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Annual Meetings of the European HD Network - EHDN 2008 - Abstract Submission -
The meeting is open to all researchers and professionals interested in HD as well as to members of HD organisations. When preparing your platform and poster presentations we would be grateful if you would bear in mind the multidisciplinary nature of the audience and try to make your presentation as widely accessible as possible.
This is particularly important for platform presentations (chosen from abstracts submitted for poster presentation), allocated to the Plenary Session VI on Saturday, September 6th, 2008 as the session will be open to all delegates. It would be helpful if platform and poster presentations involving highly technical language could include supplementary summary statements using non-technical language.

The official language of the conference is English.
Abstract Submission
In order to submit an abstract for the EHDN 2008 a login is required. If you do not have a login, please contact your language area coordinator or .
The submitted abstract can only be edited at a later point by the person who has handed it in.

Please note: It is only possible to submit one abstract per login!

Abstracts will only be accepted for poster presentations. Each presenter has to print the accepted poster himself. The poster should be sized A0 (841mm × 1189mm).

Poster Presentations
Posters will be displayed throughout the meeting with a poster session planned for Session V on Friday, September 5th, 2008.

Platform Presentations
The following audiovisual facilities will be available:
  • Windows PC for Powerpoint presentations. You can bring your presentation on a standard floppy disk, a CD/DVD or a USB memory drive.
  • Cables for connecting to speakers’ own laptops (PC or MAC) for display through data projector
Instructions for Submission of Abstracts
Please read the following instructions carefully before submitting your abstract.
  • Only abstracts submitted in English will be accepted.
  • You should indicate one topic, from the list provided, that best specifies the subject of your abstract. These topics will be used to place your abstract in the most appropriate session.
  • Authors' names should be provided in the format "Firstname Lastname" - do not use punctuation, do not add titles, e.g. Dr, Prof, Mr, etc. The first named author should be the presenting author.
  • The title should be a maximum of 150 characters, typed in capitals.
  • The abstract should not exceed 2000 characters (approximately 250 words).
  • Indicate whether the abstract may be considered for a platform presentation.
The abstract should be structured using the following headings:
  • For original work: Background, Aims, Methods/Techniques, Results/Outcome, Conclusions.
  • For case reports: Background, Case History, Conclusions.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: June 6, 2008.

Confirmation of Receipt of Abstracts
You will receive a confimation email that your abstract has been registered.

Notification of Accepted Abstracts
Abstracts will be reviewed by the review committee of the EHDN 2008. You will be notified whether your abstract has been accepted by the end of July 2008.