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Abstract Submission

The 13th International Congress of Dermatology (ICD 2021) Local Organising Committee invites the submission of abstracts for original work for consideration as an oral presentation, mini oral with digital poster and/or digital poster presentation in the Congress Program.

The key themes are Common skin diseases and their treatment, Translational dermatology, Global health and Technology which showcases the opportunities and challenges in the world of dermatology.

Key Dates

Abstracts Open Tuesday 10 March 2020
Abstracts Close Saturday 1 May 2021
Global Education Awards Deadline Tuesday 1 June 2021
Author Registration Deadline Tuesday 13 July 2021


Important Information Regarding Abstract Submission

  1. Please read through the following General Policies and Requirements and Abstract Format & Layout Guidelines before preparing your abstract.
  2. All authors are required to create an author account before submitting their abstract.
  3. Submit your abstract using the online abstract submission portal by clicking the “submit here” button at the bottom of this page. Please note; Adobe Acrobat DC is required to submit an abstract. Adobe Acrobat DC is available in Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. However, you will be required to download the plugin if using Firefox or Safari.
  4. Successful authors will be required to register for the Congress prior to Tuesday 13 July 2021.
General Policies and Requirements

Compliance to the specifications is imperative – any abstract that does not comply with these specifications will not be accepted for review and will be returned to you by the Congress Managers for re-submission.

Abstract Content

The purpose of the abstract is to define the precise subject of the presentation to an audience. The abstract should state the problem being addressed, the purpose of the paper, basic procedures/methods, main findings and principle conclusions in 2 – 3 paragraphs. References should be minimally cited in the body of the abstract.


The abstract title should be short, informative and contain the major key words.

Contact Author

Please list the contact author within the text box as indicated. The contact author may be different to the presenting author.


Please list ALL authors and affiliations within the text boxes as indicated on the abstract submission form.

Requirements for the Submission of Abstracts

  • All abstracts must contain original work that has no prior ownership or copyright restrictions. Abstracts may be from a range of categories, including original research, case studies, and insight or review articles.
  • All abstracts must be prepared according to the guidelines provided. 
  • We recommend that the presenting author submits the abstract. 
  • The presenter will be required to register and pay for the Congress to ensure their abstract(s) are included in the final program and Congress Proceedings – deadline for author registration is Tuesday 13 July 2021.
  • Do not resubmit an abstract for any reason other than a notified submission error. If you do not receive a submission confirmation email stating your abstract was successfully uploaded, please contact the Program Coordinator.
  • It is the responsibility of the presenting author to ensure that the abstract is submitted correctly. After an author has submitted their abstract they must check their submission, which will be converted to a PDF file, to ensure the abstract has been formatted correctly.
  • All submissions must be completed electronically via the online abstract submission portal. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the Congress Managers via email icd2021@arinex.com.au or phone +61 3 8888 9500.
  • It is possible to submit multiple abstracts as the presenting author, but at most one of these abstracts will be allocated an oral presentation. 
  • Splitting of a body of work into multiple abstracts is discouraged and consolidation into one abstract is preferred.
  • If accepted, abstracts will be available online. They will also be available in the Congress app.


  • Oral Presentations – It is a requirement of all presenters that a biography (maximum of 150 words) is supplied at the time of abstract submission. This is for use by the Chair in each session to introduce the presenter.
  • Poster Presentations – Instructions for the preparation of digital posters will be sent to authors upon notification of the abstracts acceptance.
  • Poster Presentations – Mini Oral Presentation + Digital Poster: 5-minute oral presentation comprising of a 3-minute pitch to summarise your digital poster + 2 minutes of questions.
    Digital Poster Only: available to view on the Congress App via smartphones and tablets as well as interactive kiosks provided in the exhibition area.  
Abstract Format and Layout Guidelines

All abstracts must be prepared according to the Format and Layout Guidelines provided below. Abstracts will only be accepted if submitted using these guidelines:

  • Abstracts must not exceed a 300-word limit. The word limit relates only to the text of the abstract and does not include title, authors and institutions.
  • Use single line spacing.
  • No tables, figures or images are allowed.
  • Abstracts must be free of typographical and grammatical errors.
  • Standard abbreviations may be used for common terms only. Otherwise, any abbreviation should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.
  • You will be asked to provide a short biography (up to 150 words) with your submission. Please take the time to include a couple of key points as this will be used by the chairpersons to introduce you.
  • You will be asked to nominate your preference for oral presentation, mini oral with digital poster or digital poster.
  • Please include degrees or professional titles (e.g. Dr, Prof).
  • It is the author’s responsibility to ensure the title, author and affiliation details entered in the paper submission site are correct and exactly as they should be published on the abstract and all Congress materials.

Abstract Submission Portal