Abstract Submission

Abstract Guidelines

  • Attendees are invited to submit abstracts in either basic or clinical areas related to systemic sclerosis.
  • Abstracts should report original investigations. Case reports will not be accepted.
  • A limited number of Workshop awards will be available to fellows and junior faculty with the highest  ranked abstracts. (See ‘Travel Awards For Young Investigators’).
  • Abstracts should be submitted to the Workshop by email to: millie.williams@ucl.ac.uk
  • Submission deadline – 15 June 2015
  • Abstracts will be reviewed by the Abstract Select Committee.
  • You will receive an email notification of your abstract acceptance (oral and poster presentations) by the end of June.
  • For oral presentations, the abstract author will be asked to give a 10 minute presentation (7 minute talk/3 minutes for questions).
  • Standard poster size: 1m x 1m
  • Poster display boards: 1m x 1m (Mounting fixatives will be available)


  • The abstract should be a maximum of 350 words (main abstract text only, not including title & authors).
  • Text should be in Arial 10-point font only and presented in the format below.
  • Underline contributing author


Studying the pathogenesis of systemic sclerosisA.B. James, C. Bloggs, D. Another & E.F. FinalInstitute/University, Department/Division, Centre/laboratory, Address, State/County, City, Area/ Post code, Country


Systemic Sclerosis is an autoimmune connective tissue disease characterised by vasculopathy, prolonged inflammation and extensive tissue remodelling leading to excessive scarring and fibrosis.

Materials and methods:



  • Please provide a cover page with the name of presenter and address for correspondence (including email, telephone and fax numbers).























  • Please provide a cover page with the name of presenter and address for correspondence

(including email, telephone and fax numbers).