13th APFSSH, 9th APFSHT & 8th APWA Congress (APFSSH 2023)

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

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Guidelines for Abstract Submission

The APFSSH 2023 Programme Committee thanks you for your submission of scientific abstracts. The following submissions are accepted:

1.     Oral Presentation 

2.     Poster Presentation 

3.     “How I Do It” Surgical Technique Video Presentation 


Important Datelines:
Call for Abstract Opens 30 June 2022
Abstract Submission Deadline 20 October 2022 (23:59 GMT+8)
Notification of Abstract Acceptance5 December 2022
Presenting Author Confirmation Deadline6 January 2023
Presenting Author Registration Deadline28 February 2023
Presenting Author and Abstract Title Changes Deadline28 February 2023

General Instructions 

·       All abstracts must be submitted through the abstract submission portal.  

·       All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English.  

·       Submitted abstracts should only include non-published data. Abstracts previously presented will not be accepted.  

·       Submission of the abstract constitutes the consent of all authors to publication (e.g. Conference website, programs, other promotion, etc.)  

·       Each Presenting Author is only allowed up to 3 abstract submissions. 

·       There are no restrictions on the number of authors for each abstract.

·       All communications will be sent to the email address used to submit the abstract. Your abstract is not successfully submitted until you receive a confirmation email, after clicking the final submit button. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please check your spam mailbox or contact us at apfssh2023-program@icsevents.com.

·       Acceptance of abstracts will be notified via email by 5 December 2022.

·       If the abstract is accepted, the Presenting Author must acknowledge the abstract acceptance and register for the conference before the stipulated deadline, failing which the abstract will be withdrawn.

Abstract Format 

All abstract should be submitted in this format: 

·       Background 

·       Methods 

·       Results 

·       Conclusion 

Capitalize the first letter of all major words in the title as well as articles and conjunctions of four letters or more. Do not use abbreviations in the title. Do not end the title with a period. The word limit is 30 words.

Below are the themes available for your abstract submission:

·       Basic Science

·       Congenital 

·       Degenerative General Hand (e.g. arthritis, infection, vascular disorders)

·       Microsurgery & Reconstruction 

·       Nerve (including brachial plexus and spinal cord injuries) 

·       Surgical Education Training

·       Tendinopathy Tendon Disorders

·       Trauma (e.g. fractures, mangling hand injuries)

·       Tumour

·       Wrist 

·       Forearm & Elbow

·       Therapy

·       Others

Abstract Body

The word limit is 300 words (does not include title and authors). You are allowed to submit a maximum of 1 image and 1 table.

When using non-standard abbreviations, spell them out in full the first time they appear in the text followed by the abbreviations in parentheses. Capitalize the first
letter of trade names. Do NOT enter author or affiliation information in the abstract text box.

Oral or Poster Submissions

You are required to upload a 3 minute audio recording of your presentation using PowerPoint on top of your abstract submission.

·       Please make sure to save your recording as a video and not as a presentation. 

·       For more information on how to record using PowerPoint, please click here. 

·       Ensure your presentation does not go over your allotted presentation time.

“How I Do It” Surgical Technique Video Abstract Submissions

You are required to upload a 2-minute video recording of your surgical technique on top of your abstract submission.

Submit a 2-minute video to demonstrate how you perform this operation. Your video should include the indications and pre-operative preparation/instruments,
demonstrate key surgical steps and highlight relevant post-operative instructions. You should indicate why this particular technique is useful or novel
 and the anticipated outcomes (e.g. success rate, range of motion, union rate). Ensure there is good lighting, no unnecessary background noise and that the surgical steps are clearly visible.