Call for Papers extended until 10 January 2023

The final deadline for abstract submission is 10 January 2023 (midnight CET). Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered.

Authors will be notified of acceptance of their abstract by email in the course of March 2023.

Abstracts with the following topics related to the lumbar spine and pelvis can be submitted:

  • Advances in technology
  • Anatomy, biomechanics and motor control
  • Education and behavioural therapies
  • Exercise
  • Fascia in lumbopelvic pain and stability
  • Lumbar Pain
  • Pelvic girdle pain
  • Primary care for low back pain
  • Self-management/lifestyle interventions
  • Surgery

You will be asked to select one of the above topics when you submit an abstract.

Submission Instructions

Abstracts must be submitted as a Word file via the online submission form (see button below).

  • Click on the link below to start
    • Fill out your personal data and go through the submission procedure
    • When uploading your abstract(s) you can either:

→ ‘Save and Continue Later’: in this case you can revise your abstract at a later stage (access with your login details)
→ ‘Save and Submit’: in this case your abstract submission is final and your abstract can no longer be revised

You can submit several abstracts at the same time, but you can also upload several abstracts at a different point in time. Your abstract(s) is/are only uploaded successfully when you receive an automatic reply confirming your submission(s).

Important: the uploaded Word file(s) must contain:

  • Selected topic (see higher)
  • Title of abstract
  • Authors and affiliations
  • Introduction
  • Purpose/Aim
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion(s)
  • Keywords

Only abstracts following these criteria will be accepted for review.

Click here for step-by-step guidance through the online submission procedure.

Instructions for Authors

  1. Abstracts must be written in English not exceeding 500 words and must be submitted as a Word file (xxx.docx) via the online submission form. The word count includes the title, authors and affiliations.
  2. Use font Arial 10 characters per inch (font size 10).
  3. Use single spacing and type the text unjustified without hyphenating words at line breaks. Use hard returns only to end headings and paragraphs, not to rearrange lines.
  4. Type title in sentence case in bold with no full stop at the end.
  5. Type family name first followed by the initials of the first name of the authors (Rubens P.P., Van Eyck J. etc.)
  6. Type affiliation underneath the authors: Institution, Department, City, Country (do not mention street addresses, PO boxes or zip codes). When there are multiple affiliations number them as follows and use the semi-colon between the multiple affiliations: 1 A, Hospital A, City, Country; 2Dept. B, Hospital B, City, Country etc.
  7. Your abstract is structured as follows: Introduction, Purpose/Aim, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusion(s), keywords.
  8. Paragraph headings should by typed in bold followed by a colon and regular text. Do not use the heading ‘Abstract’. Add a blank line between paragraphs.
  9. Max 2 figures or graphs are allowed. These will not count towards the word limit. Figures must be embedded in the Word file, underneath the abstract, and must be cited in the abstract.
  10. The use of References is discouraged and must be limited to max 3. When you list references, use superscript numbers in both the text and the reference list. Type the actual references in font size 8. References must be listed underneath the paragraph heading.
Download Abstract Template

Important notes

  • Accepted papers will be included (unedited) in the congress abstract book, available at the time of the congress. Please check that your content is correct, papers will not be edited before printing.
  • Papers will be peer reviewed using specific criteria developed for each of the indicated categories.
  • When submitting one or more abstract for oral or poster presentation, submitting authors should bear in mind that presenters are NOT exempted from paying the registration fee.