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Abstracts should address the relevant topics of the congress.

Six abstracts will be chosen for oral communication and 2 posters will be granted with ‘Gerard SIEST’ awards following a posters committee selection based on scientific quality criteria and pertinence.

Accepted abstracts will be published in a journal dedicated to Pharmacogenomics/Systems Medicine.

Abstracts should be conformed to the instructions shown below.

Please note that abstracts, which are not in accordance with these instructions, will be returned.

Abstract must contain no more than 400 words (including title, author names and affiliations), using letters of 11 characters per inch (Times New Roman). Please use MS Word for Windows version 6.0 or above and type the text single spaced, justified, with no paragraphs or indentations. Do not use tables, diagrams, graphics or figures in the abstract.

Title: The abstract title should be brief, specific, and should not contain abbreviations. Use bold font. The initial letter should be capital, the rest lower case.

Author names: Authors name should start with their initial(s) without period, followed by their family name. Authors’ names must be in plain font and separated with coma.

Please underline the presenting author.

Affiliation: department, institution, city and country of all authors should be mentioned (no country abbreviation before ZIP code).

If there is more than one affiliation, please add superscript numbers to each author name and precede each affiliation with the corresponding superscript number. Run on and do not start a new line with a new affiliation.

Abstract: In order to make the abstract as informative as possible, please include the following headings: background, objective, design, results, conclusions and acknowledgements.

Abbreviations and nomenclature: Please use standard abbreviations only. If you use non-standard abbreviations, please spell out the full word at first mentioning and insert the corresponding abbreviation in parenthesis, after then use the abbreviation consistently. Concerning biochemical terminology and abbreviations such as those of enzymes; please follow the rules laid down by the IUPAC-IUB Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature.

References: The abstract must include only 1 reference. This reference should appear at the end of the text in accordance with the Vancouver style. Names of journals should be abbreviated according to the Chemical Abstracts Bibliographic Source Index. Please give first and last pages, e. g.:

Jacobsen DW, Catanescu O, DiBello PM, Barbato JC. Clin Chem Lab Med 2005;43:1076-83.

Kleine TO. In: Ruiz-Torres A, Hofecker G, editors. Modification of the rate of aging. Wien: Facultas, 1992:177-82.

English: Make sure that you use correct English with regard to spelling and grammar.