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Submission Guidelines

Abstract Submission is now closed. Abstracts can be found online here.

Delegates who would like to present their work at the meeting, either orally or as a poster, are invited to submit an abstract for consideration by the Scientific Committee.

  1. Important Dates
  2. Abstract submission opens: December 13, 2013
    Submission deadline: March 10, 2014, midnight, CET
    Notifications to submitters: Mid-April 2014

    Abstracts received after the deadline will not be accepted!

  3. Technical Requirements
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  5. General
  6. Abstracts can only be submitted online via the abstract submission form that can be found in the section "abstracts” on the official SSC 2014 meeting website:

Abstracts sent by post or email will not be accepted. No exceptions will be made.

The content of the abstract must be related to one of the topics listed below. To ensure smooth scoring of papers, the topic of your work must be selected during the submission process.

Main Topics

  • Platelets (Basic & Clinical)
  • Coagulation Factors (Basic)
  • Thrombotic Disorders (Clinical)
  • Hemorrhagic Disorders (Clinical)
  • Hemorrhagic Disorders other than VWD
  • Fibrinolysis and Proteolysis (Basic)
  • Vascular Biology
  • Hematopoiesis
You will be asked to define which SSC Subcommittees and WGs your abstract most aligns with from the following list:
  • Animal, Cellular and Molecular Models
  • Biorheology
  • Control of Anticoagulation
  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
  • Exogenous Hemostatic Factors
  • Factor XI and the Contact System
  • Factor XIII and Fibrinogen
  • Factor VIII and IX
  • Fibrinolysis
  • Hemostasis and Malignancy
  • Lupus and Anticoagulant/Phospholipid
  • Pediatric/Neonatal Hemostasis and Thrombosis
  • Plasma Coagulation Inhibitors
  • Platelet Immunology
  • Platelet Physiology
  • Predictive Hemostatic Variables
  • Vascular Biology
  • Von Willebrand Factor
  • Women’s Health Issues in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
  • Working Group on Genomics in Hemostasis


  • Please be informed that the abstract submission for the SSC 2014 meeting is subject to payment. The cost for submitting is 25 USD and it must be settled during the submission process. Please refer to the Payment Conditions section below for further details.

  • Abstracts that have been submitted to a previous conference in the same specialty, published or unpublished, will not be accepted.

  • For standardization, the acceptable length of the abstract is a maximum of 2,000 characters including non-visible characters, such as spaces and line breaks. This does not include the author’s details, titles and keywords.

  • Abstracts can be saved in "Draft” status to be re-edited and modified until the submission deadline (March 3 2014, midnight CET). Therefore, the submitter will be required to create a user account.

  • Abstracts fulfilling all criteria can be saved in "Final Submission” status. Only abstracts in "Final Submission” status will be regarded as successfully submitted and considered for the meeting.

  • The submitted / draft abstracts cannot be edited after the submission deadline.

  • The abstract should be structured into the following sections:
    • A title which clearly indicates the nature of the investigation.
    • Introduction, which should contain 1-2 sentences that clearly indicate the scientific question of the study and its clinical (or other) importance.
    • Methods, which should contain sufficient information to be able to understand the experimental design, the analytical techniques and the statistics used in the study
    • Results, which should contain objective data to answer the scientific question(s). One table may be inserted into this section.
    • Conclusion, which should provide only conclusions of the study directly supported by the results, along with implications for clinical practice, avoiding speculation and overgeneralization.
    • Images and graphics may be inserted with a maximal size of 750KB (472px x 945 px).

  • Conflict of interest: It is the intent of the ISTH to provide high-quality sessions focused on educational content that is free from commercial influence or bias. Thus the submitting author of an abstract is requested to declare any potential conflicts of interest for all authors during abstract submission.

  • Abbreviations should be defined.

  • The submission of an abstract constitutes a formal commitment by the submitting (presenting) author to present the abstract (if accepted) in the session and the time assigned by the Scientific Committee. Registration fees will not be waived.

