Sepsis 2018 Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission

We invite all Sepsis 2018 Bangkok participants to submit an abstract (or abstracts) on basic science, clinical science or management of sepsis for poster presentation. All submitted abstracts are subject to review and acceptance by the program committee.

ISF will be accepting abstracts for the meeting with publication on our web site up to midnight 1 July 2018.  All abstracts accepted for the meeting will be presented as posters:  4 will be chosen for oral presentations.

Abstracts can only be submitted through the link on this page.

Sepsis 2018 Best Abstract Awards

Sepsis 2018 will select 4  ‘Best’ abstracts for awards and for oral as well as poster presentation.

Travel Support

A limited amount of funds may be available for travel support and registration to Sepsis 2018 Bangkok. Support will only be provided to those with accepted abstracts that have completed and submitted the appropriate documentation before 1 July 2018.  Focus will be on supporting candidates from ‘limited resource’ countries.

Young Investigator Award

An award for the best research from a young investigator may be given.

Please note the following important points:

  • Abstracts must be submitted via the abstract submission area of this site
  • Your abstract must be submitted in English, other languages are not permitted
  • Faxed or posted abstracts will not be accepted for submission
  • Any potential conflict of interests must be declared
  • The author submitting the abstract is the Corresponding Author and this author’s contact details must be clearly given (address, tel, fax, e-mail). The name of the author (Presenting Author) presenting the paper or discussing the poster must be provided
  • Abstracts are subject to a blind peer review by the members of the Sepsis 2018 Program Committee
  • Changes to the abstract, following submission, MUST be advised by email  to Elaine Rinicker, ISF Executive Director ( before 1 July 2018
  • Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by 15 July (this allows time for authors to register at the discounted rate)
  • The Presenting Author must be registered for the Sepsis 2018 by 1 August 2018.  If the Registration Fee has not been received by this date the abstract will not be published
  • Travel Bursary applications may be applied for before 1 July 2018 but funds may not be available

Publication of Abstracts

All accepted abstracts will be published in the program and will further reviewed and may be published.

Copyright: The submission of an abstract implies that all copyright is shared with the Sepsis 2018 Symposium and subsequently the  journal.

Publication is under the editorial control of the journal and not the ISF nor Sepsis 2018.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Guidelines for Authors: Preparation of Abstracts

The title should be in bold, sentence case with no full stop at the end, e.g: Results from experiments in this field


Author names should be in regular font, as first name and surname with no full stop. Underline the name of the corresponding author. A comma should separate author names. Where authors are from a number of different institutions, the appropriate institution number from the affiliation list should be given as a superscript number immediately after each author’s name:

If the authors are presenting an abstract on behalf of a study group, this information should not be included in the author list, but should appear in an Acknowledgements section.


Affiliations should include department, institute, town and country.

Main text

• Should not be more than 400 words.

• Please use single line spacing

• Type the text unjustified, without hyphenating words at line breaks

• Use hard returns only to end headings and paragraphs, not to rearrange lines

• Use the Critical Care reference format (see below)

• Greek and other special characters may be included. If you are unable to reproduce a particular special character, please type out the name of the symbol in full.

• SI Units should be used throughout (litre and molar are permitted, however)

• Web links (URLs) should be provided in full, including both the title of the site and the URL, in the following format:

Mouse Tumor Biology Database []

• Abbreviations should be used as sparingly as possible. They should be defined when first used

Structured abstracts

In structured abstracts, paragraph headings should be typed in bold with no colon at the end. Do not use the heading ‘Abstract’. Each heading should be in a separate paragraph, e.g.:

Followed by regular text, on a new line and in the same format as shown above for main text.
Materials and methods


Tables should be numbered (e.g. Table 1) and titled and should be included in the document where they are to appear. Tables should be cited/called out in the text.

Tables should be formatted using the “Table function” in a word processing program to ensure that columns of data are kept aligned when the file is sent electronically. Columns and rows of data should be made visibly distinct by ensuring the borders of each cell display as black lines.


Figures and illustrations should be numbered (e.g. Figure 1) and titled, with a legend if necessary. Figures should be cited/called out in the text. Images should be supplied at 300 dpi minimum.

Figures must be supplied electronically in the body of the text – each figure must be inserted as a single, composite unit. Don’t include figures with embedded hyperlinks.


Brief acknowledgements may be included and should be placed after Conclusions and before the References. If the abstract is being presented on behalf of a study group, this information should be noted here rather than in the author list.


All references should be cited/called out consecutively in the text, using numbers in square brackets. Only papers that have been published, or are in press, or are available through public e-print/preprint servers should be included in the reference list.

Journal abbreviations should follow MEDLINE standards. For each reference, name all authors unless there are more than ten, in which case name the first ten followed by et al. Page numbers for journal articles should be given in full (e.g. 5672-5679, not 5672-9).

References should be laid out at the end of the abstract in Critical Care style (see below) and preceded by the relevant reference number. An example of a reference for a journal article follows. The full reference style guide can be found at the journal’s website.

1. Chomczynski P, Sacchi N: Single-step method of RNA isolation by acid guanidinium thiocyanate-phenol-chloroform extraction. Anal Biochem 1987, 162:156-159.

Abstract Submission is now open!  Click here to submit!