IMPORTANT DATES & KEY TOPICS
Important dates & key topics

Healthcare professionals and researchers who would like to present their work at the ICoMI2022, either in a plenary session, a workshop or in a rapid-fire presentation, are invited to submit an abstract for consideration by the “Clinical or Scientific Committee“.

Please refer to the “Abstract submission guidelines” so as to ensure a smooth and successful abstract submission.

Congress theme

Immunomodulation in health and disease: targeting immunometabolism as a key strategy

Key topics
  1. Metabolic control of immune function
  2. Dysmetabolism, chronic inflammation & associated diseases
  3. Therapeutic interventions & immunometabolic reprogramming
  4. Diagnostic tools & biomarkers

To help you choose your key topic, you may find all the related subtopics here.

Important dates
  • Open call for abstracts: October 4, 2021
  • Deadline for abstract submission: January 17, 2022
  • Notification of abstract acceptance and presentation form: February 21, 2022
  • Publication of preliminary conference programme: March 4, 2022
  • Deadline for presentation submission: March 21, 2022 (For rapid fire presentations: March 14, 2022)
  • Notification of the date and time set for presentation: April 20, 2022
  • Publication of final conference programme: April 26, 2022

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Abstract submission guidelines 
General considerations

Abstracts must be submitted online via the official abstract submission platform, which will be available here from October 4, 2021 to January 17, 2022. Abstracts submitted by email and/or after the deadline will not be accepted.

Submission instructions

All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English.

In order to submit your abstract, you will need to:

  1. Create an account in the abstract submission platform by providing your contact information.
  2. Introduce a title that clearly indicates the nature of the content to be presented (no more than 12 words).
  3. Select your preferred presentation form (plenary session, workshop, rapid-fire presentation). For more information, please see section “Presentation guidelines”.
  4. Select akey topic within the list. The congress organisers reserve the right to re-allocate the abstract to another topic category if considered more appropriate.
  5. Precise author(s) and affiliation. In the case of different authors, please precise which author is submitting the abstract and which author is presenting. The presenting author shall become a speaker should his/her abstract be accepted by the “Clinical or Scientific Committee“. Only speakers will be offered free access to the congress.
  6. Indicate a main body, that should not exceed 300 words and describe the work to be discussed, give a concise summary of the findings and indicate their value and to whom they will be of use. Abstracts should not include tables, images, graphics or acknowledgements.
  7. Indicate between 5 to 10 keywords that most closely reflect the content of your paper.
  8. Provide a list of max. 5 references that are cited in your work (optional). You are allowed to provide some references to illustrate the significance of your work. The NLM citation format would be preferred.
  9. Accept the abstract copyright agreement. For more information, please see section “Abstract Publication” below.

Once the abstract has been submitted, you will receive an automatic email of confirmation. In case you have not received the confirmation, please contact: icomi2022@kenes.com

All correspondence related to the abstract submission will be sent to the email address of the submitting author.

Please note:

  • Please ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling, grammar, or scientific mistakes, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted. Linguistic accuracy is your responsibility. No proofreading will be done.
  • By submitting a presentation, you guarantee that the content is of your own creation and that in case of having used other author’s content, you have their consent to use it. Any damages that could derive from the absence of consent falls under your responsibility.
  • Submitting authors may access and edit their abstract until the submission deadline.
  • Conflict of interest: The submitting author of an abstract is requested to declare any potential conflict of interest during abstract submission.
  • After abstract acceptance, the presenting author must register to the congress in order to present his/her work and publish the abstract in the abstract book. A specific link for registration will be sent to the speaker after abstract acceptance. If he/she fails to register, his/her abstract will be excluded from the congress programme. For more information, please see section Abstract acceptance below.

The submission of an abstract constitutes a formal commitment by the submitting author to present the work (if accepted) in the session and the time assigned by the Programme Committee.

Abstract acceptance

The notification of acceptance or rejection of your abstract by the Clinical or Scientific Committee and the presentation form will be emailed to the submitting author at the latest on February 21, 2022.

The presenting author must then register as a participant of the congress. A specific link for registration will be sent to the presenting author after abstract acceptance. He/She should then submit his/her presentation online via the official presentation submission platform, which will be available here from February 21 to March 21, 2022 (for rapid fire presentations the deadline will be: March 14, 2022).

Sessions may include pre-recordings but will have a live component. Therefore, each speaker will be contacted by the congress organisers after presentation submission to record the presentation. The sessions will be available for all registered participants on the virtual congress platform during the conference dates, 2-4 June 2022, and for an additional 3 months.

For more information, please see section “Presentation guidelines”.

Speaker conditions

The speaker will benefit from free access to the congress (the basic course included) but will need to register, completing all details requested in the registration form. A specific link for registration will be sent to him/her after abstract acceptance.

Please note: Only speakers will be offered free access to the congress. Co-authors must register as a standard conference participant in case they would like to participate.

Abstract publication

Accepted abstracts will be published in the official abstract book of the congress.

The submitting author is requested to accept an abstract copyright agreement during the submission of his/her abstract.

