Key Dates

Abstracts submission open: 30 June 2022
Deadline for submission of abstracts:  Wednesday, 31 August 2022, 23.59 h.
Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 7-8 September 2022
M&PD 2022 meeting: 7-8 October 2022


Abstracts must be original and must not have been published or presented at any other meeting prior to the M&PD 2022. Abstracts of unfinished researches will not be evaluated. Abstracts stating ‘data will be discussed in the presentation’ will not be accepted. Clinical case submissions are accepted. The abstract body must not include any indication of the personal details of authors. Avoid also reference to institutions, locations or funding sources.

Abstracts must be submitted using exclusively the online abstract submission form you will find in this website. Abstracts submitted by email or fax will not be accepted. Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered. The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission.

The Presenting author must be the Contact author in the submission form and he/she must be listed the first in the list of authors. There is no limit to the number of abstracts an author/individual may submit, but the same research cannot be submitted twice, even with a different title.

Accepted abstracts will be presented electronically and probably 25 in a poster format. In addition, a selection of the best posters will be also presented orally in a specific session of the M&PD 2022 Scientific Programme. More information will be included in the Abstract acceptance letter.

Abstracts must not exceed 300 words and must be submitted in English. Please do not leave blank lines to separate paragraphs. Special characters and symbols are accepted in the abstract except in the title. We suggest to type the text in a Word processing programme in a common font, and copy-paste it into the corresponding field. Bold, italic and underlined texts are not accepted.

The abstract must follow the following structure:

  • Background
  • Material and methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions


Tables, pictures, graphics can be attached as a JPEG file (maximum 1Mb) with a maximum size of 800×600 pixels and a resolution of at least 300 ppi. You can only enter one figure or table.

How to use the online abstract submission form

First of all, you will be required to Create a ‘New Account’ to sign in to your personal portal. Your personal portal will allow you to submit abstracts and register to the meeting after the review process. If you do not click on the Submit button, your abstract will be saved as a draft. You will then be able to review it and submit it later (but only before the deadline). Abstracts that are in draft status after the deadline cannot be processed and therefore will not be considered for selection.

For any further information related to abstract submission please contact the Technical Secretariat by email at

Evaluation and acceptance

The final selection will be made by the Scientific and Organising Committees that will determine the format and schedule of presentation for each abstract. No rescheduling or changes will be possible.

All abstract submitters will be notified by e-mail, around the 7-8 September 2022, about the outcome (accepted or not accepted) of the review and selection process. Please ensure that the email provided is accurate as all correspondences will be sent via email. If the abstract is accepted, further instructions will be provided at the time of results announcement.