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General Notes/online submission

The abstract submission is closed for the 2021 congress.


Abstract submission opens: 19 October 2020
Deadline to request help with English: 2 November 2020.
Abstract submission closes: 11 November 2020 
Notification of abstract acceptance: by mid-February 2021
Deadline for abstract presenters to register for congress: 25 February 2021

If you request help with English it is important to submit well before the final submission date. If you submit after 2 November 2020 there is no guarantee that there will be time to supply help with English before the review process starts.

The EAPCCT Scientific and Meetings Committee, chaired by Lotte Høgberg, will evaluate the abstracts. All abstracts accepted for presentation at the Congress will be published in Clinical Toxicology, the official journal of the EAPCCT, AACT, AAPCC and APAMT. The decision of the Scientific and Meetings Committee in this regard will be final.

Abstracts received after 11 November 2020 will not be considered for the meeting.

If you do not have access to the Internet, or you encounter technical problems that prevent you from submitting on-line, please contact the Congress Scientific Secretariat who will assist with technical problems:
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All abstracts should be submitted electronically via the EAPCCT website 
Detailed instructions for this are provided on this website.Instructions given below must be adhered to strictly. As time does not permit return of inadequately prepared abstracts for revision, they will be rejected! An exception may be made for minor correctable errors, at the discretion of the Scientific and Meetings Committee.

Submission of the electronic form signifies understanding of, and agreement with, all the conditions set out below.


These instructions give general guidance for format although the electronic submission tool will format much of your abstract automatically. However, you are strongly advised to pre-prepare your abstract, using the guidance notes below, before attempting to submit your work online. Figures and graphs/diagrams are no longer allowed.
The number of words is limited strictly to 400 excluding the title, authors and affiliations, but including the references or 300 words plus a simple table with a title. Each word or number is counted as one word whether it is one character or 10 characters long. (The previous sentence has a word count of 18).
Authors should be listed using surname and given name plus any other initial(s). Omit titles, degrees, and academic appointments and do not separate initials with punctuation e.g. Smith Martin P or Jones J Charles. The affiliation must comprise ONLY department name, institution, city and country.
Author names and affiliations will be printed in Clinical Toxicology as well as all congress programmes as they are provided to the abstract submission tool. Please make sure these are correct and consistent, particularly if you submit more than one abstract. It is also important that names are consistent for the author index. The body of the abstract should be organised as outlined below. You must include the words in bold in the body of your abstract.
  • Objective: A statement of the purpose or reason for the report.
  • Methods: A brief description of the study design.
  • Results: A summary of the results presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusion. Data must be presented in the abstract. Statements such as “the results will be presented” or “other data will be presented to support....” will result in automatic rejection of the abstract.
  • Conclusion: A statement of the conclusion based on the data presented.
  • References: Remember references will be included in the word count. All references should appear at the end of the abstract in numerical order as they appear in the text. Ensure references are cited in the text by bracketed numbers [1]. Follow the referencing style below. In general the number of references used should be limited to 5 or less. References will be printed as entered in the abstract submission tool, so please ensure these are correct and complete to enable your colleagues to find the articles or book chapters cited.
  • References for Journal articles should be formatted as in the following example: Giannini L, Vannacci A, Missanelli A, et al. Amatoxin poisoning: a 15-year retrospective analysis and follow-up evaluation of 105 patients. Clin Toxicol 2007;45:539-42.
  • References for Book chapters should be formatted as follows: Goadsby PJ. Pathophysiology of headache. In: Silberstein SD, Lipton RB, Dalessio DJ, eds. Wolff's headache and other head pain. 7th ed. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2001:57-72.
For case reports or case series, the words Case report: or Case series: replace the Methods: and Results: headings. Otherwise, the format remains the same (Objective, Case report/Case series, Conclusion). Reports of non-clinical studies, such as those describing poisons centre operations or educational tools should attempt to follow these guidelines as closely as possible.

Please do NOT use automatic Word functions, e.g. numbering, bullet points or footnotes.

Use only standard abbreviations. As there is no incentive to using smaller words, non-standard and extensive abbreviations will only detract from your abstract’s acceptability. Numbers may be used to replace words, e.g. 5 rather than five, though the word count remains the same.


  • Toxinology (bites, stings, antivenom etc).
  • Veterinary toxicology (poisoning in animals)
  • Occupational poisoning
  • Epidemiology of poisoning
  • Adverse reactions from medications
  • Plant and Mushroom Poisoning
  • Pharmaceutical Poisoning
  • Mechanisms of Toxicity and Basic Research
  • Paediatric Poisoning
  • Household Products Poisoning
  • Analytical and Forensic Toxicology - including bedside testing
  • Pesticide Poisoning
  • Heavy Metal Poisoning
  • Drugs of abuse and NPS poisoning
  • Miscellaneous
  • Covid-19 and toxicology

3. Notification of Abstract Receipt

The on-line submission tool will allocate your abstract a unique identification number. Please note this for your own records.
  • When you finish the process you should receive an acknowledgement e-mail with your reference number. If not, please, contact us.
  • Please note that after successful on-line submission it is NOT necessary to provide documentation by mail or e-mail.
  • Submitters will be notified of the acceptance of their abstract by mid-February 2021 by email.
  • All abstract presenters must register for the Congress by Thursday 25 February 2021. Failure to do so will result in the abstract being withdrawn from publication, and will result in administrative rejection of the abstract.