ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

The World Congress of Gastroenterology 2019 (WCOG2019) will be held by World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) in partnership with The Turkish Society of Gastroenterology (TSG), 21-24 September 2019 at Istanbul Congress Center (ICC) in Istanbul, Turkey.

World Gastroenterology Organisation and The Turkish Society of Gastroenterology invite all members and non-members, including physicians and nonphysicians, gastroenterologists, internists, surgeons, hepatologists, radiologists, pediatricians, and GI fellows, to submit abstracts at the ICC in Istanbul, Turkey.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Presenting authors will be notified of the assigned date and time of presentation. No changes in dates or times will be permitted.

Please read ALL instructions carefully to ensure you are meeting submission requirements.

Abstracts should relate to clinical or research oriented work in the field of gastroenterology. Abstracts will not be considered if they have been previously published or accepted for presentation at other conferences, including journals that publish abstract submissions from conferences.

Submission of an abstract obligates the presenting author to register for the meeting and present the abstract at the WCOG2019 at the assigned date and time if accepted.

All correspondence will be conducted via e-mail with the presenting author of the abstract.

Abstracts that are selected for oral presentation must be delivered by an author who speaks and understands English well enough to ensure satisfactory understanding by the audience.

There are no restrictions on the number of abstracts you may submit, or on the number of abstracts you may present.

Please carefully proofread your abstract and all author information prior to submission!

All abstracts submitted for presentation at the WCOG2019 meeting are subject to a blinded, peer-review process.

Submission Deadline

All abstracts must be submitted online at The submission deadline, video or otherwise, is July 14, 2019 This deadline will be strictly enforced and no exceptions will be made.

Publication

All abstracts submitted, regardless of whether or not they are selected for oral or poster presentation, will appear in a special supplement to the 2019 issue of The Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology exactly as submitted.

Conflict of Interest (COI) Disclosure

Abstract submitters must complete the online COI disclosure forms, indicating details of any support the authors may have received, or any affiliations the authors may have with a commercial interest.* Disclosure information is required for each author (the submitting author may provide disclosure information on behalf of the co-authors, or individual authors may provide their own disclosure information).

Preparation of Abstracts

All abstracts submitted must conform to the guidelines below.

All abstracts must be submitted online—no abstracts will be accepted by mail, fax, e-mail, or overnight service.

Find the online submission form and full instructions at www.wcog2019.org

Abstracts must be submitted in ENGLISH as this is the official language of the WCOG2019.

Title—The title should be concise and clearly reflect the content of the paper.

Authors—An accurate e-mail address must be entered for each author. Only one person can be designated as the presenting author. The maximum number of authors is 20. Once all authors have been added, profile information must be entered for each person. The submission must also include the location of the institution where the work was done. If the work was not performed at an institution, then list only the city and state.

Body—Abstracts should be structured with the following subheadings: Background/Aims, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusion. Do not include any of the following author information within the abstract body: direct or indirect reference to author institution(s), titles, positions, or institutional appointments. Abstracts submitted as Clinical Vignettes/Case Reports should provide a report on the case(s). The size limit for the body of the abstract is 2,500 characters, including spaces.

References— Abstracts should not include references.

Images and Tables—Up to 3 images can be uploaded, and up to 2 tables can be created. Please limit images and/or figures and/or tables to a combined total of three. Required image format is JPG only, and minimum resolution is 300 dpi for photographic images, and 1,000 dpi for line art and other graphics. Images and tables do not count towards the 2,500 character limit.

Keywords—Submitters are required to select 3 keywords.

Drug Names—Abstracts cannot contain any advertising, corporate logo, trade name, or a product-group message of commercial interest. Do not use proprietary names in the abstract. Generic names are typed in lower case.

Categories—One of the categories listed below must be designated for each abstract submission.

It is extremely important that each abstract is properly categorized so that it will go to the appropriate review group. Abstracts with 5 or fewer patients must be submitted in the Clinical Vignettes/Case Reports category.

