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Book of Abstracts available here.

The abstract submission form is closed.

The abstract submission for oral presentations is now closed. We invite all participants to submit late breaking abstract for poster presentation till July 31, 2017.

Abstract acceptance/rejection information by

June 12, 2017

Conference Topics

  • Epidemiology of invasive meningococcal and Haemophilus influenzae disease
  • Antibiotic resistance in Neisseria meningitidis and Haemophilus influenzae
  • Strain characterization of Neisseria meningitidis and Haemophilus influenzae
  • Laboratory surveillance by molecular techniques of invasive meningococcal and Haemophilus influenzae disease
  • Public health management of invasive meningococcal and Haemophilus influenzae disease
  • Serological analysis of the immune response to vaccines
  • Vaccine implementation and new vaccines
  • Carriage dynamics in meningococci and Haemophilus influenzae
  • Management of patients with hereditary or acquired complement defects
  • Laboratory safety and incident management
  • Pneumococcal reference laboratories and epidemiology (posters only)
National reference laboratories and their partners in epidemiology:
EMGM encourages all European countries to submit two abstracts: one for a poster on the epi­de­miology of meningococcal disease (2015/2016) and one for a poster on the epidemiology of Haemophilus influenzae disease (2015/2016).

Method of Submission

Abstracts can be submitted only via this Online Abstract Submission Form.

Guidelines for Submission

  • All abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • Abstract cannot exceed a limit of 400 words (excluding title, authors, affiliations, references and keywords).
  • Your abstract is structured as follows: Introduction, Aims, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusion, References.
  • Each heading should be in a separate paragraph:

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    Materials and Methods
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  • Standard abbreviations do not need explanation. Otherwise, abbreviations must be defined in brackets after when first used in the text.
  • When you list references use superscript numbers in both the text and the reference list.

An automatically generated confirmation will be sent to the email address of the contact person after an abstract submission. If you will not receive it in one hour (and it will not be either in your spam folder), please contact us at abstracts-emgm2017@guarant.eu.

If changes to your submitted abstract are necessary, please contact us by email address above at any time before the deadline. Please do not submit the abstract more times.

Authors will be notified of the acceptance/rejection of their abstract by email by June 12, 2017.

Author’s Registration

Please note that registration of the presenting author is mandatory for each accepted contribution. The deadline for the presenting author’s registration is June 19, 2017. If the presenting author has not registered and paid the registration fee by this date, the presentation will be withdrawn from the program.

Publication of Abstracts

The authors of submitted abstracts agree with their abstracts publishing (without reviewing) in the Abstract Book (electronical version) to be distributed to all participants at the congress. As in the previous years, the abstract book will be made available at www.emgm.eu. Authors who do not agree to publication at www.emgm.eu, should select this choice in the abstract submission form.