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Abstract Submission


  • Abstract submission is open from 1 March to 1 June 2016. To submit your abstract, click here (the link will be opened on 1 March).
  • Abstracts will be reviewed from 1 June to 15 June by an international review panel.  Each abstract will be reviewed blind and scored by three reviewers, experts in that area of dysphagia. the highest scored abstracts will be invited to give an oral presentation (unless authors have specified that they want a poster presentation). 
  • Authors will be informed of the acceptance or rejection of their abstract by June 30 and, if accepted, whether it is selected to be a poster or oral presentation.
  • Authors must register in the congress to be able to present, and will have time to benefit from early bird registration until 15 July


Abstracts must be original and one of the authors must register in the congress in order for the abstract to be included in the Abstract Book and the oral or poster presentation to be included in the programme. The Congress reserves the right to publish the abstract or any details or data submitted for the purposes of the Congress either in electronic format or on paper before, during and after the Congress. The abstract book will be subsequently published in Dysphagia Journal and available on the members’ section of the ESSD website. Presenters must have permission to show all their images and data, it is common practice for other delegates to photograph and record interesting presentations. 


  • Abstract must not exceed 2000 characters
  • Use the following subheadings if appropriate: Introduction / Material & Methods / Results / Conclusions
  • Up to two tables or images may be included, only simple graphs/images that don’t exceed 500 KB
  • Abstracts must be written in English and proof read and corrected before submission as no further correction will take place before publication. Authors must use the following style:


            D. Melgaard1; T. Hansen2; B. Grønlund1; U. Baandrup1
              1Vendsyssel Hospital, Denmark; 2Metropol, Denmark

With the title in capital letters and the authors and institutions, only the first letter capitalized.

  • All authors that were involved in the study should be entered in the order you wish them to appear and the presenting author indicated.
  • Only essential references should be included, abbreviated as follow:

        Jones et al, Neuropath Appl Neurobiol 1995; 21:123


Abstract Topics

Choose the topic from the following list that best fits your abstract. In the case that it fits two or more categories, choose the topic you would prefer to present it under: 

  1. Screening and clinical assessment of OD
  2. Instrumental assessment and dysphagia diagnosis
  3. Physiology and neurophysiology
  4. Dysphagia in stroke and brain damage
  5. Dysphagia in neurodegenerative diseases
  6. Dysphagia after HNC treatment
  7. OD in geriatric patients
  8. Dysphagia in children
  9. Complications
  10. Treatment
  11. Professional roles in dysphagia management
  12. Other