For any further enquiries, please contact the congress organisers at: speakers@icomi.org

PRESENTATION GUIDELINES
Presentation guidelines

When submitting an abstract you must select your preferred presentation form:

  • Plenary session (20 min live streamed or pre-recorded presentation)
  • Workshop (40 min live streamed or pre-recorded presentation)
  • Rapid-fire presentation (pre-recorded 5 minutes presentation)

All abstracts will be submitted for consideration by the Clinical or Scientific Committee. The congress organisers reserve the right to re-allocate the abstract to another presentation form if considered more appropriate.

  • All abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • Presentations for plenary sessions for both the Clinical and Research programme should be prepared and presented in English.
  • Presentations for workshops should be prepared in English but may be presented in one of the following languages: English, French, Spanish or German.
  • Rapid-fire presentations should be prepared and presented in English.

Sessions may include pre-recordings in order to ensure there is no time wasted in changing over from one speaker to another, but will have a live component retaining as much human interaction as possible. Each speaker will be contacted by the congress organisers after presentation submission to record the presentation.

Presentations for plenary sessions

At the beginning of each session, the moderators will have 5 minutes to make an introduction and present the speakers. Then, the oral presentation of each speaker will be played or live streamed. Each oral presentation accepted for plenary sessions will have a duration of 20 minutes. After all presentations, there will be an extra time reserved for live discussion and Q&A.

During the congress, there will be a live-chat available where all participants can contribute to the session or ask questions.

All presentations must meet certain requirements to ensure an optimal delivery during the congress. A description of the technical requirements together with a congress presentation template will be available here after abstract acceptance.

Presentations for plenary sessions for both the Clinical and Research programme should be prepared and presented in English.

Presentations for workshops

At the beginning of each workshop, the moderators will have 5 minutes to open the session and introduce the speaker. Then, the oral presentation of the speaker will be played or live streamed. Each oral presentation accepted for workshops will have a duration of 40 minutes. After the presentation, there will be an extra 15 minutes time reserved for live discussion and Q&A.

During the congress, there will be a live-chat available where all participants can contribute to the session or ask questions.

All presentations must meet certain requirements to ensure an optimal delivery during the congress. A description of the technical requirements together with a congress presentation template will be available here after abstract acceptance.

Presentations for workshops should be prepared in English but may be presented in one of the following languages: English, French, Spanish or German.

Rapid Fire presentations

For this 2nd edition of the International Congress of Micro-immunotherapy, instead of preparing a poster, healthcare professionals and researchers can present their work in form of a rapid-fire presentation.

The presenting author will have five minutes to share his/her clinical experience or research results, respectively, with the support of a maximum of 6 slides (16×9) (including title slide which must declare all affiliations and sponsorships). This compact style of presentation is designed as an exercise to help healthcare professionals and researchers to strive brevity and effective communication. The rapid-fire presentations will be pre-recorded.

A pdf version of the presentation will be available for all registered participants via a specific hall on the virtual congress platform during the conference dates, 2-4 June 2022, and for an additional 3 months. After the playback of the pre-recorded presentation at the time set during the congress, this recording will also be available for replay.

During the congress, there will be a live-chat available for questions & discussion with the author.

All presentations must meet certain requirements to ensure an optimal delivery during the congress. A description of the technical requirements together with a congress presentation template will be available here after abstract acceptance.

Rapid-fire presentations should be prepared and presented in English.

Instructions for authors:

There are 2 categories for research abstracts: original research and case reports. Original research abstracts should include the following sections: Background, methods, results, and conclusions. They should not exceed 400 words (excluding title and affiliations). Case reports should include introduction, case description and conclusion. They should not exceed 300 words. Note that your contact information, including your Email, is necessary for us to consider your abstract.

  • Accepted abstracts will submit a virtual poster in pdf format for the AABIP Annual Conference.
  • Accepted abstracts will be published in an online supplement of the Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology.  Abstracts exceeding the word limit or formatted differently than as detailed above will be rejected. No more than 2 images and 1 table should be submitted.

Evaluation
  • Abstract submissions will be reviewed by the Abstracts Review Committee for acceptance.
  • Abstract acceptance notifications will be sent to authors by email within 30 days after the submission deadline.
  • The top three abstracts will be accepted for podium presentation and presenters will receive a research award from the AABIP.

Format for Original Research Abstract

Abstract format should include the following (400 words max. Authors information not counted):

  1. Background
  2. Methods
  3. Results
  4. Conclusion

No more than 2 images and 1 table should be submitted.

Format for Case Reports

(300 words max Authors information not counted)

1. Introduction
2. Case summary
3. Conclusion

No more than 2 images and 1 table should be submitted.

Abstract Submission

Please read instructions for submission carefully. Failure to follow instructions may result in administrative withdrawal of abstract. Please remember to add a working email address in case report. Fill out required sections (listed above) in the form below. Please be sure to upload PDF versions of each section in abstract. When finished, a confirmation should appear saying your entry was successfully submitted. Please email brittany.aabip@gmail.com for any questions or assistance. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response.

Selected Abstracts

Selected abstracts will be displayed through a virtual poster hall.  Virtual posters will be due by July 19, 2021.  More information to follow.