Further instruction on reporting disclosures provided below
1) The deadline for submission of open communications, poster and video presentation abstracts is Tuesday, 31st January 2017, 11:59:59 p.m. EST, after which no abstracts will be accepted.
2) All abstracts and videos must be submitted electronically via e-mail: email@example.com
3) Word count: There is a limit of 500 words for the text of your abstract submission. This includes the title and abstract body. (The word count does not include the authors).
4) Information that identifies individuals, institutions, networks or collaborators are NOT permitted in the title or the body of the submission
5) Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approval -IRB approval or waiver is required for submission of clinical research abstracts. You will be required during online submission to indicate whether your study has been IRB reviewed. For videos, proof of patient consent must be provided if the patient can be identified.
NOTE: Video submissions require both an abstract and a video.
Videos should be a maximum of 5 minutes in length.
For optimal video quality, presenters should follow these guidelines and specifications:
1. Submucosal Fibroids & Polyps.
2. Hysteroscopy and Fertility.
3. Hysteroscopy in Oncology.
4. Hysteroscopy; Innovation, Simulation and Education.
5. Hysteroscopy Complications.
6. Hysteroscopy and Mullerian anomalies.
7. Hysteroscopy and Contraception
8. Hysteroscopic Instrumentation.
9. Office Hysteroscopy, Vaginoscopy and Pain Control.
One copy of the video should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Before sending the video file, please rename it using a two part naming convention. The first part should be the abstract number followed by an underscore. The second part should be the last name of the contact author.
Videos with case-series require IRB approval or waiver at the time of video abstract submission.
Questions regarding videos should be directed to the Secretary of the Global Congress on Hysteroscopy at email@example.com
This process is meant to ensure that anyone who is in a position to control the content of the education activity has disclosed to all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest (see below for definitions) as it pertains to the content of the presentation. Should it be determined that a conflict of interest exists as a result of a financial relationship you may have, you will be contacted and methods to resolve the conflict will be discussed with you. In addition, full disclosures for all authors must be revealed by a slide at the beginning of the presentation. Failure or refusal to disclose or the inability to resolve the identified conflict may result in the withdrawal of the invitation to participate.
All authors for podium, poster and video presentations are required to disclose ALL financial relationships with commercial interests involved in producing healthcare goods or services, active over the 12 MONTH period preceding the meeting whether or not this relationship is directly related to the material being presented. The abstract submitter must input the disclosure information for each named author prior to submission. Failure to comply with disclosure rules with complete honesty and openness will result in the individual forfeiting his or her right to present at the next congress. The organizing Committee has no issue with industrial affiliation, but they do with failure to disclose that affiliation. The audience MUST be given the tools with which to judge a presentation in light of the author’s interaction with industry.
The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services, with the exemption of non-profit or government organizations and non-health care related companies.
Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities for which remuneration is received, or expected. Financial relationships of the person involved in the congress include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.