WCOG2019 ABSTRACT CATEGORIES

  • Biliary/Pancreas
  • Colon
  • Colorectal Cancer Prevention
  • General Endoscopy
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Esophagus
  • Functional Bowel
  • IBD
  • Liver
  • Pediatric GI
  • Small Intestine
  • Stomach
  • Video endoscopy
  • Obesity
  • Gi bleeding
  • Clinical Vignettes/Case Reports
  • Gut microbiota


This category is only for abstracts involving 5 or fewer patients. Practicing clinicians, in both private and academic practice, have a wealth of patient-related clinical data and experiences, and although they are not specifically engaged in research projects, their clinical observations are important learning points to share with others. For this reason, a separate abstract category for Clinical Vignettes/Case Reports has been developed. This category will permit clinical practitioners (either in full-time private practice or academics, or fellows-in-training) to submit cases (involving 5 or fewer patients) that have pertinent training points, or that amplify clinical experiences.

Abstracts submitted in the Clinical Vignettes/Case Reports category will be considered for poster presentation.

Writing a Clinical Vignette/Case Report Abstract

This type of abstract should provide a brief introduction, a detailed case description, and a discussion of the findings or outcomes. The abstract submission site provides a single text box to input the full case report abstract. Abstracts should not include any subheadings, should have only a paragraph includes these three parts.

Notification of Acceptance and Registration Requirement

Notification of abstract acceptance as an oral or poster presentation will be sent via e-mail to the presenting author.

Presenting authors whose abstract has been accepted MUST register** as an attendee for the WCOG2019.

Video Abstracts

Please read and follow ALL instructions carefully mentioned above under the title “Abstracts”.

General Information

  • Videos that highlight unusual or challenging cases and those demonstrating novel techniques in the field of gastrointestinal endoscopy will be considered for oral presentation.
  • Video submissions should focus on enhancing physician education and not patient education.
  • Videos must be submitted online. No physical media will be returned to the submitter.
  • No changes to the video (image or audio) can be made after the submission deadline and/or after the video has been accepted for oral or poster presentation.
  • In addition, video abstracts submitted will be evaluated for content and audiovisual quality.
  • Some videos may be selected for poster presentation. These video abstracts selected for poster presentation may be viewed on a monitor in the poster area of the Exhibit Hall.

Authors whose video has been selected for poster presentation will be provided a QR code so that attendees on-site may scan the code and watch the video.

Video File Requirements

  • Videos should be no longer than 5 minutes.
  • Audio narration in English must be included in the production for review purposes. (If accepted for oral presentation, the presenting author will be expected to provide narration, as the audio portion will not be played during the presentation.)
  • Videos may not contain background music during the narrative or the endoscopic video footage.
  • Only video files submitted in the following formats will be reviewed for consideration: .mov, .mpg, and .mp4. Only freely available players (e.g., QuickTime, Real Player, Microsoft Windows Media Player, MPlayer) should be required for viewing the video.
  • These videos will be uploaded permanently to the journal site, the maximum size should be not exceed 50MB.
  • Videos should not use special codecs (coders/decoders) in order to provide as much portability across platforms as possible.

Video Production Requirements

  • Video abstracts will not be considered if they have been previously published or accepted for presentation at other conferences.
  • Videos must be HIPAA compliant (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) and therefore cannot contain any patient identification information, physician names, medical record numbers, etc. (Visit: hhs.gov/hipaa for more information.)
  • No video may contain any advertising, corporate logo, trade name, or product-group message of commercial interest*.
  • Commercial support for the production of the video may be acknowledged with a single sentence recognizing the company and/or organization providing the support.
  • The video may not contain any copyrighted information (images, videos, photos,
    etc.) without written consent from the original source of the copyrighted work.
  • Disclosures/Conflict of Interest (COI): Authors must complete the online COI disclosure forms, indicating details of support any authors may have received or affiliations any authors may have with a commercial interest*. Disclosure information is required for each author (the submitting author may provide disclosure information on behalf of the co-authors, or individual authors may provide their own disclosure information).

Technical Assistance
Technical support is available for the online abstract submission. Contact Technical Support via e-mail at wcog2019@flaptour.com.tr, or via phone at +90312 454 00 00.

NOTE: There will be heavy site traffic during the days leading up to the deadline, so plan accordingly and do not wait until the last minute to submit your abstract! The site will be shut down promptly on July 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm Universal Coordinated Time UTC, and NO extensions will be granted. Once you begin an abstract submission, you will be able to save your work and return to complete it up until the submission deadline; WGO encourages all submitters to begin the process early!