Abstract Submission

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Information for presenters

The abstracts for presentation at the 65th ORCA Congress will be published prior to the meeting, in Caries Research; this issue will be the only abstract book for the Congress. ORCA Members should bring their copy to the Congress; if they forget to bring their copy, they can obtain a printed copy but will be charged a small sum. Non-members attending the Congress will receive a printed copy at registration free of charge. Abstracts should be submitted before (or at the latest) 15th January, 2018.

All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Programme Committee. Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection of their abstract on 25th February 2018 and at that time may be asked to revise their abstract. Any such revisions must be submitted by March 2018 and cannot be withdrawn after that. If an abstract is not withdrawn by that date, and the paper is not presented, neither the named presenter nor their sponsor will be allowed to present any paper at the following ORCA Congress.

Presenters should note the following:

  1. The Congress focuses on research into dental caries and related topics.

  2. Abstracts must describe research that has not been published or presented already and has not been submitted to another meeting at the time of submission for the ORCA Congress.

  3. Authors may present only one paper at the Congress, but may co-author other papers.

  4. The presentation at the Congress should conform to the material in the published abstract. If a mistake is discovered after submission, please contact the Editor to discuss pre-publication revision. Major revision of abstracts is possible up to the end of February, and minor revisions (e.g. correction of numerical values) up to the end of March. If revision is not possible, the poster should fully explain the reason for any deviations from the abstract, either in the results or in the conclusions.

  5. Presenters who are not ORCA members should send a supporting statement signed by a senior member of ORCA ('sponsor') to david.beighton AT kcl.ac.uk within 7 days of abstract submission.

  6. Those who submit an abstract are committed to present the paper in person at the Congress. In the case of a non-member of ORCA, it is the sponsor’s responsibility that this requirement is met. Presenters should:
    1. Ensure that they will have the necessary funds to attend the Congress;
      Apply for any necessary visas in good time, to ensure that they can travel to the Congress to present their paper;
    2. Ensure that any abstract describing commercially-funded research has been approved by the funding company before submitting it.

  7. Abstracts must be written exactly according to the instructions given below.

  8. All presentations will be in poster form.

  9. Abstracts cannot be withdrawn after March 2018. If an abstract is not withdrawn by that date, and the paper is not presented, neither the named presenter nor their sponsor will be allowed to present any paper at the following ORCA Congress.

Presenters will be asked for the following items:

  1. Surnames and initials of the presenting author, corresponding author and other authors

  2. The email address of the corresponding author

  3. Brief affiliations of authors (institute, city, country only)

  4. Title of abstract. This should be 15 words or less

  5. Text of abstract. This should state: the aim of the work; the experimental approach; the main results; the conclusions. The results should include key numerical and statistical data, but do not attempt to report data exhaustively. The conclusions should be explicit. Vague expressions such as ‘the results will be discussed’ could result in rejection of the abstract. The text should not exceed 280 words. Include references only when they are absolutely essential and follow an abbreviated Caries Research format, but omitting the authors’ initials and the title, and using ‘et al.’ for multiple-author works.
    Example: [Main et al.: J Oral Rehab 1983;10:307-313]. Tables, photographs, graphs or diagrams are not allowed.

  6. Acknowledgement of sources of funding

  7. A 25-word summary of the abstract. This should not reiterate the aim of the study but should summarise the conclusion.

  8. One of the following key phrases, which are required to assist programming: Clinical studies; De- and re-mineralization; Dental plaque; Diagnostics; Diet; Epidemiology; Erosion; Fluoride; Hard tissues; Microbiology; Pulp-dentinal reactions; Caries risk assessment; Saliva and pellicle.

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