  • The presenting author of the abstract must be registered for the meeting. In order to benefit from the Early Bird Fee, you must register by April 22, 2014.

  • Please ensure your abstract does not contain spelling, grammar, or scientific mistakes, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted. Linguistic accuracy is your responsibility. No proof reading will be done.

  • The registration fees for the presenting author will not be waived.

Travel Grants

The Scientific Committee will reward abstracts of outstanding quality and provide the submitting author with a Travel Grant to attend the SSC 2014 meeting. Two categories of Travel Grants will be available in limited number to the abstract submitters.

Young Investigator Award
The Young Investigators Awards are provided in the form of travel grants to medical trainees and young scientists (under 35 years of age as of June 23, 2014) who submit highly rated abstracts. The awards help subsidize travel to the Meeting. In order to be considered for an award, the Young Investigator must be the presenter and first author of an abstract submitted to the Meeting. Please check the relevant box on the abstract submission form to indicate you wish to apply for this award.

The highest rated abstract in each SSC Subcommittee Category will be selected for an Oral Presentation in that session and will be eligible for an ISTH Travel Grant. Please note that you need to be willing to submit this presentation orally.

To be eligible for the award, the recipient must attend the Meeting, and members of the ISTH will be given priority.

Reach the World Award
The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis will award travel grants to clinicians and scientists from developing countries to help subsidize travel to the Meeting (a copy of current passport showing country of residence will be required). Those that are presenter and first author of an abstract submitted to the Meeting will be prioritized.

Please check the relevant box on the abstract submission form to indicate you wish to apply for this grant. For those not submitting abstracts, please apply to and explain how this grant and meeting will be of benefit in driving up standards of care for patients. To be eligible for the award, the recipient must attend the Meeting.

After Submission

The reviewers will judge the abstracts according to the following criteria:

  1. Is the abstract original?
  2. Does it address an important scientific question?
  3. Is the abstract clearly written with all salient facts?
  4. Does the work adhere to ethical guidelines?
  5. Is there evidence of statistical method if appropriate?
  6. Are the conclusions justified by the results?

The submitting authors will be notified in mid-April 2014, at the email address provided during submission, about whether or not their abstract has been accepted.

Scheduling of poster sessions and abstract presentations is at the discretion of the Scientific Committee. Abstracts will be organized into sessions using the topics chosen by the submitter in the online system.

Presentation of Abstracts

If your abstract is accepted as a poster, you will be requested to be available for discussion during the corresponding poster viewing session. SSC 2014 will feature paper poster presentations only.

Official poster viewing:

The official poster session and reception will take place on Monday, June 23, 2014 from 18:15-20:00 and during all breaks


Poster area in the Wisconsin Center Ballroom A-C


Starting as of Monday, June 23, 2014 at 9:00


After the last afternoon break on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 and no later than 18:30

Dismantling deadline:

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 17:30

Posters not removed by the dismantling deadline will be dismantled and destroyed.

Poster size:

The usable surface of the display panels for the Posters measures 3'10" x 7'10" (116.84cm x 238.76cm), landscape format

Poster instructions:

Please note that it is mandatory to indicate your new number on the upper right corner of your poster.

Payment Conditions

You will be required to settle the full payment of your abstract submission (25 USD) during the submission process.

Kindly note that all payments have to be made in US Dollars (USD) by credit card (EuroCard/MasterCard, Visa, American Express).

All costs have to be borne by the ordering customer and free of charge for the receiver account on all payments.

Other methods of payment (personal cheques or bank transfer) cannot be accepted.

Problems Submitting?

If you experience any kind of problem or if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact:

Gaëlle Notzli
Phone:+41 22 33 99 628


Key Dates

March 28, 2014
Early Registration Deadline

June 19, 2014
Pre-Registration Deadline

June 23-26, 2014
SSC 2014

Fun Fact:

The SSC has 19 subcommittees and two working groups.