Call for Abstracts

Late Abstract Submission is now closed.

Notifications to all abstract submitters have been sent in December 2017.

Submissions are welcome in all topics related to Bipolar Disorder, particularly with new and emerging data. Please see below for submission guidelines.

All accepted abstracts of registered participants will be published in an online supplement to Bipolar Disorders: An International Journal of Psychiatry and Neurosciences.



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Method of Submission: Abstracts may only be submitted online, via the ISBD 2018 Website.

Language and Length: Abstracts must be submitted in English and cannot be more than 250 words.

Notification of Acceptance: Authors will receive confirmation of accepted abstracts by end November 2017. Following notification of acceptance, the presenting author must register for the Conference before the early bird deadline; abstracts can only be presented and published in the journal on receipt of the registration fee.
Only an author listed on the abstract at the time of final submission can present the poster. No new names can be added. You are welcome to bring updated posters onsite with you.

The notification will go to the submitting author so please make sure you enter the details for the presenting author and submitting author as the same person.

Confirmation of Submission: After you submit your abstract, you will receive a confirmation email containing the title of your abstract. You can re-enter the submission link at any time to view your abstract.If you do not receive a conformation e-mail, please e-mail the congress secretariat.

Presentation Format: Authors can submit abstracts preferences for oral or poster presentation but the scientific committee retains the final decision to choose the presentation format. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Bipolar Disorders Journal and as an online Abstract Supplement to the ISBD Conference.

Abstract topic: Submissions are welcome in all topics related to Bipolar Disorders.

Abstract title - limited to 25 words in UPPER CASE

Body text: Abstracts should clearly state: Aims, Methods, Results and Conclusions. No figures or tables are to be included in the abstract. We recommend using word-processing software (for example, Word) for editing your abstract and counting the number of words. 250 word limit

Before you begin, please prepare the following information:

Presenting author׳s contact details
- Full first and family name(s) 
- Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, address, city, state (if relevant), country
- Phone number
- E-mail address

Co-author(s) contact details
- Full first and family name(s) 
- Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, address, city, state (if relevant), country
Please note your affiliation and lecture title in both the final program and journal will appear exactly as you submit it so please follow the guidelines provided as to the format required.

Accepted abstracts will be as text only in the Journal, no images will be included.

Draft abstracts: The submission form allows you to store your abstract as a draft in order to make changes. Please note that abstracts must be SUBMITTED before the deadline in order to be sent to review for inclusion in the Scientific Program.

Please note that NO updates can be made to abstracts once they have been final submitted and reveiwed. You are welcome to bring an updated poster onsite with you.​

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