Abstract Submission

Participants are invited to submit original abstracts for oral or poster presentations. The abstract submission system will be available from Monday 3 June 2019

IMPORTANT NOTE: All accepted abstracts will be published in the Journal of Hospital Ethics.

Due to numerous requests, the deadline for abstract submission has been extended to Thursday 24 October at 12h00 noon.

Before you begin, please prepare the following information:

  • Presenting author’s contact details:
  • Email address ( Insert your email address to which enquiries regarding the presentations can be directed)
  • Full postal address
  • Daytime and evening phone number

Presentation type – please choose from one of the following:

  • E Poster presentation
  • Oral presentation

Author and co-authors’ details:

  • Full first and family name(s)
  • Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, city, state (if relevant), country

Abstract title – limited to 30 words

Abstract text – limited to 300 words

Abstract topic – abstracts must be all allocated to a specific topic for the Scientific Program.


Guidelines for abstract submission

  • Interested persons who would like to present oral or poster presentations are invited to submit an abstract for consideration for inclusion in the academic programme.
  • Only abstracts submitted online will be considered by the Scientific Review Committee.
  • Faxes or emails will not be accepted.
  • The abstract, if based on empirical research, should include the following headings: introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion. For conceptual pieces, there should be an introduction, discussion and conclusion.
  • The Scientific Review Committee reserves the right to select papers and posters for presentation.
  • Receipt of abstracts will be acknowledged via a confirmatory email.
  • The meeting rooms are equipped with data projectors thus MS PowerPoint or Prezi will be accepted.
  • Conflict of Interest: If the research is funded (partially or fully) by a proprietary organisation, a statement to that effect must be included with the abstract.
  • Please note that only 1 submission will be allowed per presenter due to possible programme limitations.
  • Please read the submission requirements carefully as submissions will not be changed later. Where possible, abstracts will be published as received and the organisers reserve the right to make changes for editing purposes. It is the responsibility of the main author to ensure that submitted abstracts have been edited before submission to minimise errors in the programme.
  • All presenting authors are requested to fully register for the congress by Friday 29 November 2019. If no registration and payment for the congress has been received by this deadline, the presentation will not be listed in the programme. This measure has been taken to overcome any “no-shows” disrupting the programme.

Submission procedure

  1. Online abstract submissions: Due to numerous requests, the deadline for abstract submission has been extended to Thursday 24 October at 1200 noon.
  2. Please submit your abstract as per the detailed instructions in one of the following categories:
    1. Exploring diversity in philosophical approaches on CECs
    2. Origins and Migration
    3. Clinical Ethics, the Law and Society
    4. Beginning and end of life conflicts and cultural pluralism
    5. Emerging technologies and Clinical Ethics
    6. Clinical ethics dilemmas across gender boundaries
  3. Create account
  4. Log in and add abstract
    • Log into the system by entering your email address and password. Go to ‘My abstracts’ in the menu and click on the ‘Add abstract’ button, click ‘Submit’ when you are done. Your abstract is saved on the system and you can submit it for review if everything is correct.
  5. Submit for review
    • Once you are satisfied with your abstract, you need to submit it to the reviewers by clicking on the ‘Submit for review’ button.
  6. Amend your abstract
    • Log into the system by entering your email address and password. Go to ‘My abstracts’ in the menu and click on the abstract title. Edit your abstract as per the recommendations and click ‘Submit for review’.

Important Note: Only abstracts submitted online via the abstract submission system can be accepted. Abstracts sent directly by e-mail, or fax cannot be accepted.

Electronic Poster Exhibition

In the spirit of going green, posters at ICCEC 2020 will be displayed in electronic format.

The e-poster

  • consists of a one-page electronic poster
  • should focus on one of tracks of the conference as stipulated on the website.
  • will be displayed on a LCD screen in the foyer of the Spier Conference Centre.
  • will display every 5 minutes, as part of a rotational loop
  • will support the carbon neutral objective of ICCEC 2020

It is envisioned that the e-poster will ignite conversations about the conference theme and sub-themes.