Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstract Submission Guidelines

General guidelines

  • You must be registered before submitting the abstract ONLINE. To register and submit your abstract, please click HERE
  • Abstract must be written in the English language in all parts including title, abstract text, names of the authors, affiliations, table, figure and graph.  
  • Abstract should contain original material that has neither been published nor presented at another international meeting at the time of submission. In addition, abstracts should not be submitted to international meetings which take place before the APDW 2020. However, abstracts submitted to, or presented at, local and national meetings may be submitted. All original research must be approved by a human (or animal) research ethical committee and mentioned as such in the abstract.
  • Abstract should be formatted according to the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (JGH) Supplement's format. It is the authors' responsibility to review, proofread and approve their submissions for format, form and language before the submission deadline.
  • The last date of abstract submission is 30th April 2020.
  • Registration should be cleared before 30th April 2020 for the abstract to qualify for the review.
  • You will be notified about the decision of acceptance (or rejection) by 31st May 2020.
  • In case of double payment, full overpaid amount will be refunded.

Abstract structure & character limit

  • The title should be written in initial capital/ lower case format rather than all capitals within the 40 words limit.
  • Author and co-author’s name should be surname-last format, initial capital/ lower case, not all capitals.
  • For each abstract, only a maximum of 15 authors are allowed including the presenting author.
  • Author and co-authors’ affiliation should contain the name of institution, city and country.
  • The abstract text should be informative but concise and should be divided into the following headings: Background/Aims, Methods, Results and Conclusion. Only ONE table, figure or graph is allowed for each abstract and must be cited in the abstract text. Words are limited to 300 if abstract is without a table, figure or graph but 250 words if abstract has a table, figure or graph.
  • A figure or graph should be uploaded separately in our submission system either in the JPEG or PNG file format. The maximum file size of each figure/graph is 500 KB. The maximum pixel size of the graph/ image is 600(w) x 800(h) pixel.
  • No more than five keywords are allowed for each abstract.
  • During online submission, please decide ONE of the following categories for the abstract:


    • Diseases of the esophagus
    • Diseases of the stomach and duodenum
    • Helicobacter pylori infection
    • Diseases of the small bowel
    • Diseases of the colon and anorectum
    • Diseases of the pancreas
    • Infections of the gastrointestinal tract
    • Gut microbiota
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Functional gastrointestinal disorders
    • Nutrition
    • Gastrointestinal bleeding
    • Luminal – miscellaneous


    • Hepatitis B – basic science
    • Hepatitis B – clinical
    • Hepatitis C – basic science
    • Hepatitis C – clinical
    • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease – basic science
    • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease – clinical
    • Other liver diseases
    • Complications of cirrhosis
    • Acute liver failure and acute on chronic liver failure
    • Hepatocellular carcinoma 
    • Tumors of the hepato-biliary-pancreatic system (other than hepatocellular carcinoma)
    • Liver transplantation / liver support
    • Liver – miscellaneous


    • Endoscopy – video competition
    • Upper GI endoscopy – motility and general disorder
    • Upper GI endoscopy – neoplasia
    • Lower GI endoscopy – general disorder
    • Lower GI endoscopy – inflammatory bowel disease
    • Lower GI endoscopy – neoplasia
    • Small bowel endoscopy
    • ERCP
    • Cholangiopancreatoscopy
    • EUS – general
    • EUS – EUS-guided biliary drainage
    • EUS – EUS-guided treatment of regional tumour
    • Third space endoscopy (POEM, G-POEM, Z-POEM, PREM, STER, ESE, LECS)
    • Bariatric endoscopy
    • Paediatric endoscopy
    • Endoscopy – miscellaneous

    Surgery / Multidisciplinary

    • Upper GI surgery / multidisciplinary
    • Lower GI surgery / multidisciplinary
    • Hepatobiliopancreatic surgery / multidisciplinary
    • Bariatric surgery / multidisciplinary
    • Pediatric surgery / multidisciplinary
    • Surgery / multidisciplinary – miscellaneous


  • You may apply and select the APDWF Young Investigators Award (Oral presentation), APDWF Poster Distinction Award (E-poster presentation), APDWF-JGHF Young Clinician Investigators Program or APDWF-JGHF Travel Grant (both Oral and E-poster presentation) during your online abstract submission process. For more details about these awards, please click HERE
  • If you are not able to complete the online submission process, you can save your submission until you return later to complete it. Please note that your submission must be completed before the submission deadline.
  • A confirmation email on the receipt of abstract will be automatically sent to corresponding author. Please ensure you have provided a valid email account during submission. We will not be responsible for any missed-out information, if you did not provide a correct email in the first place. Sometimes you will need to check the spam mail folder if you did not receive any emails from us. 
  • Likewise, the acceptance of abstracts will be notified by email to the corresponding author.
  • The corresponding or presenting author is expected to have registered for the congress during abstract submission. The abstract will be published in the Supplement of the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (JGH) only if the corresponding or presenting author is a registered participant. 
  • The presenting author is expected to present the abstract during their designated oral or poster session. Details of session will be notified by email. Failure to present their abstract especially if abstract has been selected for award may mean forfeiture of the award.  
  • If you have queries regarding online submission or further details related to abstract guidelines, please email us at secretariat@apdw2020.org.

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