Guidelines


Abstract submitters will be classified under a specific theme for review and program purposes. Authors are requested to select the topic under which their abstracts belong:

  • Multidisciplinary Care of the Bariatric Patient
  • Pathophysiology & Endocrinology of the Metabolic Syndrome
  • New Technologies and Endoluminal Procedures
  • Allied Health
  • Gastric Band
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass and Mini Gastric Bypass
  • Weight Regain and RevisionBariatric Surgeries
Abstract Categories

Abstract submitters will be requested to be classify whether their abstracts should be presented as:

  • Oral
  • Video
Guidelines for Abstract Submission
Language

All abstracts must be submitted in English using the online submission form on the GOSS 2017 website. NOTE: Abstracts submitted by email, fax or post will NOT be accepted. The meeting organizers will not accept responsibility for any abstracts that have not been properly submitted according to the instructions.

Correspondence

Corresponding authors must provide the organizers with their full mailing address, office hours, phone number, fax number and email address.

Author and co-author information must be provided including the first and last names of all authors, their department, institution/ hospital, city, state if applicable and country.

Abstracts must contain original scientific data collected by the author(s). All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to determine whether a submission is accepted as an oral or a video presentation and its decision is final.The Scientific Committee reserves the right to edit abstracts for grammar and clarity.

The abstract may be scheduled for presentation on any day from 1-2 December 2016.

Abstract Format
Structure
  • Abstract title: The title must be brief, concise, and in CAPITAL LETTERS.
  • Abstract title limit: 20 words
  • Authors: Please enter your name and your colleagues' names as you wish them to appear in the Final Program.
  • Maximum number of words: The abstract text should have a minimum of 250 words and maximum of 300 words only.
  • The Scientific Committee reserves the rights to redact any submission
  • A maximum of 2 tables can be submitted and each table should only have a maximum of 5 columns and 10 rows. All figures/ tables/ graphs included in the abstract must be submitted in JPG/ BMP / GIF format with a maximum width of 9cm, and resolution up to 150 dpi. Only TWO figures/ tables/ graphs are allowed for each abstract.
  • A maximum of 2 figures can be submitted and should be in jpg/ bmp / gif formats with a maximum of 350 pixels and 200 KB
  • Please note that these figures/ tables/ graphs may be resized to fit the final printed material.
  • Do not include references in the abstract.
  • Do not include keywords in the abstract.
  • Abbreviations should be spelled out, in parenthesis, in its first use in the abstract.
Presentation Instructions
Oral Presentations

Abstracts accepted as oral presentations will be given 15 minutes of presentation, including three minutes for question and answer session. Presenters will be requested to submit their powerpoint presentations saved on a CD, DVD or memory sticks (using the USB port in the computer) and uploaded in the Speakers' Preview Room at least two (2) hours before the start of your session. If you have a video embedded on your PowerPoint presentation, please check that the video file works properly in the hall where your presentation is taking place during a break immediately prior to your session even after you checked in in the Speakers' Preview Room.

The meeting rooms will be equipped with PC-based laptops.

Macintosh users should make sure that they have converted their presentation files to formats that are compatible with PC computers. Please read the instructions furnished below before submitting your presentation to the meeting organizers:

  • Use these fonts as other fonts may change to a default font on a PowerPoint-based PC: Arial; Times New Roman, Verdana.
  • Insert photos that are JPG files. Please note that images saved as TIF, PNG or PICT will not be visible on a PowerPoint-based PC.
  • Use AVI, MPG and WMV files as MOV files from QuickTime will not be visible on a PowerPoint-based PC.

Video Presentations

Abstracts accepted as video presentations will be given 15 minutes of presentation, including three minutes for question and answer session. Presenters will be requested to submit their video presentations in MPG, AVI, and WMV formats.
Please note that VHS Video projection, 35 mm’ slide projection and overhead projection (projection of transparencies) will not be available.

* If you have any problem submitting your abstract through the online system, please contact the Secretariat at goss@mci-group.com for assistance.