Call for abstracts

The abstract submission is now closed.
Authors will be notified of the respective results by March 2nd.

Submission procedure
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English through the online abstract submission platform. Abstracts sent in other languages and/or by fax, e-mail or hard copy (paper copy) will not be accepted for evaluation.
  • The first step to follow before submitting an abstract online is to login, by creating your own username and password required by the system. The same login details are to be used for any other services booked through the Congress online platform (registration, hotel accommodation, etc.).
  • For any corrections in an already submitted abstract, submitting authors may enter the on-line system and proceed accordingly only if they have marked their abstract in a “Pending” status (please see instructions available during the on-line abstract submission procedure). After the expiration of the abstract submission deadline, all abstracts will automatically be turned to a “Confirmed” status; no changes will be allowed from that point onwards.
  • Please note that an abstract is considered as submitted when the submission procedure has been completed and the “Submit abstract” button on the bottom of the webpage is clicked. The online system will then automatically confirm your abstract’s submission, providing you with your abstract’s reference code.

Abstract Topics
  • Adolescent care and transition to adult services
  • Child mental health and the promotion of wellbeing
  • Child protection and managing risk
  • Complex health care and chronic disease management
  • Cross-cultural nursing and multidisciplinary team working
  • Effective communication and participation of children, young people and their families
  • Emergency and unscheduled care
  • Ethical issues: dignity and humanity
  • Managing and assessing children’s pain
  • Meeting the Rights of the Child
  • Nursing education, management and leadership
  • Professional issues in nursing including accountability, new roles and new ways of working
  • Service development and quality improvement
  • Specialist children’s medical and surgical nursing

Submission guidelines
  • During your abstract’s online submission, you will be requested to choose the topic of your preference, as well as your preferred type of presentation (oral or poster). Please note that the Scientific Committee reserves the right to request the change of your abstract’s presentation type and/or topic, according to the Scientific Programme’s specifications and needs.
  • Your abstract should be submitted by 12th February 2018 at the very latest.
  • Pre-registration of at least one of your abstract’s authors by 9th March 2018 is a prerequisite for inclusion in the Scientific Programme and its publication in the Congress printed and electronic material.
  • You are allowed to be the presenting author of more than one abstract. Three (3) is the maximum number of abstracts that can be presented by the same author.
  • Your abstract’s corresponding author will be notified of the evaluation procedure’s results by 2nd March 2018.
  • Abstract texts should observe the following structure: Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusion.
  • The text must be a maximum of 300 words (not including the title, names and affiliations).
  • Tables and/or images may be used, to support your abstract, in which case they should be captioned and properly references in the abstract text.
  • Detailed numbered references (if any) should be placed at the end of the abstract and properly indicated in their numerical order in the abstract text.
  • If the study has been supported by a grant, please indicate the source of funding at the bottom of your abstract.
  • If an author wishes to withdraw a submitted abstract, a written request must be sent to the Congress Organising Bureau.

For further information regarding abstract submission and presentation, please contact the Congress Organising Bureau at