
5. Unreported or unusual side effects or adverse interactions involving medications
6. Presentations, diagnoses and/or management of new and emerging diseases
7. Findings that shed new light on the possible pathogenesis of a disease or an adverse effect

 

• The poster should be structured as follows:

 

1. Introduction ( patient info: initials, age, sex; signs and symptoms; physical exam modifications )
2. Case presentation
3. Conclusion
4. Particularities
5. Key Words
6. References ( minimum 3 )