Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • There is no fee for submitting an abstract.
  • There are no limitations on the number of abstracts that an individual can submit. However, one individual can only present a maximum of 2 abstracts (independent of the format) during the entire Congress. If you have more than 2 abstracts accepted, you will be obliged to identify alternate presenters for any abstract above the first two.
  • The abstract text body is limited to 3,000 characters (Approx. 500 words) including spaces.
  • Authors whose abstracts are accepted for Poster or Oral presentation MUST also register for the conference.
  • Abstracts accepted for presentation will be published electronically in the web app of the congress. Abstracts not accepted for presentation or if the presenter is not officially registered to the Congress by the August 10 deadline will not be published. Abstracts may also be posted prior to the Congress on the detailed program section of the Congress website.
  • Disclosure: abstract submitter and presenter are required to disclose any conflicts of interest.
  • Ensure that all co-authors approve of the abstract submission, publication, and potential presentation. Abstracts cannot be changed or withdrawn after July 1, 2020. Once the abstract has been scored by reviewers, no change in the body of the abstract will be accepted.
  • Abstract submitters must consent to the Policies of Abstract Submission.

Abstract Submission Process

  • Choosing a Topic


    During the submission process, you will be asked to select one theme category for your abstract. The theme category is the general heading under which the abstract will be reviewed and later published in the congress materials if accepted. The theme category which best describes the subject of the abstract should be chosen.

    • point of care ultrasound
    • introduction of ultrasound in medical education for nontraditional users
    • novel approaches and methods to introduce ultrasound in the medical education curriculum
    • impact of ultrasound introduction in medical education and patient outcome
    • role of ultrasound in changing patient management in primary care
    • ultrasound simulation
    • novel education methods
    • other
  • Choosing preferred presentation type or format


    During the submission process, you will be asked to select a presentation preference. Below are the types of presentation formats available. Authors may submit abstracts as “Poster Only”, “Oral Presentation Only”, or “Oral Presentation or Poster”. Authors are encouraged to submit using the “Paper or Poster” option since all papers submitted under this option that are not selected for oral presentation will alternatively be considered for poster presentations on first priority basis. We may still offer that option to those who submitted for “Paper only” but did not get selected for the oral presentation. Authors from all countries are encouraged to submit their abstracts for consideration.

    • Oral presentation (within general scientific sessions or symposia)
    • The scheduled time for each oral presentation is 10 minutes, including 3 minutes discussion.
    • Poster presentation
    • Posters will be gathered, numbered and listed according to the congress topics. Authors must be present in the poster area to discuss their posters during the poster session and when possible during break times. Detailed information will be sent with the acceptance letter.

    Important note to remember when submitting your abstract: We strongly recommend for the presenter to also be the corresponding author as any re-assignments of papers after acceptance can only be made if the person being assigned to is registered and paid to attend the congress.

  • Abstract structure


    Research-focused abstracts in all themes should be structured chronologically in four sections:

    • Introduction: clarifies the motivation for the research presented.
    • Materials/Methods: provides sufficient detail for others to reproduce what is studied in the research project.
    • Results: presents and discusses the results.
    • Conclusion: presents the outcome of the work by interpreting the findings and by relating these findings to the motivation stated in the Introduction. Explain the significance of your findings / outcomes and future implications of the results.

    Non-research related abstracts must not adhere to this structure.

  • Disclosure Form- Disclosure of Commercial Relationships


    Disclosure of Commercial Relationships All abstracts must be submitted with a DISCLOSURE OF COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS form. Download the PDF and send an attachment to wcume2020@wayne.edu.

Policies for Abstract Submission

  • Copyright Policy


    Abstracts should not include libelous or defamatory content. Material presented in abstracts should not violate any copyright laws. All reproduction costs charged by the copyright holder must be borne by the author.

  • Resubmission Policy


    An abstract which has been previously published or presented at a national, regional or international meeting can only be submitted provided that there are new methods, findings, updated information or other valid reasons for submitting.

    If preliminary or partial data have been published or presented previously, the submitting author will be required to provide details of the publication or presentation, along with a justification of why the abstract merits consideration for WCUME 2020 This information will be considered by the Scientific Program Committee when making final decisions.

    If the author neglects to provide these required details and justification, or if evidence of previous publication or presentation is found, the abstract will be rejected.

  • Plagiarism


    The Congress organizers regard plagiarism as serious professional misconduct. All abstracts are screened for plagiarism and when identified, the abstract and any other abstracts submitted by the same author are rejected. In addition, the submitting author’s profile will also be canceled.

  • Ethical Research Declaration


    The congress supports only research that has been conducted according to the protocol approved by the institutional or local committee on ethics in human investigation. Where no such committee exists, the research should have been conducted in accordance with the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki of World Medical Association. The WCUME 2020 Scientific Program Committee may enquire further into ethical aspects when evaluating the abstracts.

  • Rule of Two


    Each presenting author may present a maximum of two abstracts at the congress independent of the presentation type. (2 orals or 2 posters or 1 oral + 1 poster). The number of submissions is however not limited.

    Should an author have more than two abstracts accepted for presentation, a co-author must be named as presenting author for one or more abstracts.

Upload Your Abstract

Complete and Submit the Disclosure of Commercial Relationship form to wcume2020@wayne.edu if you are interested in supporting or exhibiting at the 8th World Congress Conference.