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Abstract submission

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Delegates at the previous congresses enjoyed fascinating abstract sessions on a huge range of topics. Networking sessions around the extensive poster display are a great aspect of the meeting. Submitting an abstract for the 6th World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition provides a great opportunity for your work to be viewed by thousands of peers from all over the world.

 After your submission

  • After successful submission of your abstract you will receive an automatic confirmation by email.

  • The reviewers will judge the abstracts according to the relevance to WCPGHAN 2021. They will assess the standard of English, objectivity of statements, description of the work, suitability of methods to aims, conclusions confirmed by objective results, ethics, scientific value, potential clinical value, originality of work and overall impression.

  • The submitting author will be notified from 18 February 2021 onwards whether the abstract has been accepted. Notifications will be sent via email to the email address of the abstract submitter provided (corresponding author) during the online submission. It is the authors’ responsibility to ensure that emails from ESPGHAN and from the submission tool ( can reach them. Within the notification authors will be informed of the date, time and form of their presentation.

Publication Policy

The 6th World Congress 2021 is planned to have an integrated virtual part. All accepted abstracts will definitively be published in a digital format.

More detailed information regarding the virtual presentation of an abstract including the final presentation format will be published here in due time. All abstract presenters will be notified by e-mail.

All abstracts accepted for presentation will be published in a digital format on the congress website, the virtual congress platform as well as on the “Congress Talks & Speakers” site. The abstracts for the 6th World Congress for Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition will also be published as abstract book in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (JPGN). Please note that the abstracts will be published approximately three weeks prior to the meeting.

Rules on scientific abstract presentations at ESPGHAN / WCPGHAN meetings

ESPGHAN / WCPGHAN provides platforms for oral and poster presentations of scientific findings, usually submitted in abstract form, at its annual conferences and other meetings. The presentations should focus on the presentation and discussion of scientific data and should not in any way be abused for marketing or advertising purposes.
Any financial support by commercial companies and any other ties to commercial companies such as employment and honoraria must be transparently disclosed.
The use of brand names of commercial products should be avoided, unless the disclosure of brand names is necessary for the understanding of the abstract or presentation in which case the brand name should not be used more than once.
The name of companies linked to the research should be disclosed but no company logos should be used in scientific presentations in order to avoid even the suspicion of undue promotional activities.


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