Due to the corona situation, the conference has been postponed until February 3–5, 2021.

Abstracts

All abstracts will be rated on overall quality, novelty, and clinical relevance.
A multidisciplinary scientific committee, consisting of the members of the NEDS board as well as national representatives from both clinical and research background, is formed well in advance of the conference.

The committee should include representation from all Nordic countries.
Conflicts of interest will be dealt with as necessary.

You may submit your abstract by visiting the Ex Ordo abstract submission system.
Please note that you will be required to setup an account first.

Submission deadline for abstracts is 01.11.2020 – and there are awards for best abstracts!

Abstract awards:

NEDS will award two of the best abstracts submitted; one for the prevention category, and one for the treatment/recovery category. The awards are given to the presenting authors, and consists of free admission for those two persons to the NEDS 2022 conference. The award can’t be transferred to another person, nor can it be postponed to a later conference.

Each member of the scientific committee will nominate two abstracts in each award category. The scientific committee will then – either by unanimous decision or by voting – choose the winners. Conflicts of interest will be dealt with as necessary. Abstracts will be rated on scientific quality, novelty, and clinical relevance.

Categories for abstracts:

  • Paper presentation; scientific paper or case study (15 minutes; may be adjusted dependent on number of proposals)
  • Workshop (60 minutes)
  • Poster presentation

Scientific papers (250 words)

Scientific paper presentations should be original research studies. The abstract should include at least results. A promise to present results at the conference is NOT sufficient.

Provide the following information in the form of a structured abstract, using these headings:

  • Objective: briefly indicate the primary purpose of or major question addressed in the study.
  • Method: indicate the sources of data, give brief overview of methodology. This section should briefly note study design, how participants were selected, and major study measures.
  • Results: summarize the key findings.
  • Discussion: indicate main clinical, theoretical, or research applications/implications.

Case studies (250 words)

Case studies should focus on rare phenomena, specifically difficult to treat case, or novel approaches.

Provide the following information in the form of a structured abstract, using these headings:

  • Objective: briefly indicate the primary purpose of or major question addressed in the study.
  • Case description: describe the case and/or the phenomenon in sufficient detail.
  • Treatment approach: describe the provided treatment.
  • Discussion: indicate main clinical, theoretical, or research applications/implications.

Abstracts for clinical and thematic workshops (250 words)

Provide the following information in the form of a structured abstract, using these headings:

  • Objective: briefly indicate the primary purpose of the workshop and what the participants are expected to learn from the workshop.
  • Description: Describe the overall content of the workshop, the theoretical framework, teaching methods, and if relevant instructions for preparation. Workshops should include some interactive elements.
  • Additional information for workshops (250 words):
  • Speakers: State briefly the professional background and relevant experience of the speakers

Posters (250 words)

Posters can be original research studies or review studies. The abstract should preferably include results, but also ongoing projects can be accepted.

Provide the following information in the form of a structured abstract, using these headings:

  • Objective: briefly indicate the primary purpose of or major question addressed in the study.
  • Method: indicate the sources of data, give brief overview of methodology. This section should briefly note study design, how participants were selected, and major study measures.
  • Results: summarize the key findings.
  • Discussion: indicate main clinical, theoretical, or research applications/implications.