Abstract submission deadline 15 December 2017

You are invited to submit abstracts to the 26th EAES International Congress for oral, video and poster presentations.

Note: abstract submission for the Amazing Technologies Program will open 1st of January 2018 and will run until mid of February 2018.

All abstracts must be submitted online via the EAES abstract submission page. Click here to access the online submission site and follow instructions.
(Please read conditions before submitting your abstract)


      • Only original studies can be accepted. Those already published or presented prior to the EAES congress will not be considered for presentation.
      • The scientific material selected for presentation at the Congress will be divided into oral, poster, and video presentations.
      • For video presentation there will be a possibility to upload your video, information will follow in due time.

Once the Abstract selection process has been completed (mid of March), authors whose abstracts have been chosen for Oral or Poster Presentation will be notified.
Please note that only authors having registered for the Congress and having paid the appropriate registration fee by April 1, 2018 will be included in the program.

Authors whose abstracts are chosen for presentation should note the following guidelines:

Seven minutes are allocated for oral presentation, 3 minutes for discussion.


E-POSTER (Digital Posters)
All submitted Posters will be projected on flat screen poster display stations which are located in a dedicated E-poster area. The Posters will be grouped according to their topic.

POSTER PRESENTATION SESSIONS (short oral presentations)
These sessions will be announced at a later stage. During these sessions delegates who have submitted a poster and received a separate invitation to give further information, will present their posters during one of the sessions. These presentations will last 3-4 minutes and are open to all Congress delegates who take an interest and may ask questions.

If the author of the Poster is not present during these sessions, the Poster will not be eligible for discussion or for the prize.
The Jury will identify the best posters. The group of best posters will be reviewed by the Program Committee, who will select the winners for the EAES Poster Prizes to be announced during the EAES General Assembly. Date and time will be announced in due time.

Seven minutes are allocated for video presentations, 3 minutes for discussion.


      • Abstracts must be submitted in English.
      • All accepted abstracts will be published in a separate online issue of the journal Surgical Endoscopy dedicated to congress abstracts and will be available online.
      • Authors presenting an accepted paper must register to attend the 26th International EAES Congress and pay the appropriate registration fee before April 1, 2018. Failure to register automatically implies that the abstract will neither be included in the program and abstract book nor published in the journal Surgical Endoscopy.
      • Notification of rejection or acceptance of abstracts together with instructions for presentation (oral communication, poster or video, assigned session and time allotted) will be mailed in February/March 2018 to the address given on the abstract form.


      1. Abstracts should be organized as follows:
        • A short and specific title which indicates the objectives of the study. Abbreviations should be avoided in the title. (The entire title can be no longer than 150 characters.)
      2. Abstracts must be written as follows:
        • No blank line between paragraphs
        • Abbreviations may be used in the text only, but they must be defined on the first usage
        • References and credits are not to be included in the abstract
        • The text can be no longer than 350 words and should contain:
          • Aims
          • Methods
          • Results
          • Conclusion(s)
      3. Choose your category from the drop down menu.
      4. Check the box of your preferred method of presentation (oral, poster, video or no preference).
      5. To be considered for presentation during one of the award sessions check the appropriate box.